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Report: Ciena, Juniper could become acquisition targets for Ericsson

With Nokia's recent move to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in full play, Ericsson is now looking at its own purchase options, which, reports say, potentially could include Juniper or Ciena.

Nokia strives to be 'vendor of choice' with SON acquisition

Nokia Networks will gain self-organizing network (SON) expertise with the purchase of Eden Rock Communications, helping the Finnish vendor fulfill its vision to become the "vendor-of-choice" in that arena.

Service provider interest in packet-optical transport deployments wanes, says IHS Infonetics

While service providers are still moving ahead with their packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) plans for this year and next, a new Infonetics survey reveals that interest dropped a bit.

Madden: Where will small cells be needed?

We found that a major American city reaches "Super Bowl" levels of data traffic between 2 and 3 years after its benchmark sporting event. New York City has recently reached 2013 Super Bowl levels of traffic density in its hotspots. We can expect San Francisco to reach the level of the 2015 Super Bowl in about 2017.

Ericsson to launch 5G pilot with Swedish mining industry

Collaborating with several Swedish companies, Ericsson plans to launch a pilot project that will use 5G technology to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.

ECI CEO: Service providers don't have to throw away hardware to migrate to SDN, NFV

ECI is keen on helping its Tier 1 service provider customers migrate to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), but it is advocating an evolutionary approach.

Russian carriers push to catch up in LTE race

Despite low LTE penetration, Russian mobile operators are starting to close the gap with their Western European counterparts in terms of LTE deployments, even though the government has never held an auction for LTE spectrum.  Special report

HP enhances NFV portfolio by purchasing ConteXtream

HP has acquired startup ConteXtream, a deal that will enhance its play in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) software space.

Cisco: Video will eat up 80% of all IP traffic within four years

By 2019, 80 percent of all IP traffic will be video--a 13 percent increase from 2014, when video took up about 67 percent of IP-based traffic. That's the latest forecast from Cisco, which has released its 2015 Visual Networking Index. But mobile traffic won't be the biggest part of that figure. Advanced video services including 4K/Ultra-High Def, 360-degree/spherical video, and video-centric M2M applications will be among the biggest bandwidth hogs.

Cisco: Wi-Fi, cellular data to make up 67% of all IP traffic in 2019

Mobile data traffic is going to more than triple its share of total global IP data traffic during the next several years, according to a new report from network vendor Cisco Systems.