Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.
Nokia announced today that it will purchase Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) for $16.6 billion. The deal will reestablish the European vendor's presence in the wireline space, an area that it largely left behind in recent years to solely focus on wireless.
ORLANDO, Fla.--INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers that have their roots in the rural telecom market, is tuning its network to 100G, selecting Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and the Blue Planet SDN software.
Infinera has crafted a deal to acquire Sweden-based Transmode for $350 million, a deal that will help the vendor capitalize on the emerging growth in 100G metro aggregation deployments taking place at the largest service providers.
AT&T has taken another step forward with its software-enabled service vision, announcing that its switched Ethernet service with its Network on Demand capability is available in more than 100 U.S. cities.
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs unit has launched a new consulting division that it says will focus on advising the IT and broader communications networking industry as it prepares to deal with upcoming network challenges that will emerge in the year 2020.
Orange Business Services is examining how software-defined networking (SDN) and network-function virtualization (NFV) could play a role in the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) market by conducting a pilot test with local businesses in France.
Huawei scored another win for its Agile Stadium connectivity platform, revealing on Wednesday that it will connect the arena of German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg.
Telco Systems formally launched its Open Edge Alliance for creating an ecosystem of best-in-breed software defined networking and distributed network functions virtualization solutions for the network edge.
Huawei says it is working with the Open Network Operating System and Open Networking Foundation to build an "open and innovative " software-defined networking industry ecosystem, enabling operators to accelerate SDN commercialization.