Ixia is adding more clarity to its tarnished management structure, announcing that it has named HP executive Bethany Mayer as its new president and CEO.
Telstra has tapped Ericsson to be its ongoing supplier of optical transport equipment while providing a foundation to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) functionality in its network.
Intel's acquisition of LSI's Axxia Networking Business, a provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for network infrastructure, will be a crucial driver in the development of Intel's wireless-access-networking strategy and its long-term goal of running critical network workloads on a single architecture, said Rose Schooler, general manager of Intel's communications-infrastructure division.
Cisco said it will cut 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it forecasted tepid growth going forward. However, CEO John Chambers said he thinks the shift in the network infrastructure market to software-defined networking will benefit the vendor.
2020 may seem like a long way off, but it is less than six years from now. That means although 5G is still not officially defined, every company on the industry value chain is already working out how its products will fit into this next generation of wireless connectivity, said Tareq Bustami, vice president of product management of Freescale Semiconductor's digital networking group.
AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud initiative continues to expand, with Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu Network Communications becoming the latest vendors to join the program, which is launching a number of so-called beachhead programs starting this year as part of the operator's shift to an IP- and cloud-based network.
AT&T is enhancing its growing cloud services ambitions by adding Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu to its User-Defined Network Cloud program it initially launched in February.
MidoNet and ParStream, which created solutions for software-defined networking (SDN) and big data analytics, respectively, were named the winners of an innovation challenge held by Nokia's networks unit, which will continue working with both companies on future offerings.
AMSTERDAM--The development of so-called fifth generation (5G) technology will require a rethink in the way networks are built and run, said Marnix Botte, board member of the 5G public-private partnership (5GPPP) on Wednesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— CenturyLink may be just as anxious to use a mixture of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as anyone, but the telco is realistic about how these technologies will fit into a network of its size.