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CenturyLink contributes tools for open-source developers using Docker, Chef and vSphere

CenturyLink has contributed three projects to the open-source community that they say will improve the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies.

Set-top box manufacturers Arris, Cisco, EchoStar struggle to keep up with changing market

The set-top box may be the hub of the pay-TV consumer's living room, but it's clear that a number of factors such as cloud-based platforms and a consolidating industry is taking its toll on the industry segment.

Chronicling the quiet end of wireless networks, from CDPD to WiMAX

As wireless operators continue consolidate networks through acquisitions, roll out 4G LTE and make way for 5G wireless, they are also shutting down legacy wireless network technologies.

Managed service revenues to jump to $297B by 2020, research firm says

Managed services like cloud-based hosting are going to be a big revenue driver for service providers, a segment that Ovum forecasts will grow to over $297 billion by 2020.

Verizon quietly shifts home automation customers to Nexia, deploys Z-Wave router

Verizon may have dropped its home automation unit, but it appears that the service is quietly finding new life with Nexia, Ingersoll Rand's home automation division--so quietly, in fact, that even the carrier's customer service reps have reportedly been caught by surprise.

BT's employees-only IPv6 trial catches some customers' attention

BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.

NYU, Surrey, TU Dresden rank as the top 5G research schools

While wireless operators have 4G wireless LTE up and running, a number of major universities, including New York University, the University of Surrey and TU Dresden are leading research in what will make up the 5G wireless network.

Combining health care with connected home tech could boost both industries, Parks says

The recent Supreme Court ruling that ensured continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act also lifts a potential barrier to investment in healthcare technologies by insurers and healthcare providers. That could mean a melding of new health technologies with smart home tech, a Parks Associates report posits.

Open Networking Foundation drives open SDN trend with release of Atrium

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is spearheading an effort to drive open SDN with the release of Atrium, an open software distribution platform. A big focus of Atrium is to help the networking industry adopt open SDN by integrating established open source SDN software with some critical connecting pieces.

IHS: NFV on the rise as 35 percent of service providers will deploy it in 2015

Service provider interest in network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to ramp as AT&T, CenturyLink and other large carriers look to virtualize their networks. According to a new IHS Infonetics report that surveyed domestic and global service providers, 35 percent are planning to deploy NFV in 2015.