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Verizon to offer virtual CPE services in 30 markets by the end of 2016

Verizon plans to deliver virtual CPE services to over 30 global markets by the end of the year, allowing business customers to take advantage of software-based services that reside in the telco's cloud network.

Verizon launches NG-PON2 lab test with Ericsson, Calix, Adtran, laying foundation for 10G business services

Verizon has launched a NG-PON2 equipment test in its Innovation Lab in Waltham, Massachusetts, signaling the next stage of its fiber-to-the-premises evolution.

NFV software to drive rapid growth to $15B by 2020, research firm says

As large service providers like AT&T and Verizon move forward with their virtualization plans to simplify service delivery and activation, IHS Markit forecasts that the NFV market will scale from $2.7 billion today to $15.5 billion by 2020.

AT&T challenges Comcast, Altice, others as it expands to Mississippi, Louisiana businesses

AT&T announced it is bringing gigabit internet speeds to businesses in Mississippi and Louisiana as its expands the reach of its AT&T Business Fiber service that offers speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

AT&T leverages SDN transition for another service, Threat Intellect for network security

AT&T today announced a new network threat monitoring and management service dubbed Threat Intellect that the carrier said leverages its investments into software-defined network (SDN) technology and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Service providers' IMS deployments in NFV environments will grow to 78 percent by 2018

With only 17 percent of service provider respondents to the IHS IMS study saying they are running IMS networks in a NFV environment, this concept is still relatively new. But the ability to scale services up and down quickly and operational efficiencies, the research firm revealed that respondent use of IMS in NFV environments will grow to 78 percent by 2018.

Cincinnati Bell conducts 400 Mbps over copper trial, sees potential for small cell backhaul services

Cincinnati Bell has completed a trial that delivered residential broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps over existing copper as a method to complement its aggressive fiber-to-the-premises Fioptics rollout.

Verizon virtualization drive will reduce capex, boost network builds, says research firm

Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco. 

As AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink migrate to SDN, reliability and service agility are top priorities

At the recent TIA 2016 trade show, a group of service providers including CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications gathered on a stage to talk about transitioning to SDN and NFV. What was striking about the panel was how all three operators were concerned about making SDN and NFV reliably work in their networks.

Ciena powers trial of 300 Gbps transmission via coherent optical modulation

Ciena's WaveLogic 3 Extreme chipset was a key component of a successful trial to transmit 300 Gbps capacity using coherent optical modulation. The trial results were announced at this week's TNC16 Networking Conference.