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Networks & Systems

Windstream rebrands Enterprise, Wholesale divisions, focuses on customer evolution

February 23, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Windstream has launched a new brand for its enterprise and wholesale lines—Windstream Wholesale and Windstream Enterprise—reflecting the service provider’s desire to shed its image as just another small-town voice-centric telecommunications company. The service provider said the new brand strategy is […]


Networks & Systems

SK Telecom targets deal with Nokia, Cisco for expansion of 5G-PON

February 21, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

South Korean telecommunications firm SK Telecom announced plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nokia and Cisco aimed at expanding 5G-Passive Optical Network (5G-PON) technology globally.. The operator said the new agreement will be signed during the MWC […]


Networks & Systems

Verizon’s SD-WLAN leverages A.I. to provide network visibility

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon Enterprise Solutions recently deployed its Software-Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD-WLAN), which provides visibility into both corporate wireless network operations and Bluetooth-enabled devices connected to the network. The company reports SD-WLAN enables network access and security configurations. What makes […]


Internet, Modern Media

AT&T making the most out of copper infrastructure with G.fast

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

While the long-term movement in Tier 1 carrier networks is toward more and more fiber, many service providers maintain copper coaxial cable networks, which can be upgraded to provide increasingly fast broadband speeds. Particularly in the case of a multiple-dwelling […]


Networks & Systems

ZTE launches end-to-end 5G network slicing solution

February 6, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

ZTE has released what it claims to be the world’s first end-to-end 5G network slicing solution. ZTE highlighted solution is the key to the 5G network as it allows the resource of a physical network to be flexibly allocated into […]


Networks & Systems

Cisco Completes Blockbuster $1.9B BroadSoft Acquisition

February 2, 2018

Via: CRN

Cisco Systems Friday completed its $1.9 billion acquisition of BroadSoft, extending the networking giant’s aggressive, software-centric strategy and giving it a larger slice of the unified communications market. Acquiring Gaithersburg, Md.-based BroadSoft accelerates Cisco’s cloud strategy by adding cloud calling […]


Networks & Systems

AT&T pushes white boxes by open sourcing dNOS project

February 1, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T announced it is open sourcing its Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS) project, which will be hosted by The Linux Foundation. The purpose of the project is to provide a software framework to accelerate the adoption and use of white […]


Networks & Systems

Open source is taking the telecom industry by storm

January 30, 2018

Via: Nokia Networks

Open source is coming full speed ahead – in fact it has already come to areas which, before would have seemed inconceivable. It’s clear that the open source way of working and methodology has shown its strength way beyond the […]


Networks & Systems

Should SD-WAN replace MPLS?

January 29, 2018

Via: Telecom Ramblings

As SD-WAN gains more widespread adoption, you may be asking, “How should I compare SD-WAN vs MPLS?” This is an interesting question, but thinking about networks this way misses the central distinction between SD-WAN and MPLS. SD-WAN capabilities are a […]


Networks & Systems

Smart central offices to be in 85% of provider networks this year, says analyst

January 26, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

As service providers continue to migrate toward offering more software-based virtual services to businesses, the adoption of smart central offices is growing. A new IHS Markit study, which was created through conversations with Tier 1 service providers, revealed that in […]