AT&T Airship Fueling Cloud, AI Initiatives, Including 5G Core

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Newly launched, the AT&T Airship open infrastructure project aims to simplify site operation for cloud operators. The company is working with Intel Corporation, the OpenStack Foundation and Korean telecom provider SKT on the initiative. “Simply put, Airship lets you build a cloud easier than ever...Learn More

Verizon, Cisco and Juniper Networks Bring SDN Functionality to the Edge

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Verizon, Cisco and Juniper Networks are using software-defined networking to simplify and increase functionality at the edge of the carrier’s network. The Verizon Cisco Juniper SDN project focuses on combining service edge routers for Ethernet and IP-based services into a single platform. “By decoupling the...Learn More

Verizon Leans on IoT Growth, Fios Broadband to Maintain Revenue Growth in 1Q18

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Verizon today reported first-quarter 2018 results highlighted by consolidated revenue growth and strong Verizon Wireless customer loyalty. Verizon revenues were up 6% over the same period last year. For first-quarter 2018, Verizon reported EPS of $1.11, compared with 84 cents in first-quarter 2017. On an...Learn More

Verizon VNS Solution Bundles Aim to Simplify SDN

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Verizon expects to remove some barriers to implementing software-defined networking (SDN) with its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) Solution Bundles, which the company launched today. Verizon VNS Solution Bundles are pre-packaged service chains that Verizon developed by working with Checkpoint Software, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto...Learn More

Report: U.S. Business Fiber Availability Increases to 54.8%

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Fiber availability for large- and mid-sized commercial buildings jumped to 54.8 percent in the U.S. in 2017, according to a new report about business fiber availability from Vertical Systems Group As a result of this growth, the U.S. Fiber Gap has dropped to less than...Learn More

AT&T Outlines Core Network AI Strategy: Equivalent to Overhauling a Major Highway Without Stopping Traffic

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AT&T carries 197 petabytes of data traffic every business day, according to a blog post from Chris Rice, the Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design. That means that transitioning to an AT&T software defined network is not just the better way...Learn More

AT&T to Deploy 60,000 White Boxes to Support 5G Plans

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AT&T said this week that it will deploy 60,000 white boxes over “the next several years” to support its 5G next-generation wireless plans. The AT&T white boxes will provide router functionality and support edge computing which will be critical to low-latency services, the company said....Learn More

AT&T, ONF Collaborate on Virtualized Multi-Gigabit PON Service Automation

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AT&T is working with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to integrate the ONAP operating system with multi-gigabit passive optical networks. The AT&T, ONF collaboration will leverage work the ONF already has done on multi-gigabit PON. “This is the next step for agile development progression for...Learn More

Adtran Buys Sumitomo North America EPON Business, Aims to Dramatically Expand Cable MSO Business

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Adtran will gain considerable clout with cable companies as a result of its purchase of the North America EPON business of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Adtran already has EPON technology, but Japan-based Sumitomo has a dominant market share position in the North American EPON market, as...Learn More

Verizon and Colt Demonstrate Inter-Operator SDN Bandwidth Orchestration

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Verizon and Colt have demonstrated the ability to make near-real time bandwidth changes, or on-demand bandwidth requests in this case, to each other’s production networks using software-defined networking (SDN) technologies. The demo highlights a real world customer scenario, where end customers want to be able...Learn More

Juniper Exec on Metro Network Evolution: Not Just Transport Any More

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Moving forward, metro networks will be less about transport and more about being service-centric, said Juniper Networks Director of Product Marketing Management Donyel Jones-Williams in an interview. Juniper today announced three products that will play a key role in supporting the company’s vision for metro...Learn More

AT&T Embracing Open ROADM, Dallas is First Up

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AT&T is moving open ROADM and optical SDN initiatives from the test and demonstration phase to deployment. The first uses of the platform will be in Dallas, the carrier announced last week. The Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology aims to automatically manage and adjust...Learn More

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