AT&T Expands Edge Solutions Portfolio by Offering Cisco ENCS With AT&T

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July 17, 2019 — DALLAS — Building upon its leadership in edge-to-edge virtualized capabilities, AT&T* now offers the Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) as part of its Edge Solutions portfolio to help businesses increase their networking agility. Unlike traditional network hardware that performs a single function,...Learn More

5G, IoT, Drive Carrier Router Evolution, Juniper’s New Approach

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As carriers get set to offer 5G services and to support a higher level of Internet of Things (IoT) traffic, we should expect to see a carrier router evolution, as news today from Juniper Networks illustrates. While many people are taking about applications such as...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

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

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

KPIs Help with Implementation of NFV, SDN: ATIS

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By examining the right metrics/key performance indicators (KPIs), communications service providers can more effectively put advanced network virtualization technologies into action in the network, according to a new report from the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). The report offers insight into best practices for...Learn More

AT&T dNOS Project Taps Linux Foundation for Disaggregated Operating System

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AT&T is introducing the disaggregated Network Operating System – dNOS – in an effort to stimulate the creation of flexible, open and less expensive equipment that fits easily into virtualized networks. The open source project will be hosted by The Linux Foundation. The idea is...Learn More

Verizon Virtualizes the Session Border Controller, Introduces SBCaaS — Session Border Controller as a Service

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Verizon once again relies on an outside vendor partner to support its latest virtualized service. Verizon Session Border Controller as a Service (SBCaaS) will leverage a partnership with Ribbon Communications, developer of cloud-based virtualized communications offerings. Verizon SBCaaS Session border controllers (SBCs) provide security and...Learn More

WOW Lights Up Gigabit Broadband in 7 States, Leverages Deep Fiber Approach

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Competitive broadband and video provider WOW announced yesterday that it had launched gigabit service in several markets nationwide. To support the WOW gigabit service, the company brought fiber to a neighborhood node and will use existing coax from that point to individual homes, a WOW...Learn More

AT&T Outlines Virtualized, Multi-Gigabit FTTP Broadband Path for AT&T XGS-PON

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When AT&T begins deploying XGS-PON, perhaps in 2019, broadband speeds up to 10 Gbps won’t be the only technology advance involved. The carrier also expects to make heavy use of software-based networking and network virtualization, said Eddy Barker, AT&T assistant vice president of fixed access...Learn More

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