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Covering all layers of network convergence from Silicon Valley
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GTT to Acquire Global Capacity, Building its SD-WAN
GTT Communications agreed to acquire Global Capacity, a provider of enterprise network connectivity solutions, for $100 million in cash and 1.85 million shares of GTT common stock, to be issued to the sellers at closing. Global Capacity, which is based in W...

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Australia's nbn selects Coriant CloudWave
nbn, the company building and operating Australia’s national broadband network, has selected the Coriant CloudWave Optics solution for its existing nationwide optical transport backbone network. The nbn transcontinental optical transport backbone (known as ...

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Cisco's Intent-based Networking Leverages Machine Learning
Cisco introducted its vision for "Intent-based Networking", a paradigm that it says will form be the foundation for enterprise infrastrcuture for the next 30 years.  Intent-based networking will leverage machine learning in a new generation of ASIC-powered ...

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The Evolution of VNF within the SD-WAN Ecosystem
As the WAN quickly solidifies its role as the performance bottleneck for cloud services of all kinds, the SD-WAN market will continue to grow and evolve. This evolution will happen in lock step with the move to software-defined everything in data centers fo...

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Coriant Lands Strategic Invesment by Oaktree
Oaktree Capital Management, a leading global investment firm with over $100 billion in assets under management, has made a strategic investment in Coriant.  Financial terms were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, Oaktree has partnered with Marlin Equi...

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How to Scale IoT?
There are two stages to scaling IoT solutions, says Mobeen Khan, IoT Strategy& Project Management, AT&T.  The first happens during the prototyping and second when you've figured out what you are going to build and now need to deploy hundreds of thousands of...

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Broadcom Brings Programmable Packet Processing to Trident 3 Switching Silicon
Broadcom unveiled a new generation of its widely-deployed Trident switching silicon for data center, enterprise, and service provider networks. The new StrataXGS Trident 3 switch family, which is aimed at networks transitioning to high density 10/25/100G Et...

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Nokia Unveils its Next Gen IP Routing Engine
Nokia unveils its fourth generation network processing silicon for powering the first petabit-class core IP routers. The new FP4 silicon, which comes six years after the preceding FP3 chipset was announced, offers 2.4 Tb/s half-duplex capacity, or 6X more c...

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Sprint Offers Free Unlimited for One Year to Switchers
In the latest volley in U.S. mobile marketing war, Sprint launched a very aggressive pricing campaign to attract users to join its network. The deal promises "FREE Unlimited data, talk and text for one year" with no annual contract for new Sprint customers ...

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Infinera Intros XTM II for Cloud Scale Metro Packet-Optical
Infinera introduced its next generation packet-optical platform for metro networks. The XTM II, which delivers Layer 0, Layer 1 and Layer 2 services, is optimized for bandwidth-intensive cloud scale applications at the metro edge, such as Remote PHY, 5G tra...
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