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Zayo acquires QOS Networks

Fiber infrastructure company Zayo Group has acquired QOS Networks to build out a managed SD-WAN and intelligent edge services portfolio.

What Is Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)?

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions help enterprises with operational efficiency and scale as they move to the cloud.

The three key components of preparing enterprise networks for the hybrid workforce (Reader Forum)

As enterprise IT leaders plan for 2022, the hybrid model blending remote and in-office work is likely to be the new normal. According to research from IDC, more than half of workers are planning to continue to work remotely or arrange a hybrid approach...

SD-WAN sales jump 45% in third quarter, buoyed by enterprise infrastructure spending: Report

With enterprise network upgrade spending on the rise, SD-WAN sales rose 45% year over year during the third calendar quarter of 2021.

AWS Cloud WAN simplifies SD-WAN

AWS Cloud WAN consolidates the previous "patchwork" of SD-WAN tools into a single dashboard, providing customers with policy-driven security.

Verizon Network as a Service expands with Cisco SD-WAN solutions

Verizon Business has added Cisco SD-WAN solutions to its Network as a Service (NaaS) digitization strategy.

Extreme Networks makes plans to acquire Infovista’s SD-WAN business

Extreme Networks announced its intent to acquire Ipanematech SAS, or Ipanema, the SD-WAN division of Infovista for approximately $73 million. The acquisition will expand Extreme’s R&D footprint in Europe, where Ipanema has established partnerships with managed services providers and systems integrators. The purchase will also...

With SD-WAN on the cards, is there still a case for MPLS? (Reader Forum)

In recent years, there’s been a lot of chatter around software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services. The SD-WAN tools and software market is, in fact, expected to hit the $4.6 billion mark by 2023, representing a growth rate of 34% CAGR according to a...

#TBT: SD-WAN gathers steam; Verizon signs One Fiber deal with Corning; Deciphering the 600 MHz results … this week in 2017

ditor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Deciphering the 600...

Verizon, Cisco expanded SD-WAN offerings highlight flexibility

Verizon and Cisco have added three new SD-WAN managed services offerings Verizon Business and Cisco have expanded their SD-WAN partnership, which began more than five years ago, with the addition of three new SD-WAN managed services. According to the companies, the expansion gives enterprises access to...

Three technology trends enabling new CSP offerings (Reader Forum)

5G Cloud Native Technology opens the door to a number of innovative and disruptive service offerings and operating models which create expanded business opportunities for Communication Service Providers (CSPs).   CSPs are exploring how to differentiate themselves in 5G while effectively monetizing new offerings for their...

How secure SD-WAN enables the promise of 5G (Reader Forum)

  The journey to full-scale 5G coverage is a gradual process, especially as many devices currently do not support 5G and the majority of business applications today don’t require 5G-level performance. This leaves MPLS, DSL, 3G, 4G, LTE and 5G all as viable options when...

InfoVista talks 2020: Planning for indoor/outdoor 5G and assuring verticals’ apps

  What's ahead for networks in 2020? From InfoVista's perspective, some of the important steps forward will be to bring 5G indoor/outdoor planning capabilities together in an integrated fashion, and giving vertical-specific customers such as automotive manufacturers a better view on how wireless network performance...

How does IT feel about SD-WAN? It’s complicated.

In a new survey of more than 1,300 IT professionals, Cato Networks found that SD-WAN adoption continues to be popular as enterprises make inroads on digital transformation -- but that it doesn't necessarily increase confidence in enterprise networks. The survey is Cato's fourth annual WAN...

CenturyLink wins $1.6b Interior network services contract

CenturyLink announced this week that it has won a $1.6 billion network services contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior, to support IT modernization for the federal agency's enterprise network, covering areas including SD-WAN, network security and Wi-Fi access. The Department of the Interior...

Exploring a new era of hybrid cloud networks (Reader Forum)

Consider this scenario. An enterprise wants to expand its business by adding five more international offices. Cloud computing makes it possible to add multiple users to its SaaS subscription in just a few minutes. But the company also needs to consider other aspects that...

Is it Time for NICs to get Smarter?

  There has been a lot of talk in the industry in last couple of years around SMART-NICs. In this blog, we share our perspective on this new class of network accelerators and the role they play in future of compute platforms. These are expected...

Extreme Networks to acquire Aerohive for $210 million

Wi-Fi provider Extreme Networks is buying Aerohive for $210 million, bringing some consolidation to the Wi-Fi market as the industry starts to ramp toward Wi-Fi 6 adoption and bolstering the company's addressable market with software-defined wide area networking capabilities and a subscription-service-oriented strategy. Extreme will...

Cisco strikes a slew of carrier network deals

Cisco inks deals with Verizon, Sprint, KT, Rakuten, Softbank and Airtel BARCELONA--Cisco kicked off Mobile World Congress by touting its 5G prowess, both in terms of technology and operator contract wins. Cisco said it has 40 service providers actively trialing and deploying its 5G offerings,...

Windstream unloads Earthlink consumer business

Windstream bought Earthlink in 2017 for $1.1 billion After buying Earthlink less than two years ago for $1.1 billion, Windstream has jettisoned the consumer business, selling it to a private equity firm for $330 million. This is Windstream's third asset sale in a month, with the...

Analysys Mason & Spirent Webinar | Automate Your Network Now: SD-WAN & 5G Case Studies

The vision of extreme telecom automation powered by cloud-native virtualized networks is still alive, but the industry has realized it’s going to take much longer than expected. At the same time, providers need to rapidly launch next generation services such as SD-WAN and 5G...

Achieving QoS and QoE in a SD-WAN environment (Reader Forum)

It’s well accepted that quality of service (QoS) is essential in a network environment, allowing network managers to “provide different priority to different applications, users, or data flows, or to guarantee a certain level of performance to a data flow,” according to the Wikipedia...

3 strategic imperatives for winning the secure cloud transition (Reader Forum)

Networking and security IT infrastructures have evolved to a level of complexity unmanageable by operators and enterprises using a conventional approach. The ongoing reliance upon legacy network hardware and disjointed WAN architectures inhibit the operational agility required by global organizations looking to digitize business...

Strengthening the core—how AI is improving mobile networking (Reader Forum)

The population of the USA “likes” something on Facebook four million times every minute. If that seems like a staggering amount of engagement, then it might also come as a surprise that the average person in the USA touches their smartphone 2,600 times per...

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