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16 Gbps SAN remains a bright spot in soft fibre channel market

The overall SAN market may be softening on a year-over-year basis, but according to a new Dell'Oro Group report it's not having any effect on users purchasing fibre channel systems. The research firm said that shipments of 16 Gbps ports rose to over half of the overall market.

Open Networking Foundation sets up vendor-neutral SDN certification

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) was founded with the goal of breaking down the vendor lock-in that has plagued the telecom industry, so it's no surprise that its software defined networking (SDN) skills certification program is based on those same principles.

AT&T testing fixed wireless local loop services with speeds of 15-25 Mbps

AT&T said it is currently testing fixed wireless local loop technology in select areas of the country with local residents who want to try the service, including in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Virginia, and is seeing speeds of around 15 to 25 Mbps.

SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable   breakfast panel during the event.

Verizon serves up Microsoft ExpressRoute, Azure Government Cloud for business customers

Verizon has added Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, adding another service choice for business customers considering a cloud migration.

Former Juniper CEO, Verizon veteran Kheradpir takes reins at Coriant

Coriant has tapped former Juniper CEO and Verizon veteran Shaygan Kheradpir as its new CEO and board chairman, succeeding Pat DiPietro, who will become the company's  chairman.

Google, Yahoo, AOL go head-to-head with new platforms, strategies

As Advertising Week kicks off in New York, Yahoo, Google and AOL separately gave the multiday confab an OTT-centric push, announcing major updates to their advertising and streaming platforms. Yahoo said it has made BrightRoll its unified brand for programmatic advertising, while Google announced two key updates ad features on its platform.

Roku reportedly will announce 4K-capable device in wake of Amazon Fire TV update

In the wake of Amazon's announcement that its next version of Fire TV will be 4K-capable, rumors have kicked up that Roku will announce its own 4K device in the very near future.

Cox details DOCSIS 3.1 trial and deployment plans

Cox Communications says it's ready to move forward with DOCSIS network technology in field trials in 2016, with deployment coming in 2017.

Report: NFV and SDN spending to reach almost $157B by 2020

Technology Business Research (TBR) forecasts that the NFV and SDN market will grow at a 113.8 per cent CAGR through 2020 to reach nearly $157 billion (€141 billion).