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Verizon teams with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper and Nokia on SDN push

Verizon Communications will move to a software-centric network architecture to reduce costs and deliver new services to customers faster. The company today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks will be its five initial software-defined network vendors.

Verizon's SDN strategy will migrate aging wireline platforms to software

Verizon is implementing software-defined networking throughout its networks to improve service timelines.  For the company's wireline network, the initial focus will be on migrating legacy elements and functions onto software-based platforms.

Mallinson: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and the last of the network equipment mega-mergers

Nokia's integration of Alcatel-Lucent following the proposed acquisition of its rival will be difficult and messy. Some significant rewards will take many years to achieve, if ever. However, very large research and development demands with economies of scale and scope in 4G, 5G and with fixed-mobile network convergence make this kind of transaction inevitable and indispensable.

Infonetics: Carrier router, switch market remained flat at $14.6B over carrier hesitation on SDN

Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent combination to create 5G powerhouse, analysts say

Is Nokia Networks' $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent all about becoming a 5G powerhouse? Some analysts believe that's the case.

Tracking Q1 wireless earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

Now that the Q1 2015 earnings season is getting underway,  FierceWireless  is tracking the performance of large carriers and vendors, including T-Mobile US, Sprint, and Nokia.  Special report

Ericsson comes under spotlight after Nokia-AlcaLu unveil plans to merge

Speculation over Ericsson's future strategy has intensified following Nokia's announcement this week that it plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent, with some saying the Sweden-based vendor will be forced to expand its fixed-line business.

Analysts: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent likely to face integration challenges for years to come

Nokia's $16.6 billion deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent would bring together two large network vendors that have each gone through major mergers of their own that have been difficult, to say the least. Although the companies' leaders are defending the deal, some analysts are skeptical that the firms can pull off such a merger without major integration headaches.

Could the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal drive Ericsson to broaden its portfolio with a Ciena, Infinera or Juniper buy?

Nokia has set off a new wave of consolidation in the telecom equipment market, reaching a deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. That move is now fueling speculation that Ericsson will make a similar move to round out its portfolio with more wireline capabilities by making a run for either Ciena, Infinera or Juniper.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2015? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.