Thursday, April 18, 2013

Video: Where is SDN today? (part 2)



Where does SDN stand today in Service Provider networks?

00:10 - Verizon -- Prodip Sen, Director, Network Architecture
01:45 - NTT Communications, Nayan Naik, Director, Product Strategy, Data Center, Services
03:17 - Telstra, Frank Ruhl, CTO
03:45 - Ericsson, Jan Haglund, VP, Product Area IP & Broadband
04:30 - Cyan, Steve West, CTO
05:29 - Overture - Michael Aquino, President and CEO
06:17 - Metaswitch, Andrew Randall, SVP Corporate Development
07:45 Netronome, Daniel Proch, Director of Product Management

Verizon's LTE Now Covers 95% of its 3G Footprint, 28% of Devices on LTE

Verizon reported Q1 revenue of $29.4 billion, a 4.2 percent increase compared with first-quarter 2012, and 68 cents in EPS, a 15.3 percent increase compared with first-quarter 2012 earnings of 59 cents per share.  Growth was driven by an 8.6 percent year-over-year increase in wireless service revenues, 4.3 percent year-over-year increase in wireline consumer revenues, and a 6.0 percent year-over-year increase in revenues for global enterprise strategic services.  Q1 CAPEX was $3.6 billion, flat year over year.

“Verizon is off to an excellent start in 2013,” said Lowell McAdam, Verizon chairman and CEO.  “Our strategic investments in wireless, wireline and global networks have given us the platforms to sustain momentum and take advantage of growth opportunities in key markets for broadband, video and cloud services.  With ongoing improvements in operating efficiency, we expect continued growth in free cash flow and earnings as we move through the year.”

Some highlights:

Wireless

  • Verizon Wireless added 677,000 retail postpaid net connections, out of a total 720,000 net retail connections, in the first quarter.
     
  • At the end of Q1, the company had 98.9 million retail connections, a 6.4 percent increase year over year -- including 93.2 million retail postpaid connections.
  • Verizon Wireless had 34.9 million retail postpaid accounts at the end of the first quarter, a 1.1 percent increase over first-quarter 2012, and an average of 2.7 connections per account, up 5.1 percent year over year.
  • At the end of the first quarter, smartphones accounted for more than 61 percent of the Verizon Wireless retail postpaid customer phone base, up from 58 percent at the end of fourth-quarter 2012.
  • Retail postpaid churn was 1.01 percent in the first quarter, up 5 basis points year over year.  Retail churn was 1.30 percent in the first quarter, up 6 basis points year over year.
  • As of April 18, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is available to 287 million people in 491 markets across the U.S., covering more than 95 percent of Verizon’s current 3G network footprint.

Wireline

  • Verizon added 188,000 net new FiOS Internet connections in first-quarter 2013, marking the third consecutive quarter of sequential growth in net customer additions.  The company also added 169,000 net new FiOS Video connections in the quarter.  Verizon had a total of 5.6 million FiOS Internet and 4.9 million FiOS Video connections at the end of the quarter, representing year-over-year increases of 12.0 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively.
  • FiOS penetration (subscribers as a percentage of potential subscribers) continued to increase.  FiOS Internet penetration was 38.2 percent at the end of first-quarter 2013, compared with 36.4 percent at the end of first-quarter 2012.  In the same periods,
  • FiOS Video penetration was 34.1 percent, compared with 32.3 percent.  The FiOS network passed 17.8 million premises by the end of first-quarter 2013.
  • Broadband connections totaled 8.9 million at the end of first-quarter 2013, a 1.4 percent year-over-year increase.  Overall, net broadband customers increased 99,000 in the first quarter, as FiOS Internet net customer additions more than offset fewer subscribers for DSL-based High Speed Internet services.
  • Verizon has been replacing high-maintenance portions of its residential copper network with fiber optics to provide enhanced services and to reduce ongoing repair costs.  In first-quarter 2013, Verizon migrated 83,000 homes to fiber, toward a target of 300,000 migrations within FiOS markets in 2013.
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions completed agreements with and began deploying innovative business technology solutions for a variety of corporations and organizations in the quarter, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ocean Exploration Trust, Quest Diagnostics and Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR).

http://www22.verizon.com/investor/

Amazon S3 - Two Trillion Objects, 1.1 Million Requests / Second

Amazon Web Services is currently storing two trillion objects in its S3 cloud storage service, double the number of just one year ago (it took the first six years of the service to reach the first trillion).    Peak loads are often reaching 1.1 million requests/second.

http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2013/04/amazon-s3-two-trillion-objects-11-million-requests-second.html

Netronome Raises $19 Million for Flow Processors


Netronome raised $19 million in Series E funding for its flow processors designed for cyber-security, software-defined networking and mobile networking applications.

Netronome said it will use the funds to expand its software and customer engineering organizations. The company cited new wins based on its recently disclosed next-generation flow processor line, the NFP-6xxx, being built using Intel’s state-of-the-art 22nm 3D tri-gate technology.

The funding came from Sourcefire, Intel Capital and existing investors DFJ Esprit and the Raptor Group.

“The customer demand following the disclosure of our newest sixth generation 200 Gbps flow processors has been larger than even we anticipated,” said Howard Bubb, CEO at Netronome. “We welcome the investment by Sourcefire and strategic engagement by Intel as they represent valuable relationships to Netronome at both ends of our business.”

http://www.netronome.com

TE SubCom Carries 200G and 400G Channels Across TransPacific Span


TE SubCom has demonstrated transpacific transmission using both 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps data channels.  The test demonstrated a total capacity on a single fiber pair of 21 Tbps transmitted over more than 10,000km at a spectral efficiency of 6b/s/Hz.

TE SubCom said its achievement was enabled by careful engineering of the transmitted signals, in order to achieve both long-distance performance and high spectral utilization.

“Transpacific length transmission at 6b/s/Hz spectral efficiency is a significant milestone for undersea communications,” said Seymour Shapiro, CTO, TE SubCom.  “More impressive is that this was achieved using both 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps channels and large total capacity. Such 400Gb/s laboratory experiments typically require multiple coherent receivers, whereas our recent demonstration used a single high-bandwidth receiver.”

http://www.SubCom.com

Nokia Siemens Networks Remains Profitable in Q1

Nokia Siemens Networks delivered a strong financially and contributed to an overall improvement in Nokia Group's cash position despite the seasonally weak Q1.

Overall net sales for in Q1 2013 came it at EUR 2.804 billion, down 5% YoY and down 30% compared to Q4 2012.

In the first quarter 2013, Global Services represented approximately 51% of Nokia Siemens Networks net sales, compared to approximately 52% in the first quarter 2012 and approximately 50% in the fourth quarter 2012.

In the first quarter 2013, Mobile Broadband represented approximately 44% of Nokia Siemens Networks net sales, compared to approximately 41% in the first quarter 2012 and approximately 45% in the fourth quarter 2012.

Meanwhile, the parent company (Nokia Group) achieved operating profitability for the third consecutive quarter, with a Q1 non-IFRS operating margin of 3.1%.

Commenting on the results, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, said "At the highest level, we are pleased that Nokia Group achieved underlying operating profitability for the third quarter in a row....Nokia Siemens Networks delivered another strong quarter and contributed to an overall improvement in Nokia Group's cash position. On the other hand, our Mobile Phones business faces a difficult competitive environment, and we are taking tactical actions and bringing new innovation to market to address our challenges."

http://www.nokia.com


Alcatel-Lucent: 1 Million Lines with VDSL2 Vectoring

Alcatel-Lucent announced a company milestone:  the shipment of its one millionth VDSL2 vectoring line.

Alcatel-Lucent launched its VDSL2 vectoring technology in late 2011.  The solution achieves downlink rates of up to 100 Mbps over existing copper connections at up to 400m.

Alcatel-Lucent’s one million VDSL2 vectoring lines have been delivered to 11 different service providers, including Belgacom and Telekom Austria. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has been involved in more than 40 trials, including TDC Denmark, China Telecom, and, with P&T Luxembourg, the world’s first trial combining VDSL2 vectoring with bonding, a technique that doubles the distance over which 100 Mbps can be provided.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com


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