Welcome to the Week in Review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines in Web-scale networking this week.
The week started off with the news that AT&T has promoted the CEO of AT&T Mexico, Thaddeus Arroyo. He will take over for the departing Ralph de la Vega. Arroyo was an obvious choice for the promotion because he has been with the company for several years, and has connections to the mobile communications world from his even before his time with AT&T. Arroyo will be taking on some more responsibilities in his new position, but he’s more than qualified for the job. Find out more HERE.
Next up, TMC’s Laura Stotler discussed how big data analytic and customer experience are driving digital transformation strategies. Coming to terms with the digital reality was the focus of a panel discussion at the TM Forum Live! Asia event last week, bringing together a diverse group of leaders from the global networking community. Stotler highlights some of the key findings discussed at the panel, and provides some valuable insights into how you can improve your company and overall customer experience HERE.
Meanwhile, Aquantica announced some exciting news this week—the company is launching its AQtion line of multi-gigabit Ethernet controllers, which support 10, 5 and 2.5 Gigabit as well as legacy Gigabit Ethernet.
“We are now delivering the last piece of the puzzle in enterprise, gaming and SMB networks, the MultiGigabit client connectivity,” said Kamal Dalmia, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing at Aquantia. “Targeting the hundreds of millions of high-performance machines selling every year worldwide and their upgrade to the Multi-Gig speeds is exciting and has caught the attention of major OEMs.” You can continue reading about Aquantica’s goals HERE.
Finally, the week rounded out with the news that the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has recognized several Web-scale companies with awards. The third Network Proof of Concept Excellence Award at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2016 Global Networking event recognized CenturyLink, RAD, Ciena, and Ciena’s Blue Planet Division by showcasing their efforts in delivering orchestrated services and providing solutions for IT managers in a multivendor environment. Michael Guta’s full coverage is HERE.
While a variety of topics have been highlighted here, that’s certainly not all that went on this week. Be sure to head to the Web-scale networking homepage for all the updates, and come back next week for the latest insights. Have a great weekend!
Edited by Stefania Viscusi