Networking 2013: The Year of SDN, December 17, 2013 Software-defined networking and network virtualization grabbed the industry by the throat in 2013, dominating almost every conversation about the future of networking. The year also was marked by major M&A deals, the arrival of 802.11ac products, and the ongoing Huawei saga. Here, we take you back through some of the memorable moments in networking in 2013.
The Huawei Saga
Not just once, but twice this year, high-level Huawei executives made comments to reporters that were interpreted to mean the Chinese telecom equipment provider was exiting the U.S. market. Both times, company spokespersons "set the story straight" so to speak. According to an All Things Digital report, Huawei is pulling back on its efforts in the U.S. carrier market, but not the U.S. market altogether. Maybe Huawei should spend more time coaching its executives on media relations.