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AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
From the Founder  | 
5/25/2017  |  1 comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
Sonus & Genband Finally Combine to Form $745M Company
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5/23/2017  |  9 comments
Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.
Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
AT&T Flexes On-Demand Muscle, Snags Ericsson
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.
Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/19/2017  |  6 comments
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
Intel Bets Chips on Network Platforms Consolidation
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
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5/17/2017  |  1 comment
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
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5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.
Standardization Needs Room for Innovation
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5/17/2017  |  6 comments
Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.
Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.
Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
AT&T Wavers on OpenStack Commitment
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Senior executive raises doubts after flagging interest in using microservices and containers as part of AT&T's NFV deployment.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Orange Zest in UK Bucks Wider Enterprise Slump
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
The small UK and Irish unit of Orange Business Services continues to grow despite difficult conditions in Europe's enterprise market.
Telefónica Enters SD-WAN Fray With Nuage Deal
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator picks Nuage as SD-WAN supplier and plots service launch in Spain later this year.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
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5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
With six vendors on the shortlist, the shortlisted innovations in this category range from smart city technologies to embedded security systems.
Mirantis Sails Into Vodafone Ocean
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5/4/2017  |  1 comment
UK-based operator picks Mirantis as its OpenStack vendor, citing the company's ability to work in a multivendor environment as critical to its choice.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
Eurobites: Swisscom Commits to IP Timeline
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Proximus stay friends in Belgium and Luxembourg; UK government angered by Twitter data block; Sky's OTT service launches in Ireland.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
Nokia Gives 5G Hype a Good Dousing
Morris Lore  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
New 5G study findings from the Finnish vendor could unintentionally fuel doubts about the 5G business case.
ZTE Bounces Back in Q1 After US Trade Fine
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports strong growth in sales and profits as it moves on from a trade dispute with the US.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
Why Isn't Virtualization Working?
Column  | 
4/14/2017  |  4 comments
To succeed at virtualization, operators need to realize that standards bodies, open source initiatives and vendor ecosystems aren't going to help.
Intel Eyes Fab 5G Future, Not Another Mobile Mess
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
The semiconductor giant hopes a 5G-driven convergence between computing and communications will play into its hands.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
Between the CEOs  | 
4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
Target: Open Source Leads to 'Tighter Control'
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4/10/2017  |  13 comments
Open source provides the store chain with the tools it needs to weather a tough retail environment, a Target VP explains.
Nokia to Inherit Key Deutsche Telekom Orchestration Deal via Comptel
News Analysis  | 
4/6/2017  |  2 comments
Once its acquisition of Comptel is complete, Nokia will hold a prime virtualized services orchestration relationship with Deutsche Telekom.
Open Source Is Still Pretty Cool
The Pediatrician  | 
4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Open source developments abound in the virtualization sector and much of it is revolving around the Linux Foundation, as Virtuapedia entries show.
Can Mexico's Wholesale 4G Plan Defy the Odds?
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
The government-backed plan to build a nationwide wholesale 4G network has now settled on its infrastructure suppliers, but the road ahead for it could be long and tortuous.
Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges
Column  | 
4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.
ONF/ON.Lab Combo Showcases SDN Innovation
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2017  |  2 comments
Merged structure, ahead of formal merger, will build on core ONOS and CORD platforms to enable range of SDN and cloud-native use cases.
Ericsson Must Hit M&A Trail to Boss B/OSS – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor must quickly acquire B/OSS capabilities in several key areas if it is to thrive in this market, says a Heavy Reading analyst.
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  5 comments
Huawei continues to mop up business with carriers, enterprise customers and consumers, but it runs into a brick wall on profits.
Ekinops Eyes $64M Takeover of OneAccess
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  2 comments
Optical equipment specialist says the deal will open up virtualization opportunities and give it access to Tier 1 service providers.
Colt Reveals SDN & NFV Next Steps
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Enterprise-focused network operator says its next Novitas-based service will be an Internet-access-on-demand offering.
Cisco Takes Bold Software Step to Counter White Box Threat – Report
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3/29/2017  |  6 comments
Network equipment giant is reportedly set to launch an operating system that it will sell on a standalone basis.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
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3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
Orange Kicks Off 'Universal CPE' Trials
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2017  |  1 comment
Orange Business Services has taken a step closer to the launch of a universal CPE that could support new service offerings for its enterprise customers.
Virtualization a 'Tough Sell' to Finance Teams, Says PCCW
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2017  |  1 comment
Could finance departments wedded to old-school business models be one of the chief barriers to the rollout of virtualization technologies?
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
BT: Telco Mindset Could Negate Container Benefits
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3/22/2017  |  1 comment
BT's Peter Willis says operators will have to start treating their network functions like expendable cattle, rather than much-loved pets, to benefit from container technology.
ONAP to Release Code to Public Imminently, Says AT&T
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3/22/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T executive says open sourcing should ultimately allow operators to onboard VNFs in fewer steps than it takes today.
Tata, Colt Take Vendors to Task on SD-WAN Interoperability
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor interoperability, a persistent bugbear in the SDN and NFV community, is a particular concern for operators investing in SD-WAN technology.
Voyager Trial 'Very Cool' for Telia Carrier
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Test of white box optical solution proves open multivendor approach works but it will require internal optical networking expertise.
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From The Founder
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs

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As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. AT&T is creating a networking fabric to mix-and-match SDN technologies for enterprise customers, says Roman Pacewicz, AT&T senior vice president for offer management and service integration, in an interview at Light Reading's
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EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
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4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ

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At the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences. Find more BCE 2017 coverage here.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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