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Autonomic Test Automation For Total Testing in the Digital Era
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12/1/2016  | 
Autonomic Test Automation is an innovative new approach that uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and test analytics for automated test design, execution and maintenance of the automation framework.
CGNAT Isn’t a Capability it’s a Lifecycle Strategy
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11/29/2016  | 
With the exponential growth of subscribers and connected devices, service providers have been investing in infrastructure to support increasing traffic growth while implementing new services to attract new subscribers and increase revenue. This white paper provides an overview of the various components that are required for a complete CGNAT and IPv6 migration solution, which encompass the entire lifecycle of the transition to IPv6.
NFV Best Practices for Service Agility
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11/29/2016  | 
Digital business transformation is disrupting businesses in every industry. This creates tremendous opportunities for service providers across the world.
Cisco’s foundational software contribution FD.io, Fast and Feature Rich
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11/29/2016  | 
A few months back, the Linux Foundation launched a Collaborative Project called FD.io (“fido”). One of the foundational contributions to FD.io is code that the Cisco engineering team wrote, called Vector Packet Processing or VPP for short.
Case Study, Softbank’s insight into accelerating service delivery with virtualization and automation
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11/29/2016  | 
As businesses get more connected, the market for network services continues to grow. But for service providers, it’s getting harder to stand out from the crowd.
Making Sense of the Evolving Business Services Market
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11/29/2016  | 
Even as it continues to expand, the business services market is rapidly changing. Driven by pressure on enterprises to transform their operations to become more agile and economic and take advantage of cloud based services, large and small companies alike are now seeking to leverage more than just the basic data, voice and video services of yesteryear.
Light Reading Report – SDN/NFV: Market Update
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11/28/2016  | 
Onboarding VNFs into a hybrid (mix of legacy and cloud) networking domain and then managing a combination of existing and virtual assets (and being able to bill for the resulting services) has proven to be a massive challenge. This report looks at how these headwinds can be overcome en route to a brighter virtualization future.
Commercial NB-IoT Services Debuts in Wuzhen
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11/23/2016  | 
IDC Technology Spotlight
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11/18/2016  | 
This paper examines the movement of IT from on-premise datacenters to the cloud and the service provider opportunities related to this shift. It also examines the role that storage technology vendor NetApp plays in this market transition.
Managed EdgeCloud with Cisco and NetApp
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11/18/2016  | 
For cloud service providers and managed service providers who want to quickly and easily deliver a dedicated hosted private cloud to your customer, Managed EdgeCloud is the solution.
Making 5G New Radio (NR) a Reality
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11/17/2016  | 
What amazing technology innovations are needed to make 5G a reality? Download this presentation on 5G New Radio (a.k.a. 5G NR) – the global 5G standard for a more capable, unified air interface – to learn more.
Gigabit LTE and the Path to 5G
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11/17/2016  | 
Qualcomm recently announced our first 5G modem for early 5G mmWave deployments and trials. Download this presentation to learn more, and also learn about the essential role of Gigabit LTE in the 5G mobile broadband experience.
Exploring 5G New Radio: Use Cases, Capabilities & Timeline – HeavyReading whitepaper
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11/17/2016  | 
5G New Radio (a.k.a. 5G NR) is the name for the new air interface being developed to enable advanced 5G services. Download this whitepaper to explore the key features of 5G NR as understood at this stage of development.
Exploring the potential of mmWave for 5G mobile access – HeavyReading whitepaper
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11/17/2016  | 
mmWave bands are emerging as an important – and probably critical – access technology to meet challenging 5G performance targets. Download this whitepaper to learn how new 5G technologies are mobilizing communications at these higher frequencies.
Paving the Path to Narrowband 5G with LTE IoT
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11/17/2016  | 
How will LTE IoT fit in the 5G world? Download this presentation to learn about new narrowband LTE IoT technologies. These new technologies will address a wide-range of low-power wide-area (LPWA) applications and pave the path to 5G massive IoT.
Big Video Challenges 5G
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11/15/2016  | 
Carrier SDN-Enabled Dynamic Enterprise Services
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11/14/2016  | 
This application note summarizes the benefits and considerations for CSPs who plan to offer dynamic network connectivity services and describes how the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) carrier software-defined networking (SDN) platform can be used to evolve CSP networks to enable on-demand service capabilities faster, more profitably and at a great scale than ever before.
NFV Migration: Pure Pragmatism or Pragmatic Purity? Why Operators Are Turning Away From ‘Pure Virtualization’
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11/10/2016  | 
As NFV technologies mature, CSPs are realising that delivering VNFs via customer premises equipment makes just as much commercial sense as the ‘pure NFV’ vision of device consolidation in data centers and at the network edge. In this white paper, Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks, explains why the industry’s focus has shifted as the first wave of NFV deployments begin to take shape.
NASDAQ Transforms Its Network with NFV
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11/8/2016  | 
Read how NASDAQ successfully deployed and tested NFV components on an Intel® architecture-based infrastructure.
End-to-End Service Instantiation with Open Source MANO
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11/8/2016  | 
An open-source orchestration solution based on published information and data models enables an Open Network Function Virtualization ecosystem that addresses multiple use cases for carrier-grade NFV.
Network Functions Virtualization Using Intel® Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 Family
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11/8/2016  | 
Moving to open systems with high volume multi-core Intel® processors can reduce system cost and streamline software development efforts.
Creating a Better NFV Platform: Dell, Red Hat, and Intel Foster Interoperability
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11/8/2016  | 
Deploying NFV solutions on standard high volume servers allows Communication Service Providers to reduce service-delivery costs, improve agility, and enhance flexibility across the infrastructure.
End-to-End Optimized Network Function Virtualization Deployment (Brocade, Cyan, Red Hat, Telefonica)
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11/8/2016  | 
Gain insights and lessons learned from Telefonica NFV deployment.
Next Generation Platforms for vE-CPE based on Intel SoC Families
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11/1/2016  | 
Just as white-box switches have transcended the traditional top-of-rack business model for customers demanding greater service flexibility and easier provisioning, enterprise customers are demanding more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies.
How to get NFV Solutions to Market Faster and at Lower Risk
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11/1/2016  | 
This whitepaper presents the new network landscape, its integration challenges, and describes an innovative approach to NFV and SDN solutions validation that enables collaboration beyond basic ecosystem partnership.
ONP 2.1 Platforms Maximize Interoperability
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11/1/2016  | 
This paper describes how Intel® Open Networking Platform (Intel® ONP) Server running on innovative new networking platforms can help reduce the cost and effort required for service providers and vendors to adopt and deploy SDN and NFV architectures.
Go-to-Market Partnering for the New IP Infrastructure
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11/1/2016  | 
The new network infrastructure is flexible, modular and open. A strong ecosystem ensures that white boxes, OS, middleware and VNFs work together in a multi-vendor environment where early access to new technology accelerates next generation roll-outs.
NFV Everywhere – A Micro-DC-in-a-box for the network edge
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11/1/2016  | 
This paper describes a micro-datacenter-in-a-box, built to improve subscriber quality of experience and enable more RAN-aware services with capabilities that optimize the hosting of latency-sensitive functions and applications at the mobile edge.
Business Case for the Nokia Network Services Platform
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11/1/2016  | 
Cloud service delivery models are changing enterprises’ service expectations. In the past enterprises signed on to a multiyear contract for fixed bandwidth capacity at a fixed price. Traditional business processes used to plan, build, and operate network infrastructure; however, there are obstacles to implementation of such an on-demand model.
A Unified Approach to the Automation, Control and Assurance of IP/optical networks
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11/1/2016  | 
To thrive in the cloud era of networking, operators need to evolve to on-demand service delivery and automated network operations models.
Delivering on the Promise of Multi-Layer Integration with SDN
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11/1/2016  | 
Carrier software-defined networking (SDN) has evolved greatly since Google first showed that SDN in the wide-area network (WAN) was possible, with its B4 WAN introduced in 2012.
Closed Loop Automation and the New Role of Assurance (Appledore Research Note)
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11/1/2016  | 
In this document, Appledore Research Group looks at the importance of automation in virtualized networks, and the new and important role that this creates for Assurance – with a broad definition of Assurance.
Forrester: Expanding IT Automation Through Cross-Technology SDN Platforms
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11/1/2016  | 
Large enterprises utilize a wide array of resources to augment their IT infrastructure in order to serve the business. They are challenged, however, with being able to connect all of the disparate parts into a cohesive whole. These organizations need a cloud networking and orchestration solution that can simultaneously bring together all of the elements of an organization’s heterogeneous data center environment while continuing to leverage the best resource from each vendor.
Nuage Networks Strategy for Open Systems
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11/1/2016  | 
Nuage Networks is the one SDN/network virtualization vendor that is truly embracing open systems and interoperability. A majority of its customers are also looking to deploy open source cloud management systems or open source server virtualization platforms like Linux™ containers.
Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform: Service Chaining Technical Description
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11/1/2016  | 
The following white paper describes the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) solution for Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
Securing Cloud Environments with Nuage Networks VSP: Policy-Based Security Automation and Micro-Segmentation Overview
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11/1/2016  | 
Nuage Networks™ Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) delivers policy-based automation for network and security infrastructures to accelerate cloud deployments and provide on-demand service delivery. This white paper provides an in-depth overview of the policy-based security features in Nuage Networks VSP, and examples of the primary use cases, such as micro-segmentation and secure multi-tenancy.
Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform: Networking and SDN Infrastructure for Docker Containers
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11/1/2016  | 
Arguably, the hottest trend in cloud today is containers, a foundational technology for server virtualization and cloud application deployments.
SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN): Answering the Demands of the Cloud Based IT Ecosystem White Paper
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11/1/2016  | 
There is no shortage of challenges for organizations trying to manage wide-area networks (WANs) today, largely due to ongoing changes in the IT enterprise. The growing use of cloud-based computing and storage for applications is driving the need for networks that are more dynamic and flexible.
Case Study: Evolution of Wide Area Networking
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11/1/2016  | 
The use of Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the datacenter has resolved the issues with application and workload placement but this hasn’t reduced the complexity of delivering the application to users across the wide area. To extend the dynamism of the cloud to remote employees, enterprises across the globe are looking at Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SDWAN) as the foundation for the future evolution of wide area networking.
Case Study: Global Oil Corporation reduces Networking Costs at Remote Exploration Sites with Nuage Networks Software- Defined Wide Area Netowkring (SD-Wan) Solution
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11/1/2016  | 
One of the customers of Nuage Networks is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with both global offshore and onshore assets. The company produces oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada and Malaysia and conducts exploration activities worldwide. This case study documents the business drivers and benefits for adopting the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) solution for SD-WAN.
Case Study: Exponential-e Accelerates VPN Service Delivery and Automates IT Tasks Across Networking Technologies with Nuage Networks
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11/1/2016  | 
Exponential-e, already a customer for Nuage Networks datacenter SDN solution, has chosen the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform to accelerate the provisioning of WAN services and incorporate remote sites using both Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and broadband Internet.
LR Report: Gigabit and Beyond
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10/31/2016  | 
What started as a slow roll is fast gaining momentum as the telecom industry races toward new gigabit deployments, network innovations and smart city dreams. In this report you'll learn about what's motivating the industry to gear up for a gigabit, but also how companies are approaching the challenge from a business and technology point of view.
Service Chaining for Modern Networks
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10/25/2016  | 
QRun helps AIS to Quickly Launch FN service: ZTE QRun Solution for FMC solution
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10/24/2016  | 
AIS Starts the FBSS (Fixed broadband support system) from the end of 2014, and service is ready for launch in April 2015, about 5 months since the project signed. QRun from ZTE is the unique vendor for the FBSS project and provides high quality products to satisfy the customer’s requirements.
Better Connection and Better User Experience: ZTE IMS Assists Telecom Operators in Improving Voice Communication Competiveness
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10/24/2016  | 
As the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology has been used on a large scale in China, more and more voice services have been carried on LTE networks, and the VoLTE service emerged.
Thunder CFW IPsec Site-to-Site VPN
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10/20/2016  | 
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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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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.