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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Mike Yang, President, Quanta Cloud Technology, 6/15/2018
Fifth-generation (5G) cellular promises gigabit speeds, single-digit-millisecond latencies and mission-critical reliability. To deliver on those promises, mobile ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2018
Telco Systems is hoping to bring a new dimension to the virtual CPE market, through a joint development agreement with ARM which will develop uCPE boxes based on ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/13/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit 2018 -- European operators Swisscom and Three UK are moving aggressively to bring 5G services to market in the next couple of years, but ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
ONAP issues its second software release today, Beijing, and that release is focused on making the automation platform more deployable with enhancements aimed at ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
VMware today made its major play to be the telco infrastructure for edge computing, announcing vCloud NFV-OpenStack Edition 3.0, a carrier platform that targets 5G ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/12/2018
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cisco Live -- Cisco is taking a big step in its transformation from equipment vendor to software and service provider, launching APIs to allow third ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/8/2018
Did anyone see this coming? Former Ericsson CEO and current Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg is to replace Lowell McAdam as the operator's CEO starting August 1.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/8/2018
VMware, Aryaka, Silver Peak and Cisco have maintained top positions in worldwide SD-WAN market revenue, but Huawei's SD-WAN revenue took a hit with only $1.8 million ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/7/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers Cisco-flavored SD-WAN-as-a-service; telco execs charged with fraud in Tanzania; Deutsche Telekom extends vectoring; ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2018
The ETSI Zero-touch network and Service Management Group (ZSM) has launched ServoCloud, its first effort to create a reference architecture for dynamic services and a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/4/2018
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/4/2018
A BCE keynote panel comprising speakers from Colt, Windstream and Wind River, plus industry strategic advisor David Amzallag, discuss the evolution of business models and procurement relationships as more and more functions are developed and monetized in software rather than hardware.
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Is Florida Really Such a Cybersecurity Risk?
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 6/18/2018
In the wake of a personal-security research report declaring Florida to have the ...
Decades-Old Vulnerability Allows Spoofing of Encryption Tools
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/18/2018
While GnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools and python-gnupg have all patched the SigSpoof ...
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Fiber & Cable for the Cloud: How to Deliver Reach & Speed
6/14/2018
A challenge operators face is delivering sufficient capacity to allow customers ...
China's Telcos Spark PON Revenue Rebound
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/14/2018
After five consecutive quarters of decline, overall PON revenue rebounded in the ...
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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