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SEATTLE -- Open Daylight Summit -- Telstra is gearing up to essentially quadruple its data network capacity by 2020, to keep up with expected demand, but that is only ...
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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says Bill Walker.
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Data center operator and colocation provider Digital Realty today announced its new global interconnection service to enable easy hybrid cloud connections for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2016
Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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MUNICH -- Mobile Edge Computing Congress -- Several of the world's largest telcos, including Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Vodafone, have raised fresh concerns about ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2016
In a booming and diverse data center market, Equinix still primarily exploits its heritage of rich network connections as its primary differentiator, according to ...
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Microsoft on Wednesday announced it's opening its first cloud data centers in Germany, in partnership with Deutsche Telekom, to comply with local data sovereignty laws.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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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.