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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
The consumerization of IT and the rise of the mobile workforce has had a dramatic impact on voice communications at large global businesses in the last year or two, ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/14/2018
With the growth of artificial intelligence and IoT, and as service providers gear up for 5G deployments, the telecom industry is increasingly looking to network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/14/2018
Equinix is getting into the security services business, but the company insists that's good news for managed security service providers and not more competition.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/14/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G soups up AR; Stoke goes with VX Fiber; ADVA, Facebook combine on Greek science network.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
GTT today snapped up Toronto-based Accelerated Connections, a managed networking, VoIP and colocation service provider, which marks its third acquisition of the year. ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/12/2018
Aryaka is building out its SD-WAN security capabilities with Passport, a new platform and partnerships with Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler and Radware.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/9/2018
Telecom vendors who have been slow to adopt fully cloud-native applications can't compete economically with faster-moving players, and will find their businesses at ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/8/2018
CenturyLink is ramping up its Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) efforts as it tries to meet the differing needs of both the enterprise and small business ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/7/2018
RingCentral, a company that build on its VoIP roots to become a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) space, is trying to expand its market ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2018
The combination of GTT and Interoute creates a stronger global disruptor in the telecom market, eager to challenge incumbents in the battle for multinational ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/1/2018
Every year, as the Mobile World Congress grows its attendee numbers, the most recognizable operators thronging its cavernous halls and walkways shrink into slimmer ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/27/2018
GTT has won the battle to acquire cloud-savvy European network operator Interoute with a €1.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) cash deal that is set to close within the next ...
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Palo Alto Builds Automation, Compliance Muscle With $300M Evident.io Buy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
Palo Alto Networks expects to seal the deal to buy the five-year-old security ...
FBI & DHS Accuse Russia of Hacking Critical Infrastructure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
In a report from US-CERT, the FBI and DHS accuse Russia of trying to hack ...
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Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2018
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital ...
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/15/2018
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says ...
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How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
NFV's Major Movements
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 9: Hacking an Escape
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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