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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/20/2017
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/18/2017
Wholesale connectivity provider Epsilon is on the verge of turning off its legacy provisioning system, in favor of an automated platform three years in the making ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/13/2017
Masergy has added application-based routing to its SD-WAN product, enabling customers to use policy to treat business apps differently, making sure resources are used ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2017
Bell Canada's move to be the first company bringing open-source ONAP code into production is the result of a year-long challenge the company set for itself to make ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/6/2017
As Arista described the old, tired networking of the past, they didn't volunteer the name of any particular company. But it was obvious who they were talking about. ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
Equinix today announced a major expansion of its Equinix Cloud Exchange and in the process, dove much deeper into the enterprise market. The data ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2017
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/22/2017
Equinix's Sara Baack hopes the increased visibility of recent tech scandals will be the impetus for lasting change.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovak Telekom goes with Netcracker for billing; DT teams up with Fraunhofer for IoT; Intracom backhauls video in Warsaw.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
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