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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2017
Network operators want virtualization to happen in a multivendor way -- that's been a priority from the outset. But a veteran of the early virtualization efforts says ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/26/2017
BERLIN -- MEC Congress 2017 -- A representative from UK chipmaker ARM has insisted that a focus on edge computing will be insufficient for the needs of future 5G ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/26/2017
At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/26/2017
More than two years after Comcast first announced its IP-based skinny bundle service known as Stream, the cable operator is now making good on plans to expand its ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 9/26/2017
Online video advertising in Europe grew 21% in 2016, according to a new report released by RTL/Ad Connect, the media network owned by European broadcaster {complink ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/26/2017
The latest example of industry consolidation -- the marriage of packet inspection, policy enforcement and analytics experts Procera Networks and Sandvine -- gives us ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/26/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/26/2017
BERLIN -- MEC Congress 2017 -- Telecom operators and enterprises in the US and Europe will spend about US$272 billion on edge computing capabilities between now and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/26/2017
The marketing boss of MTS believes the Russian operator could look to generate about a tenth of its revenues from software as a realistic "mid-term" objective.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/25/2017
Digital and operations transformation is much more a people challenge than a technology challenge, according to the many service provider executives who shared their experiences at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/25/2017
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BERLIN -- MEC Congress 2017 -- With broad industry interest growing in the potential benefits of distributed computing capabilities, two of the leading industry ...
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OK Google, Find Me a Job
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/26/2017
Google Job Discovery – formerly known as the Google Cloud Jobs API – goes into ...
Mirantis Leaps to Public Cloud
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/26/2017
With Kubernetes management in AWS, Mirantis is going beyond private cloud for the ...
Telco Transformation
Verizon's Oliveira: NFV Needs Orchestration, Openness
Fernando (Fred) Oliveira, Fellow, Network Technology Planning, Verizon, 9/26/2017
Verizon's Fred Oliveira discusses the state of NFV innovation, both internally at ...
Key to NFV Is Organizational Buy-In – BT's Sabey
Jim Sabey, Head of Connect & Compute Sales Specialists, BT, 9/25/2017
Educating both customers and employees is crucial for NFV adoption, according to ...
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Telco Optical Systems Beyond 100G
September 2017
This report explores how demand for optical transport has changed, how coherent optics is evolving, and what the future holds for this established but dynamic technology. It examines advances in electronics that are pushing speeds faster, and the consequences for the standard optical grid spacing, looks at standardization efforts, including those led from the demand side of the market, and compares the approaches and portfolios of 11 vendors of telco-focused optical systems.
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Converged Access Infrastructure
August 2017
Operators have come to recognize the inefficiency of siloed infrastructure, and are increasingly drawn to the notion of a converged fixed access platform. This report examines the trend toward converged infrastructure in the access network, exploring the synergies between business segments and trade-offs between architectural alternatives. Access convergence is synergistic with trends such as SDN, NFV, CORD, network slicing and fog/edge computing.
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Intent-Based Networking: Automating Next-Generation Networks
August 2017
This report is an attempt to decipher what IBN really is, what work the standards development organization and open source community are doing in this area, what are the different vendor approaches to IBN and why IBN should be of interest to telecom operators, not just in the data center but also in wide-area networking.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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