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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/5/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades MTN in Ghana; Vodafone drives online learning in Africa; webmail mega-hack in Russia.
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With its £19 billion (US$27.6 billion) Project Spring network investment project now complete, Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) has made its virtualization ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/4/2016
Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish company that was established to answer that very question.
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An official FCC notice confirms that the federal agency has now signed off on the Altice deal to acquire Cablevision for $17.7 billion.
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April 2016
This report describes the ways that cable providers are exploring big data analytics to improve performance on a variety of fronts. It identifies five key performance indicator areas where cable providers are seeking to apply big data: network performance, service performance, customer care, predictive modeling and virtualization. The report also includes a comparison of key data analytics suppliers that are working with U.S. cable providers.
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COTS Platforms for the New IP Era: A Competitive Analysis
April 2016
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing COTS platforms for telecom and cloud applications. The report is based on a series of interviews conducted with a wide range of vendors during the first three months of 2016, along with product information supplied by vendors.
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Transforming Data Center Infrastructure for NFV, SDN & Cloud
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This report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure. It also highlights the strategies that leading vendors are following by presenting an overview of six NFVI solution suppliers.
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    The benefits of SDN/NFV are well known, but the transition comes with some challenges, prominent among them is: how do you test a network that has been abstracted and has the potential to be endlessly reconfigurable? Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish ...
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