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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/23/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- With the rapid growth of the SD-WAN market in mind, AT&T's Rick Hubbard urged participants at Light Reading's recent event ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/23/2017
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/15/2017
AT&T's Rick Hubbard examines AT&T's SD-WAN strategy and the impact of SD-WAN on the MPLS business.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2017
SD-WAN is an option for managing bandwidth for applications where MPLS doesn't make sense but it is in no way replacing MPLS, notes Shawn Hakl, vice president of Network and Security Solutions with Verizon.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/7/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- Even as the SD-WAN market takes off, it's critically important to set customer expectations accurately for what this one ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/7/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- In order to meet enterprise customer needs for SD-WAN, operators not only need the right technical solution, but must also ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/1/2017
MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/31/2017
A global study of IT professionals shows the SD-WAN market is poised for major growth, but it's not about to wipe out MPLS anytime soon, and it is raising some ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/29/2017
At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2017
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- AT&T is hoping to form a team within the Open Compute Project that can develop specifications for an open approach to virtual ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/10/2017
Today, Versa Networks announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2017
This category is where the rubber meets the road for network operators. Delivering innovative new services to business clients is one of the imperatives for any ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 4/11/2017
Service providers' and vendors' SD-WAN Spidey senses are tingling, but in a good way as demand skyrockets. This week, Windstream Wholesale and Versa Networks are ...
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John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 6/26/2017
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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