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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 ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/28/2017
Silver Peak is putting the enterprise branch office on a diet, and making it smarter and more secure with the addition of routing, security and analytics to its ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/22/2017
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- Major service providers Tata Communications and Colt have voiced all-too familiar complaints about the vendors of SDN and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2017
Orange Business Services will enter the crowded SD-WAN market later this year by integrating Riverbed Technology's SteelConnect software into its existing Easy Go ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 2/15/2017
Versa Networks is prepping for a digital future where IoT devices are plenty and IPv4 addresses are scarce by announcing that its SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions can ...
By Denise Culver, 1/30/2017
As the SD-WAN market continues to mature, we can expect to see a couple of interesting trends over the next year: Vendors will beef up their offerings with flexible ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/23/2017
An SD-WAN startup called Aryaka has snagged a juicy $45 million in a Series D round of funding, attracting investment from German telecom incumbent Deutsche Telekom, ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 1/11/2017
Network infrastructure management software vendor SevOne has landed an intriguing engagement at Verizon: The Tier 1 operator is using SevOne software to improve ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 12/22/2016
Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications, which is rolling out SD-WAN services in 130 countries using Versa's multitenant SD-WAN ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2016
BALTIMORE -- The MEF has pulled together a coalition of industry groups, including top open source groups, into a single initiative focused on how to set up and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/25/2016
DALLAS -- AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner has already drawn criticism from many sides, from Donald Trump to consumer groups to FCC commissioners, but GTT President and ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 10/14/2016
Versa Networks scored another big customer win this week when Colt Technology Services announced it was using Versa gear to roll out the next phase of its SD-WAN ...
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Putting AI to Work: A Conversation With Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson
Niilo Fredrikson, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Data Business Unit, Comptel, 4/28/2017
Comptel's Niilo Fredrikson explains how AI and machine learning can be leveraged ...
Viacom 18's Vats Talks AR/VR, Video AI
Sudhanshu Vats, CEO, Viacom 18 Group, 4/27/2017
Sudhanshu Vats, group CEO of Indian broadcast and video conglomerate Viacom 18, ...
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Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
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Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
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Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.