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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2016
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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 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/30/2016
Why are telecom service providers racing to get software-defined WAN offers into the market? Verizon's Victoria Lonker provided the clearest answer in a virtual press ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/29/2016
Add EarthLink to the list of CSPs that are charging down the SD-WAN route. Similar to other CSPs that launched SD-WAN, EarthLink is aiming to help business customers ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/13/2016
Masergy today joined the increasingly crowded SD-WAN service market, promising a managed SD-WAN service with many more options and support for hybrid connections so ...
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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Light Reading talked to George McGregor of Citrix about the NetScaler Mobile Gateway - an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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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.