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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Light Reading, 2/9/2016
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 2/9/2016
Wind River on Tuesday introduced a new release of its Titanium NFV server optimized for virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) deployments.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/8/2016
It's not surprising that Margaret Chiosi ended up being a Distinguished Network Architect; she's been distinguished -- or at least distinguishable -- her whole life.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/4/2016
No company has gone further in redefining the network's edge than EdgeConneX, the Comcast Ventures-backed data center company that has been pushing its infrastructure ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/3/2016
Following a highly successful test program in late 2015, The New IP Agency (NIA) is now signing up participants for an independent evaluation of ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/3/2016
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
By Dilip Pillaipakam, Vice President of Service Provider Strategy and Products, Infoblox, 1/29/2016
By now it's been well established that NFV provides important benefits to service providers. Not only does it provide cost savings by reducing operational costs and ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 1/28/2016
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/25/2016
With a plethora of virtual network functions (VNFs) now being marketed by hundreds of suppliers to communications service providers of all shapes, sizes and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/25/2016
Dell is looking to partnerships to to take advantage of the business opportunity presented by NFV. Dell will let its partners provide NFV software, while Dell ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/24/2016
Optical and Ethernet equipment maker Ciena is positioning itself to capture a big slice of India's future SDN and NFV market.
By Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader, Cloud & NFV, Heavy Reading, 1/20/2016
Back in 2012, just after the NFV founder-operators had published their seminal white paper, I interviewed the CTO of a communications service provider (CSP) about his ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/12/2016
AT&T is working with Ericsson and Intel in its labs ahead of field trials in ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/12/2016
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Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 2/12/2016
A new IDG and Datalink survey shows 70% of 100-plus IT executives and senior ...
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Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their ...
Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 1/25/2016
Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/30/2015
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of ...
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
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Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV ...
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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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