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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/3/2016
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, 5/2/2016
When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/29/2016
It was a slow and bumpy start to the year for Juniper -- in large part because of weak telco spending in the first quarter -- but the vendor says it's expecting ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 4/28/2016
The New IP Agency announced a lineup of 13 companies that have signed up for its next interop which will begin May 2; the participants represent a mix of hardware, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/28/2016
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/25/2016
Verizon today is offering further details of its NFV architecture, which is now being billed as the industry's largest known NFV OpenStack cloud deployment, at the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/25/2016
When it comes to service provider virtualization strategies, network design and automation are two of the biggest challenges, especially as many service providers are ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/20/2016
As a term, network functions virtualization (NFV) has been around for almost four years, yet 2016 will be the year when the global telecom network operator community ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/20/2016
Staying up-to-speed on the game-changing technology transformation underway presents a real challenge for service providers, especially as they face increasing ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2016
Nokia today provides the first view of its post-merger virtualization management and orchestration strategy, launching the updated CloudBand portfolio, the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2016
A mentor of mine once told me that if my employer ever offered to foot the bill for a continuing education opportunity that I should leap at the chance. As a recent ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/13/2016
Light Reading has scooped two gongs at the prestigious Ava Digital Awards, an international competition that rewards excellence in digital communications.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/11/2016
VimpelCom is preparing to hold a global tender for the virtualization of its networks following preliminary work with China's ZTE in five of its central and ...
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When combined, SDN and NFV promise to bring an unprecedented level of digital ...
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2016
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    Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
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    The highlight of the NFV World Congress contains exciting telecom news. Join us for an inside look at Huawei's ICT 2020 plan and its latest collaboration with industry leaders.
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    Unified Comms Finds Its Voice

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    Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
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