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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/23/2017
Ericsson has become the latest major industry name to join the ranks of the New IP Agency (NIA), the international non-profit organization dedicated to easing the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/21/2017
Verizon Enterprise Solutions' choice of Ericsson to provide the underlying orchestration platform for its managed services portfolio is a reflection of the industry's ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/13/2017
LONDON -- Huawei put cloud and video at the top of its MWC 2017 agenda in a pre-event briefing for the press and analysts in London Monday.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/10/2017
The somewhat long-awaited report on OPNFV's December Plugfest emerged this morning, revealing no major surprises but taking some steps forward on integration with ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/10/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's ...
By Abel Tong, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Ciena's Blue Planet division, 2/9/2017
By now, nearly everyone acknowledges that the use of microservices in application development can help network operators, the way it has helped Google, Amazon and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/7/2017
In its third generation of NFV/SDN deployment, CenturyLink is taking a very different approach, using its internal software development teams to focus on reducing ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/2/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- The anticipated release of AT&T's ECOMP software platform as open source was formally announced here Wednesday, along with a list of ten project ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/31/2017
Amdocs is expecting to see a number of telecom network operators embrace ECOMP as their orchestration and network management platform in the coming weeks, as it ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/30/2017
Telefónica has confirmed Huawei's position as a key virtualization partner by awarding the Chinese vendor a significant role in its next-generation network program, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2017
Every vendor of virtualization technology is promising to help network operators get services to market faster, but Calix today is tackling one of the tougher ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2017
Ciena today unveiled Blue Planet Analytics, built on the same platform as its orchestration system and designed to let network operators rapidly analyze data from ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 1/20/2017
As an industry analyst looking through my microscope at the telecom technology industry, it is easy to lose track sometimes of just how niche some of the terminology ...
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Linux Foundation Welds OPEN-O, ECOMP Into ONAP
Carl Weinschenk, Contributing Editor, 2/23/2017
Combing OPEN-O and ECOMP into ONAP should bring more harmony to the MANO sector.
Mobile is Taking Over Video: AOL Study
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 2/23/2017
The latest State of the Industry: Mobile Video Report from AOL found that ...
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10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.