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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director, EANTC, 12/7/2016
Introduction In the first year of its industry-wide interoperability program, the New IP Agency included 33 commercial solutions from 23 member companies. We ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/7/2016
ROME -- The latest New IP Agency (NIA) report, being released here today, shows advanced software from multiple vendors is addressing some NFV deployment challenges ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2016
ADVA today is launching a new SD-WAN solution that goes beyond an appliance approach to offer flexibility in adding this hottest of new services at the edge of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/23/2016
TOKYO -- Global MBB Forum 2016 -- More than a thousand senior mobile broadband network and services executives have converged on Tokyo to discuss the future of mobile ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/23/2016
As promised, VMware is boosting its efforts in the communications service provider (CSP) market in an effort to be at the heart of telco virtualization strategies.
By Craig Leddy, 11/16/2016
In 2013, when virtualization was becoming The Next Big Thing, the US cable industry's largest convention held its first panel session on network functions ...
By Jeff Barak, corporate editor, Amdocs, 11/14/2016
At Tuesday night's MEF Excellence Awards at MEF16 in Baltimore (yes, I know most of you were distracted by other events taking place on Election Night), one of the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/10/2016
BALTIMORE -- MEF16 -- The investment picture for telecom hardware and software vendors looks a little bleak, two industry analysts said this morning, noting that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/10/2016
BALTIMORE -- MEF 16 -- Fujitsu is taking a new approach to helping its service provider customers embrace virtualization, offering consulting services to help network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/3/2016
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- The ability to deliver cloud-native software is the entry-level starting point for any vendor wanting to board the network ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/2/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel connects Africa and Asia; TDC slips in Q3; Telia slams Swedish government's auction ruling; UC's gone fishing.
By Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking, 10/26/2016
As service providers are working to deploy NFV-based services, they are finding that management and orchestration (MANO) is a pain point. One of the big questions ...
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Carriers Need to Operationalize NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/9/2016
The next phase for NFV needs to include operational aspects that lead to ...
TT Poll: VR's Impact on TV Experience Will Be Limited
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/9/2016
A recently conducted poll on Telco Transformation found that virtual reality ...
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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 ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
MEF, TM Forum Unite With Open Source Groups on Network Vision
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ADVA Launches Smart WAN for Flexible SD-WANs
Friday, December 2, 2016
Comcast Joins ON.Lab, CORD
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Accedian Joins Facebook-Backed TIP
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Ericsson Unveils NFV Infrastructure Package
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
EdgeConneX Joins TIP
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Telefónica Deploys Nokia's Virtual Router
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Ericsson, Red Hat Partner on Open Source
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Metaswitch Virtual IMS Integrated into HPE's Helion
Monday, October 10, 2016
NetCracker Unveils Network-as-a-Service
Monday, October 10, 2016
NEC/Netcracker, EXFO Team on NFV
Friday, October 7, 2016
CSC to Resell AT&T Flexware
Thursday, October 6, 2016
IBM to Use AT&T Flexware
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
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No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains

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Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
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Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge

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Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt massive DDoS attacks using IoT devices in botnets. The solution he has in mind includes reputation-based routing by the service provider but also more secure endpoint devices and greater consumer awareness.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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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.