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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
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 ...
By Denise Culver, 1/18/2017
As virtualization continues to increase in importance, containers will increasingly take center stage. Over the coming months, expect to see alternatives to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/18/2017
Here's an interesting deployment scenario for the virtualization community: China Mobile is to deploy a virtual network function (VNF) from Brocade as part of a ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/17/2017
Telecom hardware and software vendors are well aware of what their network operator customers want as virtualization takes hold. But many of them are telling me the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/17/2017
Nico Fischbach, one of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors, has left international network operator Colt to join ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/16/2017
Partners Ericsson and Cisco have given the Swedish firm's new CEO, Börje Ekholm, a "welcome aboard" present with a five-year telco cloud transformation deal at ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/16/2017
Masergy's Ray Watson says agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the provider today.
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By Denise Culver, 1/13/2017
As NFV matures, one aspect that will continue to be fine-tuned is management and orchestration (MANO), which has received a lot of attention from Light Reading of late:
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/11/2017
One of the advantages of virtualizing networks is that scaling applications becomes easier, and for AT&T part of the impetus to virtualize sooner rather than later ...
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 ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/10/2017
Nico Fischbach of Colt says having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key in 2017.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/5/2017
VMware today announced it had joined OPEN-O, one of the multiple open source MANO projects, as part of its drive to be a major NFV-infrastructure player.
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Carlos Domingo, Chief of New Business Innovation, du, 1/20/2017
Smart city services will be available to all of the residents of Dubai once the ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 1/20/2017
A recent poll on Telco Transformation found that most respondents see live ...
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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 ...
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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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Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent web-scale operators report, which featured research on how web-scale operators view the market, the best web-scale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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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. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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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.