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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/16/2017
Despite a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization ...
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
The recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver provided an excellent opportunity to take the pulse of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2017
AT&T's wholesale unit is rolling out new wireless and virtual CPE offerings to its customers, bringing its channel partners into the next generation of services. In ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/11/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- With its initial NFV architecture in place and helping to deliver on-demand services to its enterprise customers, Colt is now ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/11/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- Fran Heeran has hardly warmed his seat as the lead virtualization executive at Vodafone and he's already got the hump with the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2017
The telecom industry needs to get out of the weeds of developing individual VNFs and focus more on driving automation in NFV orchestration, Verizon's Fred Oliveira ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/5/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Although vendor interoperability is a long way off, service providers shouldn't shy away from jumping into the NFV and software-defined ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/3/2017
I've been spending a significant amount of 2017 getting my head around automation, the next big wave of communications. One of the things that I discovered is that, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/2/2017
DENVER -- NFV & CARRIER SDN -- The second generation of virtualized network functions is going much further in unbundling common elements and that is enabling ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 9/28/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Getting comfortable with NFV? Great! Now let's talk about the security nightmares it enables.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 9/27/2017
DENVER -- Intel Network Builders' Summit -- Pooling resources from around the company, Nokia has built an NFV implementation that it says could help the technology go ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2017
DENVER -- Intel Network Builders' Summit -- Intel is trying to accelerate the deployment of virtualization in telecom by reducing the confusing array of options in ...
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IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship ...
ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/18/2017
The latest cartoon caption contest generated plenty of humorous responses and ...
TT Poll: Faster Provisioning of NFV Services & Applications Carry the Day
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
NFV's Major Movements
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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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