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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/9/2018
Telecom vendors who have been slow to adopt fully cloud-native applications can't compete economically with faster-moving players, and will find their businesses at ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/26/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- If there was any lingering doubt that the relationship between Cisco and Ericsson was strained and nearing divorce, there isn't anymore.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/26/2018
Telenor and Metaswitch released a white paper on Monday in which they conclude that containers represent the only viable route to building and scaling 5G networks, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/26/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- Telstra is to shutter 50% of its local exchanges and will redeploy its remaining facilities as local data centers to support its 5G strategy, ...
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/19/2018
Ever keen to benefit from the operational and financial efficiencies that come from telco cloud deployments, Telefónica's wholesale business unit has added ...
By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/6/2018
The OPNFV Project has created a testing and verification process that lets vendors determine whether their commercial products comply with its initial criteria for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/1/2018
Industry body The New IP Agency (NIA) has launched a certification program aimed at tackling one of the biggest challenges holding up the deployment of virtualization ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2018
Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a new virtual services version of session border controller technology that will let businesses consume ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/23/2018
Distributed denial of service attacks aren't getting bigger, but they are getting smarter and more enterprises are experiencing financial consequences as a result, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/20/2017
The next release of ONAP software will focus on making the overall platform more mature and developing functional requirements that can support multiple end-to-end ...
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Palo Alto Builds Automation, Compliance Muscle With $300M Evident.io Buy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
Palo Alto Networks expects to seal the deal to buy the five-year-old security ...
FBI & DHS Accuse Russia of Hacking Critical Infrastructure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
In a report from US-CERT, the FBI and DHS accuse Russia of trying to hack ...
Telco Transformation
Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2018
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital ...
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/15/2018
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says ...
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How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
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 , Editor-in-Chief , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
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