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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo Wireless, 6/23/2017
Network functions virtualization (NFV) has emerged as a revolutionary operational and service-building model that has grown into a booming market in a short time. ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/20/2017
NTT was early to the software-defined networking party and now is claiming to have the first 100% software-defined global network, as well as the world's largest ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/16/2017
Verizon this week rolled out its cloud-based virtual services for enterprise customers, adding that option to both its gray box and white box edge solutions for ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/14/2017
Carriers have a variety of hopes for OPNFV, but interoperability and integration top the list, according to a Heavy Reading survey presented today at the OPNFV Summit ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2017
Service providers are making "notable" progress in virtualizing their high-priority network functions, both in the development and the deployment stage, according to ...
By Abel Tong, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Ciena's Blue Planet division, 6/8/2017
Netflix, Twitter, Amazon and Uber are among leading industry giants that have developed applications based on a microservices architecture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- Verizon expects its vendor partners to embrace a true white-box strategy, because that's what its customers are demanding, ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/2/2017
In a surprising move that underscores both the importance of software and network operators' growing interest in controlling their own destiny, AT&T today announced ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/2/2017
At BCE, Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan told Light Reading that the lack of NFV standards is a 'pain point' and a hindrance to achieving scalability.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 5/31/2017
MADRID -- Network Virtualization Europe -- In an effort to grade low-priced, proprietary virtualization propositions from major equipment vendors, Orange has created ...
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By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 5/25/2017
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 5/25/2017
For Vodafone's Project Ocean, virtualization is no longer a goal by itself. Instead, the carrier is pushing for applications to be cloud-native, as Matt Beal, ...
By Light Reading, 5/25/2017
Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation.
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/23/2017
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Hubbard: AT&T Digs Deep on SD-WAN
Rick Hubbard, SVP, Networking Product Management, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, 6/23/2017
AT&T is prepping a network-based SD-WAN offering that will serve SMBs and branch ...
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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 ...
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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 , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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