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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2018
The way in which network operators work with their vendors is changing as part of the digital transformation process, and WOW Internet, Cable & Phone's recent ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/20/2018
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride says the telecom industry is past the hype cycle for cloud, SDN and NFV and into the actualization period of network virtualization - ...
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 3/20/2018
I had an interesting conversation recently with Dr. Marcus Hacke, the founder and MD of Ngena GmbH.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/14/2018
With the growth of artificial intelligence and IoT, and as service providers gear up for 5G deployments, the telecom industry is increasingly looking to network ...
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, 3/7/2018
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/1/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Ericsson win big in Japan; regulator gets tough with UK broadband providers; du gets virtualized with Cisco.
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 ...
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In Facebook Debacle, More Than Zuckerberg to Blame
Larry Loeb, Author, 3/23/2018
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are rightly taking a lot of heat from the ...
Cybersecurity AI: Addressing the 'Artificial' Talent Shortage
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 3/23/2018
As AI becomes increasingly important to cybersecurity, industry's complaints on ...
Telco Transformation
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/23/2018
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators ...
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/22/2018
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and ...
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Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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 ...
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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