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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 5/21/2018
During the past three years, UK-headquartered enterprise carrier Colt has significantly overhauled its infrastructure and systems, extending the high-bandwidth Colt ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/17/2018
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- Service providers are taking matters more into their own hands to transform their networks faster than some of their traditional ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/14/2018
NICE -- Digital World Transformation 2018 -- Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon has delivered a troubling assessment of telco virtualization, warning industry executives ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/9/2018
The Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category is one of the most competitive in the Leading Lights roster, always attracting a significant number of focused ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 5/9/2018
Telstra is an unusual incumbent operator in that it is in the process of transferring its legacy copper and HFC networks to an Australian government-funded wholesale ...
By Kevin Bourg, Optical Network Architect, Market Development, Corning Optical, 5/7/2018
The data crunch is here, so naturally the topic of one gigabit billboard speeds is still top of mind for broadband providers around the world. As a result, we have ...
By Simon Stanley, 5/4/2018
Universal CPE (uCPE) solutions enable a new approach in which remotely provisioned virtual functions provide key network functionality and bring the benefits of ...
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By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 5/3/2018
Network functions virtualization (NFV) has matured as a technology to the point that it is now being embraced operationally by communications service providers (CSPs) ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/2/2018
As usual, it's no easy task selecting a winner in the "Most Innovative New Cable/Video Product or Service" area because there are so many worthy candidates, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2018
Every service provider is involved in some kind of transformation strategy these days, even if it exists mostly in press releases, but the Leading Lights finalists ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2018
The OPNFV Project is taking square aim at getting NFV to cloud-native status with its sixth and latest software release, Fraser, announced today. This release ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/1/2018
In leading CenturyLink's network virtualization efforts, which includes the development and design of systems architecture to transition to virtual services, James ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/30/2018
Verizon's first crack at a simplified network edge box, making scaling more efficient and service delivery faster, still relies heavily on technology from its two ...
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Satori Botnet Plays Hidden Role in Cryptomining Scheme, Researchers Find
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/21/2018
Several different researchers have found that recent attempts on TCP port 3333 is ...
Check Point: Cryptomining Malware Targeting Vulnerable Servers
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 5/21/2018
As the incidence of ransomware wanes, attackers are shifting to cryptocurrency ...
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Nokia Brings Smart Villages & Hope to Rural India
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/18/2018
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce ...
In Quality We Trust: Operators Try to Reverse CX Trend
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/17/2018
US companies lose $75 billion annually to poor customer experience — and ...
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
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 ...
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