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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/28/2014
It's hard to imagine that anyone would ever say "OSS is sexy," but right now it's hard to identify any issue that's more critical to the future of communications ...
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, 10/24/2014
Many telecom operators around the world are currently in the midst of transforming their data center environments. In response to an increasingly competitive ...
By Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/24/2014
It is no accident that the telecom industry buzz moved from cloud services delivery circa 2012 to the hype and buzz around SDN and NFV, in which we are all currently ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Ericsson showed how scale and geographic spread are important to its relative financial stability as it reported largely positive third-quarter financials, despite a ...
By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/24/2014
The mobile core network is a prime target for virtualization. In a Heavy Reading operator survey completed earlier this year 29% and 23% of respondents said they ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
SDN and NFV are going to be adopted by network operators -- that now seems like a given, though there are still many questions yet to be answered. (See Analysts Warn ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2014
Despite significant new activity this fall on the NFV specification front, two industry analysts who closely follow network functions virtualization are warning that ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/20/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- HP's Saar Gillai is great at putting on an expression of childlike innocence.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- If anyone thought there might, at some point, be a pull-back by telcos from SDN and NFV, then such thoughts would have ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/16/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- One of the biggest challenges for telcos as they plan to introduce NFV and SDN into their existing networks is how ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/31/2014
Tata Communications talks about its hybrid networking strategy, dubbed IZO, and ...
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Joe Stanganelli , Principal, Beacon Hill Law , 10/31/2014
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CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/31/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
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Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets ...
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OpenStack Tackles NFV Support With Juno Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
Ericsson Demos NFV With NTT Docomo
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
Small Cell Forum Lays Down the Law
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 9/11/2014
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law shares his thoughts on rural areas, virtualization, ...
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:12   |   (0) comments


At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:24   |   (0) comments


David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

10|31|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

10|31|14   |   5:25   |   (0) comments


Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   3:11   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
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Broadband Battles

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This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

10|30|14   |   2:26   |   (1) comment


Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

10|30|14   |   4:13   |   (0) comments


SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

10|30|14   |   4:08   |   (0) comments


Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

10|30|14   |   5:46   |   (0) comments


Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

10|30|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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