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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve virtual network functions.
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 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 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 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 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, 2/13/2018
Atrinet isn't a name that springs to mind when considering the current state of the network operator virtualization scene.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/12/2018
SD-WAN supplier Cato Networks is set on carving out a corner of the SD-WAN market in competition with major telcos -- and the company is not alone.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/2/2018
AT&T's latest effort to jump-start an open source group is very different from its last one. With Open ECOMP, which became an essential part of the Open Network ...
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
The Linux Foundation is restructuring its operations to better coordinate the activities of multiple open source networking projects that impact the telecom space, ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 1/23/2018
AT&T and Tech Mahindra are embarking on a business partnership for FlexWare, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, which Tech Mahindra will both use internally and distribute ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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