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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve virtual network functions.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/21/2017
The cable industry isn't known for its wicked fast innovation. In fact until recently, cable operators were mostly considered more backward-looking even than their ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2017
If you haven't heard about EnterpriseWeb, then you are likely not tracking the many NFV proofs-of-concept and TM Forum Catalyst projects. This software company is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/11/2017
It isn't hard to find folks who'll say telecom's adoption of NFV isn't going all that well, but few speak with the authority -- and specificity -- of veteran industry ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/11/2017
Central Office Re-Architected as a Data Center (CORD) increasingly appeals to carriers ready to quit "navel-gazing" about virtualization, and instead adopt a clear, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/31/2017
Comcast has become the first US cable operator to join ONAP, the open source group focused on network management, orchestration and automation of virtualized networks.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/10/2017
AT&T's announcement of its $200 million commitment to a venture capital fund backing tech startups grabbed some headlines last week, but on closer inspection, this is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/29/2017
Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See ...
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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 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 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, ...
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.
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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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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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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