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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, 1/17/2018
Windstream is leveraging virtualization to bring new solutions to the retail market, designed to better enable retailers to adapt to the rapidly changing ecommerce ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
CORD, the open source project focused on making Central Offices into data centers, is set to really take off in 2018, according to its backers. If there is anything ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
Verizon today joins the ONAP as a platinum member, giving that open source effort yet more credibility in its goal of creating a single telecom industry approach to ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/20/2017
The next release of ONAP software will focus on making the overall platform more mature and developing functional requirements that can support multiple end-to-end ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
EnterpriseWeb may not be a new name amongst those in the NFV, telco cloud and OSS communities, but 2018 could be the year when it becomes a much more familiar name ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2017
Bell Canada's move to be the first company bringing open-source ONAP code into production is the result of a year-long challenge the company set for itself to make ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/1/2017
Verizon Enterprise Solutions launched Virtual Network Services - One yesterday, which delivers a simplified, "Fios-like" billing process for its Virtual Network ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2017
ONAP today rolled out its much-anticipated first software release, dubbed Amsterdam, promising a unified architecture for network automation, modules of which can -- ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/10/2017
It's been a rough week for ONAP, public relations-wise.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/3/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- Some operators are now making money on the back of SDN and NFV deployments, and the ones that have achieved that fiscal goal ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/1/2017
The word "orchestration" gets thrown around so much in telecom these days, it's no wonder that experts at Light Reading's recent Virtualizing the Cable Architecture ...
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Amazon Taps 20 Locations as Finalists for Second Headquarters
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/18/2018
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and ...
Cisco Ex-Boss John Chambers Launches VC Firm & Praises Eating Insects
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/18/2018
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments ...
Telco Transformation
Telenor CEO Issues an Upskilling Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/18/2018
Sigve Brekke, the CEO of Telenor Group, has challenged his 30,000 employees to ...
Managing 5G in Multi-Cloud Environment a Big Challenge: TBR's Antlitz
Chris Antlitz, Senior Analyst, TBR, 1/17/2018
Telcos are struggling with how to manage the growing number of services and ...
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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 , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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