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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/14/2017
If the market for virtualized networks is growing, it's because it is far too late to reverse the trend, not because anyone can actually implement a virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2017
As part of the release of ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) into open source, AT&T will later this year release the software it's been ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/13/2017
LONDON -- Huawei put cloud and video at the top of its MWC 2017 agenda in a pre-event briefing for the press and analysts in London Monday.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/10/2017
The somewhat long-awaited report on OPNFV's December Plugfest emerged this morning, revealing no major surprises but taking some steps forward on integration with ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/7/2017
In its third generation of NFV/SDN deployment, CenturyLink is taking a very different approach, using its internal software development teams to focus on reducing ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/31/2017
Amdocs is expecting to see a number of telecom network operators embrace ECOMP as their orchestration and network management platform in the coming weeks, as it ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/30/2017
Telefónica has confirmed Huawei's position as a key virtualization partner by awarding the Chinese vendor a significant role in its next-generation network program, ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2017
Every vendor of virtualization technology is promising to help network operators get services to market faster, but Calix today is tackling one of the tougher ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2017
Ciena today unveiled Blue Planet Analytics, built on the same platform as its orchestration system and designed to let network operators rapidly analyze data from ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 1/20/2017
As an industry analyst looking through my microscope at the telecom technology industry, it is easy to lose track sometimes of just how niche some of the terminology ...
By Denise Culver, 1/18/2017
As virtualization continues to increase in importance, containers will increasingly take center stage. Over the coming months, expect to see alternatives to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/18/2017
Here's an interesting deployment scenario for the virtualization community: China Mobile is to deploy a virtual network function (VNF) from Brocade as part of a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/17/2017
Telecom hardware and software vendors are well aware of what their network operator customers want as virtualization takes hold. But many of them are telling me the ...
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Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their ...
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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Versa: A Lot More Than SD-WAN

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Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.