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Key developments related to the testing, verification and trial of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and related applications.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/16/2017
Even though conference sessions don't kick off until tomorrow, and the exhibit floor stays closed until Wednesday, cable news from the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo has ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/16/2017
Despite a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization ...
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
The recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver provided an excellent opportunity to take the pulse of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
MEF and ONAP are formally teaming up, agreeing to work jointly on key aspects of MEF's Lifecycle Services Orchestration framework, including specific interfaces that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
One of the things that surprised me at our recent NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver was the emphasis service providers were placing on using virtualization to drive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/2/2017
DENVER -- NFV & CARRIER SDN -- The second generation of virtualized network functions is going much further in unbundling common elements and that is enabling ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2017
DENVER -- Intel Network Builders' Summit -- Intel is trying to accelerate the deployment of virtualization in telecom by reducing the confusing array of options in ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2017
Network operators want virtualization to happen in a multivendor way -- that's been a priority from the outset. But a veteran of the early virtualization efforts says ...
By Robert Clark, 9/19/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- SDN and NFV are intended to make service providers more nimble, but when it comes to testing virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
Service assurance data will play a key role in how network operators bring automation to their service engines, but how that data is used is changing significantly in ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/13/2017
With MWC Americas now up and running, and seemingly buzzing, the 5G announcement floodgates have opened, with all manner of vendors and their operator friends ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
ONAP's addition of Vodafone to its platinum member roster not only adds the voice of one of the largest global carriers and earliest implementers of NFV-SDN to the ...
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Microsoft, Cray Bringing Supercomputer Power to Azure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/23/2017
Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public ...
Cisco Targets Cloud-Based UC With $1.9B BroadSoft Deal
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/23/2017
Cisco is looking to expand its reach into cloud-based UC thanks to a $1.9 billion ...
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Masergy’s Watson on Security: New Networks, Similar Challenges
Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology, Masergy, 10/23/2017
Some of the usual suspects are in play when it comes to security for SDN, NFV and ...
Flexibility Vital for Next-Gen Satellites: Eutelsat's Leroy
Yohann Leroy, Deputy CEO & CTO, Eutelsat, 10/23/2017
Eutelsat's deputy CEO and CTO discusses the company's next-generation satellite, ...
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Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
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