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Key developments related to the testing, verification and trial of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and related applications.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
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 ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/4/2018
The cable industry is turning to OpenStack for the development of virtualized network functions, and it's hoping to learn a lesson or two from earlier telco forays.
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/19/2017
In this interview, WOW Technology Integration VP Torryon Coleman explains the company's network virtualization and DAA strategy and goals.
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 Light Reading, 11/20/2017
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
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 -- ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/13/2017
As director of UNH-IOL, Erica Johnson and her team are on the front lines of tackling one of the toughest challenges the computer networking and communications ...
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, 11/2/2017
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
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 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/24/2017
Open source group OPNFV is taking a big step forward in the cloud-native direction with its latest release, Euphrates, announced today at the Open Network Summit ...
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Salesforce, IBM & Google Relationship Status: 'It's Complicated'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also ...
IBM Earnings Lesson: Don't Call the Mainframe a Dinosaur
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
The cloud and mainframe sales – yes, mainframe – helped reverse 22 ...
Telco Transformation
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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 ...
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10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
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 ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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 ...
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