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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2018
France's Orange has revealed details of an artificial intelligence (AI) research project with IBM and Nokia that could help it to predict demand patterns in future 5G ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2018
Kevin McBride explains how CenturyLink's operations teams are adapting to the operator's efforts to move toward a data-driven network.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2018
As a chamber of unelected peers who sit in judgement on UK government policy, the House of Lords has long seemed undemocratic and anachronistic to its opponents. But ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Underlying Verizon's latest offer of virtualized network service bundles is the kind of automation and closed-loop service assurance the telecom industry is rabidly ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2018
UK government authorities have taken a leaf out of the US rulebook and warned the country's telcos off using equipment and services from Chinese vendor ZTE.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2018
128 Technology today announced deals with a systems integrator and its white box provider intended to let managed service providers offer SD-WAN on an automated, ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/16/2018
Kevin McBride details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven, automated network.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/16/2018
Google has started applying its artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to network operations and expects to make its tools available to companies building virtual ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/13/2018
DALLAS – Automation Everywhere – Randy Levensalor, lead architect for CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is utilizing partnerships and open source to drive NFV interoperability in an effort to enable operators to spend more time focusing on their automation strategies.
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
Two decades ago, back in the last century, VMware snagged itself a unique position in the IT and networking technology market by developing and marketing code that ...
By Light Reading, 4/12/2018
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2018
NetElastic, a two-year-old startup focused on carrier NFV, says it will land a major telecom operator deal this year, and is working with several large telecom ...
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Firewall Fail: IT Can't Identify All Network Traffic
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/19/2018
With more and more traffic being encrypted, IT departments are having difficulty ...
Microsoft Security Is Channeling the Terminator
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/19/2018
In its own way of channeling the Terminator and Skynet, Microsoft is looking to ...
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Is Monetization of High Speeds Still Broadband Operators' Top Priority?
Niall Hunt, Editor, 4/19/2018
What are broadband operators' top priorities this year, and how will they compare ...
ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/18/2018
ADTRAN expects a strong second half as CenturyLink's review eventually ends, it ...
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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