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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/22/2018
The race is on to build the first commercial 5G networks, but beyond providing ever faster mobile broadband connectivity, what type of applications and services will ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
"Mind the gap" is an automated, verbal warning issued to customers disembarking London's crowded tube trains, lest travelers half disappear into the darkness between ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
Switch on your smartphone and tiny letters at the top of the screen handily indicate whether you are using a 3G or 4G data network. How soon 5G pops up could depend ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/19/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is making good on promises made in its spring reorganization, announcing four new reference designs for virtualizing the network's edge ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/19/2018
Orange is planning pan-European trials of 5G as it considers a decision about using the "non-standalone" (NSA) or "standalone" (SA) variants of the next-generation ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AI and the creative industries; BT goes deeper into fintech; faster broadband for rural Nottinghamshire; Telenor reshuffles ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/18/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit -- With a hefty portion of the communications sector's messaging system market already under its belt, Mavenir is seeking to build its ...
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By Mike Yang, President, Quanta Cloud Technology, 6/15/2018
Fifth-generation (5G) cellular promises gigabit speeds, single-digit-millisecond latencies and mission-critical reliability. To deliver on those promises, mobile ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/14/2018
The 3GPP has finalized specifications for the "standalone" (SA) variant of 5G technology, paving the way for the rollout of 5G networks that are fully independent of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2018
Telco Systems is hoping to bring a new dimension to the virtual CPE market, through a joint development agreement with ARM which will develop uCPE boxes based on ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/13/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit 2018 -- European operators Swisscom and Three UK are moving aggressively to bring 5G services to market in the next couple of years, but ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
ONAP issues its second software release today, Beijing, and that release is focused on making the automation platform more deployable with enhancements aimed at ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
VMware today made its major play to be the telco infrastructure for edge computing, announcing vCloud NFV-OpenStack Edition 3.0, a carrier platform that targets 5G ...
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Tesla Lawsuit Claims Insider Breached Company Security
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/22/2018
Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he violated company ...
Google, Roku, Sonus Rush Out Patches for DNS Vulnerability
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/22/2018
DNS rebinding might be ancient in security terms, but it's scary enough that ...
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Google in 'The Case of the Minimal Microtrenching'
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/22/2018
Savings money on micro trenching doesn't count if you have to come back and pay ...
Frontier CFO Resigns, Stock Price Drops
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/21/2018
With the resignation of R. Perley McBride, Frontier stock drops to lowest point ...
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
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 ...
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