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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2016
SEATTLE -- Although Chinese social media giant Tencent only joined OpenDaylight in February, it has been using the ODL controller for about two years to address ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/28/2016
Mobile edge computing will fail to generate profits for telcos unless they can forge closer ties with application developers, according to a leading professor of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2016
SEATTLE -- Open Daylight Summit -- Telstra is gearing up to essentially quadruple its data network capacity by 2020, to keep up with expected demand, but that is only ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2016
Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says Bill Walker.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/28/2016
Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications says there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/28/2016
Sonus has beefed up its IP voice system portfolio and accelerated its virtualization strategy with the $20 million cash acquisition of Richardson, Texas-based Taqua, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2016
SEATTLE -- Open Daylight Summit -- Open source is connecting users and developers more intimately, and that's a good thing, OpenDaylight Executive Director Neela ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2016
SEATTLE -- OpenDaylight Summit -- The current virtual network functions are still too much like snowflakes at a time when the telecom industry needs Lego blocks, ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/27/2016
India's data boom is paying off nicely for Ciena. Last year, network expansion and upgrades by the country's operators fueled a 50% increase in revenues for the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2016
The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/27/2016
Masergy's Ray Watson says attackers are gaining the upper hand in security because of the growth of virtualization.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/26/2016
Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Telstra's Blackall on Network Virtualization
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/28/2016
At the OpenDaylight Summit in Seattle, Telstra's Blackall said network capacity ...
Freesat CTO Discusses 'Vendorizing' Strategy
Matthew Huntington, Chief Technology Officer, Freesat, 9/28/2016
Matthew Huntington, CTO of UK's free-to-air satellite broadcaster, talks about ...
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Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
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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 ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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OPNFV Issues Third Software Release
Monday, September 26, 2016
OpenDaylight Issues Boron Release
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Interop Takes Casa Security Solution for VoWiFi
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Versa Establishes SD-WAN Ecosystem
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ericsson Appoints Ulf Ewaldsson as Head of Strategy & Technology
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
HPE Aruba Intros Mobile First Platform
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Masergy Launches SD-WAN Solution
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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AT&T: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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