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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/11/2017
WOW began virtualizing network functions more than a year ago in a push to automate service provisioning, connection optimization and network security for business ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/7/2017
Ciena is expecting automation to help grow its software role in 2018 -- CEO Gary Smith said on the company's earnings call Thursday -- but with a focus on mechanizing ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 12/7/2017
Unless you've been living in North Korea for the last couple of years you will have noticed Cisco Systems has undergone a pretty major techno-cultural shift. Cisco's ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/7/2017
Orange plans to increase spending to a peak of €7.4 billion (US$8.7 billion) next year as it continues to invest in the deployment of higher-speed networks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/6/2017
PRAGUE -- 2020 Vision Executive Summit -- Some of the world's biggest operators are now gearing up for initial launches of 5G new radio technology in 2018. But there ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/6/2017
The road to automation is paved with data collection points, and Viavi aims to unify the information they amass on a single network management platform.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/5/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends UK managed services deal; Vodafone cozies up to SoftBank, chooses Huawei's OpenStack offering; ETSI forms ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/4/2017
SD-WAN supplier Silver Peak has racked up over 600 enterprise production customers -- triple its customer count as of October 2016 -- despite an increasingly ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/3/2017
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider Interoute is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/1/2017
Verizon Enterprise Solutions launched Virtual Network Services - One yesterday, which delivers a simplified, "Fios-like" billing process for its Virtual Network ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2017
Deutsche Telekom is struggling to reduce costs in some of its core business areas because of higher-than-planned spending on cloud and digital transformation, Light ...
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AWS Opens Second Cloud Region in China
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/12/2017
Amazon Web Services is opening its second cloud region in China in partnership ...
Gremlin Looks to Bring 'Chaos Engineering' to the Masses
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/12/2017
Gremlin launches with $8.75 million funding, and a 'chaos engineering' service to ...
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Colt's Voltolini: Cloud Transformation Brings Agility, Alignment
Mirko Voltolini, Head of Network On Demand, Colt, 12/12/2017
In part one of this Q&A, Colt's Mirko Voltolini talks about why both cloud ...
Digital Maturity Models Drive Carriers' Transformations
Vishal Augustine, Manager and Lead Architect, Huawei BSS, 12/11/2017
One method for carriers to manage their legacy systems and newer technologies is ...
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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