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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/24/2014
HP looks to NFV as a strategic chance to gain major new traction in the carrier market, says Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of HP's NFV ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/18/2014
Coming off a strong second quarter, the telecom vendor Ericsson is raising its game -- and its investments -- in a host of next-generation networking technologies. ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/18/2014
A recent blog post by veteran industry analyst Tom Nolle points up where SDN is a tough sell to carriers: It's too ambitious, and the benefit is difficult to quantify.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/15/2014
I've been sharing thoughts on telecom's most recent fixation on "open" technology for several months, but I admit it isn't entirely clear to me how committed service ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/11/2014
NetSocket this week announced the next step in its evolving Virtual Edge Networking strategy, creating a Virtual Partner Program for third-party application ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/9/2014
Deutsche Telekom has teamed up with application delivery platform specialist A10 to develop an OpenStack-enabled IPv4-over-IPv6 solution as a virtual network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/8/2014
Metaswitch today launched an open source project aimed at moving the virtual networking component of the NFV infrastructure from Layer 2 to Layer 3 of the network to ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/8/2014
SDN demands carriers change their business models, creating challenges that go beyond the technical, says Jeff Smith, strategy and marketing director for the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/7/2014
Carriers should adopt a hybrid hardware approach to their NFV deployments, enabling them to benefit from commodity servers as well as the performance of dedicated ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/7/2014
Virtualization is sometimes seen as a threat to makers of specialized hardware, but for encryption vendor Certes Networks, going virtual has opened up a new universe ...
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Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business ...
Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio ...
Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with ...
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
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Brocade Weaves Software-Based Networking Strategy
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 6/17/2014
Brocade is making a transition from hardware provider serving primarily ...
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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