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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2017
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg bristles at the description of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) as "Facebook's TIP." The social network is just one of 500 TIP ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/17/2017
With its promise of greater efficiencies and agility, automation is driving many network operator strategies these days -- that much is evident from quantifiable ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/16/2017
Even though conference sessions don't kick off until tomorrow, and the exhibit floor stays closed until Wednesday, cable news from the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo has ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/16/2017
Deutsche Telekom is developing a reference system for a more software-based broadband access network that could help to reduce the costs of rolling out ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/16/2017
Despite a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/13/2017
The head of Verizon's product development business in Europe has publicly leaned on vendors to make some radical improvements to their virtualization offerings.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/13/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- Just as Catalonia considers breaking away from Spain, and the bedraggled British bulldog limps toward its EU Brexit, so the ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/13/2017
Network data is a key enabler for reaping the benefits of the digital transformation, but it has to be refined into smart data in order to feed lifecycle automation, ...
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
The recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver provided an excellent opportunity to take the pulse of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/12/2017
Juniper said Thursday that it will report lower than anticipated revenues for the third quarter because it isn't getting as much cash from the cloud market as expected.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2017
AT&T's wholesale unit is rolling out new wireless and virtual CPE offerings to its customers, bringing its channel partners into the next generation of services. In ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/11/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- Orange has finished defining its "target architecture" for more virtualized and software-based networks and will embark on a ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/11/2017
With SCTE Cable-Tec Expo less than a week away, the time is right for a review of how distributed access architectures (DAA) have advanced in the last year. There ...
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/17/2017
As enterprise IT faces pressure to shift toward innovation, Cisco is looking to ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
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The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
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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.
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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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