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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/14/2018
Communications and digital service provider GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, which is now available to its 14,000 business customers in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/14/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/13/2018
Atrinet isn't a name that springs to mind when considering the current state of the network operator virtualization scene.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/12/2018
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/12/2018
SD-WAN supplier Cato Networks is set on carving out a corner of the SD-WAN market in competition with major telcos -- and the company is not alone.
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By Scott Sumner, Director, Business Analytics, Accedian, 2/9/2018
In early 2018, expect many Tier 1 telcos to announce significant new mobile cloud and mobile edge computing (MEC) initiatives that will transform today's operators ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/9/2018
Six years on, is carrier SDN a success or a failure? It's not a simple question to answer. Perceptions are defined by one's expectations, and with early expectations ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/9/2018
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/8/2018
LONDON -- Huawei invested US$12 billion in its R&D in 2017 and is committed to invest between $10 billion and $20 billion every year from 2018, stated the company's ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/7/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa tests virtual reality and more on pre-standard 5G; VodafoneZiggo upgrades core with Ericsson; Com Hem gets 1.2Gbit/s ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/6/2018
After years playing a key role behind the scenes as an R&D partner to system vendors and a systems integrator and professional services supplier to many of the ...
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Google Buys Xively for $50M to Build IoT Muscle
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/16/2018
Google is buying the Internet of Things platform from LogMeIn, which bought ...
Enterprise Leads Blockbuster 4Q for Arista – but Wall Street's Not Impressed
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/16/2018
Despite a blockbuster fourth quarter, Wall Street was unhappy with Arista.
Telco Transformation
Huawei Preps for a Massive (MIMO) MWC
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/16/2018
The Chinese vendor is giving a sneak preview of its 5G wares, unveiling new 5G ...
Vendors Need New Transformation Sales Playbook – Survey
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/15/2018
New survey from CCgroup highlights how digital transformations are changing how ...
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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 ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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