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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2018
Industry veteran Ihab Tarazi helps lead company in providing IaaS at the edge of the network, offering bare metal compute as part of a larger edge computing ecosystem.
By Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO, Accedian, 8/15/2018
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
By Rebecca Prudhomme, VP, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, 8/15/2018
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2018
Supplier says some cable operators have put off big capacity purchases as they finalize plans for new distributed access architectures.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/10/2018
Vendor set to hire at least 380 new tech staff and start manufacturing locally to better support its important US customers, but where will these experts come from?
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/8/2018
The Hungarian operator is trialing AI tech from startups including Uhana and Anodot, and the results have so far been compelling.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 8/8/2018
With the use of microservices and AI, AT&T is looking to speed up and change the processes that will ultimately help it transform its network operations and become more efficient.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/7/2018
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
By Oren Marmur, Head of NFV Product Portfolio, Amdocs, 8/7/2018
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/7/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to live-stream top-flight European soccer; FTTH = fiber to the Highlands; Telia helps test the Ironmen's mettle.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/6/2018
CableLabs broadens its work in open source with a stack that eyes product interoperability as cable ops continue to flirt with SDN and NFV access network strategies.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 8/6/2018
The concept of digital twins could be taken to a much higher level in areas like network planning and design, programmable networks and field service management.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/3/2018
Finnish equipment vendor says India's optical networking market is booming thanks to soaring usage of mobile broadband services.
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IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
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Paul Martini, CEO & co-founder of iboss, 8/15/2018
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MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based ...
Telcos Mount a Broadband Comeback
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2018
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
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 ...
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