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Margaret Chiosi, a former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and arguably one of the most influential voices in Carrier Ethernet, optical networking and ...
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AT&T and Colt are claiming a significant breakthrough in next-generation service development with the news that they have achieved SDN interoperability.
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As it moves into open source, AT&T's ECOMP platform will be able to reduce friction for telecom providers and equipment vendors alike, speeding up their shift to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/19/2016
SDN industry bodies ON.Lab and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) formally announced their merger today, ending weeks of speculation as to the future of the latter. ...
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