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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/3/2016
Open Networking Foundation Executive Director Dan Pitt on the progression of hurdles in SDN/NFV, and why it makes sense to just call it 'SDNFV.'
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Nokia today provides the first view of its post-merger virtualization management and orchestration strategy, launching the updated CloudBand portfolio, the ...
By Dan Pitt, 4/4/2016
The excitement around 5G is understandable. Not simply a next-generation mobile service, 5G is emerging as an end-to-end system that will enable a fully mobile, ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/31/2016
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner discuss how industry leaders such as AT&T and Facebook are making making SDN (as Wilson says) 'day-to-day deployable.'
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/30/2016
CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/29/2016
Time is running out to participate in Leading Lights 2016, the industry's most prestigious awards program, but the good news is that it's quick and easy to enter and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/29/2016
AT&T's determination to move SDN down to the optical layer is an effort to finally optimize a part of the network that has been static and create new possibilities ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/24/2016
AT&T's vision for automating network services and infrastructure, unveiled in detail last week, is attracting considerable industry attention. But it's still too ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2016
For those who weren't distracted by all the Facebook fanfare at Mobile World Congress, the real news coming out of that event was that there were now two seemingly ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2016
SANTA CLARA -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T is lifting the hood on the massive two-year software development of the network engine known as ECOMP and promising to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2016
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- The open source industry has to work harder to build and support integrated solutions for network operators, or risk ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/14/2016
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- Open source project ONOS is using this week's Open Networking Summit to show off significant progress for its efforts ...
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Edgecore Networks isn't a well-recognized name in communications service provider (CSP) networking circles just yet, but it soon will be.
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    In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
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    Ditching the Slash & the Orchestration Wars

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    SDN and NFV have been inextricably bound with each other for so long that on a conceptual level, smooshing them together into one catch-all phrase – SDNFV – is now justifiable, according to Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Light Reading spoke to Pitt at the NFV World Congress, where he explained that the next ...
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    Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and visit the Deluxe booth at NAB! Here you'll find Deluxe's Unified Delivery Solution, OTT video, virtual reality, HDR, 4K and much more!
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    Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade

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    When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
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    Ericsson's Simon Frost discusses how traditional pay-TV providers can cope with the big changes wrought by the rise of OTT video and IP technology.
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    The VNF Responsibility of Red Hat

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    At MWC, Caroline Chappell of Heavy Reading visits the Red Hat booth and sits down with Chris Wright to talk about the responsibility the VNF needs to take on in order to ensure the operators get the carrier-grade performance they expect for their network.
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    AT&T Expert on the Key Pillars of UC

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    Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
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    LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation

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    Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
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    NFV World Congress Highlight

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    The highlight of the NFV World Congress contains exciting telecom news. Join us for an inside look at Huawei's ICT 2020 plan and its latest collaboration with industry leaders.
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    Unified Comms Finds Its Voice

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    Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
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    So... What Do We Do Now?

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    After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
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    NAB 2016 Highlights

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    Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
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