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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 9/27/2017
AT&T executives recently published a book, Building the Network of the Future, that explains the transition to software-defined networking, or as they put it: "getting smarter, faster and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2016
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- BT is working to bring the benefits of virtualization to the physical networks it operates today, and it's something Neil McRae believes the entire ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/8/2016
Like a precocious but insecure child craving recognition, China's Huawei loves to be smothered with praise. At the lavish events it puts on, customers of the world's biggest equipment ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/7/2016
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN& NFV -- Software license management and VNF onboarding are emerging as key challenges as network operators push ahead with virtualization in the hybrid ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2016
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- The ability to deliver cloud-native software is the entry-level starting point for any vendor wanting to board the network and service ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 10/5/2016
There was one brief shining moment when ETSI's first network functions virtualization white paper was issued when network operators thought they would be able to abandon the massive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/29/2015
Much of my work in the past year has been on Light Reading events, so it's not surprising that some of my most memorable moments of 2015 happened on the stages I helped set. Here's a look ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2015
A debate is raging over whether solving the management and orchestration challenge of virtualization requires a common information model -- or whether the effort to create such a thing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/13/2015
If you don't do anything else today, watch this short video interview with Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt Technology Services Group Ltd (London: COLT).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2015
Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt, says OSSs don't have to be microservices themselves but need to adopt some of those principles.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/11/2015
LONDON -- There was plenty to discuss and even argue about at Light Reading's OSS in the Era of NFV and SDN event last week.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Game of Phones

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LONDON, 10/17/2017 This week we welcome guest podder Jesse from TV business title TBI to talk about how video content is distributed and monetized, and what lesson the telecoms world can learn in its apparent desperation to move in that direction. Jamie is back from his latest travels and brings us news of what was discussed at the Nordic Digital Business ...
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Nominum & Security for Small to Midsized Businesses

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REDWOOD CITY, 10/16/2017 Arlen Frew discusses the latest security innovations Nominum is working on, from credential threats to encryption theft secured by their latest software that monitors Internet activity and potential malware within a group of employees.
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Light Reading Explores Software-Defined Capacity With Infinera

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DENVER, 10/11/2017 At the Light Reading NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver, Craig Matsumoto, Light Reading's editor in chief, sat down with Mark Showalter, Infinera's senior director of software product marketing, to discuss the role of software-defined capacity for optical networks.
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AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud

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DENVER, 10/11/2017 Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T. In support of this new approach, AT&T is submitting its hardware designs to the Open Compute Project including, most recently, its XGS-PON ...
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Technology & Test: Preparing for 5G

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SAN FRANCISCO, 10/10/2017 As LTE rapidly moves towards 5G, companies must prepare and transition in order to handle advanced features and standards. In this informative video, Anritsu provides insight into the technology and capabilities evolution to 5G as well as the considerations and impact on test and measurement moving forward.
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Verizon on Automating Network Services

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DENVER, 10/10/2017 Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements. Oliveira says the industry needs to move away from spending significant time developing individual, low-level VNFs and focus on driving more automation of network services.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Up to No Good

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The Light Reading sandwich makes an appearance once more as Scott is joined by Ray and Iain. They start by arguing the toss over whether ISPs should be allowed to sell broadband on the basis of "up to" a maximum speed that is rarely achieved, which leads to a showdown between the LR lads. Roaming further afield, they reflect on the turmoil in the Indian telecoms ...
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BT: NFV Services Taking Hold

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DENVER, 10/9/2017 BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization. As a result, technology BT has used internally for years is now directly serving customers.
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Bill Walker's Best Practices for Transformation

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CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his practical insights on a number of topics, including how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, the challenges of converting COs and wire centers to data centers, and why "fast pivot" makes more sense than "fast failure."
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Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

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DENVER, 10/5/2017 Jill Stark, region president of enterprise sales for Sprint, shares her approach to leading a diverse team. In addition, Stark addresses the importance of seeking out mentors, and encourages women in the communications industry to take risks and step out of their comfort zone in order to meet their career goals.
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OneAccess & Virtualization-Enabled Managed Enterprise Services

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DENVER, 10/4/2017 Pravin Mirchandani, OneAccess CMO, describes the impact of NFV on the enterprise router market and how OneAccess as a service provider specialist is best positioned to help them with the challenging issue of service migration with a flexible, open portfolio from the NETCONF-enabled router to the white box CPE and VNFs.
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How to Identify & Prevent Communication Failures in NFC Transactions

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Imagine your company produces contactless payment terminals (NFC) for banking and retail. Recently, you keep getting complaints from the payment provider about failed payment transactions in a certain region. How to find the cause of the problem? It is much too costly to send out engineers to check all faulty terminals. Don't worry, the new COMPRION TraceCase ...