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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 10/27/2017
Ericsson reportedly has a second major carrier going live with cloud and NFV infrastructure, but the company snaring bragging rights out of the deal is SDN startup ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/5/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/5/2017
Sprint has laid out its NFV strategy with a new virtualized core and new vendors Metaswitch and Mavenir, as the operator looks to scale and add services as its 4G ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2017
Mobile core virtualization startup Affirmed believes that the lack of network automation in today's carrier networks is becoming a stifling impediment to the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/16/2017
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Of all the telco virtualization projects underway, Telefónica's Unica initiative is arguably the most ambitious. Even after the sale of some assets, the Spanish ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/31/2017
Reconstituted telecoms software company Mavenir has bought Brocade's virtual EPC business, putting it in competition with Affirmed, as well as other major radio ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/13/2017
Affirmed is claiming a network-slicing first as it pushes to be what the CEO calls an "important company" in a pre-5G world.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/12/2017
The complexities of management and orchestration (MANO) have seen many telco executives figuratively tearing out their hair in frustration as they try to virtualize ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2017
Most startups at tradeshows hold their meetings in the coffee lounge, or squeeze themselves into white boxes (of the cubicle variety, not the server one) around the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/9/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants ...
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Google Cuts Cloud Prices Ahead of Amazon Conference
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/21/2017
Google wants to make it easier for users to create the right virtual machines ...
Cisco, VMware Battling for SD-WAN Supremacy – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/21/2017
A report from IHS Markit finds that Cisco and VMware are fighting over an SD-WAN ...
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Julian Watson, Senior Principal Analyst, IoT, IHS Markit, 11/21/2017
IHS Markit's Julian Watson says mobile network operators need to take a ...
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/20/2017
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and ...
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The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their ...
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