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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of policy control and charging platforms.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/12/2018
Digital transformation is the bedrock of many telco strategies, which is why so many companies take great care and attention when entering the Outstanding Digital ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/2/2018
LOS ANGELES -- Open Networking Summit - Lumina Networks broke some new ground last week, with new features in its Flow Manager product that bring control of existing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By John English, Senior Manager, Service Provider Solutions, NETSCOUT, 3/5/2018
Operators are getting closer to the edge -- the network edge, that is. Mobile edge computing, or multi-access edge computing as it's now being referred to, has ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/8/2018
LONDON -- Huawei invested US$12 billion in its R&D in 2017 and is committed to invest between $10 billion and $20 billion every year from 2018, stated the company's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/13/2017
Masergy has added application-based routing to its SD-WAN product, enabling customers to use policy to treat business apps differently, making sure resources are used ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2017
Bell Canada's move to be the first company bringing open-source ONAP code into production is the result of a year-long challenge the company set for itself to make ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The MEF is planning to aggressively push smaller operators to get on the automation bandwagon to enable faster end-to-end service delivery, CTO ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/3/2017
The names Sonus and Genband have been on the communications networking and services scene for years (remember the buzz around softswitches and session border ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/3/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- Some operators are now making money on the back of SDN and NFV deployments, and the ones that have achieved that fiscal goal ...
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Satori Botnet Plays Hidden Role in Cryptomining Scheme, Researchers Find
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/21/2018
Several different researchers have found that recent attempts on TCP port 3333 is ...
Check Point: Cryptomining Malware Targeting Vulnerable Servers
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 5/21/2018
As the incidence of ransomware wanes, attackers are shifting to cryptocurrency ...
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Nokia Brings Smart Villages & Hope to Rural India
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/18/2018
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce ...
In Quality We Trust: Operators Try to Reverse CX Trend
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/17/2018
US companies lose $75 billion annually to poor customer experience — and ...
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TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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