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Next-Gen Services Need Customer Control
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Panel at Future of Cable Business Services event says putting the customer in charge requires automation to create simple but powerful interfaces.
Skilled Women Can Fuel Tech Growth
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
Epsilon: Future Wholesale Markets Need Better APIs
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12/1/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.
Will SD-WANs Spark Cable Competition?
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11/30/2017  |  5 comments
HR's Alan Breznick says new SD-WAN services could be a game-changer in letting cable extend service reach, which could spark sector competition.
AT&T Preps Its Intelligent Edge for SD-WAN
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Josh Goodell, vice president for the intelligent edge at AT&T, talks about the company's CPE platform.
AT&T: Flexware-Based SD-WAN to Marry Network, Edge Smarts
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Flexware, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, evolves to support SD-WAN in early 2018, in a marriage of AT&T's Intelligent Edge approach and its intelligent network.
CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
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11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
Sigma's Michel: Digital Economy Demands Inclusion
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
MEF CTO: Standards Pace Accelerating
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11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
Ambitious Amsterdam Makes ONAP's Case
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11/20/2017  |  1 comment
First software release fully merges OpenECOMP and OPEN-O into modular architecture, pieces of which are already being put to use and in PoCs.
AT&T Intelligent Edge Blurs Lines Between Cloud, CPE
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11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Old distinctions lose relevance when intelligence can reside anywhere and every customer prem is connected to the cloud.
MEF17: Breaking Down the Hot Topics
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11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
MEF CTO: Small Operators Must Automate
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11/15/2017  |  2 comments
Unless smaller access providers get on board the automation train, on-demand end-to-end services won't be possible.
Verizon Betting on Wholesale SD-WAN
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11/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator thinks many fellow operators will prefer to outsource their SD-WAN strategies and says it can scale to meet that demand.
Charter Taps SD-WAN to Boost Off-Net Reach
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11/14/2017  |  1 comment
New hybrid service leverages cable operator's Ethernet footprint and adds cloud-based SD-WAN managed jointly through new customer portal.
MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
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11/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
MEF 3.0 Goes Agile, Incremental
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.
ONAP Strikes Back, Saying Critics Are Misinformed
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11/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Most of the criticisms of ONAP are coming from non-members who don't know the whole story, says Linux Foundation's Arpit Joshipura.
Facebook's TIP Expands Its Influence, Except in the US
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2017  |  2 comments
The Telecom Infra Project is moving into areas such as AI and network slicing, as founder Facebook pushes universal connectivity.
Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
Comment: Re: Crumbs - Carol Wilson - 11/8/2017
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The Wit & Wisdom of David Hughes
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11/8/2017  |  22 comments
PCCW exec David Hughes eviscerates the telecom 'poor me' mindset but with a light touch, Carol Wilson writes.
SevOne Adds Containers to Its Quiver
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Service assurance software vendor making strides in the cloud-native direction while retaining its other options, including VMs.
NFV & SDN Are Generating Profit$, Claims Netcracker
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VP of strategy tells OSS event audience that its business-focused operator customers are making money and getting services out faster.
Comment: Re: Trexit - Carol Wilson - 11/3/2017
Comment: Re: Trexit - Carol Wilson - 11/3/2017
NFV & SDN Are Generating Profit$
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VP of strategy says business-focused operator customers are making money and getting services out faster.
Comment: Re: Trexit - Carol Wilson - 11/2/2017
Time for Women to Demand Equality – Panel
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11/2/2017  |  1 comment
Women should no longer ask for equal treatment or fairness. It's time to insist, say Women in Comms panelists.
Pace of Change Is the Biggest Challenge – Sigma CTO Michel
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11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON -- Sigma Systems works to help CSPs become digital service providers, and that means tracking not just technology but many other trends and expectations.
Comment: Re: Trexit - Carol Wilson - 11/2/2017
AT&T's Stine: Driving the Data That Fuels Business Success
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11/2/2017  |  1 comment
Steve Stine's new job focuses on making sure business units have they data they need in the structure and place they need it.
The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
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11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
Comment: Re: INFN - Carol Wilson - 11/2/2017
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Heavy Reading: Common Data Models Unlikely
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2017  |  5 comments
Getting operators to agree on a common data model that rises above the lowest common denominator is seemingly impossible.
Comment: Re: INFN - Carol Wilson - 11/1/2017
Masergy Tidies Up UCaaS Collaboration
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10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
New Hub option pulls together contextual information from multiple places, including social media, IMs, emails and chats.
AT&T Launches New AI, Microservice Initiatives
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10/30/2017  |  3 comments
Operator teams with Tech Mahindra on new open AI framework to be hosted by Linux Foundation, develops own internal microservices supplier platform.
Google Gears to Scale Cloud
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10/26/2017  |  1 comment
Convinced of its technical superiority, Google CEO says the only challenge now is scaling up to meet customer demand.
Can Carriers Make Money on CPaaS?
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10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Twilio and the like are cleaning up selling communications platform as-a-service offerings – two vendors say CSPs can as well.
Heavy Reading: It's Simple – Automate or Die
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10/25/2017  |  11 comments
A new 40-page report co-authored by seven analysts shows why network operators have to get on with automation or see themselves become irrelevant.
Windstream Joins DDoS Mitigation Effort
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10/24/2017  |  2 comments
As DDoS attacks get bigger and badder, carriers like Windstream have begun offering mitigation services in the cloud.
KDDI Embraces Versa's SD-WAN
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10/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-based approach enables cloud deployment and rapid scaling of SD-WAN services for enterprise customers.
OPNFV's Euphrates Sails Toward Cloud-Native Shores
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10/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Fifth software release from OPNFV integrates Kubernetes, cloud-based OpenStack and continuous integration.
OPNFV's Euphrates Sails Forward
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10/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Fifth software release from OPNFV integrates Kubernetes, cloud-based OpenStack and continuous integration.
Nokia, AWS Team Up Strategically
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New collaboration will focus on helping service providers migrate their IT operations to the AWS cloud along with edge computing and IoT.
GTT Getting Aggressive on SD-WANs
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Services strategy builds on new access footprint, global Internet backbone and push to hit $1 billion in revenues.
Comment: A totally new take - Carol Wilson - 10/17/2017
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Comment: Re: Vintage - Carol Wilson - 10/17/2017
Comment: Re: What that? - Carol Wilson - 10/17/2017
Muni Policies Stymie Edge Computing
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2017  |  11 comments
Companies building out fiber networks to support intelligence closer to the customer face daunting processes, not to mention high prices for permits and access.
Pai's FCC Raises Alarms at Competitive Carriers
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2017  |  10 comments
The FCC chair could mean bad news for Net Neutrality and interconnection disputes, panelists at Incompas say.
Is US Lurching Back to Monopoly Status?
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2017  |  10 comments
Ranking Democrat on key House committee warns that new attitudes in DC go beyond concern to 'worry' status and need action now.
Comment: Re: What that? - Carol Wilson - 10/16/2017
Comment: Re: What that? - Carol Wilson - 10/16/2017
WiC Panel: The Upside of Sexism Scandals
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Recent scandals at large tech companies show the industry's problems treating women fairly, but also reveal much less public tolerance of sexism.
AT&T Brings vCPE, Wireless WAN to Wholesale Channel
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10/12/2017  |  Post a comment
At its solutions partner event this week, AT&T unveiled wholesale versions of its FlexWare and wireless backup service offerings.
FCC Restarts Approval Clock for CenturyLink & Level 3
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2017  |  5 comments
CenturyLink's $34B purchase of Level 3 Communications is apparently very close to being cleared for take-off.
AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud
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10/11/2017  |  2 comments
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.
ONAP & MEF Formally Team on LSO APIs, Framework
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10/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Team of companies belonging to both groups will work on making sure LSO interfaces match ONAP needs at key north-south and east-west connections.
MEF Proclaims Progress on Key LSO Interfaces
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10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
New software development kits for its LSO Presto and Sonata interfaces build on work done by operator members to speed interconnection.
MEF Linking LSO With SDN
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10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
New software development kits speed interconnection.
BT: Aiming for a Virtualization App Store
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
New services are taking hold, as businesses overcome their trepidation over virtualization and the technology matures, says Jim Sabey.
BT: NFV Services Taking Hold
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
Practical Advice of the Transforming Kind
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker is an IT guy, tasked with helping transform a legacy telco. He shared some very practical ideas about how to do that – notes from the trenches, as it were – in this video interview.
OSM's New NFV MANO Release Sticks to a Focused Approach
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10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
The third release of Open Source MANO's software drops on Monday, featuring new features, and a more detailed architecture.
Bill Walker's Best Practices for Transformation
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/6/2017  |  2 comments
CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his insights on how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, and convert COs to data centers.
AT&T Hits Milestone on Software-Defined Access
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10/5/2017  |  2 comments
Operator releases hardware abstraction framework for XGS-PON into Open Networking Foundation, supporting multivendor OLTs.
Verizon Puts UC in Its Wireless Network
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
New One Talk capabilities target midsized and multi-site businesses with collaboration tools built right into the Verizon Wireless network.
Heavy Reading's TLC Offers New Reality Checks
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Reports from the focus group based Thought Leadership Council cut through the hype to reveal what CSP executives are really thinking.
Next-Gen NFV Actually Saves Opex
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Combining next-gen disaggregation with open source will pay off.
Anschutz: Next-Gen NFV Actually Saves Opex
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10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
First-gen virtual network functions were still vertically integrated but combining next-gen disaggregation with open source will pay off.
Data Centers Driving Aqua Comms' Expansion
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2017  |  1 comment
As hyperscale players grow data center infrastructure globally, subsea cable operator is expanding to meet that connectivity need.
CenturyLink: Edge Compute Critical, Not Easy
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2017  |  2 comments
Distributing content and applications closer to the customer is critical but using existing infrastructure isn't going to be easy.
Intel Aims at Simplifying NFVi Confusion
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9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Two new programs seek to settle on a smaller set of NFVi configurations so the real innovation can begin.
ADVA: Operators Key to Multivendor Virtualization
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9/26/2017  |  2 comments
Everyone wants vendor-agnostic virtualization, but it's going to require hands-on work from the network operators, says ADVA CTO.


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