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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
Comment: Re: Vintage - Carol Wilson - 10/17/2017
Comment: Re: Vintage - Carol Wilson - 10/17/2017
Comment: Re: What that? - Carol Wilson - 10/17/2017
Muni Policies Stymie Edge Computing
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10/17/2017  |  10 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
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10/16/2017  |  9 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?
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10/16/2017  |  9 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
2017 Storms May Mean Network Rethink
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9/21/2017  |  1 comment
Data center operator says cables and landing stations aren't impacted but where the traffic goes next might be.
Calix Moves Lawful Intercept Into Access Network
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9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New capability in its AXOS Subcriber Management module eliminates the need for routers elsewhere in the network.
Level 3 Beefs Up Optical Security
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9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Wave encryption service offers standardized approach for securing data traffic in transit at the optical layer.
What Comes After SD-WANs?
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
Comment: An ethical car? - Carol Wilson - 9/15/2017
Close the Loop to Automate Service
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9/15/2017  |  Post a comment
The separation between obtaining service assurance data and acting on it is going away.
Close the Loop to Automate Service Assurance
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9/14/2017  |  12 comments
The separation between obtaining service assurance data and acting on it is going away, letting the network automatically address issues.
Tata Pours Special Sauce on SD-WAN Prime
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9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Service comes with home-grown ability to manage congestion dynamically to remote sites, building on Anuta orchestration.
AT&T NetBond Adds Cloud-to-Cloud Connections
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9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A new service, touted as an industry first, gives enterprises connections between their multiple clouds for sharing workloads without hair-pinning data.
VMware Charges Into OpenStack VIM Market
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9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Plays to its strengths with a carrier-grade version of an OpenStack VIM, taking aim at Red Hat, among others, in the process.
Vodafone Pushes ONAP Over Key Threshold
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9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Addition of global operator in 26 countries means ONAP now serves operators reaching 55% of global subscribers.
Amdocs Claims ONAP First-Mover Status
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9/11/2017  |  1 comment
Software giant leveraging early work with AT&T's ECOMP and ONAP to bring commercial version of open source platform to market first.
Radisys's SI Strategy Comes Into Focus
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9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor has been positioning itself as a key integrator in the telco infrastructure space as data centers move to the edge.
New Security Mantra: Explode-Offload-Reload
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9/7/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's former top security officer is updating his advice to enterprises, and it's all about the cloud, virtualization and new stuff.
Amzallag to Advise EnterpriseWeb
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9/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Former Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent exec to bring business and technology positioning expertise to middleware software player.
MEF, ATIS Team on Global CE Ordering
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9/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.
How Kentik Helps Operators Turn Network Data into Sales
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9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
SaaS-based solution offers network data analysis function to help operators such as GTT identify potential new customers.
Adtran's New Era of Software
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9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Three years in, Adtran's image and sales transformation is making headway.
Adtran: Desperately Seeking Software Status
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8/31/2017  |  1 comment
Three years into its transformation into a software, integrator and services company, Adtran's making headway changing its image and sales strategy.
Can CSPs Enable Omni-Channel Marketing?
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
They lack confidence in their abilities but a new CMO Council study is encouraging them to take a leadership role for other brands.
Cradlepoint Sees SD-WAN Opening
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8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Company's combined wireline-wireless networking for businesses turns out to be smack in the SD-WAN sweet spot.
Accenture: Automate Software Processes First
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8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving from monolithic systems to the virtualization realm of multiple software vendors can be an integration nightmare if not handled well.
NFV Automation Standards Picture Remains Murky
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.
Silver Peaks Puts SD-WAN to the Test
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8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Independent third-party lab used to test EdgeConnect system's ability to support application performance during heavy congestion, blackout.
CenturyLink Using AI to Boost Sales Efficiency
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8/21/2017  |  2 comments
Conversica AI software, sold in a SaaS model, launches conversations with potential customers that lead to higher sales.
EnterpriseWeb: Early to NFV, Finally Ready for Take-Off?
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
No small software company has been as persistently engaged in automation efforts without seeing much in sales – is that about to change?
All That's Gigabit Doesn't Glitter
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8/18/2017  |  2 comments
Consultant warns telco execs not to assume they need gigabit services to counter splashy marketing campaigns by competitors.
CenturyLink Testing Adtran Virtual 10G PON
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8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Announcement one of many at vendor's annual customer/media event, signaling early progress on the virtualized access front.
Equinix Index Tracks Interconnection Boom
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8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Private data exchange capacity is growing at a much faster pace than the Internet equivalent, according to a new index developed by Equinix.
CenturyLink Touting New MVP
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8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
That's Minimal Viable Product, a process that's speeding up CenturyLink's service rollouts.
Orchestration Startup UBiqube Pivots Away From NFV
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8/15/2017  |  5 comments
NFV MANO has been too slow to develop, so UBiqube is refocusing on the enterprise.
Analyst Nolle: Fundamental Errors Plague NFV
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8/11/2017  |  10 comments
Former leader of CloudNFV group says industry took a wrong turn on NFV years ago and is now paying a heavy price.
ATIS: Connected Car Security an Industry-Wide Issue
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8/10/2017  |  6 comments
New white paper signals movement forward in telecom standards group's collaboration with auto industry.
Comment: Re: Interbot - Carol Wilson - 8/8/2017
Will Messaging Market Leave Telecom Behind?
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8/8/2017  |  8 comments
Chatbot and messaging platform entrepreneur warns that telecom network operators are about to be left behind if they don't move quickly on RCS.
Comment: Re: Safety last - Carol Wilson - 8/3/2017
Investors Flee US Rural Incumbents
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8/3/2017  |  17 comments
Stock prices continue to slide for larger incumbents with rural coverage areas, leading Windstream management to cancel its dividend.
GTT Gears for Organic Growth
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8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
After a series of acquisitions, the company is aggressively pursuing expansion of internal sales, but may still be in acquisition mode.
CenturyLink Posts Lackluster Q2
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8/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Sales and revenues are off, but an increase in high-bandwidth sales to enterprises can offset legacy sales losses.
Usual Suspects Lead US Fiber-Lit Building List
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8/2/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon are one-two but after that it's all about the mergers to determine who owns the most fiber-lit buildings.
CenturyLink: Small Biz Still Needs VoIP
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8/1/2017  |  5 comments
New service packages would enable 600,000 customers to move off landline phones and save money while accessing many advanced features.
Comcast Joins ONAP
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7/31/2017  |  4 comments
Cable operator the first to join open source project led by AT&T to define network management, orchestration and automation of NFV/SDN.
Charter Rebuffs Sprint, Still a SoftBank Target?
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7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
After cable giant rebuffs efforts by SoftBank's Son to be acquired and merged with Sprint, a direct acquisition is still rumored.
128T Still Bucking SD-WAN Trend
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7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Intelligent routing solution finding traction among large enterprises and interest in the telecom sector, but is it too different?
Telecom Not Big Part of Juniper's Good News
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7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor posted third straight quarter of solid growth, but attributes that mostly to cloud vertical.
CenturyLink: Hybrid SD-WANs Ain't No Picnic
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7/25/2017  |  1 comment
New managed services bundles address enterprise demand for managing traffic over combination of private MPLS services and SD-WANs.
Edge Computing: AT&T's Next Big Play?
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7/24/2017  |  3 comments
CTO says mobile operators are uniquely positioned to deliver the distributed cloud computing power next-gen apps will require.
NetScout Data to Power Arbor Security
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7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Two years after the acquisition of Arbor, NetScout's real-time performance data will help power Arbor's advanced threat detection.


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