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Who Puts Mobile Biz At Risk? It's You & Me
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2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon's first-ever Mobile Security Index shows global professionals managing mobile devices for businesses fear their employees the most.
AT&T Sharpens Edge With New Open Source Effort, Test Lab Launch
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2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Company announces new group within Linux Foundation and launches its edge computing test zone in Palo Alto.
CenturyLink CEO: Automation Key to Improved Customer Experience
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2/15/2018  |  1 comment
Glen Post pledges more automated and simplified products, processes and systems in future for a combined CenturyLink-Level 3.
Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas for $800M in Southwest Expansion
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Data center/interconnection specialist buys iconic Dallas facility to fuel its expansion in southwestern US.
Windstream Rebrands to Challenge Incumbents
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Rebranded units will more aggressively target customers, particularly customers of incumbents not changing with the times.
Pilot Banks on Telia Carrier
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Partnership enables four-year-old fiber-based ISP to expand rapidly in competitive business markets.
Windstream Bets on SDN for Biz Success
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
US network operator focused on delivering critical services such as UCaaS and SD-WAN over more flexible, customer-driven platforms.
AT&T Makes Major 'Wind' Buy
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2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operator investing heavily in renewable energy joins other US corporations in wind-buying alliance.
OPNFV Unveils Vendor Verification Program
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
New verification process intended to make commercialization simpler and faster.
CenturyLink Builds on a Double Dose of Security Smarts
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2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Top security exec says the combination gives a better end-to-end view of customer network traffic, with both network and on-prem visibility.
AT&T's Rice: White Box OS a Team Effort
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2/2/2018  |  Post a comment
New open source group may not be as dependent on AT&T-produced code, says top exec.
Catching a CASB Key to Securing SaaS
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2/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Managed security service providers are joining enterprises in looking to cloud access security broker software as a critical addition.
Comment: Re: Tampa? - Carol Wilson - 1/31/2018
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Verizon, Calix Roll Out Commercial NG-PON 2
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1/30/2018  |  5 comments
First-scale deployment is happening in Tampa, Fla., using Calix gear and software.
T-Mobile Joins 100% Renewable Gang
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1/30/2018  |  Post a comment
US mobile operator pledges to buy 100% of its electricity from wind farms by 2021.
CEO Smith Abruptly Exits Equinix
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1/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Company release cites 'poor judgment' in handling an employee matter as the reason for Smith's shocking departure.
Verizon Wraps Ribbon Around Virtual SBCs
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1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator rolls out SBCaaS as part of its Virtual Network Services portfolio using software from Ribbon Communications.
Can Congress Crack Net Neutrality? No Way!
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1/24/2018  |  12 comments
New ads call for Internet Bill of Rights that applies to ISPs and content giants, but what are the chances Congress can get this done?
Linux Foundation Re-Orgs to Simplify Open Source Networking
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1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Creation of Linux Foundation Networking intended to harmonize work of six different open source networking projects to benefit members.
Arbor Survey: Attacks Getting Smarter, Not Bigger
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1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
DDoS attacks for 2017 were actually smaller than in 2016 but they are smarter and attack across multiple vectors.
Digital Realty Adds Oracle to Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem
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1/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Data center operator touts private connections via Service Exchange, and adds Oracle Cloud.
NFV-SDN Spurs CenturyLink Integration
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1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
VP James Feger says ability to virtualize services across CenturyLink and Level 3 physical assets will speed up product, service integration.
Windstream: SD-WAN a Retail Smash
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1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's legacy of serving retail market combined with virtualization technology is sparking significant service growth.
CORD: Calling All Systems Integrators
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The open source project finds telcos eager for deployment as part of their edge compute strategies, but systems integration help is lacking.
ONAP Adds Verizon, Claims De Facto Title
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1/16/2018  |  2 comments
Verizon joins ONAP as a platinum member, expecting to influence its direction and possibly other operators and vendors.
Linux Tackles Vendor Open Source Issues
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1/10/2018  |  3 comments
Planned white paper will innumerate and quantify the benefits of open source for vendors as well as network operators, in time to market and cost.
Rural Broadband: Help or Hoax?
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1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
Comment: Re: Rural Areas - Carol Wilson - 1/9/2018
GTT Buys Global Connectivity Company
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1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Service provider continues its acquisitive ways, buying company with 150 multinational customers to expand its cloud connectivity reach.
Comcast Also Cuts Jobs, AT&T Faces Lawsuit
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1/5/2018  |  1 comment
Philadelphia press reports Comcast cut 500 sales jobs in what companies calls a reorganization, as CWA sues AT&T over its job cuts.
Comcast Also Cuts Jobs
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast cut 500 sales jobs in what companies calls a reorganization.
#MobileOnly Movement Targets FCC's Broadband Plans
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1/4/2018  |  6 comments
Grassroots effort trying to combat proposed changes in definition of broadband to include slower cellular data service.
Analyst Nolle: Open Source More Likely to Solve Telecom's Problems
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1/3/2018  |  9 comments
Assuming they can get the software architecture right, open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues, he says.
Is Open Source the Answer?
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1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues.
The Legacy of Legacy
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12/27/2017  |  13 comments
Legacy business services aren't that easily shed when customers resist change but service providers need to find a more aggressive path forward.
ONAP Beijing Shifts Focus to Platform, Functions
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs exec who heads use-case development says next software release will extract functions from use cases and develop the functions.
AT&T Offers Up White Box Operating System
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12/19/2017  |  1 comment
Latest initiative aimed at speeding up white box deployment by creating an architecture that encompasses entire ecosystem.
AT&T Offers Up White Box OS
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest initiative aimed at speeding up white box deployment.
Epsilon Automates Provisioning, Killing Legacy
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could be ready to drop its legacy provisioning system.
Killing Legacy With Automation
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could drop its legacy provisioning system.
CenturyLink Survey: Bloom Not Yet Off MPLS Rose
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is taking off but it's being used for managing the combination of MPLS and broadband, as companies seek more bandwidth to the cloud.
Masergy Adds App Priorities to SD-WAN
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
New feature lets enterprise customers determine how apps are prioritized then applies that automatically to use bandwidth efficiently.
Bell Canada Pioneers Production ONAP
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator launches automated provisioning of data center customers based on ONAP open source software.
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
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12/4/2017  |  1 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
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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  |  Post a 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
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11/9/2017  |  3 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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