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TAG Cyber Annual: Automation, Analytics & Cloud Driving Improved Security Picture
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Organization led by former AT&T security chief Ed Amoroso updates third volume of annual reports tracking cybersecurity trends and sees a brighter picture for those who automate well using machine learning.
Windstream Adds PCI Compliance to SD-WAN
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Service provider says the independent compliance is important not just to its retail segment customers but also many other market segments.
ZenFi Not Done Expanding Yet
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Today's close of its merger with Cross River Fiber marks entry into new markets, but that growth is expected to continue, both in buildout and buy scenarios, says the CEO.
Juniper Unveils Major Edge Cloud Push
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.
Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
Packet Lands $25M 'B' Round Funding
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Round led by new investor, Third Point Ventures, includes other newbies such as Battery Ventures and Samsung NEXT, and existing funders Softbank and Dell Technologies Capital
Digital Realty Ramps Up Salesforce
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Direct access to most popular SaaS offering now available from its data centers globally.
Acumos Much More Than a Telcom-Focused AI Project
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
As part of Linux Foundation's new Deep Learning Foundation, it's casting a broader net and has greater ambitions to create an AI platform and a distributed marketplace of apps.
AT&T's Gilbert: AI Critical to 5G Infrastructure
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9/7/2018  |  2 comments
AI and machine learning are essential to scaling the deployment and configuration of the exploding numbers of cellsites needed for 5G, says Mazin Gilbert in the first of a two-part series.
ADVA: Ensemble Is Putting the 'M' in MANO
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9/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
Feger: F5 Seeks a Bigger Service Provider Play
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9/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Returning to its roots as a software company, F5 aims to aid service providers with virtualization and delivering enterprise applications anywhere.
CenturyLink's Simlot: Edge Evolves Based on Customer Experience
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8/24/2018  |  Post a comment
New head of carrier's virtualization strategy is focused on making services more readily available at whatever edge they best fit.
AT&T Boosts Akraino With Code, Summit
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8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Carrier hosted two-day developer summmit for open source edge software project, after it released key seed code for major use case.
Zayo Sets Sales Goals, Reiterates REIT Plans
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8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Zayo looking forward to landing bigger deals and to advancing its REIT plans.
How Some Service Providers Are Using SD-WAN the Wrong Way
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8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Most current SD-WAN services are too limited in scope and too defensive in strategy, a veteran analyst warns. That opens the door to cloud providers and MSPs taking over the market.
Is Open Source More Secure? Maybe Not
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2018  |  2 comments
Cloud training expert cautions against assuming open source software is inherently more secure, advising developers to use with caution.
Packet Carving New Niche at the Edge
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8/15/2018  |  1 comment
Industry veteran Ihab Tarazi helps lead company in providing IaaS at the edge of the network, offering bare metal compute as part of a larger edge computing ecosystem.
Crown Castle Courting Enterprises
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Shared infrastructure play now includes delivering fiber services, lit and unlit, to enterprises in large urban areas across US.
Windstream Claims US SD-WAN Leadership
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2018  |  1 comment
In announcing Q2 earnings, Windstream says its sold more SD-WAN services than anyone else in the US and expects to keep rolling.
CenturyLink: Faster Integration Driving Brighter Future
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8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Execs upgrade the guidance for 2018 saying the integration of Level 3 is going well and will drive major new business opportunities.
Comment: Re: Fiery pants - Carol Wilson - 8/8/2018
Net Neutrality Controversies Yield No Clarity
Rewired  | 
8/8/2018  |  4 comments
The FCC lies about getting hacked and net neutrality proponents cheer when Alex Jones is censored, but so what?
Tower Companies Brace for an Edge Computing Bonanza
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2018  |  1 comment
Cell towers represent a logical location for edge computing and their owners see major opportunity, once they figure out the business model. Two major operators are already on the move.
Spirent Making Big New Promises
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Veteran test and measurement firm seeks more strategic role in service assurance, 5G rollouts and cybersecurity.
Kontron Scoops Up Open Source Software Provider Inocybe
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8/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Kontron will combine its white box hardware with Inocybe's open source software, including its open source SDN controller and other software.
Equinix Grows as Enterprise Strategy Takes Hold
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
By making more cloud/IT resources available in its IBXs, Equinix is moving well beyond data center and interconnection to play a strategic role for large enterprises in the hybrid cloud space.
The Great Edge Computing Land Grab
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2018  |  7 comments
Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.
NetScout Data to Power IBM CEM
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Service assurance software company to provide continuous network data and analytics for smarter IBM analytics to CSPs.
Digital Realty: IBM Deal a Proximity Play
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Getting high-value workloads such as analytics, AI and blockchain much closer to the business customer is increasingly becoming a priority.
Feger Leaves CenturyLink for F5
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2018  |  2 comments
Head of operator's virtualization strategy makes a surprising move to join security vendor's service provider unit.
New Effort Tries to Curb Edge Chaos
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2018  |  Post a comment
With a new report, a glossary and an open source effort, small group intends to better define what edge computing is and will become.
Get Off My Wireline Lawn!
Rewired  | 
7/17/2018  |  7 comments
Consumers are now shifting away from wireline for broadband, as well as for phone, as more people either prefer wireless access or don't really care.
Kontron Uses Open Source to Move Beyond Bare Metal
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Company known for embedded computer technology vendor now serves as integrator as well, combining its hardware with OpenStack and VNFs.
BT Americas: Technology Matters, Customer Engagement Matters More
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In second of a two-part series, Jennifer Artley, president of BT Americas, says her company is engaged with customers in significantly different ways as it brings cloud-based UC and SD-WAN to market.
AT&T Locks Up AlienVault for Better SMB Security
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Privately held firm brings crowd-sourced threat intelligence service and open source SIEM to the AT&T security portfolio.
Coriant Makes White Box Bid
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.
BT Americas President Artley: Geopolitics Disrupts Digital Transformation
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.
Juniper's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/5/2018  |  1 comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
FCC Poised to Gut '96 Telecom Act
News Analysis  | 
7/3/2018  |  2 comments
Smaller ISPs head to DC to fight for continued access to unbundled loops but compromise by large incumbents may spell doom for UNEs.
Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
CenturyLink: Security Sales All in the Timing
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises want better security at a lower cost but they aren't going to give up what they've already invested in to get it.
Masergy Pumps Up UCaaS With Mobile App
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Managed service provider seeks to make noise in crowded market with mobile app that can add context to conversations.
Telefónica, Vodafone Issue OpenRAN RFIs
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  1 comment
TIP Summit's OpenRAN project group produces first set of vendor requirements, looking to identify who's coming to the table.
AT&T Buys AppNexus, Charts Ad Strategy
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Smarter advertising will leverage the telecom giant's content and wireless operators to 're-invent' how ads are done, says exec.
For Cloud-Based Call Centers That Might Kill IVR, Press or Say 2
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The short answer is 'no' but they can make the customer service process less painful.
ONF Moves Aggressively on the Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
Analyst: Cable Gaining in Enterprise, but CenturyLink, Windstream Also Strong
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6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
New report from Matt Davis of Independence Research looks at the varying strategies and find key differences are aiding cable and telco.
Telco Systems Strong-ARMing uCPE
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2018  |  1 comment
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
ONAP Says Its Beijing Release Is Market-Ready
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  2 comments
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
VMware Makes a Big Push for the Edge Cloud
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest NFVi release targets 5G and the edge in a multicloud play that hits a buzzword trifecta: containers, intent and automation.
Fiber Diversity Drives Crosslake Underwater
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2018  |  Post a comment
New dark fiber provider is finding diverse paths using short subsea segments across North American Lakes.
ETSI's Zero-Touch Group Launches First PoC, Focused on 5G Slicing
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2018  |  2 comments
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
CenturyLink's Feger: Edging Out Isn't Easy
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
MEF Touts Multivendor SD-WAN & More
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  4 comments
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
Verizon: It's How You Automate That Counts
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon Partner Solutions, the wholesale unit, is turning its automation process around to be more customer-centric.
Verizon, AT&T Splash the Cash for Lumina
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon leads $10 million 'A' round of funding, and AT&T is investing as well to help commercialize open-source SDN controller.
Large & In Charge: Operators Take Control
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators are taking more control over the digital transformation process as reliance on traditional vendors weakens.
ADVA Moves Encryption Into Software to Protect Cloud-Based Apps
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Ensemble Connector now supports deploying software-based encryption at multiple endpoints, including public cloud sites and customer premises.
ONF: Major Vendors Not Joining Open Edge
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
ONF's Timon Sloane tells Open Compute Project Workshop that incumbents haven't yet embraced fully disaggregating edge compute and open source.
CenturyLink Exec: Enterprise Success Is All About the Network
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Ed Morche says the company will continue to invest in wireline infrastructure and focus on the best on-net service experience.
New Service Providers Powered by SDN, AI, Aim for Fast, Simple Service Delivery
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.
MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2018  |  1 comment
Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.
Comment: Re: Yogi logic - Carol Wilson - 5/7/2018
Interconnections & the Escape From New York
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2018  |  2 comments
Exchange and interconnection companies point to avoiding 'pinch points' and creating greater diversity than traditional carrier hotels.
Telia Carrier Expands Into Mexico
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T, Comcast, Orange and Telenet each bring something different to innovating in cloud services.
ONF Cracks Open Optical Networking
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest initiative, ODTN Project, takes aim at integrated optical networking gear with disaggregation, open source software.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy, Service Provider
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.
OPNFV Goes Cloud-Native With Fraser
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Sixth software release also continues hardening of NFVi, testing and other functions to further commercialize NFV.
Verizon Takes a Big Step Towards a Smarter, Simpler Edge
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The network operator is using Cisco and Juniper boxes, but will decouple the control planes to bring business and consumer services into one edge device.
AT&T CFO: Business Revenues Bouncing Back
News Analysis  | 
4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
John Stephens tells financial analysts there's a positive trend in AT&T's business revenues, even with another quarterly decline.
Google Partners Compete on Ease of Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators take different approaches to using new Google Partner Interconnect.
ACG Survey: Security Top Automation Worry
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation takes human error out of the equation but adds the ability to screw things up much faster.
Incompas Sues to Reinstate Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Petition to US Circuit Court of Appeals in DC says FCC went against its own previous findings to roll back Obama-era regulations.
Verizon Biz Bucks Continue to Slide
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Revenues down about 5% despite investments in fiber and newer services based on virtualization.
OpenStack Promises More Focused Edge Work
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic initiatives aimed at filling the technology gaps around specific use cases including NFV and the edge.
Comment: Re: Big talk - Carol Wilson - 4/18/2018
Verizon: Lack of Interoperability, Consistency Slows Automation
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2018  |  6 comments
Verizon executive Vickie Lonker thinks both vendors and network service providers can do a better job to move forward faster.
Pai Critic Clyburn Leaving FCC Early
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  1 comment
Democrat and Ajit Pai critic stepping down ahead of her term's end.
Verizon Closes the Loop on Virtual Services
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  1 comment
New service bundles let customers more easily access virtual services to speed their own transformations, and will lead to self-service soon.
128 Technology Goes Zero-Touch
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2018  |  2 comments
Partnership with Arrow Electronics builds on Lanner white box with integrated solution including supply chain and ongoing support.
NetElastic Playing With the Big Boys
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Two-year-old NFV software startup says it is in trials with multiple large operators and will have one major deal this year.
MEF, ETSI & Linux Foundation Work Together on New NFV-Related Specifications
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
New work on LSO Presto specs creates abstraction and tool-chaining that can automate service delivery over multiple underlying networks.
Ransomware Rising as It Grows More Lucrative
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Attackers can get easy access to encryption, and face low risk of being caught, making ransomware attacks more prevalent, says Verizon DBIR.
Colt Sees ONAP as Longer-Term Industry Orchestration Standard
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Near-term requirements will necessitate vendor-specific solutions while ONAP matures.
CenturyLink CTO: SDOs Crucial to Automation
News Analysis  | 
4/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Aamir Hussain joined MEF's Board of Directors and points to its LSO work and the API frameworks provided by TM Forum as important.
Inocybe, Cablevision Argentina Virtualize CDN
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
That kind of narrow use case is becoming typical for how Tier 2 operators initially embrace virtualization, says Inocybe's Zannos.
CNCF: Containerize Your Legacy!
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2018  |  2 comments
Dan Kohn says going cloud-native doesn't require a total rewrite to microservices of legacy systems – that can come later.
Lumina Ties BGP/MPLS Into White Box Switching
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
New capabilities are integrated in a way to enable smoother, more efficient transition to SDN.
Startup Zededa Targets Cloud-Native Edge
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Company comes out of stealth mode with prototype compute platform for drones, light posts, gateways and more that promises security.
CenturyLink to Open Source NFVi Orchestrator
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operator took service logic from ONAP and repackaged it, now preparing to upstream what it developed.
Open Source Zeroes In on the Edge
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Multiple open source initiatives are looking at what it takes to put clouds at the network edge.

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