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By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 8/19/2016
Enterprises are more than ready for virtual private networks (VPNs) that connect offices, employees and cloud data centers to finally match their needs in terms of ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/27/2016
Adtran has unveiled its software-defined broadband access platform, dubbed Mosaic, built around an open, multivendor approach that supports any access technology ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/18/2016
AT&T has built further upon its Network On Demand platform with the launch of Network Functions On Demand, a managed service that enables enterprise users to run ...
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The recent Spring 2016 update of Heavy Reading's Future of Virtualization Index (available to all registered users of the Virtuapedia) raises some interesting ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/17/2016
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 7/15/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Top women in telecom are celebrated; Orthodox women take over the tech scene in Israel; reality stars rule the iTunes app ...
By Chloe Jian Ma, Senior Director, Cloud Market Development, Mellanox Technologies, 7/6/2016
This year's Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit produced some really exciting news including Google joining OCP, Microsoft open-sourcing its cloud switch network ...
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As it embarks on an ambitious expansion plan that involves the addition of data center and fiber network assets on multiple continents, French hosting and cloud ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/21/2016
DOCSIS 3.1 looks set to play a significant role in the development of a Gigabit Europe broadband market and provide fertile ground for vendors that have developed ...
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Extensive European research and education network GÉANT has found a way to benefit from SDN capabilities by deploying packet-optical network technology from long-time ...
By Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 5/31/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
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Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
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After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.