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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/28/2017
China Telecom has partnered with Silver Peak to provide tiered managed SD-WAN services to multinational enterprise customers, according to a release today.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/28/2017
Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/26/2017
GTT's latest acquisition is designed to make that company a major disruptor in the SD-WAN marketplace, according to its top executive.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/23/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- With the rapid growth of the SD-WAN market in mind, AT&T's Rick Hubbard urged participants at Light Reading's recent event ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/23/2017
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/20/2017
NTT was early to the software-defined networking party and now is claiming to have the first 100% software-defined global network, as well as the world's largest ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/16/2017
Verizon this week rolled out its cloud-based virtual services for enterprise customers, adding that option to both its gray box and white box edge solutions for ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/15/2017
AT&T's Rick Hubbard examines AT&T's SD-WAN strategy and the impact of SD-WAN on the MPLS business.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/15/2017
Aryaka, the SD-WAN startup with funding from Deutsche Telekom, among others, this week launched its clientless SD-WAN option for remote and mobile workers at the WAN ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2017
SD-WAN is an option for managing bandwidth for applications where MPLS doesn't make sense but it is in no way replacing MPLS, notes Shawn Hakl, vice president of Network and Security Solutions with Verizon.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/12/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- Light Reading hosted a half-day power conference in Dallas last week to examine strategies and best practices for success ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/8/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- While SD-WAN enables operators to utilize a hybrid WAN and solve for bandwidth costs and application visibility, the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/7/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- Even as the SD-WAN market takes off, it's critically important to set customer expectations accurately for what this one ...
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Orange Business Services' Isch: SD-WAN Complements the Cloud
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 6/28/2017
Orange Business Services' Isch talks about educating customers on their SD-WAN ...
Seen & Heard: SD-WAN Key to GTT Communications-Global Capacity Deal
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/27/2017
GTT Communications bolsters its SD-WAN profile with the acquisition.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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