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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/22/2017
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- Major service providers Tata Communications and Colt have voiced all-too familiar complaints about the vendors of SDN and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/17/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Interoute's container breakthrough; T-Systems peddles AI; ADVA's edge NFV device passes muster; consumer watchdogs bark at ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/16/2017
Enterprise demand for SD-WAN is so great that Ed Fox, CIO of MetTel, says his customers are skipping the usual tests or proofs of concept (PoCs).
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2017
Orange Business Services will enter the crowded SD-WAN market later this year by integrating Riverbed Technology's SteelConnect software into its existing Easy Go ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/14/2017
Nokia claimed a major customer win this morning, announcing that Vodafone Group has tapped its Nuage Networks unit to be a global SDN supplier to link its diverse ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 3/14/2017
AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/13/2017
Didier Duriez, senior vice president of Global Services and Solutions at Orange Business Services, talks to Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief at Light Reading, about the opportunities created by SDN and NFV, and the work it's doing with AT&T and its ECOMP MANO solution, which is now merged with OPEN-O and called ONAP.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/10/2017
VeloCloud added another Tier 1 customer to its roster this week when Telstra announced it was adding the vendor to its SD-WAN technology suite available to enterprise ...
By Denise Culver, 3/10/2017
Several trends in the SD-WAN market point to its continued vitality: It provides significant value to defray MPLS costs, simplifies and automates WAN operations, and ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 2/28/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- AT&T says its 2017 capex outlay of $22 billion will take its investments over a two-year period to more than $40 billion, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/21/2017
Verizon Enterprise Solutions' choice of Ericsson to provide the underlying orchestration platform for its managed services portfolio is a reflection of the industry's ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 2/15/2017
Versa Networks is prepping for a digital future where IoT devices are plenty and IPv4 addresses are scarce by announcing that its SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions can ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2017
Riverbed, a company known for its WAN optimization technology, intends to distinguish itself in the hot SD-WAN market by combining those two capabilities into a ...
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Enterprise Cloud Uses Mature, CenturyLink's Matherson Says
Brannan Matherson, Director of Product Management for CenturyLink’s Hybrid IT Business Unit, 3/24/2017
Enterprise cloud is still evolving, but it's already starting to mirror legacy on ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/24/2017
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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