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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/20/2017
The current hype around connected cars is old hat to Formula 1 racing team McLaren-Honda and technology partner NTT Communications. They are gearing up to handle ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/18/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Most conversations with GTT CEO and President Rick Calder start with, "So tell me about your latest acquisition," but this week at Incompas 17, he's ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/16/2017
Despite a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/13/2017
The head of Verizon's product development business in Europe has publicly leaned on vendors to make some radical improvements to their virtualization offerings.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 10/11/2017
When telco vendors are thoroughly committed to selling equipment that supports various technologies, there are words you'll never hear them use to describe service ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/10/2017
The MEF today proclaimed milestones in developing SDN-friendly standard interfaces designed to help carriers buy wholesale connectivity from each other and enable ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
One of the things that surprised me at our recent NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver was the emphasis service providers were placing on using virtualization to drive ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/5/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Although vendor interoperability is a long way off, service providers shouldn't shy away from jumping into the NFV and software-defined ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/4/2017
There's a new place to get a regular reality check on how network operators view key issues and technologies. Heavy Reading's new Thought Leadership Council (TLC) ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/3/2017
I've been spending a significant amount of 2017 getting my head around automation, the next big wave of communications. One of the things that I discovered is that, ...
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 10/3/2017
Any time a technology or service starts making headlines with words like "hot" or "explode," it isn't long before you start seeing forecasts and magic quadrants and ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/2/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- While the industry is in a period of great opportunity and promise for advancement around NFV, this is also an unpredictable period ...
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Microsoft, Cray Bringing Supercomputer Power to Azure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/23/2017
Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public ...
Cisco Targets Cloud-Based UC With $1.9B BroadSoft Deal
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/23/2017
Cisco is looking to expand its reach into cloud-based UC thanks to a $1.9 billion ...
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Masergy’s Watson on Security: New Networks, Similar Challenges
Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology, Masergy, 10/23/2017
Some of the usual suspects are in play when it comes to security for SDN, NFV and ...
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Yohann Leroy, Deputy CEO & CTO, Eutelsat, 10/23/2017
Eutelsat's deputy CEO and CTO discusses the company's next-generation satellite, ...
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With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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