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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/22/2018
Automation is usually seen as a means to streamline operations, reduce opex and use capex more efficiently. But for Canadian operator Telus, the ability to automate ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2018
Siemens is turning to Orange Business Services for its global SD-WAN infrastructure, tying together 1,500 sites in 94 countries on a single network that Orange is ...
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 3/20/2018
I had an interesting conversation recently with Dr. Marcus Hacke, the founder and MD of Ngena GmbH.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/14/2018
With the growth of artificial intelligence and IoT, and as service providers gear up for 5G deployments, the telecom industry is increasingly looking to network ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/12/2018
Aryaka is building out its SD-WAN security capabilities with Passport, a new platform and partnerships with Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler and Radware.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/7/2018
Cisco is taking its intent-based networking initiative to the WAN this week with the launch of two new technologies -- Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight.
By Light Reading, 3/7/2018
Didier Duriez, SVP Orange Global Solutions for Business at Orange, discusses the operator's recent updates to its SD-WAN platform, advancements in unified communications, and the impact of those technologies on the customer experience.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/7/2018
Did your company do something special during the past year? Is it the best in its business? Are you worthy of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2018
The combination of GTT and Interoute creates a stronger global disruptor in the telecom market, eager to challenge incumbents in the battle for multinational ...
By Light Reading, 2/28/2018
CENX's Nan Chen, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, describes MEF's 3.0 SD-WAN projects and efforts to develop SD-WAN specifications. In addition, Chen explains what telcos can learn from automation initiatives in other industries.
By Light Reading, 2/27/2018
Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, discusses Verizon's new strategies for IoT strategy including the impact of 5G on its approach to SD-WAN.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/27/2018
GTT has won the battle to acquire cloud-savvy European network operator Interoute with a €1.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) cash deal that is set to close within the next ...
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In Facebook Debacle, More Than Zuckerberg to Blame
Larry Loeb, Author, 3/23/2018
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are rightly taking a lot of heat from the ...
Cybersecurity AI: Addressing the 'Artificial' Talent Shortage
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 3/23/2018
As AI becomes increasingly important to cybersecurity, industry's complaints on ...
Telco Transformation
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/23/2018
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators ...
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/22/2018
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and ...
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Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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