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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/17/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Incompas 2017 -- The drive to push intelligence to the edge of the network is being impeded by municipal policies and permitting processes that are ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/16/2017
Even though conference sessions don't kick off until tomorrow, and the exhibit floor stays closed until Wednesday, cable news from the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo has ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/16/2017
Deutsche Telekom is developing a reference system for a more software-based broadband access network that could help to reduce the costs of rolling out ...
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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 ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/13/2017
Network data is a key enabler for reaping the benefits of the digital transformation, but it has to be refined into smart data in order to feed lifecycle automation, ...
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
The recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver provided an excellent opportunity to take the pulse of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/11/2017
With SCTE Cable-Tec Expo less than a week away, the time is right for a review of how distributed access architectures (DAA) have advanced in the last year. There ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/11/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- With its initial NFV architecture in place and helping to deliver on-demand services to its enterprise customers, Colt is now ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
MEF and ONAP are formally teaming up, agreeing to work jointly on key aspects of MEF's Lifecycle Services Orchestration framework, including specific interfaces that ...
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 Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2017
The telecom industry needs to get out of the weeds of developing individual VNFs and focus more on driving automation in NFV orchestration, Verizon's Fred Oliveira ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/10/2017
As the cable industry marches toward virtualization, WOW is announcing a major achievement with the first known commercial deployment of a distributed, ...
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IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship ...
ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/18/2017
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning ...
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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