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Key developments related to SDN in the WAN (wide area network), particularly related to transport layer management.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/18/2018
After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/10/2018
Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 7/6/2018
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
By Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst, Futuriom, 6/22/2018
It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/19/2018
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2018
Ensemble Connector now supports deploying software-based encryption at multiple endpoints, including public cloud sites and customer premises.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/9/2018
PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/17/2018
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
A group of telecom executives at this week's Paris tradeshow deliver a critical assessment of SDN and NFV.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
New work on LSO Presto specs creates abstraction and tool-chaining that can automate service delivery over multiple underlying networks.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
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