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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2017
AT&T's wholesale unit is rolling out new wireless and virtual CPE offerings to its customers, bringing its channel partners into the next generation of services. In ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
To compete in the SD-WAN market, network operators are having to bring their own innovation, and Tata Communications is one good example. In addition to offering an ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/21/2017
NICE, France -- NGON 2017 -- BT has started the process of evaluating networking technology startups that, if selected, will end up in the operator's TIP Ecosystem ...
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Facebook users gobble up bandwidth. The service has grown from a scant 1,500 Harvard students soon after its 2004 launch to nearly 2 billion monthly active users as ...
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CenturyLink today rolled out an SAP-specific managed offering that makes it easier for enterprises using mission-critical SAP applications to migrate those to the SAP ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2017
Yesterday, I promised more key takeaways from the Open Networking Summit and here they are. Read 'em and comment:
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Open Networking Summit 2017 - This event has proven to be a major coming out party for ONAP, the newly converged open source MANO organization, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/4/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T's venture into white box switches creates two different but equally disruptive trends for telecom's future. ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/4/2017
In what could be considered a breakthrough for the white box switching movement, AT&T is planning to announce today that it's completed a trial of white box switches, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/17/2017
Telia Carrier's successful test of the Voyager white box transponder-router on its fiber optic network between Stockholm and Hamburg is proof that an open multivendor ...
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.
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