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Key developments related to the development and deployment of 'white box' network elements.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2018
128 Technology today announced deals with a systems integrator and its white box provider intended to let managed service providers offer SD-WAN on an automated, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2018
NetElastic, a two-year-old startup focused on carrier NFV, says it will land a major telecom operator deal this year, and is working with several large telecom ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/29/2018
Ever since it was founded in 1984, Cisco has thrived by selling Internet switches and routers that inseparably combine its hardware and software expertise. It has ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/27/2018
LOS ANGELES -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T's plans to deploy white box routers in its mobile network beginning later this year will use a network operating system ...
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 Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 3/6/2018
Telcos have got to be getting a bit tired about hearing how their hyperscale peers are disrupting everything -- with the implication that if the telcos don't adopt ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/26/2018
Telenor and Metaswitch released a white paper on Monday in which they conclude that containers represent the only viable route to building and scaling 5G networks, ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/20/2018
AT&T is continuing its aggressive edge computing push, today announcing that its first test zone for edge applications is up and running at its AT&T Foundry in Palo ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/2/2018
AT&T's latest effort to jump-start an open source group is very different from its last one. With Open ECOMP, which became an essential part of the Open Network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/19/2017
AT&T's latest broad initiative is aimed at creating the most cost-effective, efficient and open way for the telecom industry to embrace white boxes as part of the ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/19/2017
Broadcom has begun sampling a new merchant chip for high-end Ethernet switches, specifically targeting the most demanding hyperscale networks.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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