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Key developments related to the replacement of legacy routers and switches with commercial off-the-shelf systems.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/8/2018
SK Telecom has met internal resistance to the virtualization of its radio access network (RAN), with its operations department worried that an overhaul might add to ...
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 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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- In what may be seen as a further challenge to giant network vendors, several of the world's biggest operators hope to slash the costs of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/26/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- If there was any lingering doubt that the relationship between Cisco and Ericsson was strained and nearing divorce, there isn't anymore.
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, ...
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 Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/9/2018
Six years on, is carrier SDN a success or a failure? It's not a simple question to answer. Perceptions are defined by one's expectations, and with early expectations ...
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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/1/2018
Versa has landed another landmark SD-WAN deal with a group-wide supplier agreement at Liberty Global, the cable networking giant with significant operations across ...
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Palo Alto Builds Automation, Compliance Muscle With $300M Evident.io Buy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
Palo Alto Networks expects to seal the deal to buy the five-year-old security ...
FBI & DHS Accuse Russia of Hacking Critical Infrastructure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/16/2018
In a report from US-CERT, the FBI and DHS accuse Russia of trying to hack ...
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Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2018
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital ...
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/15/2018
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says ...
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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