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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- For all the hype around SD-WAN services, many network operators are just getting started rolling out their own offerings. Verizon Partner ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2017
The 20 largest telcos with headquarters in Europe and North America slashed more than 63,000 jobs last year, and ten of them have cut nearly 21,000 roles in 2017, as ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2017
Vodafone has sharply raised its profitability guidance for the current fiscal year after seeing better conditions in Europe than it had previously expected.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/13/2017
As the debate about how ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) might be interpreted and used by network operators, Amdocs is providing an early example of ONAP in ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/30/2017
CenturyLink said Monday that the FCC has given approval for its $34 billion buyout of Level 3, meaning that -- as expected -- the deal should now close within days.
By Robert Clark, 10/25/2017
Australia's troubled NBN has once more been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/24/2017
BERLIN -- Broadband World Forum 2017 -- Orange Polska is ramping up spending on fiber infrastructure as it prepares for the rollout of 5G networks in the next few ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/24/2017
BERLIN -- Broadband World Forum 2017 -- Verizon and Vodafone have put further pressure on NG-PON2 vendors to lower equipment costs as they gear up for investment in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2017
Japan's SoftBank is setting up a towers infrastructure company in the US in partnership with a property company called Lendlease while it plots a merger of its Sprint ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2017
SAN FRANCISO -- Incompas 2017 -- The FCC under new chairman Ajit Pai isn't just threatening to roll back Net Neutrality rules but also to give up its authority to ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
Telco Transformation
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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