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The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.
Coriant Makes White Box Bid
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
AT&T Preps White Box Routers for 5G
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
ONF Takes SDN Next-Gen
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.
Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
NFV Automation Standards Picture Remains Murky
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.
SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2017  |  2 comments
A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.
Open Source Boom Not Without Challenges
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Two industry leaders tell the Open Networking Summit audience there are investment, culture change and harmonization problems to be solved.
OrbTV: AT&T CMO & the 'Digital Mindset'
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
Ciena's Blue Planet Packs Analytics Punch
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2017  |  Post a comment
New platform adds capability for analytics to fuel a range of apps including the first one from Ciena, but also third-party and internal options.
DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.
Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.
AT&T, Colt Claim Major SDN Advance
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2016  |  2 comments
Federated SDN is key to the development of meaningful new services, says AT&T.
TM Forum Wants Role of Open Source Glue
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Industry organization meets with multiple open source groups to discuss how its reference architecture for hybrid network management can extend to them.
Can ECOMP Grease the Virtualization Skids?
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T exec says open source MANO platform will include common approach to basic functions to reduce friction for vendors and operators alike.
SDN Champions ONF & ON.Lab Tie the Knot
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  4 comments
Two groups merge into single effort on SDN, promising to combine standards and open source.
Ericsson Dons Red Hat for Open Source
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  1 comment
Broad partnership promises upstream-first approach to speeding open source solutions into production.
Windstream's SDN Push Starts at the Core
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Service provider focuses on shortening lead times for delivery of wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services over multi-vendor gear.
Colt Boasts Multi-Operator SDN Service Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  1 comment
European operator says it has partnered with a major US operator to enable international, multi-network SDN-enabled flexible services that can be set up in minutes by one operator to run on another's network.
OPEN-O Going Beyond the MANO
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Open source orchestration effort aiming for broader end-to-end service approach that also addresses brownfield deployments.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
OSM Quick on First Release Trigger
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2016  |  3 comments
Open Source MANO group gets its first set of code out the door, tackling practical problems in a rapid-fire way.
Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.
OpenDaylight in Pictures: It Just Got Real
Slide Shows  | 
9/30/2016  |  3 comments
The ODL crowd broke out of Silicon Valley to bring their annual summit to the software mecca of Bellevue, Wash.
Huawei Exec: SDN's Become a 'Completely Meaningless Term'
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  2 comments
It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.
NFV: Driving Toward Openness
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The more vendors deconstruct their features and services, the more they can be integrated into everybody else's infrastructure, according to Andrew Coward at Brocade.
Carriers Driving ODL's Boron Release
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
More than half of new projects in the last ODL release came from carriers, who are increasingly contributing code, not just advice.
Telco's Got Talent? It's Audition Time for SDN/NFV Startups
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  4 comments
Three of Europe's national telcos have teamed up to court virtualization startups with a 'Call for Innovation' that suggests carrier SDN and NFV might currently be stuck at the launch pad.
Programmable Networks Crack the Cost Code
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2016  |  2 comments
Programmable networks cut costs but challenges remain, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.
Orange First to Test AT&T's ECOMP
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2016  |  3 comments
French operator has looked at MANO solution in its lab, will now test use case in one of its Euro operations, in advance of open source.
AT&T Ready for Next-Gen NFV
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  3 comments
First-generation NFV only virtualized functions as they exist today, without breaking them into composable software pieces, says Tom Anschutz.
Heavy Reading: SDN Bringing Capex, Opex Savings to Optical Networks
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2016  |  Post a comment
By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.
Infinera Unveils Transport SDN Tools, Slams Rivals
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  3 comments
Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.
OPNFV Seeks More CSP Input
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
New advisory group will gather requirements even from non-member companies.
128T Aims to Displace SD-WANs
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2016  |  6 comments
Startup moves out of stealth mode with a new approach called Secure Vector Routing, built by a team of Acme Packet veterans.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
AT&T Taps Amdocs as ECOMP Integration Partner
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  2 comments
Companies have been working together for seven months on developing integration plan for platform as it is released into open source.
MEF Shows Off First Open Connectivity Service
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Amartus are leading the first use case for MEF's OpenCS initiative, focused on Packet WAN services.
ONOS, ONF Create Integrated NFV Approach
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
Combining the CORD project with a new open-source leaf-spine fabric for data centers is enabling ONOS and ONF to deliver a total NFV solution for operators.
AT&T, Orange Unite to Press for SDN, NFV Standards
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  2 comments
Carriers collaborating to speed up standards that make virtual CPE, SDNs and VNF on-boarding universally interoperable across networks.
AT&T Offers 'Mature' ECOMP as Open Source MANO
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2016  |  3 comments
When it comes to holistic management efforts for software-centric networks, AT&T's ECOMP has strongest track record, execs say.
Arista's CEO Shares Her Guiding Principles
Mentor Monday  | 
7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Jayshree Ullal discusses the people and guiding principles that have shaped her three-decades-long impressive career in Silicon Valley's tech world.
How Open Source Can Help Telcos Evolve
LRTV Interviews  | 
7/4/2016  |  2 comments
Open source developments, such as the OPEN-Orchestrator (OPEN-O) Project that is developing software for service orchestration over NFV, SDN and legacy network infrastructure, can play a key role in the evolution of telco strategies, says Marc Cohn of the Linux Foundation.
What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
Column  | 
6/14/2016  |  2 comments
SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.
GÉANT Finds SDN Joy With Infinera, ONOS Combo
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Giant European research and education network is deploying SDN-enabled network gear from Infinera and an ONOS-based SDN controller to improve network control and reduce costs.
Cloud Native Group Wants Telecom Input
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Open source group Cloud Native Computing Foundation wants more telecom operators to join its user group and make their needs known.
AT&T's Margaret Chiosi Retires
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2016  |  7 comments
Virtualization figurehead retires from AT&T after an illustrious career.
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