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NTT Challenges Cloud Giants
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications needed additional flexibility and automation to compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.
AT&T & Bell Canada: Know What to Send to the Edge
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5/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Not every workload needs to go to the edge. Operators need to consider which workloads make the most sense to transition.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter  | 
5/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Several privately held companies – including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks – have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
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5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Find out which vendors devised the most innovative SD-WAN product or platform during the past year.
Orange Taps Dell for 5G Transformation
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5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Orange and Dell will collaborate on a distributed cloud architecture for 5G cloud networking.
Aryaka Racks $50M Funding for Global SD-WAN Expansion
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5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Aryaka's war chest now totals $184 million for its SD-WAN service, which runs on its own private network.
AT&T Flies 'Airship' to 5G Cloud
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's 5G network cloud is built using Airship open source cloud infrastructure provisioning software, which goes to version 1 on Monday.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
The Philter  | 
4/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business and Vonage all had stand-out cloud service offerings for business customers in the past 12 months.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Telco Cloud Strategy
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4/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Three leading operators make the shortlist for telco cloud strategy for this year's Leading Lights.
'Lean NFV' Aims to Reignite Virtualization
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4/4/2019  |  3 comments
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Telefónica on Mission to Kill SDN as We Know It
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator wants to get rid of its domain-specific controllers and thinks standardization efforts will make that possible.
Telefónica Wrestles With OSM, SDN as Unica Passes Halfway Point
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.
Dish Network Aspires to Be America's Rakuten in 5G
DanoVision  | 
3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.
Equinix Builds 'Network Edge' for Global NFV
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Equinix is initially testing virtual router and firewall in the US and Europe, with plans to extend into Asia soon, to help make network connections more agile and responsive for enterprise customers.
VMware Debuts 'Biggest Release Ever of NSX'
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
VMware says new NSX-T is 'completely decoupled from vSphere now,' with significantly improved automation, user interface, scalability and security.
Vodafone Deal a 'Huge Step' for Sedona Systems
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.
AT&T Inks '8-Figure' Kubernetes & OpenStack 5G Deal With Mirantis
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2/7/2019  |  1 comment
The deal is a vindication for network functions virtualization (NFV), OpenStack and Mirantis, all of which have been taking reputation hits recently.
Alphabet's Loon Debuts New Telecom Buzzword: 'Temporospatial SDN'
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Google sister company Loon launches new industry jargon, driven by its recent deal with Telesat to power the company's LEO satellites.
Startup Stateless Goes Loco for Colo, Scores $11.3M
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1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Stateless's SDIX technology helps colocation centers turn themselves into dynamic networking hubs.
Cisco Promotes 'Data Center Anywhere' Concept
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco boasts of 'data center anywhere' capabilities designed to bring data center-class networking, compute and storage to branch and 'edge' sites.
Network Virtualization Pioneer Guido Appenzeller Exits VMware
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1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Appenzeller says he's probably leaving the networking industry.
Digital Transformation: Telcos Face the Future
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12/27/2018  |  1 comment
How MEF's work impacts telco businesses, SD-WAN and digital transformation, from the perspectives of AT&T, PCCW and Verizon.
Digital Transformation: Telecom Executives Sound Off
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12/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Thought leaders from AT&T, PCCW and Verizon Partner Solutions talk with MEF about their priorities for now and the coming year.
Eurobites: Telenor Uses Nokia for Cloud-Native Core
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12/17/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's regional round-up: Nokia secures core role at Telenor; Elliott Management eyes Telefónica; mobile subscribers in the EU have made the most of the abolition of roaming charges; Tele2 banks a NIM loan; and Synamedia tackles 'credentials sharing.'
Arista Extends Its Reach Into Containers
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Networking containerized environments is tough; Arista wants to help.
Eurobites: Orange Preps 5G Launch in 17 European Cities
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange unveils initial 5G plans; the latest boardroom shenanigans at TIM; Turkcell builds TV App Store with Metrological; ADVA unveils its Ensemble Controller.
PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2018  |  1 comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
Cisco: Here's How 5G Accelerates Service Provider Opportunities
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers -- and Cisco -- to reinvent their business.
ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
ONAP's Casablanca Focuses on Deployability
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
Operators Using PoCs to Drive APIs to Market Faster
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
Spectrum Enterprise: Virtualized Services Virtually Here
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
In this video interview, Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters talks about the MSO's efforts to build an SDN/NFV framework for delivering virtualized services to commercial customers.
MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
Can Telecom Business Services Bounce Back?
Rewired  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
Nokia Upgrades NFVi for Edge, Containers
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.
DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
PCCW Global: Blockchain Can Automate Inter-Carrier Connections
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
Comcast's O'Toole: SDN Stands Up to the 'Tyranny of the Boxes'
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11/1/2018  |  2 comments
Moving from legacy technologies like MPLS won't happen overnight, and operators need to find a way for legacy and new technologies to coexist in a hybrid WAN environment, said Comcast's Kevin O'Toole.
Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks
MEF Executing on SD-WAN Specs, New APIs & Enterprise Council
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10/30/2018  |  1 comment
Organization kicks off its annual conference with three key announcements showing progress on multiple MEF 3.0 fronts.
MEF Addressing SD-WAN Challenges to Accelerate Enterprise Digital Transformation
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF is creating an SD-WAN service definition to describe the core, baseline capabilities to help buyers and sellers of SD-WAN services.
Is Virtualization a DIY Deal for Telcos?
Rewired  | 
10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.
CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
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