ORLANDO, 11/30/2017 – Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson and John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Ethernet expert, discuss innovations, proof of concepts and how enhancements to Ciena's packet portfolio allows service providers to cost-effectively expand and scale their Ethernet Business Service offerings up to 10GbE and 100GbE for new and broader revenue streams.
Deutsche Telekom says that spending on 'transformation' is impeding its efforts to reduce costs outside the US.
HR's Alan Breznick says new SD-WAN services could be a game-changer in letting cable extend service reach, which could spark sector competition.
Less than two years after swallowing Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is reportedly preparing a $16 billion bid to net Juniper.
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
Flexware, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, evolves to support SD-WAN in early 2018, in a marriage of AT&T's Intelligent Edge approach and its intelligent network.
The latest mobility report from the Swedish equipment supplier predicts there will be 1 billion 5G connections by 2023 but does little to answer the burning telco questions.
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.
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Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
Chinese service provider expects to have a commercial 5G network comprising 10,000 basestations in the market in 2020.
Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio – and it shouldn't be.
Shares in vendor giant get a boost as the company forecasts sales growth next quarter.
Network operator thinks many fellow operators will prefer to outsource their SD-WAN strategies and says it can scale to meet that demand.
New hybrid service leverages cable operator's Ethernet footprint and adds cloud-based SD-WAN managed jointly through new customer portal.
Research carried out by Light Reading shows the scale of job cuts in the telecom sector during the last two years, as major telcos look to maintain sales with a smaller workforce.
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.
Amdocs always planned to build a business case around its work with AT&T and now it's starting to show how.
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
While some telcos appear eager to get started with ONAP, others are worried about the unwieldiness of the platform.
With the Genband merger process over, Sonus has decided it's time for a new name. Say hello to Ribbon Communications.
Colt executive draws attention to the pitfalls of automating operations and provides an update on the UK operator's progress so far.
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
The UK operator is training staff to use data modeling languages so that it can address the lack of conformity it sees from virtualization system vendors.