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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.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
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5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.
Eurobites: ETSI & Linux Foundation Get Jiggy With IT
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4/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange Spain tests Huawei 5G smartphone; KPN's numbers are heading south as it makes its 5G vendor decisions; and competitive device manufacturer Oppo is heading to Europe.
Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
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4/10/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
'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 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.
MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2019  |  1 comment
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
The Self-Publishing Network – What Can it Do for You?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/28/2019  |  Post a comment
No, it's not a self-help group for struggling authors...
Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
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.
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.
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.
The Acumos AI Project Is On Track but Lacking 'Apps'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
How Red Hat Could Give IBM's Telco Strategy a New Lease of Life
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11/5/2018  |  1 comment
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
Orchestrator Startup Inmanta Raises Funding, Bolsters Team
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Startup boasts some impressive results from a proof of concept with a Belgian operator and remains confident about landing commercial deals.
Ericsson CTO Talks 5G, Edge Computing & Machine Learning
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/23/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson's Group CTO Erik Ekudden discusses 5G partnerships, the growing importance of edge computing and the use of machine learning (ML) tools.
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.
Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.
Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2018  |  3 comments
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
Colt Ready for Major NFV Push
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
Netsurion's SD-WAN Plays to MSPs
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Managed service provider developed its own combined connectivity-security solution that it's selling direct and to other MSPs.
DoCoMo Capex Down 10% Thanks to NFV, Says Exec
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese telco says investments in NFV have already led to cost reductions and better service reliability as it plots the next phase of investment.
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride: On-Net Buildings & a Better Cloud
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
Netcracker Launches Telco Cloud-as-a-Service
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor offers an enterprise services software stack that can run on any cloud platform and already has Mexico's Telefónica Movistar as a reference customer.
CenturyLink: NFV Meeting (Modest) Expectations
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
Orange Issues Telco Cloud Rallying Cry
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10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
'It's a standard, Jim, but not as we know it.' Orange pleads for operator consensus around NFV infrastructure, orchestration and automation requirements, but will that be enough to create scale and meet developer needs?
DT's Clauberg Urges Cloud-Native Caution
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The telco cloud community is excited about the impending shift towards cloud-native, but Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg has raised a big warning flag.
ONAP: Time to Move On Up?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
ONAP has been a hot topic at the Open Networking Summit Europe event in Amsterdam and it's clear it has a lot of issues as well as a lot of carrier support.
Telus: Let's Push to Cloud Native Now
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
NFV isn't where it should be but it's clear that cloud-native approaches offer the promise of automation and scale, says Bryce Mitchell.
Is X by Orange Showing Us the OTT Future for Telcos?
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9/27/2018  |  1 comment
With NFV still unable to deliver agility and scale, Orange launches public cloud-based, OTT enterprise services in Spain with Red Hat as its platform partner. Is this the future for SME communications and networking services?
Telefónica: OSM Paves the Way for Network Slicing
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Telefónica's Antonio Elizondo says its common information model and orchestration layer will enable network slicing for 5G.
NFV 1.0 Is Passé; Cloud Native Is Coming
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2018  |  1 comment
Telcos are referencing NFV less these days and are talking more about cloud-native functions. But what's the difference, and why are cloud-native applications any better?
Telefonica's Elizondo: OSM Offers Best Information Model for Service Orchestration
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
ETSI open source organization will also have single point of entry to manage network services and network slices with release later this year.
Vodafone's Heeran: Defining the Telco Cloud
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/25/2018  |  1 comment
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation wants to define the telco cloud so that everyone's singing from the same hymn sheet.
Orchestration & Open Source for 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Issues relating to services orchestration have still not entirely been resolved.
Vodafone & China Mobile Lead New Charge Towards Automated, Cross-Domain VPNs
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.
ADVA: Ensemble Is Putting the 'M' in MANO
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9/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
CSPs Brace for Changes in Assurance Wrought by Virtualization, Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/30/2018  |  1 comment
Half of the communications service providers (CSPs) in the Thought Leadership Council say they'll need to supplement their current service assurance tools as they virtualize networks.
VMware Sees 'Enormous' Telco Opportunity
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8/29/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is driving deals where VMware partners with telcos to sell to enterprise customers.
CenturyLink's Simlot: Edge Evolves Based on Customer Experience
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8/24/2018  |  Post a comment
New head of carrier's virtualization strategy is focused on making services more readily available at whatever edge they best fit.
Telefónica's Elizondo on UNICA's Promise of Network Automation
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/23/2018  |  1 comment
Antonio Elizondo says his keynote at Light Reading's event next month will focus on how Telefónica is using UNICA, its network virtualization program launched in 2014, to automate network services.
NFV Orchestrator Vendors Flock to ONAP
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Most NFV orchestrator vendors have aligned themselves with a significant open source development, with ONAP attracting the most participation – but some vendors have shunned open source completely, finds a new Heavy Reading report.
Lessons From the App Store: The Benefits of Standardizing VNF Onboarding
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8/7/2018  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
Istio: The New Open Source Cloud Hotness
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Istio is a year-old open source project for orchestrating applications built on microservices, and it's gaining steam, says Cisco's Kip Compton.
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