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Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus
The Philter  | 
9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.
Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter  | 
7/30/2019  |  9 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/28/2019  |  1 comment
A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Dish Network Aspires to Be America's Rakuten in 5G
DanoVision  | 
3/5/2019  |  1 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.
Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/11/2019  |  1 comment
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
AT&T's Cloud Outlook Evolves Amid 5G Buildout
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's new mobile 5G network 'is our first deployment where we can really say that 5G was born in the cloud,' explained AT&T's Alicia Abella.
Digital Transformation: Telcos Face the Future
Column  | 
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.
Powder Offering Powerful Wireless Testbed
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.
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.
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.
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
Spectrum: SD-WAN Is Coming Soon, but It's Complicated
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.
RAD: uCPE Is Gateway to IT Service Revenues
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers need to broaden their view of what uCPE can offer to include not just VNFs but virtual functions that support basic IT.
MEF CTO: We're Living Up to Agile Promises
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2018  |  2 comments
Pascal Menezes tells MEF18 audience the organization is dramatically reshaping how it creates and delivers specifications.
Colt Automates Network Service Delivery With On Demand Portal
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Colt's Mirko Voltolini explains where the operator has seen success with its On Demand service platform, but also addresses why the traditional service delivery model still has staying power.
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.
CenturyLink Adds Dynamic Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.
Verizon: Vendor AI Not Ready for Prime Time
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2018  |  4 comments
Verizon's wireline unit is developing its own machine learning internally using open source tools and 'agile' development methods.
ADVA: Ensemble Is Putting the 'M' in MANO
News Analysis  | 
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.
McBride on Why CenturyLink Delivers 'Home-Brewed' Flavors of NFV & SDN
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/31/2018  |  Post a comment
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.
Are DIY Telco Networks DOA? If True, Great for VMware
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2018  |  1 comment
VMware is gearing up to be a leading vendor to service providers, and may be getting a boost from a shift away from DIY networks and toward integrated stacks.
SDN & NFV: Convergence & Divergence Down in Denver
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Since the launch of Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event, the trajectories of SDN and NFV have continued to converge while also diverging and separating more than we expected.
CenturyLink's Simlot: Edge Evolves Based on Customer Experience
News Analysis  | 
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.
AT&T Boosts Akraino With Code, Summit
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Carrier hosted two-day developer summmit for open source edge software project, after it released key seed code for major use case.
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.
How Some Service Providers Are Using SD-WAN the Wrong Way
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Most current SD-WAN services are too limited in scope and too defensive in strategy, a veteran analyst warns. That opens the door to cloud providers and MSPs taking over the market.
Taking the Pulse of NFV in the Mile-High City
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
Kontron Scoops Up Open Source Software Provider Inocybe
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Kontron will combine its white box hardware with Inocybe's open source software, including its open source SDN controller and other software.
Kontron Uses Open Source to Move Beyond Bare Metal
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Company known for embedded computer technology vendor now serves as integrator as well, combining its hardware with OpenStack and VNFs.
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's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/5/2018  |  1 comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
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.
Why SD-WAN Is Taking Off Now
Column  | 
6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.
ONF Moves Aggressively on the Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
Column  | 
6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.
Telco Systems Strong-ARMing uCPE
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2018  |  1 comment
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
ONAP Says Its Beijing Release Is Market-Ready
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  2 comments
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
VMware Makes a Big Push for the Edge Cloud
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest NFVi release targets 5G and the edge in a multicloud play that hits a buzzword trifecta: containers, intent and automation.
ETSI's Zero-Touch Group Launches First PoC, Focused on 5G Slicing
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2018  |  2 comments
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
MEF Touts Multivendor SD-WAN & More
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2018  |  4 comments
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
Verizon, AT&T Splash the Cash for Lumina
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon leads $10 million 'A' round of funding, and AT&T is investing as well to help commercialize open-source SDN controller.
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