DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Prime Reading | 9/13/2018 | 2 comments
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this year, has changed the IP and optical game for the German telco. It has yet to do the same for cloud services and automation.
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Prime Reading | 9/10/2018 | 2 comments
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy that focuses on so much more than just a souped-up radio access network and the availability of whizzy new devices – there's a broad range of technologies and processes that need to be addressed and missing just one could be disastrous.
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Prime Reading | 5/22/2018 | 33 comments
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was first conceived. How can the industry ward off further technology disappointment?
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Prime Reading | 2/13/2018 | Post a comment
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud transformation project partner that can help operators make the transition from legacy to virtual architectures and manage hybrid networks on the way.
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Prime Reading | 2/6/2018 | Post a comment
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself into a 'New SI' and becoming a vendor, a strategic shift that requires some M&A activity.
NFV's Major Movements
Prime Reading | 5/9/2017 | 4 comments
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and orchestration) and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) segments of the overall NFV architecture – but where should they turn?
The Growing Pains of 5G
Prime Reading | 3/15/2017 | 5 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
Prime Reading | 3/13/2017 | 2 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
Trump & Tech: Round 1
Prime Reading | 2/8/2017 | 1 comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Prime Reading | 10/13/2016 | 3 comments
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Prime Reading | 8/18/2016 | 2 comments
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international broadband charts: To achieve that, regulators need to look at fresh ways of bolstering infrastructure-based competition.
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
Prime Reading | 4/13/2016 | Post a comment
The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, consulted our friend Jack Daniels and come up with a mixed bag of names. See who's in the running...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
Prime Reading | 3/22/2016 | 1 comment
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway VNFs, independent test lab EANTC evaluated the vendor's virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Application Assurance (AA) network functions -- here's what happened.
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
Prime Reading | 3/15/2016 | Post a comment
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, VMware sees an opportunity for new business. But it faces stiff rivalry from competitors with similar strategies and an uncertain future under Dell.
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Prime Reading | 3/3/2016 | 1 comment
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN and NFV plans and has earmarked Germany as the first market for a broad deployment of virtualized functions.
Encounters at the End of the Sundance Trail
Prime Reading | 1/26/2016 | 5 comments
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
Prime Reading | 12/8/2015 | 2 comments
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV Interoperability Evaluation, focused on multivendor NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) interoperability.
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