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Key developments related to the development and deployment of 'bare metal' network elements.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/19/2017
AT&T's latest broad initiative is aimed at creating the most cost-effective, efficient and open way for the telecom industry to embrace white boxes as part of the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/26/2017
BERLIN -- Broadband World Forum 2017 -- The industry's steady march toward the adoption of open source technologies could force its equipment suppliers to reinvent ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/16/2017
Deutsche Telekom is developing a reference system for a more software-based broadband access network that could help to reduce the costs of rolling out ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/3/2017
Intent-based networking (IBN) startup Apstra launched the latest version of the Apstra Operating System -- AOS 2.0 -- today, a vendor-agnostic management platform ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/2/2017
DENVER -- NFV & CARRIER SDN -- The second generation of virtualized network functions is going much further in unbundling common elements and that is enabling ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- Verizon expects its vendor partners to embrace a true white-box strategy, because that's what its customers are demanding, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/2/2017
In a surprising move that underscores both the importance of software and network operators' growing interest in controlling their own destiny, AT&T today announced ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2017
CenturyLink today rolled out an SAP-specific managed offering that makes it easier for enterprises using mission-critical SAP applications to migrate those to the SAP ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/4/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T's venture into white box switches creates two different but equally disruptive trends for telecom's future. ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/1/2017
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/16/2017
AT&T's new work with Broadcom is all about speed -- as in speeding up the process of hardware innovation to support the software innovation already underway. (See ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/9/2017
This is the year when most telecom network operators will see their revenue-per-bit fall below their cost-per-bit, says a veteran industry analyst, and that financial ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/23/2016
As promised, VMware is boosting its efforts in the communications service provider (CSP) market in an effort to be at the heart of telco virtualization strategies.
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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline ...
Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the ...
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Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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