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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/29/2017
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/27/2017
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
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.
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Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
Ciena is trying to jump out ahead of the edge computing craze, today announcing three new products and a product update that bring 10-gig and 100-gig capacity closer ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
MEF and ATIS have teamed up to jointly develop specifications that essentially create a global ordering platform for Carrier Ethernet services. This new platform ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 7/6/2017
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/3/2017
With the planned acquisition of fellow metro optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV, ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes he is doing the market, as well as his ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2017
ADVA plans to acquire US rival MRV Communications in a $69 million deal it says will strengthen its line-up of products and broaden its customer base. (See ADVA to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/1/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 completes UK Broadband acquisition; Telefónica trumpets security first; Murdochs huddle with Ofcom to chew over Fox-Sky deal; ...
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