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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/23/2018
DENVER -- Tracy Nolan, president of national sales, strategy and operations for Sprint, says companies need to support women in the shift to network automation to lessen the potential jobs impact.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2018
Finding differing opinions on open source with the telecom industry isn't hard to do, especially where orchestration is concerned. That's why a panel discussion on open source and MANO at ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/16/2018
Automation holds a lot of promise to increase efficiency and reduce costs, but these benefits to network operations could come at the expense of jobs -- especially for women.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2018
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.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc said his company is ready for 5G as we met at last month's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
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.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/8/2018
Automation provides operators with the means to respond to threats faster and even preempt an event, but controlling new security software also increases complexity for service providers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
Equinix's Bill Long says age of virtualization and automation is causing a major shift in network deployment costs as well as the engineering skillsets required amid the growing need for talented software developers.
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/5/2018
Jim Hodges and James Thomson talk about how service providers are moving past planning and managing VNF instances. In the coming era, providers will use a combination of instances working together to deliver true service management. Their conversation touches on capacity-based purchasing, security profiles, modeling tools and other components to deliver the service-aware outcome.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
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.
By Light Reading, 10/4/2018
James Feger, general manager of service provider at F5 Networks, speaks about helping service providers grow their managed service business by helping with the transition to cloud or network-centric infrastructures. So far, the complexity of virtualization has hindered its adoption, but a new model of simplified virtual packages makes it easy to deploy, scale, operate and change out, providing a greater comfort level for the people who run the network.
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Vodafone Ireland's Kiss Kalló on Edge Computing's Potential

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Can mobile operators take advantage of edge computing's potential? At Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, Csaba Kiss Kalló, Vodafone Ireland's Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, says they can.
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Why NOW Is the Time for 5G

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Open source networking expert Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks, sits with Light Reading's Iain Morris to address 5G network automation. The two discuss the fundamental architectural advantage reached when automating a unified network of legacy equipment, new 5G technology, and virtualized functions collectively. From labs to production, they continue by ...
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Telia Carrier's Evangelist on Internet Traffic Trends

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On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.
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Amdocs CTO: How 5G Will Enable Charging for Specific Services, Rather Than Just Data

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"We're just starting to tap the surface" of potential 5G use cases, says Amdocs CTO Anthony Goonetilleke, explaining how the mobile technology will enable operators to charge for separate services, rather than data usage.
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Cisco: 5G Transforms Data Center Networks

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Communications networking developments, such as IoT, edge computing and now the introduction of 5G services, has a "profound impact on the data center," says Ishmael Limkakeng, Cisco SVP data center business, who talked with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.
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Huawei BBWF Highlights

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Huawei showed its broadband access technologies, innovations and evolutions at BBWF 2018.
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Cisco: Fast-Evolving Enterprise Networks Create 'Huge' Telco Opportunities

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Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.
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'Godbox' Reloaded?

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With 5G around the corner, the network complexity we have all become accustomed to will become a major issue. Ray Le Maistre and Andreas Hegers discuss the rebirth of the 'Godbox,' and whether it stands a better chance this time around.
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Huawei UBBF 2018 Highlights

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Huawei's annual UBBF event had five key themes this year: Premium Home Broadband, Optical Networking 2.0, Simplified Network, Cloud Network Synergy and Intent Driven Network.
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PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge

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On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
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Open RAN, Open Interfaces

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We spoke with leading global operators to find out how Open RAN initiatives can accelerate deployment of innovative radio technology in mobile networks.
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Cisco: Here's How 5G Accelerates Service Provider Opportunities

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Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers – and Cisco – to reinvent their business.