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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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/4/2018
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- If you embark on SD-WAN plans and don't factor security requirements into the early stages of the process, you do so at your own peril.
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Acacia’s Alan Gibbemeyer: 5G Backhaul & Coherent Optics

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Acacia’s Sr. Director of Business Development explains how coherent optical fits in the 5G transport network. He also explains the benefits that coherent offers access aggregation compared to traditional direct detect solutions.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Innovation, OTTs & the Smart Home

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Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Mary Clark -- CMO of Synchronoss -- this week. Playing to some of Mary's many strengths, they focus on the relationship between operators and their customers, especially in the areas of product innovation and customer experience. Mary offers insights into how this stuff gets discussed at the top table and the challenges ...
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Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity

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Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a ...
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Meeting the Challenges of Multicloud Service Provider Deployments

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As service providers move enterprise applications from centralized, monolithic architectures into distributed, microservice applications running in data centers, private/public clouds and uCPE assuring not only the network but the application-level experience becomes paramount. Verifying that new 5G services are realizing higher bandwidth, increased reliability ...
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Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services

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The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
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Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband

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Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
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AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G

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AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
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PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'

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DENVER -- 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. As carriers move forward with their cloud transformations, Hughes explains the biggest challenge is adapting company culture to new technologies. While operators have historically relied on standards ...
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Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 – Part 2

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Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.
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PacketFabric: Leading the Way in Highly Scalable Network Automation

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Jezzibell Gilmore, co-founder and SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric, provides an overview of PacketFabric's fully automated network-as-a-service platform, explaining how its customers are succeeding with network automation, and talks about how PacketFabric is growing.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality

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Jamie, Iain and Scott take a look at the emerging story regarding allegations that some tech kit coming out of China contains a tiny chip which enables some degree of espionage. Everyone involved in the report is denying it but someone must be lying. On that note the debate moves on to what constitutes a genuine 5G launch as opposed to the many '5G firsts' being ...
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The Ever Growing Hunger for Data, 5G & the Challenges Operators Face

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Ira Palti, President & CEO of Ceragon Networks, talks about subscribers' endless hunger for data, the consequent challenges mobile operators face and the role 5G plays in overcoming those challenges.