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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 8/16/2018
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
VMware plans to marry networking and application intelligence, to put Cisco in the crosshairs.
By Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO, Accedian, 8/15/2018
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2018
Supplier says some cable operators have put off big capacity purchases as they finalize plans for new distributed access architectures.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/9/2018
Deal gives Cox biz services unit a broader set of managed cloud services targeted to a mix of verticals.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/9/2018
In announcing Q2 earnings, Windstream says its sold more SD-WAN services than anyone else in the US and expects to keep rolling.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/8/2018
The Hungarian operator is trialing AI tech from startups including Uhana and Anodot, and the results have so far been compelling.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 8/8/2018
With the use of microservices and AI, AT&T is looking to speed up and change the processes that will ultimately help it transform its network operations and become more efficient.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/7/2018
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
By Oren Marmur, Head of NFV Product Portfolio, Amdocs, 8/7/2018
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/7/2018
Cisco's goal is to speed up and simplify WAN deployments, with centralized management and improved visibility.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/6/2018
CableLabs broadens its work in open source with a stack that eyes product interoperability as cable ops continue to flirt with SDN and NFV access network strategies.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 8/6/2018
The concept of digital twins could be taken to a much higher level in areas like network planning and design, programmable networks and field service management.
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IAM Heads to the Mobile Cloud
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/16/2018
Persisting problems with identity and access management combined with usability ...
IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
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Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/16/2018
Between April and June, the largest seven cable operators in the US saw 585,000 ...
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based ...
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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