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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/23/2018
AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN is going global as the carrier has made its software-defined wide-area network available as a virtualized function on the AT&T FlexWare ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/20/2018
Cisco has launched Cisco Crosswork Network Automation, a software suite designed to help communications service providers innovate and solve network problems faster.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/19/2018
Ever keen to benefit from the operational and financial efficiencies that come from telco cloud deployments, Telefónica's wholesale business unit has added ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/14/2018
Communications and digital service provider GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, which is now available to its 14,000 business customers in ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/14/2018
Virtualization has arrived in the cable access network.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Windstream today launched two new service brands with which it plans to become a more aggressive competitor in the business market space, particularly taking on its ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/13/2018
Atrinet isn't a name that springs to mind when considering the current state of the network operator virtualization scene.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/12/2018
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/12/2018
In today's EMEA regional roundup: The ownership heat is on BT and its fixed access division Openreach once again; TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Telco Transformation
Videos: Sneak Peek of Huawei's 5G Vision
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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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 ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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