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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/19/2017
Nokia's plans to cut about 600 jobs in France are on hold after French government officials requested a meeting with the Finnish vendor on October 2, according to a ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/19/2017
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched a new managed security service for enterprises, the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) platform, that establishes connectivity ...
By Robert Clark, 9/19/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- SDN and NFV are intended to make service providers more nimble, but when it comes to testing virtualized ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 9/18/2017
Verizon's new chief strategy officer will be Rima Qureshi, the former head of Ericsson's North America business.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 9/18/2017
Most of us who follow Cisco, and certainly most of the people working there, have never known the company without John Chambers at the helm, either as CEO or more ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/18/2017
Comcast is treading ever more boldly on traditional telco territory. Since getting serious about commercial services in the earlier part of the decade, the cable ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/17/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- Hundreds of service provider executives converged on Hong Kong on Monday September 18 at Huawei's annual event to ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/15/2017
China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), a China Telecom global subsidiary, has chosen Versa Networks as its primary SD-WAN and SD-Security vendor, and is deploying the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
Service assurance data will play a key role in how network operators bring automation to their service engines, but how that data is used is changing significantly in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
To compete in the SD-WAN market, network operators are having to bring their own innovation, and Tata Communications is one good example. In addition to offering an ...
By Ian Maclean, CMO, Metaswitch, 9/14/2017
The promise of 5G is ultra-reliable, low-latency communications with speeds that we've never seen before in a mobile network. But today's mobile networks are not set ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/14/2017
Bharti Airtel, India's largest service provider, is hoping to improve its network performance and make optimum use of new technologies like 5G through a ...
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/19/2017
Oracle introduces new 'autonomous' database combined with flexible pricing to ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/19/2017
Juniper Research ranks IBM as the number one supplier of blockchain, with ...
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CenturyLink's Walker: Communication Is Key for NFV
Bill Walker, Director of Network & Cloud Architecture, CenturyLink, 9/19/2017
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both ...
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Joan Triay, ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair, 9/19/2017
ETSI research specialist Joan Triay provides an update on what ETSI was up to in ...
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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 ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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