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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2018
Ericsson has taken a giant step closer to profitability for the first three months of 2018 thanks to hefty cost cutting, a renewed commitment to R&D and the ditching ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/20/2018
After significant discussion internally about where to move next in network automation, Windstream settled on innovating service orchestration for a new optical wave ...
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/20/2018
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/19/2018
Following several rounds of consolidation, India's telecom industry is poised for a major expansion of network infrastructure. Each of the top three service providers ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2018
France's Orange has revealed details of an artificial intelligence (AI) research project with IBM and Nokia that could help it to predict demand patterns in future 5G ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2018
Kevin McBride explains how CenturyLink's operations teams are adapting to the operator's efforts to move toward a data-driven network.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2018
As a chamber of unelected peers who sit in judgement on UK government policy, the House of Lords has long seemed undemocratic and anachronistic to its opponents. But ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Underlying Verizon's latest offer of virtualized network service bundles is the kind of automation and closed-loop service assurance the telecom industry is rabidly ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/17/2018
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2018
128 Technology today announced deals with a systems integrator and its white box provider intended to let managed service providers offer SD-WAN on an automated, ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/16/2018
Kevin McBride details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven, automated network.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/16/2018
Google has started applying its artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to network operations and expects to make its tools available to companies building virtual ...
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Login With Facebook & Watch Your Personal Data Leak
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/20/2018
A common feature on many popular websites allows users to login with their ...
Cyberattacks Have Doubled, but Security Is Getting Better at Blocking Them
Jeffrey Burt, Freelance Editor & Journalist, 4/20/2018
In a survey, Accenture said the number of targeted attacks like ransomware and ...
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Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
Is Monetization of High Speeds Still Broadband Operators' Top Priority?
Niall Hunt, Editor, 4/19/2018
What are broadband operators' top priorities this year, and how will they compare ...
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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 , News 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 ...
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 ...
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