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Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind

Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.

Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS

Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.

Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus

As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.

Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud

As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud

The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?

Jennifer Kyriakakis from Matrixx joins the guys this week, as they attempt to work out what 'digital' really means in the telecoms environment.

ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration

The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.

Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster

Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.

Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson's Edge Gravity

Kyle Okamoto starts as Edge Gravity's CEO on June 24, taking over a slot previously held by Marcus Bergström.

VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy

VMware and Avi share multiple customers and they don't expect the combo and subsequent integration to cause much disruption as VMware aims to bring a public cloud experience to the data center.

At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation

Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor

LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.

Google Extends Support to AWS & Azure – Wait, What?

Like the saying goes: 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'

CenturyLink Taps Streamroot for P2P Assist

Says the P2P-focused agreement will help CenturyLink expand into hard-to-reach areas and augment, not replace, its global content delivery network.

AWS Hires SDN/NFV Pioneer

SDN/NFV pioneer Tetsuya Nakamura, until recently at CableLabs, has jumped ship to Amazon Web Services. Meanwhile, another SDN/NFV pioneer from CableLabs, Don Clarke, is taking time off.

F5 Denies $670M NGINX Buy Was a Defensive Move

F5 scooped up NGINX to keep it out of competitor Citrix's hands, reckon Piper Jaffray analysts, but F5 says that just ain't so.

Juniper's Rami Rahim: Speed Is Everything

The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.

Microsoft: 5G's Killer App 'Is Staring Telcos in the Face'

Microsoft sees pervasive connectivity as the killer app for 5G – and Microsoft's golden ticket to becoming a major telco vendor.

Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19

The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.

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