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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The MEF is planning to aggressively push smaller operators to get on the automation bandwagon to enable faster end-to-end service delivery, CTO ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- For all the hype around SD-WAN services, many network operators are just getting started rolling out their own offerings. Verizon Partner ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Spectrum Business, the enterprise arm of Charter Communications, is jumping into the SD-WAN market, but doing so in a way that is distinctively ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/13/2017
As the debate about how ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) might be interpreted and used by network operators, Amdocs is providing an early example of ONAP in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/18/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Most conversations with GTT CEO and President Rick Calder start with, "So tell me about your latest acquisition," but this week at Incompas 17, he's ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/11/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- With its initial NFV architecture in place and helping to deliver on-demand services to its enterprise customers, Colt is now ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2017
Major hurricanes, even ones as powerful and large as Hurricane Irma, don't disrupt subsea cables, according to industry executives. But that doesn't mean traffic ...
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
MEF and ATIS have teamed up to jointly develop specifications that essentially create a global ordering platform for Carrier Ethernet services. This new platform ...
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CIOs: Time to Run IT as a Business
Larry Bonfante, 11/24/2017
For years, CIOs ran IT as a separate entity within the enterprise. The popularity ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/23/2017
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Andrew Morawski, Head of IoT, Americas, Vodafone, 11/24/2017
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/23/2017
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about ...
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 2/2/2016
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of ...
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
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