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By Simon Stanley, 5/10/2016
The Open Compute Project (OCP) and the shift to virtualized functions using SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and telecom infrastructure. ...
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/8/2016
Communications service providers (CSPs) are in the process of transforming the infrastructure they use to deliver services. They are looking to both lower their capex and opex and increase ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/12/2015
As cable operators seek to move upmarket, cater to larger, more sophisticated enterprises and roll out new services faster and more efficiently, they should look at adopting NFV technology.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2015
SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2015
NFV isn't magic. Although it provides many benefits, it takes much hard work to get there.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/7/2015
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2015
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2015
The head of Telefónica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, that can change.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2015
The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2015
Managed services provider Masergy Communications is on the forefront of a growing trend, deploying virtual CPE. That's currently considered one of the strongest business cases for network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2015
CableLabs' Virtualized Network Evolution Program looks at how to apply analytics to track resources and more when virtualizing home, business and core networks.
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Ian Campbell, Cisco

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Ian Campbell, CTO and Distinguished Engineer for Cisco's Mobile and Automation Business Unit, discusses the role of automation, cloud computing and policy in 5G success.
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uCPE & Edge Cloud: Climbing Past the Hype Cycle Trough

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Ray Le Maistre catches up with James Buchanan, GM of ADVA's Edge Cloud unit, to discuss the accelerating market adoption of uCPE and Edge Cloud NFV solutions by service providers and enterprises.
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Big 5G Event Keynote Panel: We Need to Talk About Edge Computing

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Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Jim Poole from Equinix and Tom Tofigh from QCT discuss edge computing as part of the telco cloud at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink

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CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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5G Runs on Intel

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5G runs on Intel's portfolio; from Xeon, to Atom, to FPGA, to custom ASICs.
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CenturyLink's Walker: More Edges, More Efficiency

5|16|19   |   05:17   |   (0) comments

DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- Now that NFV is maturing, 5G is the first new network topology where providers can combine control and traditional IT services on x86 white boxes, explains CenturyLink's Bill Walker. In turn, edge computing has allowed operators like CenturyLink to decompose applications and distribute them on the network. Walker explains when and why ...
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HR's Steve Bell on FUD in a 5G World

5|16|19   |   04:58   |   (0) comments

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell highlights some of the fear, uncertainty and doubt related to 5G's return-on-investment cases and regulatory environments.
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Nice Work If You Can Get It...

5|15|19   |   05:28   |   (0) comments

It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
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Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone. In 2017, Verizon committed to a three-year deal with Corning for over $1 billion in optical fiber to support its network infrastructure. Wellbrock also explains Verizon's ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G's Milestone

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At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's Service Provider Markets group, gives his take on the current state of the 5G market.
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Building a Healthier 5G Business Environment

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During the 2019 Big 5G Event on May 8 in Denver, Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP of global wireless networks marketing and solutions at Huawei Technologies, sat down for an interview with Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief. Mohamed discussed how the 5G ecosystem is being developed at a faster pace and how now is the time for the industry to develop a healthy ...
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Huawei Unveiled: Building Trust & Transparency

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Huawei USA's breakfast seminar, titled "Huawei Unveiled: Building Trust & Transparency," at the Big 5G Event, offered a view of Huawei's global vision, the challenges the brand is facing, its plan for addressing those challenges and the progress it's making in the US.