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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.
LRTV Interviews
Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity

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Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a ...
LRTV Custom TV
Meeting the Challenges of Multicloud Service Provider Deployments

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As service providers move enterprise applications from centralized, monolithic architectures into distributed, microservice applications running in data centers, private/public clouds and uCPE assuring not only the network but the application-level experience becomes paramount. Verifying that new 5G services are realizing higher bandwidth, increased reliability ...
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Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services

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The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
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Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband

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Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
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AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G

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AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
LRTV Interviews
PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'

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DENVER -- Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations. As carriers move forward with their cloud transformations, Hughes explains the biggest challenge is adapting company culture to new technologies. While operators have historically relied on standards ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 – Part 2

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Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
PacketFabric: Leading the Way in Highly Scalable Network Automation

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Jezzibell Gilmore, co-founder and SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric, provides an overview of PacketFabric's fully automated network-as-a-service platform, explaining how its customers are succeeding with network automation, and talks about how PacketFabric is growing.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality

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Jamie, Iain and Scott take a look at the emerging story regarding allegations that some tech kit coming out of China contains a tiny chip which enables some degree of espionage. Everyone involved in the report is denying it but someone must be lying. On that note the debate moves on to what constitutes a genuine 5G launch as opposed to the many '5G firsts' being ...
LRTV Custom TV
The Ever Growing Hunger for Data, 5G & the Challenges Operators Face

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Ira Palti, President & CEO of Ceragon Networks, talks about subscribers' endless hunger for data, the consequent challenges mobile operators face and the role 5G plays in overcoming those challenges.
LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride: On-Net Buildings & a Better Cloud

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CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

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Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is uniquely positioned to help clients in the journey to 5G.