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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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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile

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In Scott's absence Jamie hosts the pod this week, with him and Iain staying out of the pub just long enough to host special guest Dan Warren from Samsung. They start by discussing Three UK's 5G FWA initiative, move on to the latest developments at Samsung and conclude with another update on the interminable Sprint/T-Mobile US merger.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphones, Industry Crisis & Africa

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Special guest Paula Gilbert, editor of Connecting Africa, joins Iain and Scott for this pod. They start with a look at the latest smartphone shipment numbers, then move on to ask if the telecoms industry is in crisis and conclude with a discussion of the African market. Download the audio on Soundcloud
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TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends

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Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.
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Is This the End for 5G Man?

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'I thought the grocery store was this way...'
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Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal

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Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Robots Are Coming!

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This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum. The trio explore the possibilities for AI in the telco industry as well as the ethical development of the buzziest of buzzwords.

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5G Man Meets His Nemesis

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5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?

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We welcome special guest Jennifer Kyriakakis from digital commerce software vendor Matrixx this week, so Scott and Jamie spend the whole hour trying to work out what the hell 'digital' actually means in the telecoms environment. The three of them discuss best practice, why digital transformation is important and who, if anyone, is doing it well.

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Family Friction for 5G Man

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5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.
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QCT Pushes Customization With Flexibility for Various 5G Deployments

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QCT's line of servers and switches are operational-ready for 5G and beyond, accelerating the deployment options for both indoor and outdoor.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump & Apple Innovation

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This week's episode starts with a review of Vodafone's big UK 5G launch event, which both Jamie and Iain attended and which revealed a novel approach to phone tariffs. They move on to the ongoing spat between the leaders of China and the US that is causing Huawei so much trouble and conclude by asking whether Apple has lost the art of ...
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Orange Spain Tackles Optical Network Challenges With 200G/400G & AI Technologies

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Manuel Sanchez Malagon, Network Planning Director & Head of the 5G Program for Orange Spain, talks about the challenges they are facing in their optical networks and their successes using 200G/400G and AI Technologies.