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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/12/2018
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/10/2018
CableLabs is developing a cloud, edge and virtualization framework that MSOs can use to provide a consistent message to the vendor community.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
With one of its most important software updates coming up this month, Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc discusses his company's background, technology edge and why 5G is so challenging to cyber-intelligence firms.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/8/2018
Vendor offers an enterprise services software stack that can run on any cloud platform and already has Mexico's Telefónica Movistar as a reference customer.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/4/2018
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/3/2018
'It's a standard, Jim, but not as we know it.' Orange pleads for operator consensus around NFV infrastructure, orchestration and automation requirements, but will that be enough to create scale and meet developer needs?
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/1/2018
Open source may have gained support from the communications service provider (CSP) community, but there are some major challenges in making use of it.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/28/2018
Maintaining visibility into the network is among the challenges faced as processing and compute creeps toward smaller and more numerous facilities and out to the CPE.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/27/2018
5G is bringing the industry a new mechanism for delivering services, said Jonathan Davidson, Cisco's new service provider boss. In the run-up to 5G, Davidson said Cisco is helping enterprises partner with service providers to deliver application services with just the right level of policy and security. He also updates us on Cisco's role in building out T-Mobile's virtual packet core in preparation for 5G.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/27/2018
The telco cloud community is excited about the impending shift towards cloud-native, but Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg has raised a big warning flag.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/27/2018
ONAP has been a hot topic at the Open Networking Summit Europe event in Amsterdam and it's clear it has a lot of issues as well as a lot of carrier support.
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GreyEnergy Group Tied to Power Plant Attacks in Ukraine & Poland
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
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Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
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