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Key developments related to the configuration, provisioning, management and orchestration of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2017
ONAP today rolled out its much-anticipated first software release, dubbed Amsterdam, promising a unified architecture for network automation, modules of which can -- ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
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 ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/13/2017
In this inaugural Light Reading podcast, Carol Wilson talks to us about TIP, MEF and the ONAP controversy, while Mitch Wagner recaps his visit to Salesforce.com's ...
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, 11/10/2017
It's been a rough week for ONAP, public relations-wise.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/3/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- Some operators are now making money on the back of SDN and NFV deployments, and the ones that have achieved that fiscal goal ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2017
LONDON, 11/3/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event in London, Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre talk common information models and automation.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/2/2017
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of NFV & SDN -- The push for common information models is running into practical problems that could prevent the industry from ever reaching ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/25/2017
A new Heavy Reading report says communications service providers face a stark new reality in the need to adopt automation immediately, in every aspect of their ...
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Google Eyes More Data Center Space in Denmark
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/20/2017
Google is buying land in Denmark for a new data center, which is likely to help ...
IBM's Rometty: 'You Have to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/20/2017
IBM boss puts a new wrinkle on old advice for success, as well as trumpeting ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 11/20/2017
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How Carriers Build an NFVi to Support Network Transformation
Zhang Yu, Chief Architect of NFVI Solution, IT Product Line, Huawei, 11/20/2017
NFV is the technical basis for carrier network transformation, according to ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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