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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, 10/16/2018
Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/16/2018
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
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.
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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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/10/2018
Managed service provider developed its own combined connectivity-security solution that it's selling direct and to other MSPs.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/10/2018
Japanese telco says investments in NFV have already led to cost reductions and better service reliability as it plots the next phase of investment.
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.
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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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
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.
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 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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