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Key developments related to the configuration, provisioning, management and orchestration of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/21/2019
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/9/2019
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/20/2019
The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/6/2019
SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/2/2019
While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/28/2019
A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 5/13/2019
Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/5/2019
LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/26/2019
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange Spain tests Huawei 5G smartphone; KPN's numbers are heading south as it makes its 5G vendor decisions; and competitive device manufacturer Oppo is heading to Europe.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/10/2019
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 4/4/2019
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 3/18/2019
The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/13/2019
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
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