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Key industry specifications and open source code developments related to the deployment of virtualized functions.
By Stan Hubbard, Director, Communications & Research, MEF, 12/27/2018
How MEF's work impacts telco businesses, SD-WAN and digital transformation, from the perspectives of AT&T, PCCW and Verizon.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/17/2018
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2018
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2018
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 11/13/2018
Operators need an accurate, up-to-date network and service topology view in order to determine the 'Eulerian path' of service configuration and implementation.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/5/2018
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2018
Service providers need to broaden their view of what uCPE can offer to include not just VNFs but virtual functions that support basic IT.
By Light Reading, 10/31/2018
Light Reading editors share their highlights from Day Two of MEF18, including new uses for uCPE and MEF's faster spec processes.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/25/2018
The open source cloud vendor says telco network virtualization is stalled, and it's got the cure.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2018
Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.
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.
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