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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/24/2018
There's little argument that the ultimate architecture for telecom operators to deliver virtual network functions (VNFs) will be the cloud. But the road to Valhalla ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/23/2018
Telecom network operators have a love-hate relationship with OpenStack. On the one hand, it is ubiquitously deployed as an open-source cloud platform, and the default ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Underlying Verizon's latest offer of virtualized network service bundles is the kind of automation and closed-loop service assurance the telecom industry is rabidly ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/16/2018
Kevin McBride details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven, automated network.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/13/2018
DALLAS – Automation Everywhere – Randy Levensalor, lead architect for CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is utilizing partnerships and open source to drive NFV interoperability in an effort to enable operators to spend more time focusing on their automation strategies.
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
Two decades ago, back in the last century, VMware snagged itself a unique position in the IT and networking technology market by developing and marketing code that ...
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By Light Reading, 4/12/2018
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2018
NetElastic, a two-year-old startup focused on carrier NFV, says it will land a major telecom operator deal this year, and is working with several large telecom ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/12/2018
The wait is over. With hundreds of entries analyzed, scrutinized and debated, the shortlists for this year's Leading Lights awards have been published. And what a ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2018
Think of every major emerging networking technology in the telecom industry. Software-defined networking. Cloud RAN. Millimeter wave. Edge computing. Spectrum ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress 2018 -- There must have been something in the coffee in Paris this week.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
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Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in ...
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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