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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 9/20/2017
Market watchers are anxious for NFV transformation to really take hold and for automation to become as routine for the telcos as it is for the cloud giants and ...
By Robert Clark, 9/19/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- SDN and NFV are intended to make service providers more nimble, but when it comes to testing virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/18/2017
Comcast is treading ever more boldly on traditional telco territory. Since getting serious about commercial services in the earlier part of the decade, the cable ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
Service assurance data will play a key role in how network operators bring automation to their service engines, but how that data is used is changing significantly in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
To compete in the SD-WAN market, network operators are having to bring their own innovation, and Tata Communications is one good example. In addition to offering an ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/13/2017
With MWC Americas now up and running, and seemingly buzzing, the 5G announcement floodgates have opened, with all manner of vendors and their operator friends ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/7/2017
CenturyLink, under the leadership of CTO Aamir Hussain, is betting big on automation -- for its own business, but also for its enterprise customers that are moving ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/7/2017
If you want to protect your network, you first have to blow it up. That's one piece of fresh advice from Ed Amoroso, former AT&T chief security officer and now the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2017
Adtran CEO Tom Stanton would be the first to admit that transforming a company from its traditional role as a hardware manufacturer to a new position as a software ...
By Ian Maclean, CMO, Metaswitch, 8/29/2017
The case for moving to voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is undeniable.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/28/2017
One of the first automation challenges telecom operators must tackle is software lifecycle management, which requires mastering a dev-ops process, a leading systems ...
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 8/22/2017
For communications service providers (CSPs), the journey toward network functions virtualization (NFV) will not end with virtualization. To truly benefit from this ...
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Whoops! Apple's New iPhone Software Breaks Office 365
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/22/2017
The Mail app on iOS 11 is incompatible with Office 365, as well as Exchange ...
MongoDB Files for IPO
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/22/2017
Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.
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BT's Sabey: NFV Drives Automation & Service Agility
Jim Sabey, Head of Connect & Compute Sales Specialists, BT, 9/22/2017
BT's programmable network is quickly provisioning services at the customer ...
Orange's Isch: NFV Needs to Include Moving From Global to Local Networks
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 9/22/2017
NFV's full potential is realized when global networks inter-operate with local ...
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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 ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
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 ...
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