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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Light Reading, 11/20/2017
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2017
ONAP today rolled out its much-anticipated first software release, dubbed Amsterdam, promising a unified architecture for network automation, modules of which can -- ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is spreading its wings into areas such as artificial intelligence while ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2017
LONDON, 11/3/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event in London, Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre talk common information models and automation.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/2/2017
Software may be eating the world, but data is in the driver's seat, and so it shouldn't be surprising that AT&T now has a chief data officer. What might be ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/2/2017
LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/2/2017
With CenturyLink and Level 3 closing their $34 billion merger yesterday, CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain is ready to act on his vision of a multicloud world where his ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of NFV & SDN -- The push for common information models is running into practical problems that could prevent the industry from ever reaching ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/1/2017
The word "orchestration" gets thrown around so much in telecom these days, it's no wonder that experts at Light Reading's recent Virtualizing the Cable Architecture ...
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Google Eyes More Data Center Space in Denmark
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/20/2017
Google is buying land in Denmark for a new data center, which is likely to help ...
IBM's Rometty: 'You Have to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/20/2017
IBM boss puts a new wrinkle on old advice for success, as well as trumpeting ...
Telco Transformation
ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/20/2017
ONAP's first software release takes on industry-wide automation for telcos and ...
Paramount Launches Movie-Theater-on-Your-Head
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 11/20/2017
Major Hollywood studio to trial 'virtual' movie theaters using head-mounted ...
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NFV's Major Movements
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
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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