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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve virtual network functions.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 12/21/2018
Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in on how to handle corporate hacks as well.
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2018
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
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.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/31/2018
Pascal Menezes tells MEF18 audience the organization is dramatically reshaping how it creates and delivers specifications.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/18/2018
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
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.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/4/2018
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/27/2018
The telco cloud community is excited about the impending shift towards cloud-native, but Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg has raised a big warning flag.
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