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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve virtual network functions.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 4/4/2019
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 3/12/2019
Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 2/27/2019
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
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By Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking, 2/5/2019
ADVA's Prayson Pate looks at the key considerations when selecting the compute foundations for universal CPE.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 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.
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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.
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