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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve virtual network functions.
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.
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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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/27/2018
ONAP has been a hot topic at the Open Networking Summit Europe event in Amsterdam and it's clear it has a lot of issues as well as a lot of carrier support.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2018
NFV isn't where it should be but it's clear that cloud-native approaches offer the promise of automation and scale, says Bryce Mitchell.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2018
Telefónica's Antonio Elizondo says its common information model and orchestration layer will enable network slicing for 5G.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/25/2018
ETSI open source organization will also have single point of entry to manage network services and network slices with release later this year.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/5/2018
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/4/2018
Returning to its roots as a software company, F5 aims to aid service providers with virtualization and delivering enterprise applications anywhere.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/4/2018
Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/31/2018
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.
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