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Key developments related to the testing, verification and trial of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and related applications.
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 Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/12/2018
In a special, free SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast roundtable session on Tuesday, October 23, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/10/2018
CableLabs is developing a cloud, edge and virtualization framework that MSOs can use to provide a consistent message to the vendor community.
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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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/3/2018
'It's a standard, Jim, but not as we know it.' Orange pleads for operator consensus around NFV infrastructure, orchestration and automation requirements, but will that be enough to create scale and meet developer needs?
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.
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.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/25/2018
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation wants to define the telco cloud so that everyone's singing from the same hymn sheet.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/25/2018
With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.
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 Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 8/30/2018
Half of the communications service providers (CSPs) in the Thought Leadership Council say they'll need to supplement their current service assurance tools as they virtualize networks.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/24/2018
New 'MicroPlug' expected to tie into cable's move toward virtualization, distributed access architectures.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/20/2018
Find out next month at Light Reading's annual NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
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