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Key developments related to the testing, verification and trial of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and related applications.
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The OPNFV Project has created a testing and verification process that lets vendors determine whether their commercial products comply with its initial criteria for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/1/2018
Industry body The New IP Agency (NIA) has launched a certification program aimed at tackling one of the biggest challenges holding up the deployment of virtualization ...
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Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a new virtual services version of session border controller technology that will let businesses consume ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/23/2018
The Linux Foundation is restructuring its operations to better coordinate the activities of multiple open source networking projects that impact the telecom space, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
Verizon today joins the ONAP as a platinum member, giving that open source effort yet more credibility in its goal of creating a single telecom industry approach to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/4/2018
The cable industry is turning to OpenStack for the development of virtualized network functions, and it's hoping to learn a lesson or two from earlier telco forays.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/19/2017
In this interview, WOW Technology Integration VP Torryon Coleman explains the company's network virtualization and DAA strategy and goals.
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