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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/23/2019
VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/20/2019
The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/19/2019
For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/15/2019
In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 8/12/2019
T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/9/2019
It has made a noise about its revolutionary network approach, but the Japanese company will make a low-key entry into the mobile market in October.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/8/2019
VMware's been shopping this summer, buying three cloud and networking startups that will bolster its telco strategy.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/7/2019
As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/6/2019
SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 8/1/2019
A10 Networks, which is struggling to develop a 5G, network security and analytics strategy, is now up for sale. And the founder and CEO is on his way out.
By Robert Clark, 7/30/2019
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 7/29/2019
AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 7/26/2019
Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.
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Nuclear Plant Security Compromised by Financially Motivated Insiders
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/23/2019
Equipment at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was used to mine cryptocurrency.
Newly Registered Domains Mean New Problems – Palo Alto
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/23/2019
Why NRDs should matter to the security community.
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Study Crashes Broadband's ARPU Party
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/22/2019
Findings from university researchers and The Wall Street Journal indicate that ...
FTTP or Next-Gen HFC? It's Complicated
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/21/2019
As cable operators weigh construction costs, the potential for service ...
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Is NFV Headed for a Cliff?
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 8/7/2019
Are telcos solving NFVs big problems or making them worse? Critics say a ...
Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia Are Facing an 'Oil Crisis' Upheaval
Iain Morris , International Editor , 7/31/2019
Years of consolidation have left the global mobile network market largely in the ...
Europe's Big Telcos Are Getting Edgy About 5G
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/13/2019
Virtual dodgeball will not happen unless operators cut mobile latency, but that ...
Open Conflict Over Open RAN
Iain Morris , International Editor , 2/14/2019
Accusations that big kit vendors tried to throttle developments show open RAN ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Three UK has just launched a major 5G-led assault on the living room. If all goes to plan, the smallest of the country's four mobile network operators will emerge ...
Dish Network's Charlie Ergen is poised to become a major new face in the 5G market.
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