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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/21/2018
Demonstrated with gusto at Vodafone's headquarters this week, holographic calling might just be the killer application that 5G craves.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/20/2018
In its quest for the edge computing holy grail, Deutsche Telekom-backed startup MobiledgeX has developed a set of middleware tools that it will offer up as royalty-free open source code as it plans world domination by MWC 2019...
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2018
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/19/2018
Orange Business Services looks in much better shape than its European telco rivals, but can it now become an 'Internet of enterprises' market leader?
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/18/2018
Affirmed Networks and others are taking virtualized EPCs and delivering that capability as a service via the public cloud.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2018
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/12/2018
The challenge facing network operators with long-term 5G ambitions is enormous from a technology, skills and financial perspective – sharing the load will be essential.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/12/2018
When it comes to mobile technology generations, telecom operators are highly procrastinational.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/11/2018
US service provider will now spend $7 billion with Europe's two main network equipment vendors on the rollout of 5G services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/8/2018
The evolution of the communications service provider (CSP) sector is creating a schism between the large, resource-heavy Tier 1 operators and the smaller Tier 2/3 players, says TM Forum Chief Analyst Mark Newman.
By Simon Stanley, 9/7/2018
Respondents to Heavy Reading's Multicore Processor and Switch Survey consider programmability as the most important differentiator in switch functions.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/5/2018
5G looks to be much more than just a way to deliver faster wireless access… it could lead to a new way of designing, deploying and operating communication networks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/5/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes SNAP decision on SD-WAN; Telefónica Deutschland is sweet on Netcracker; DT's Langheim gets new US board role.

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