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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 6/14/2019
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
By Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 6/14/2019
NaaS growth stems from the belief that by leveraging the programmability of the cloud, CSPs can create customizable VNF-based services for anybody who requires a full scope of services and does not want to deploy their own infrastructure.
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 6/13/2019
The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/12/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Fortinet combine on Virtual Firewall service; Telia offers comfort to Swedish bus passengers; Orange connects Russian shipping fleet.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/10/2019
Deployments of cable distributed access architectures and network virtualization aren't going gangbusters yet, but recent activities in Europe also show that it's not at a standstill, either.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/10/2019
Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/6/2019
A visit to Vodafone UK's headquarters in Newbury reveals what's on the operator's mind – and it's not keen on the prospect of 6G...
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 6/6/2019
Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 5/30/2019
Nefeli is implementing a commercial version of the new, open 'Lean NFV' architecture to simplify network functions virtualization on carrier networks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/30/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telecom Italia claim European data speed record; Brits' online angst; Colt calls on ADVA for Ethernet encryption.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 5/23/2019
A press conference to announce the UK's first 5G service failed to pack much punch.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/22/2019
Comcast says it's premature to talk about how its network virtualization strategies will take shape, but industry sources say Comcast has discussed the idea of licensing its new tech to other MSOs.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/21/2019
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a 'great time to be wireline.'
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