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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 12/6/2018
'Robust' spending scrutiny combined with synergies from its Level 3 merger is helping CenturyLink significantly reduce capital expenditure, its CFO says.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2018
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/30/2018
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/29/2018
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2018
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/28/2018
In this video interview, Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters talks about the MSO's efforts to build an SDN/NFV framework for delivering virtualized services to commercial customers.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/26/2018
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/22/2018
The UK's biggest telco is prioritizing 5G technology as way to film sports content in remote locations.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/20/2018
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/19/2018
The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
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