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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 1/12/2018
Operating NFV-based services and networks is the next priority for progressive communications service providers (CSPs). And it's not easy. In fact, CSPs are telling ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/12/2018
With its roots in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, automation is hardly a new phenomenon. Nor, of course, is it one that affects the technology and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/10/2018
The Linux Foundation is working with its service provider and vendor partners to develop a white paper that directly addresses the issues around how open source has ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/10/2018
Following the underwhelming, as-expected deep freeze of the 5G new radio specification at the end of 2017, and the chasing chorus of me-too 5G announcements, there is ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/5/2018
Automation is simultaneously the most important buzzword of the day and a taboo subject. At industry conferences, speakers shout it from the stage, trumpeting their ...
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/3/2018
A veteran industry strategy consultant says the traditional standards development process isn't going to play much of a role going forward because it's too slow, and ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/30/2017
Looking over our most-viewed stories of the year, a few common themes came up. Some had to do with particular companies or technologies; others chained together to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/21/2017
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/21/2017
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – Vertical Systems Research Director Erin Dunne examines the impact of cable's continuing share gains in the Ethernet services market and entrance into the SD-WAN market.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/20/2017
The next release of ONAP software will focus on making the overall platform more mature and developing functional requirements that can support multiple end-to-end ...
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
EnterpriseWeb may not be a new name amongst those in the NFV, telco cloud and OSS communities, but 2018 could be the year when it becomes a much more familiar name ...
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Google Cloud Offers Updates on Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/15/2018
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the ...
Are Public Clouds Interchangeable Commodities, Like Light Bulbs?
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/15/2018
'Pluggable cloud' means moving workloads from one public cloud to another to get ...
Telco Transformation
Digitalization Requires Operations Overhaul – Study
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/12/2018
A software-driven operations with an emphasis on automation is key for CSPs to ...
IHS Markit's Téral: 5G Targets for Telco CIOs
Stéphane Téral, Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics, IHS Markit, 1/11/2018
In this Q&A on 5G transformation from the telco CIO's view, IHS Markit's Stéphane ...
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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