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Key developments related to the use and evolution of the OpenFlow protocol.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/27/2018
AT&T is pushing toward deploying its mobile 5G network, with plans to roll out 60,000 "white box" routers at its cell towers over "the next several years," the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/27/2017
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/23/2017
Leading telecom operators aren't waiting for orchestration standards before pushing ahead with NFV, but their longer-term goals of automating many basic processes ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/6/2017
A 13-player software startup in Slovakia appears to have outrun the bigger networking vendors to land an important network deal with Japan's SoftBank.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/3/2017
SANTA CLARA -- Open Networking Summit -- The booming interest in software-defined networking and open source is driving this event, but two of its biggest backers ...
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By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 3/14/2017
AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 2/9/2017
One of the most intriguing aspects of virtualization is examining its building blocks to see how they have evolved, and a perfect example can be found in SDN.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2017
Ciena today unveiled Blue Planet Analytics, built on the same platform as its orchestration system and designed to let network operators rapidly analyze data from ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/21/2016
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/12/2016
Margaret Chiosi, a former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and arguably one of the most influential voices in Carrier Ethernet, optical networking and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/8/2016
AT&T and Colt are claiming a significant breakthrough in next-generation service development with the news that they have achieved SDN interoperability.
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Cybercrime: More Like Facebook's Model Than Traditional Criminal Enterprise
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/23/2018
As the global economy has changed, so has cybercrime, which resembles something ...
It's the People: 5 Reasons Why SOC Can't Scale
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/23/2018
There are always more security alerts and threats to respond, but the answer ...
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Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/23/2018
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a ...
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
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Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants ...
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