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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.
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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.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/3/2017
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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 ...
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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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/2/2016
LONDON -- TM Forum is stepping up to be the organization that unites the multiple open source network management and orchestration efforts going on within telecom ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/20/2016
As it moves into open source, AT&T's ECOMP platform will be able to reduce friction for telecom providers and equipment vendors alike, speeding up their shift to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/19/2016
SDN industry bodies ON.Lab and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) formally announced their merger today, ending weeks of speculation as to the future of the latter. ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
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Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 3/3/2016
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