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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
LONDON -- Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network -- If technology suppliers want to play a role in BT's next-generation network they will need to show how they will help the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/24/2018
Telcos are developing more on-demand services, but there's still a place for longer-term, traditional network service delivery, too.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Once upon a time there was a maharaja who decided to raise a baby elephant as a pet (stick with me…). As the elephant grew, it became more and more expensive to feed and created such a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/4/2018
It's the start of a new year, which means that everyone is making resolutions, many of which involve some kind of transformation. For communications service providers, transformation is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 11/10/2017
At Light Reading's recent OSS in the Era of NFV/SDN event in London, I moderated a panel discussion on "Analytics, Machine Learning & AI in Next-Gen OSS/BSS" and wanted to share some key ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in managing a digital ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/6/2017
When it comes to doing service assurance in the virtualized telecom world, SevOne is choosing to cover all its bases. In addition to its alliance with Red Hat to combine service assurance ...
LRTV Interviews
Nan Chen Reveals Secret to MEF's Staying Power

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MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported. That translated into enabling revenues, developing certifications and later into its push into orchestration, all of which are carrying the organization forward. Oh, and he mentions supersonic ...
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The Future Could Be Bright for 5G Operators – Northstream CEO

11|21|18   |   06:38   |   (0) comments


Bengt Nordström, CEO and co-founder at industry consultancy Northstream, shares his views on the 5G business case for mobile operators but he warns that expectations need to be tempered.
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Comcast Business: Taking New Angles

11|21|18   |   06:12   |   (0) comments


Cable's business services are still growing, but MSOs aren't standing pat as they pursue new areas and lines of business. Jeff Lewis, who handles virtualization and data products at Comcast Business, discusses how his division is homing in on these new opportunities, including an update on the company's SD-WAN product and the concept of a "branch-in-a-box," ...
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Is 5G Really 'Now' in Europe?

11|20|18   |   04:03   |   (0) comments


If 'now' means it's almost with us, then yes.
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The Future of Cable Business Services: Covering the Bases

11|20|18   |   05:11   |   (0) comments


After getting some baseball news out of the way, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner sum up their findings and observations from the recent 'The Future of Cable Business Services' event in NYC. A major focus of the event was how cable operators are trying to expand their presence in the lucrative business services sector and what tactics and ...
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Decentralized Internet Infrastructure (DII)

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The trust infrastructures that web-based services rely on are centralized and contain vulnerabilities and may bring threats to the Internet itself. Light Reading talks to representatives from Huawei and the ITU, who described the architecture of a Decentralized Internet Infrastructure (DII), which comprises an underlying blockchain layer, an Internet name space ...
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MEF SVP Dan Pitt: We're Ready for 5G

11|20|18   |   04:02   |   (0) comments


MEF is already at work on 5G transport constructs, and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president. That support will include enabling network-agnostic MEF services over 5G endpoints and contribution of MEF constructs for transport capabilities, service interfaces and ...
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Africa, Italia, UK & US

11|20|18   |   31:04   |   (0) comments


A globetrotting podcast this week features Ray from Light Reading as Scott's only conversational partner, but since he equates to at least two regular pundits that's fine. They discuss the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town, before moving onto the latest corporate shenanigans at Telecom Italia, which unhelpfully developed further between the recording and ...
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Cisco Renews Service Provider Focus at Partner Summit 2018

11|20|18   |   05:10   |   (0) comments


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. Wagner was covering Cisco's Partner Summit 2018, held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on November 13 - 15.
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Casa Systems at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

11|19|18   |   06:55   |   (0) comments


At SCTE 2018, Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner spoke with Casa Systems VP of Global Marketing Paul Hanna about DAA, virtualization and convergence.
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Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch

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Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says Erin Dunne, director of research services for Vertical Systems Group. Getting there today requires weeks or months of network engineering upfront, and many network operators might not have staff prepared to do that. On a brighter note, MEF 3.0 standards ...
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Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN

11|16|18   |   05:31   |   (0) comments


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 ...