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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of policy control and charging platforms.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The MEF is planning to aggressively push smaller operators to get on the automation bandwagon to enable faster end-to-end service delivery, CTO ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
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 ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2017
The names Sonus and Genband have been on the communications networking and services scene for years (remember the buzz around softswitches and session border ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/3/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- Some operators are now making money on the back of SDN and NFV deployments, and the ones that have achieved that fiscal goal ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/26/2017
The latest example of industry consolidation -- the marriage of packet inspection, policy enforcement and analytics experts Procera Networks and Sandvine -- gives us ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2017
Calix today added lawful intercept to its software-defined access system, moving yet another capability out of the network core or aggregation point and into the ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
Service assurance data will play a key role in how network operators bring automation to their service engines, but how that data is used is changing significantly in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/8/2017
Openet's offices in Dublin offer a glimpse of what artificial intelligence (AI) betokens for the network operators of the future. Described by its developers as a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
Former Vodafone virtualization guru David Amzallag has joined EnterpriseWeb as a strategic adviser, immediately doubling that software innovator's public persona, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/30/2017
To most globetrotting mobile phone users, Syniverse is an unfamiliar name. Yet millions unwittingly rely on its technology.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 8/25/2017
About a year ago, I attended a vendor briefing where the topic of intent-based networking (IBN) came up. I'd heard the term a few times before and figured it was time ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/26/2017
In a world gone SD-WAN crazy, 128 Technology is still trying to make the case that secure and session-aware intelligent routing is a better approach to delivering the ...
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CIOs: Time to Run IT as a Business
Larry Bonfante, 11/24/2017
For years, CIOs ran IT as a separate entity within the enterprise. The popularity ...
5 Cloud Technologies We're Thankful for This Year
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/23/2017
Since it's Thanksgiving, Enterprise Cloud News decided to look at five cloud ...
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Vodafone's Morawski: Flexible Workforce Key to Digital Transformation
Andrew Morawski, Head of IoT, Americas, Vodafone, 11/24/2017
CIOs face several challenges, including education leadership, when it comes to ...
CenturyLink's Bozich Discusses Level 3 Integration, MEF 3.0
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/23/2017
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about ...
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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 ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
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