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Orange's Isch on Keeping SD-WAN Secure & Simple
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.
Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
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8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.
Comment: Ninjas in Tech? - Kelsey Ziser - 8/2/2019
Comment: Branding Debacle - Kelsey Ziser - 7/30/2019
AT&T's Chokshi: Why Carriers Need Disaggregation at the Edge
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.
QOS Networks Secures SD-WAN Contract With the Golden State
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
QOS Networks' contract with the State of California is its first foray into the government space for SD-WAN.
Will Standards Lessen SD-WAN's Growing Pains?
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/11/2019  |  10 comments
Ovum and Heavy Reading explain how MEF has stepped in to create SD-WAN specifications to provide clarity in the market, and how this service definition could impact the industry.
SD-WAN Update: 5G Impact Still to Come, as the Market Consolidates
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7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.
Comment: Blonde bombshell - Kelsey Ziser - 6/18/2019
Comment: Re: Air Taxis - Kelsey Ziser - 6/12/2019
Comment: Air Taxis - Kelsey Ziser - 6/12/2019
Comment: Catch 22 - Kelsey Ziser - 6/12/2019
Comment: Dying to know - Kelsey Ziser - 6/10/2019
Comment: Drogon sighting! - Kelsey Ziser - 5/28/2019
Comment: The Fundery - Kelsey Ziser - 5/24/2019
AT&T's Phillips: Career Sponsorship Goes Both Ways
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5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Shay Phillips encourages her peers to identify a career sponsor, an advocate who provides workplace advice and challenges colleagues.
Mentor Spotlight: Glo Gordon Shines a Light on Boardroom Diversity
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Matrixx Software board member Glo Gordon addresses initiatives and legislation that will support more diversity in corporate boardrooms.
CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a 'great time to be wireline.'
CenturyLink's Walker: More Edges, More Efficiency
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Bill Walker explains how edge computing has allowed operators to decompose applications and distribute them on the network.
Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.
Ciena: We'll Stop 95% of Network Outages
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Proactive Network Operations is a closed-loop automation platform that service providers can use to predict and prevent service disruptions.
STEM Is Root of Success for Women in Comms
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
STEM can help women self-correct the gender gap, but girls lose interest in STEM early on. That needs to change.
AT&T's Phillips: HOPE Hinders Tall Poppy Syndrome
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5/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Shay Phillips says women can change misperception in the workplace by identifying a career advocate with an open-door policy.
Comment: Red Hat Logo - Kelsey Ziser - 5/5/2019
CenturyLink's Walker on Why 5G Demands Efficiency at the Edge
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5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains how edge computing can help service providers efficiently manage traffic and meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 5G era.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Service
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4/24/2019  |  Post a comment
With momentum running strong in the SD-WAN market, the Leading Lights award for the 'Most Innovative SD-WAN Service' received a flood of entries.
Orange's Duriez: 5G Will Multiply Opportunities for SD-WAN
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3/21/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to potentially increasing SD-WAN adoption, 5G could enable new use cases such as a network slice dedicated to SD-WAN.
MWC19: EY on 5G, AI & Understanding Customers
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
At MWC19, EY's Tom Loozen talks about how telcos can leverage key technologies and trends associated with 5G and AI to improve their service offerings and understand the needs of customers in different markets.
Telco Cloud & 5G: Two Sides of the Same Coin
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3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Kelsey Ziser discuss how the telco cloud will be impacted by 5G deployments and vice versa.
MWC19: Speaking the AI, 5G & IoT Language of Telcos
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3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Ray Le Maistre and Mike Dano discussed all the important 5G topics from the InterDigital booth on the show floor at MWC19 in Barcelona. They covered millimeter wave spectrum, the thrills and danger of flying taxis and what the hell we're going to do with all the data that IoT devices will be throwing off as they get connected to faster and faster networks.
As Sales Boom, Ciena Hits the 800G Transmission Mark
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3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
As it ramps its first quarter revenues by more than 20%, Ciena shows off its WaveLogic 5 programmable coherent modem, capable of up to 800 Gbit/s transmission, at OFC 2019.
Patriarchy Chicken & New Edge Services Take Flight at MWC19
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3/4/2019  |  Post a comment
BARCELONA – MWC19 – Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Kelsey Ziser discuss AT&T and Microsoft Azure's partnership on network edge compute (NEC) services and Telefonica's collaboration with Azure on cloud partnerships to the edge.
AT&T & Microsoft Team at the Edge
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
By delivering Microsoft Azure cloud services closer to the edge, AT&T aims to reduce latency and improve user experience for enterprise sites.
TIP Turns Three, Celebrates Production-Ready Mobile Network Technologies
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
TIP demonstrates mobile network technologies moving out of the research phase and into the production stage at MWC.
ICT's Jen Cistola: 'Swagger Matters' for Women in Comms
Mentor Monday  | 
1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
In this Mentor Monday, Cistola explains how identifying coaches both outside and within her workplace has made a huge impact on her career path.
MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation
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11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
Spectrum: SD-WAN Is Coming Soon, but It's Complicated
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11/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.
Comcast's O'Toole: SDN Stands Up to the 'Tyranny of the Boxes'
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2018  |  2 comments
Moving from legacy technologies like MPLS won't happen overnight, and operators need to find a way for legacy and new technologies to coexist in a hybrid WAN environment, said Comcast's Kevin O'Toole.
Colt Automates Network Service Delivery With On Demand Portal
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Colt's Mirko Voltolini explains where the operator has seen success with its On Demand service platform, but also addresses why the traditional service delivery model still has staying power.
Sprint's Nolan Buzzes About Automation at the 'Hive'
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10/23/2018  |  Post a comment
DENVER -- Tracy Nolan, president of national sales, strategy and operations for Sprint, says companies need to support women in the shift to network automation to lessen the potential jobs impact.
Automation's Double-Edged Sword Demands Sharpening of Skillsets
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2018  |  1 comment
At the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Women in Comms panelists examined the impact of automation on women in the tech and communications industries.
PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.
CenturyLink on How Automation & Analytics Are Improving Security
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation provides operators with the means to respond to threats faster and even preempt an event, but controlling new security software also increases complexity for service providers.
Sprint's Nolan on Why Workplace Sponsors Won't Settle for Less
Mentor Monday  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Tracy Nolan explains the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and the benefits of both. She shares how her career was shaped by an influential sponsor, and provides insight on how women in comms and tech can identify and foster relationships with mentors and sponsors.
McBride on Why CenturyLink Delivers 'Home-Brewed' Flavors of NFV & SDN
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8/31/2018  |  Post a comment
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.
Telefónica's Elizondo on UNICA's Promise of Network Automation
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8/23/2018  |  1 comment
Antonio Elizondo says his keynote at Light Reading's event next month will focus on how Telefónica is using UNICA, its network virtualization program launched in 2014, to automate network services.
Sprint's Marquardt on the 5G Sweet Spot
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/22/2018  |  2 comments
Dr. Ron Marquardt, VP of technology for Sprint, will kick off Light Reading's annual breakfast workshop at Mobile World Congress America next month with a keynote focused on Sprint's strategy for deploying 5G.
Comment: Leaders Circle - Kelsey Ziser - 7/26/2018
Comment: One to watch - Kelsey Ziser - 7/24/2018
Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
AT&T to Deploy Small Cells, Smart City Infrastructure in San Jose
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T initially announced a small cell deployment partnership with San Jose in April, and plans to start deploying 5G in San Jose in the first half of 2019.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
AT&T's Penrose: Future IoT Hinges on Predictability
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6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Chris Penrose says the IoT industry is quickly moving toward a focus on applying data in a proactive manner to further improve operational efficiency for customers.
Comment: Ikea speaker - Kelsey Ziser - 6/10/2018
Huawei's SD-WAN Revenue Takes Hit in Q1 – Report
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6/8/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN revenue reached $162 million last quarter, an increase of 12% quarter-over-quarter and nearly doubling since the first quarter of 2017.
SD-WAN Revenue Reached $162M in Q1 2018
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6/7/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN (appliance + control and management software) revenue reached $162M in 1Q18, up 12% QoQ and 2.3x over 1Q17.
AT&T & Aira Tackle the 'Time Tax' With Assistive Glasses
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
In collaboration with AT&T, startup Aira is deploying its assistive glasses globally to the UK, Canada and Australia.
CenturyLink's Walker: Digital Transformations Take Tenacity
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5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains why the operator has prioritized converting central offices to house data center infrastructure to address service growth.
Boingo's Raja on How Small Cells & Virtualization Will Enable 5G
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5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Boingo's Kishore Raja discusses the role of small cell, virtualization and edge computing technologies in 5G deployments.
MetTel's Fox: The Struggle to Scale When Going Cloud Native
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5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Edward Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, says while MetTel has made strides in going cloud native at the application layer, challenges remain in scaling the "lower layer routing and switching functions."
GTT's Sahim: Standards Could Speed SD-WAN Adoption
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5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Kevin Sahim, VP of Engineering, GTT, explains how service providers' delivery of multiple circuit options and hybrid security are important features for enterprise customers adopting SD-WAN.
Has Intent-Based Networking Moved Beyond Marketing Buzzword Purgatory?
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2018  |  2 comments
AT BCE, panelists from Verizon, Apstra and CableLabs examine if intent-based networking is marketing hype or can be leveraged to automate the data center, WAN and more.
Comment: DOCSIS dot Next - Kelsey Ziser - 5/22/2018
WiC Panel: There's No Shame in Self-Promotion
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5/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Closing the gender gap requires self-promotion and a cultural shift in what constitutes productivity, said panelists at the BCE WiC workshop.
Comment: Diplomacy - Kelsey Ziser - 5/21/2018
WiC Panel: Societal Pressure Drives Diversity & Inclusion
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5/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Measuring success with diversity and inclusion can be challenging and companies can only enact change with buy-in from top executives, panelists said.


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