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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/21/2018
Filled with special challenges, tackling the large enterprise market 'a long, slow slog' for cable operators, analyst says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/21/2018
Cable's business services are still growing, but MSOs aren't standing pat as they pursue new areas and lines of business. Jeff Lewis discusses how Comcast is homing in on new opportunities such as SD-WAN, managed security services and the delivery of faster and faster speeds.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/20/2018
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.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
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 will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Oracle will integrate the venerable SD-WAN provider into its communications service provider business unit.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/15/2018
But rate of revenue growth is slowing, causing MSOs to seek new angles and opportunities.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/15/2018
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.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/14/2018
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.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/13/2018
Enhances security, performance and programmability of its Cisco SD-WAN service.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN poaches MTN man for new tech role; TIM and Samsung join forces on 5G; Fastweb secures Tiscali's fixed wireless business; Virgin and Versa combine on SD-WAN services.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2018
Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/12/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Global Services plans customer cull; Ooredoo does the business on network upgrades; Orange's Richard to head up GSMA; EU digital tax deal edges nearer.
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Geoblocking, Even at Low Levels, Restricts Internet Freedom – Study
Larry Loeb, Author, 11/21/2018
A new research paper from the University of Michigan and Cloudflare finds that ...
IoT Security Problems Can Cost Enterprises Millions
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 11/20/2018
A survey by DigiCert finds that the IoT is a priority for most companies, but ...
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EANTC Joins Broadband Forum's Approved Lab List for CloudCO Tests
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/19/2018
The Broadband Forum has been lining up independent test labs for its CloudCO ...
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/16/2018
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the ...
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DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
As an extension to DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) will put cable operators in position to deliver symmetrical gigabit speeds over their widely deployed HFC ...
Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
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