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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
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 ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- For all the hype around SD-WAN services, many network operators are just getting started rolling out their own offerings. Verizon Partner ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Spectrum Business, the enterprise arm of Charter Communications, is jumping into the SD-WAN market, but doing so in a way that is distinctively ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
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 ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/6/2017
There's no question that business services have become big business for cable over the last decade. As tracked by Heavy Reading, commercial telecom services have ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/3/2017
VeloCloud claims 1,000 enterprise customers, but VMware might be just as happy to latch onto the SD-WAN startup's 50 service-provider partners.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/2/2017
UPDATE: VMware has announced the deal to acquire VeloCloud, confirming yesterday's report. Terms were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close before year's ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/1/2017
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV -- BT has been forced to address the lack of conformity between vendors developing SDN and NFV technologies through a program ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/30/2017
LAS VEGAS -- 2017 Calix Connexions -- Calix is introducing the next generation of its GigaFamily products, and these home gateways won't only sport higher-powered ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/25/2017
A new Heavy Reading report says communications service providers face a stark new reality in the need to adopt automation immediately, in every aspect of their ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
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Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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