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SD-WAN revenue to hit $5.5 billion in 2025, Omdia reports

SD-WAN product revenues reached $844 million in Q2, an increase of more than 30% year-over-year. This shows, overall, that the pandemic hasn't negatively impacted the SD-WAN market, says Omdia's Dominika Koncewicz.

Analyst warns IT professionals to do due diligence when purchasing AIOps

While 64% of companies say they are using AIOps, ZK Research's Zeus Kerravala says many AIOps services are missing a key component – artificial intelligence.

Leading Lights 2021: The Winners Video

The 2021 Leading Lights Awards winners have been announced during our online video ceremony where we linked together Light Reading's editors from all over the globe to announce the results.

Orange tops VSG's Global SD-WAN Leaderboard

Orange Business Services ranks first in Vertical Systems Group's SD-WAN Global Leaderboard, followed by AT&T, Verizon and NTT.

Colt drifts off into an 'automation dream' with MEF's LSO update

On the heels of MEF's recent update to its LSO Sonata APIs, Light Reading caught up with Colt's Fahim Sabir to hear more on what Sonata's facelift means for MEF's service provider members.

Extreme Networks enters SD-WAN market with $70M Ipanema acquisition

Extreme's CTO Nabil Bukhari discusses the company's decision to acquire Ipanema and its plans for entering the SD-WAN market.

Eurobites: Virgin picks Plume for 'smart home' services push in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Ericsson for mobile money boost; Vodafone, ITU combine on mobile Internet initiative in Africa and beyond; BT's emissions target moves closer.

Logix Fiber links up with Versa on SD-WAN

This is the first SD-WAN service Logix is deploying; executives say security, network visibility and application prioritization are among key features.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic

Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Eurobites: Facebook's smart glasses trigger privacy fears in Italy – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom lands new deal with Asahi; BT enters the quantum realm; MTN gets an upgrade from Nokia.

Leading Lights 2021: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 17th year.

Comcast Business acquires Masergy at 'opportune time,' say industry analysts

As an MPLS, VPN, SD-WAN and managed services provider, Masergy is a great fit for Comcast Business, says Vertical Systems Group's Rosemary Cochran.

Comcast Business deals for Masergy to help speed its way up-market

Play for Masergy, a key supplier of SD-WAN and cloud services with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, aims to accelerate Comcast Business' plans to serve midsized and enterprise-level customers.

Extreme Networks to acquire Infovista's SD-WAN division for $73M

The acquisition is expected to close in October 2021.

Colt cooks up remote access SD-WAN service

Colt says Remote Access provides users with secure access to their business data and applications, based on their role or profile, from any location.

Masergy unveils broadband performance feature for last-mile access

The patent-pending Performance Edge service is aimed at assisting home workers, SD-WAN, SASE and MPLS customers in improving their broadband performance by reducing packet loss.

Infovista takes Ipanema SD-WAN cloud native

The vendor is still finding it difficult to make headway against SD-WAN incumbents such as Cisco and VMware.

Sixty operators and vendors achieve MEF 3.0 certification

MEF says certifications are up 75% since May 2020 among service providers – of the 60 certifications, 42 are service providers.

Versa banks $84 million in funding

This brings SASE supplier Versa Network's total funding raised to a cool $196 million.

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