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Key developments related to software-defined networking strategies and deployments.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/23/2018
Telecom network operators have a love-hate relationship with OpenStack. On the one hand, it is ubiquitously deployed as an open-source cloud platform, and the default ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/18/2018
Kevin McBride explains how CenturyLink's operations teams are adapting to the operator's efforts to move toward a data-driven network.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Underlying Verizon's latest offer of virtualized network service bundles is the kind of automation and closed-loop service assurance the telecom industry is rabidly ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2018
128 Technology today announced deals with a systems integrator and its white box provider intended to let managed service providers offer SD-WAN on an automated, ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/16/2018
Kevin McBride details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven, automated network.
By Light Reading, 4/12/2018
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2018
Think of every major emerging networking technology in the telecom industry. Software-defined networking. Cloud RAN. Millimeter wave. Edge computing. Spectrum ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/10/2018
Calix, which took the lead in software-defined access networking when it launched the AXOS operating system in late 2015, has now signed a multi-year agreement with ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/9/2018
Colt is counting on ONAP to become the industry standard for orchestration, but sees that as the long-term goal, with its short-term needs likely to be built on ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/5/2018
Sprint's Senior VP of IoT Ivo Rook was born to evangelize. He has the storytelling nature of a village elder, and the good sense to borrow and expand on ideas that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/4/2018
Tier 2 operators are moving into the virtualization space in a different way from their larger counterparts, focusing first on more narrow use cases, according to one ...
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Microsoft: Tech Support Scams on the Rise
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/25/2018
A recent report from Microsoft shows that the number of scams using tech support ...
5 New Network Attack Techniques That Will Keep You Awake at Night
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/25/2018
You can't trust anything -- not the cloud, not hardware, not industrial control ...
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Service Providers Are Spending Big on Network Automation. Here's Why...
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/25/2018
A new study finds 75% of service providers expect all or most of their networks ...
Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in ...
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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 ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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