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By Robert Clark, 9/19/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- SDN and NFV are intended to make service providers more nimble, but when it comes to testing virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/18/2017
Comcast is treading ever more boldly on traditional telco territory. Since getting serious about commercial services in the earlier part of the decade, the cable ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
To compete in the SD-WAN market, network operators are having to bring their own innovation, and Tata Communications is one good example. In addition to offering an ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/12/2017
VMware is moving aggressively to embrace OpenStack and acknowledge the future role of open source in NFV, today announcing its carrier-grade version of an OpenStack ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
ONAP's addition of Vodafone to its platinum member roster not only adds the voice of one of the largest global carriers and earliest implementers of NFV-SDN to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
In a move that should surprise no one, Amdocs today announced an NFV software and services portfolio based on ONAP.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
Building on its significant work within two major open source projects -- Open CORD and the Open Compute Project -- Radisys is now signaling its intent to be the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/6/2017
The cascade of changes taking place in the cable access network threatens to turn an already complex network environment into a chaotic one. But amid the push ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2017
Adtran CEO Tom Stanton would be the first to admit that transforming a company from its traditional role as a hardware manufacturer to a new position as a software ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/29/2017
In the world of SD-WANs, vendors and service providers alike are looking for ways to differentiate. In the case of Cradlepoint, however, it turns out their ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 8/28/2017
LAS VEGAS -- VMworld 2017 -- VMware is trying to sharpen its cloud story, opening this week's VMworld conference with a handful of news about helping enterprises ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/24/2017
On the heels of adding its new SD-Secure Branch managed service, Verizon is tightening security offerings in its Virtual Network Services platform for enterprise ...
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Workers Bracing for Sweeping Automation Changes
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/20/2017
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/20/2017
Intel is opening its Nervana DevCloud to about 200,000 researchers and scientists ...
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CenturyLink's Walker: Communication Is Key for NFV
Bill Walker, Director of Network & Cloud Architecture, CenturyLink, 9/19/2017
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both ...
ETSI's Triay on NFV Plugtests, Spec-Fests, Tutorials
Joan Triay, ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair, 9/19/2017
ETSI research specialist Joan Triay provides an update on what ETSI was up to 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 ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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