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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2018
Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/16/2018
Arista is extending its Cognitive Campus strategy with networking technology gained from its recent Mojo Networks purchase. Arista says: No more BMOC for CSCO.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/12/2018
In a special, free SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast roundtable session on Tuesday, October 23, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2018
New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/8/2018
Automation provides operators with the means to respond to threats faster and even preempt an event, but controlling new security software also increases complexity for service providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/2/2018
Verizon's wireline unit is developing its own machine learning internally using open source tools and 'agile' development methods.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/1/2018
Open source may have gained support from the communications service provider (CSP) community, but there are some major challenges in making use of it.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/1/2018
VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2018
Telefónica's Antonio Elizondo says its common information model and orchestration layer will enable network slicing for 5G.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/25/2018
ETSI open source organization will also have single point of entry to manage network services and network slices with release later this year.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/25/2018
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation wants to define the telco cloud so that everyone's singing from the same hymn sheet.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/25/2018
With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.
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