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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/20/2018
Cisco has launched Cisco Crosswork Network Automation, a software suite designed to help communications service providers innovate and solve network problems faster.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
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By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/14/2018
Virtualization has arrived in the cable access network.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Windstream today launched two new service brands with which it plans to become a more aggressive competitor in the business market space, particularly taking on its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/9/2018
Six years on, is carrier SDN a success or a failure? It's not a simple question to answer. Perceptions are defined by one's expectations, and with early expectations ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/6/2018
The OPNFV Project has created a testing and verification process that lets vendors determine whether their commercial products comply with its initial criteria for ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/31/2018
Juniper had another rough quarter in Q4 with revenue dropping 10.5% to $1.24 billion, thanks to continued architectural shifts in the cloud segment of the company's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/30/2018
One of the major mindset shifts that's occurred in network virtualization is the idea that individual network functions shouldn't just be transferred wholesale into ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/30/2018
Is Verizon about to do for NG-PON 2 and software-defined access what its FiOS initiative did for BPON?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/29/2018
Nokia sounded the bell for round one of the pre-MWC 2018 media coverage joust with the unveiling of a new dedicated 5G infrastructure chipset, dubbed (thrillingly!) ...
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Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect up millions of ...
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Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
Hey Watson: Vodafone Makes First 5G Call
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/21/2018
Using Huawei's Radio Access Network equipment, Vodafone made the first 5G call in ...
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Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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 ...
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