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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/14/2018
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2018
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/8/2018
Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2018
Service providers need to broaden their view of what uCPE can offer to include not just VNFs but virtual functions that support basic IT.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/1/2018
Moving from legacy technologies like MPLS won't happen overnight, and operators need to find a way for legacy and new technologies to coexist in a hybrid WAN environment, said Comcast's Kevin O'Toole.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/31/2018
MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/30/2018
Vendor's new WaveSuite applications are designed to help network operators make more money from their optical assets.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/23/2018
DENVER -- Tracy Nolan, president of national sales, strategy and operations for Sprint, says companies need to support women in the shift to network automation to lessen the potential jobs impact.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/19/2018
Zen Internet, an alternative ISP in the UK, has ambitious growth plans and is looking to a refresh of its back office software, including the introduction of SDN capabilities, to help achieve its goals.
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BlackBerry Acquiring Security & AI Firm Cylance for $1.4B
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/16/2018
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Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
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
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
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