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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2018
Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.
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 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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/5/2018
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/31/2018
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/30/2018
VMware is gearing up to be a leading vendor to service providers, and may be getting a boost from a shift away from DIY networks and toward integrated stacks.
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 8/27/2018
Since the launch of Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event, the trajectories of SDN and NFV have continued to converge while also diverging and separating more than we expected.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/24/2018
New head of carrier's virtualization strategy is focused on making services more readily available at whatever edge they best fit.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/23/2018
Carrier hosted two-day developer summmit for open source edge software project, after it released key seed code for major use case.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/23/2018
Antonio Elizondo says his keynote at Light Reading's event next month will focus on how Telefónica is using UNICA, its network virtualization program launched in 2014, to automate network services.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/22/2018
Most current SD-WAN services are too limited in scope and too defensive in strategy, a veteran analyst warns. That opens the door to cloud providers and MSPs taking over the market.
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 8/16/2018
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/1/2018
Kontron will combine its white box hardware with Inocybe's open source software, including its open source SDN controller and other software.
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