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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve software-defined networking.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Underlying Verizon's latest offer of virtualized network service bundles is the kind of automation and closed-loop service assurance the telecom industry is rabidly ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2018
128 Technology today announced deals with a systems integrator and its white box provider intended to let managed service providers offer SD-WAN on an automated, ...
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Kevin McBride details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven, automated network.
By Light Reading, 4/12/2018
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/10/2018
Calix, which took the lead in software-defined access networking when it launched the AXOS operating system in late 2015, has now signed a multi-year agreement with ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/9/2018
Colt is counting on ONAP to become the industry standard for orchestration, but sees that as the long-term goal, with its short-term needs likely to be built on ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/5/2018
Sprint's Senior VP of IoT Ivo Rook was born to evangelize. He has the storytelling nature of a village elder, and the good sense to borrow and expand on ideas that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/5/2018
Participation in standards development organizations (SDOs) is becoming more important as telecom operators try to automate hybrid cloud connections to make them ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/4/2018
Tier 2 operators are moving into the virtualization space in a different way from their larger counterparts, focusing first on more narrow use cases, according to one ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/3/2018
Telecom network operators who want to run cloud-native operations can gain significant benefits by containerizing their monolithic back office systems, without having ...
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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