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Key developments related to SDN in the WAN (wide area network), particularly related to transport layer management.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/17/2018
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress 2018 -- There must have been something in the coffee in Paris this week.
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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
Among the many great reasons to join us at BCE 2018 in Austin, Texas, are the educational workshops and panels. To find out more about Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE), click here.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
By Simon Stanley, 3/27/2018
The ON2020 panel session at OFC this year, titled "Industry Visions for a Converged Optical Networking Roadmap," provided a fascinating insight into the challenges ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
By Simon Stanley, 2/28/2018
Operators are already looking at the optical networks required to deliver cloud and 5G services over the next five to ten years, and ON2020 provides a forum for the ...
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 ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/12/2018
In today's EMEA regional roundup: The ownership heat is on BT and its fixed access division Openreach once again; TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/18/2018
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Larry Loeb, Author, 4/18/2018
A join statement from UK and US law enforcement and security agencies are warning ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/18/2018
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