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Key developments related to the replacement of legacy routers and switches with commercial off-the-shelf systems.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/16/2017
Cisco shares received a boost during after-hours trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the vendor giant predicted that its long sales decline would come to an end ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/15/2017
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- Bell Canada is ripping out the customized hardware it uses in its core network systems as it prepares for the launch ...
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/13/2017
In this inaugural Light Reading podcast, Carol Wilson talks to us about TIP, MEF and the ONAP controversy, while Mitch Wagner recaps his visit to Salesforce.com's ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/10/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- Equipment vendors like to talk about how they're becoming software companies. Reliance Jio is giving them ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is spreading its wings into areas such as artificial intelligence while ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/8/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP), still yet to turn two years old, is kicking off its summit today by stressing progress in cellular and optical ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 11/7/2017
To address the tremendous bandwidth growth in cloud networking, the web-scale Internet companies -- including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon -- have ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/1/2017
Juniper is bringing disaggregation to the optical world, announcing today a ROADM based on off-the-shelf hardware and a control plane from the former BTI.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/26/2017
BERLIN -- Broadband World Forum 2017 -- The industry's steady march toward the adoption of open source technologies could force its equipment suppliers to reinvent ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/24/2017
The future of "optical white box" was a topic of discussion, debate and some confusion at Light Reading's recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver. So it makes a ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/23/2017
Networks giant Cisco has now confirmed a deal to acquire unified communications specialist BroadSoft as it continues to expand outside its core hardware business ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/17/2017
With its promise of greater efficiencies and agility, automation is driving many network operator strategies these days -- that much is evident from quantifiable ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
Telco Transformation
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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 , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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