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Key developments related to Carrier Ethernet 2.0.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
Ciena is trying to jump out ahead of the edge computing craze, today announcing three new products and a product update that bring 10-gig and 100-gig capacity closer ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
MEF and ATIS have teamed up to jointly develop specifications that essentially create a global ordering platform for Carrier Ethernet services. This new platform ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 7/6/2017
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/3/2017
With the planned acquisition of fellow metro optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV, ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes he is doing the market, as well as his ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2017
ADVA plans to acquire US rival MRV Communications in a $69 million deal it says will strengthen its line-up of products and broaden its customer base. (See ADVA to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/1/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 completes UK Broadband acquisition; Telefónica trumpets security first; Murdochs huddle with Ofcom to chew over Fox-Sky deal; ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 5/11/2017
When I boarded the plane from London to Tel Aviv, Israel, recently for a whistlestop tour of several comms industry movers and shakers, I knew it would be an ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2017
MEF is expanding its certification process to encompass virtualization and the underlying skills for make communications service providers more agile and able to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/28/2017
Ahead of its scheduled acquisition by CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications continues expansion of its global Ethernet services, honoring a commitment made to bring ...
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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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Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
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