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Key developments related to Carrier Ethernet 2.0.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 1/29/2019
Cato Networks, which bills itself as a 'cloud-native carrier,' scores $55 million funding for its vision of delivering on network agility, where traditional carriers have so far failed with their NFV efforts.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/26/2018
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/21/2018
Cisco is to acquire small British outfit Ensoft, which develops software that supports routing, switching, carrier Ethernet and much more.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2018
MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2018
MEF is already at work on 5G transport and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/14/2018
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2018
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2018
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner tell you what they're looking forward to at MEF18 in Los Angeles.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OBS majors in multicloud; TE Connectivity sells subsea unit; Telefónica goes 200GigE roaming.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/4/2018
Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.
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