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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/23/2018
DENVER -- Tracy Nolan, president of national sales, strategy and operations for Sprint, says companies need to support women in the shift to network automation to lessen the potential jobs impact.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2018
Finding differing opinions on open source with the telecom industry isn't hard to do, especially where orchestration is concerned. That's why a panel discussion on open source and MANO at ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/16/2018
Automation holds a lot of promise to increase efficiency and reduce costs, but these benefits to network operations could come at the expense of jobs -- especially for women.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2018
Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc said his company is ready for 5G as we met at last month's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/8/2018
Automation provides operators with the means to respond to threats faster and even preempt an event, but controlling new security software also increases complexity for service providers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
Equinix's Bill Long says age of virtualization and automation is causing a major shift in network deployment costs as well as the engineering skillsets required amid the growing need for talented software developers.
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/5/2018
Jim Hodges and James Thomson talk about how service providers are moving past planning and managing VNF instances. In the coming era, providers will use a combination of instances working together to deliver true service management. Their conversation touches on capacity-based purchasing, security profiles, modeling tools and other components to deliver the service-aware outcome.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
By Light Reading, 10/4/2018
James Feger, general manager of service provider at F5 Networks, speaks about helping service providers grow their managed service business by helping with the transition to cloud or network-centric infrastructures. So far, the complexity of virtualization has hindered its adoption, but a new model of simplified virtual packages makes it easy to deploy, scale, operate and change out, providing a greater comfort level for the people who run the network.
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Norwegian Service Provider Deploys AirTies' Smart Wi-Fi

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In this video, Frode Elverum, Head of Broadband at Get, a leading broadband provider in Norway, talks about using AirTies to supply its new, premium in-home Wi-Fi service, called WIFIX. Get is using AirTies' Smart Wi-Fi powered Mesh Extenders and AirTies' Remote Manager, a cloud-based optimization suite that provides real-time visibility and historical ...
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Sandvine's Global Internet Phenomena: The Trends Shaping Networks Worldwide

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Did you know that Netflix is almost 15% of all Internet downstream traffic worldwide? Or that Google services consume over 40% of all connections in Asia? Explore these data points and many more in Sandvine's 2018 Global Internet Phenomena report at https://www.sandvine.com/phenomena.
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5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up

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Mike Dano, who recently joined Light Reading as editorial director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, ends his visit to CES by discussing the US operators' marketing spat over 5G service claims, the current state of 5G service offerings and what ...
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Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds

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Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
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CES 2019: The Phony 5G Wars

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Recapping the annual tech-fest in Las Vegas, Light Reading's Dan Jones, Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner discuss the clash between major mobile operators over what is -- and isn't -- true 5G, and provide an update on what cable has in store for the industry's big "10G" initiative.
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Verizon's 5G CES Keynote: T-Shirts, But No Beef

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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg's keynote centered on the 'eight currencies' that comprise true 5G, including more capacity and lower latencies, and examples of various, interesting use cases, but offered little in the way of new insight into Verizon's plans for network rollouts and support for 5G-powered devices.
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CES 2019: Comcast Secures the Smart Home

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Fraser Stirling, Comcast's SVP of digital home, devices & AI, explains how the company's new xFi Advanced Security service helps make high-speed Internet access safer by targeting potential cyber threats to WiFi networks and IoT devices. He also discusses how the wider broadband experience has become as important as the download speeds delivered to the home.
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2nd ITU-T Focus Group Meeting on Network 2030

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The ITU-T Focus Group Technologies for Network 2030 (FG NET-2030) was established by ITU-T Study Group 13 at its meeting in Geneva, 16-27 July 2018. This 2nd FG NET-2030 meeting was held at Hong Kong during Dec. 18-20, 2018, which investigates the future network architecture, requirements, use cases, and capabilities of the future networks, with global ...
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Masergy's Ray Watson: Customers Want Security but Pay for Performance

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Virtualized infrastructure makes a lot of things easier for service providers. It gives them a chance to do patching more quickly and thoroughly take inventory of their network access and credentials. But it adds some complexity, too. Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in ...
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How Silver Peak's EdgeConnect Unified WAN Edge Platform Accelerates Tiered, Managed SD-WAN Services

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Nav Chander, Senior Director of Service Provider Marketing, gives his insights into how Silver Peak continues to grow and expand its SD-WAN customer base leveraging its innovative EdgeConnect WAN edge platform that unifies SD-WAN, WAN optimization, routing and analytics capabilities into a single platform. He explains why Silver peak's unique architecture helps ...
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Verizon Invites Independent Filmmakers to Explore 5G Tech

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A cohort of independent filmmakers and artists will have access to a working 5G network in their next project thanks to a collaboration between Verizon's RYOT studio and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). Verizon is educating the artists about 5G's potential impact on new media and exploring highly technical formats like augmented and mixed reality, ...

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Huawei on the FTTH Market

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Jeffrey Zhou talks about the current state of the FTTH market and the various factors impacting network operators' investments in fiber access networks.