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By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 4/5/2019
5G, AWS, telco cloud and Internet video have dominated the headlines in recent weeks and we're talking about all of it, live from NYC.
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 Bureau Chief, 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 Bureau Chief, 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 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 Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/4/2018
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- If you embark on SD-WAN plans and don't factor security requirements into the early stages of the process, you do so at your own peril.
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Big 5G Event Panel: Maximizing 5G ROI – The Business Case for 5G

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Verizon's Nicki Palmer, AT&T's Igor Glubochansky, C Spire's Craig Sparks, Cincinnati Bell's Tom Simpson and CTIA's Tom Sawanobori join Light Reading's Mike Dano to discuss how 5G will really pay off for carriers.
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Optical's Shifting Sands

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The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
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CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- Much of the 5G conversation is dominated by mobile network operators, but CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a "great time to be wireline." CenturyLink is having key conversations with mobile network operators about their RAN and how to connect their antennas with CenturyLink's fiber network. In addition, McBride describes the ...
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MetTel's Silber: 5G Transforms Business Models

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MetTel's Max Silber, the carrier's vice president of mobility, says 5G transforms business for both MetTel and its enterprise customers. 5G will help MetTel meet its enterprise customers' agility demands. "We're in a click-to-buy generation -- everyone wants instant gratification," Silber says. And 5G will give enterprises the opportunity to become more agile as ...
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Sprint's Mishka Dehghan

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Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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Why Telcos Need AI & Automation in 5G Networks

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Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw gives an overview of a session he chaired at the Big 5G Event earlier this month, where network operators discussed their evolving network needs. The discussions he recaps touched on network planning challenges, civil engineering and how closed-loop automation will push 5G networks forward.
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Securing 5G Networks: Control Plane Evolution

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The rollout of 5G services changes so much about the network so quickly that it's a challenge to stay on top of how service providers are responding to the challenges and how their 5G managed security service plans are taking shape. In this interview, NetNumber's Jee Alkebsi and Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges discuss the recent 5G Security Market Leadership Study ...
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How to Tackle the Three Dimensions of 5G Mobile Transport

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5G is a game changer for mobile operators with major challenges in three dimensions – operational, technical and commercial. The mobile transport network must evolve to address these challenges. New capabilities in microwave, fronthaul and cell site routing are required to enable new use cases with edge computing, new network architectures like ERAN and CRAN, ...
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5G Man Goes OTT

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5G man is always desperate to help... but his help isn't always needed.
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MetTel's Fox: Enterprises Need to Find Business Case for 5G

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Many initial 5G deployments will be private networks on enterprise premises, and service providers will need to accommodate those needs, says MetTel CTO Ed Fox in conversation with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner. Also, Fox talks about how MetTel is going big on network functions virtualization (NFV).
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Transitioning to 5G Transport With Fujitsu

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Operators are facing diverse challenges as they transition from 4G LTE to 5G networks Open architectures and standards will ease this mobile technology evolution. Fujitsu has developed the Smart xHaul solution for WDM-based fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul transport in 4G C-RAN and new 5G networks. To manage new high-bandwidth, low-latency use cases, this open ...
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The Importance of Hardware to 5G

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At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Gilles Garcia, EMEA comms business lead director at chip specialist Xilinx, suggests the hardware platforms needed to underpin 5G rollouts are being overshadowed by excitement over software developments.