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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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Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch

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Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says Erin Dunne, director of research services for Vertical Systems Group. Getting there today requires weeks or months of network engineering upfront, and many network operators might not have staff prepared to do that. On a brighter note, MEF 3.0 standards ...
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Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN

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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 ...
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ZTE Wireless User Congress & 5G Summit 2018 at L'Aquila

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Hear what some of the world's leading network operators say about what they're doing to get ready for the next wave of mobile broadband services.
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What Is the Self-Publishing Network?

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Carl Moberg, Director of Technology for Cisco Network Services Orchestrator, talks to Ray Le Maistre about the self-publishing network and the next steps for service providers to take in their automation journeys.
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AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN

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SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T. Achieving that level of sophistication is a challenge for which many enterprises are seeking help from their services ...
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F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services

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Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice. The complexities around how software-defined WANs impact underlying networks and services is driving 50% enterprises ...
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DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps

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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, says Jean-Claude Geha, SVP in DT's international technology and services delivery operation. He says the German operator is also making significant progress on reshaping its internal culture. Geha would like to ...
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SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem

11|14|18   |   06:22   |   (0) comments

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. That's why SES is out to change the perception of ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Glotels 2018 Special

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The Telecoms.com and Light Reading teams put in a quick quarter of an hour at the end of the Global Telecoms Awards 2018 because none of them felt like coming in the next day. They reflect on a top night featuring the hilarious Russell Kane before recapping on some of the events they had attended that week. There are also impromptu guest appearances featuring Liz ...
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Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation

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Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
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Wave2Wave's ROME Robotic Fiber Switch Extends Automation & SDN to Layer 0

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Wave2Wave's ROME is a robotic fiber switch that automates Layer 0, the physical connectivity layer, in data center and telco networks, explains David Wang. With Wave2Wave's patented mechanical latching technology, ROME provides a software-defined capability to enable dynamic fiber-to-fiber cross connections. Network and data center operators benefit from ...
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Incognito Interview: Scaling Fiber-Based Services & How to Accelerate Your Journey

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When it comes to delivering new IP-based services over fiber, there are no prizes for being second to market. Ragu Masilamany, VP of Products at Incognito, sits down with Light Reading to discuss the business imperative for fiber, how fixed-line operators are approaching fiber-based service introductions, the challenges they face, and what's needed for their success.