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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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MWC19 POV: K2-Series 5G-Ready Next-Generation Firewalls

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With different scaling and use case requirements, security products need additional functionalities and visibility requirements for application and traffic inspection that can monitor and manage vulnerabilities. Learn more about the recent K2 series Next-Generation 5G Ready Firewall with Peter Margaris, head of SP Marketing at Palo Alto Networks.
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MWC19 POV: APAC Service Provider 5G Security Challenges

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In the APAC service provider markets, visibility becomes one of the higher-value capabilities for 5G network deployments. As government and regulatory bodies enforce security requirements, 5G security has become one of the most important conversations for new service developments. Learn more about this with Peter Molloy, head of SP sales at Palo Alto Networks..
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MWC19 POV : Evolution of 5G Security

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With changing security landscape and increasing compute power and threat vectors, 5G security needs to embrace a holistic protection approach that includes not just the networks, but the end user and IoT devices. Learn about Palo Alto Networks' approach to 5G security with Scott Stevens, CTO for service providers at Palo Alto Networks.
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5G4REAL: Want 5G First? Book a Ticket to Seoul

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SK Telecom, LG UPlus and Korea Telecom have already launched a consumer 5G network in South Korea. A key partner for each of these operators is Samsung Networks, which offers end-to-end solutions for 5G.
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Huawei MWC19: Relive the Highlights With Us

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MWC19 was another successful event for Huawei. For the first time, three of our business groups, Carrier Business, Enterprise Business and Consumer Business, were present at Mobile World Congress. Our main exhibition hall was decked with all things 5G and AI, as well as innovative solutions and use cases.
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Real-Time Topology for Automated Operations With Telenor Use Case

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As part of EXFO's exploration of "5G done right," Benedict Enweani, director of applications and analytics, walks us through a demo of real-time topology and why it is critical for automated operations, troubleshooting and service assurance, including discussion of a Tier 1 use case with Telenor. He explores specific operator challenges like how to achieve ...
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MWC 2019: Ultra-Reliable 5G NR for Industrial IoT

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The next release of 5G (3GPP Rel. 16) will expand 5G NR to new verticals, unlocking innovation in industrial IoT with new capabilities, such as enhanced ultra-reliable low latency communication (eURLLC). Following up on last year's low latency 5G NR demonstration, we are demonstrating 99.9999% reliability in our over-the-air 5G testbed.
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Altiostar Talks About the Virtualization of the RAN & Its Role in the Rakuten Network at MWC 2019

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Altiostar Founder and CEO Ash Dahod talks about the company's efforts to virtualize the RAN portion of the mobile network at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. In addition to providing an overview of the industry's readiness for an Open RAN approach, Dahod also explains Altiostar's role in Rakuten's innovative mobile network.
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Mobile vs. Cable Operators – Partners or Competitors?

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With new 5G services rapidly approaching commercial rollout across the globe and cable MSOs initiating migration to new distributed access architecture (DAA) and converged interconnect network (CIN) architectures, Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Infinera's Jon Baldry discuss the changing relationship between cable and mobile networks at the Light Reading Cable ...
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Ciena Talks Converged Interconnect Networks at Cable Next-Gen

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At Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies in Denver, Alan Breznick sat down with Ciena's Fernando Villarruel to talk about Converged Interconnect Network, DAA and the path to a more adaptive network.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Secure Foundation for the Telecom Ecosystem

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Telecommunications companies are on a journey to transform their networks and applications, to position themselves to respond to current customer needs, and ideas not yet conceived. Light Reading Editor-In-Chief Ray Le Maistre speaks with Red Hat Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Chiras about how Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a secure, consistent ...
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Why Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Security

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Joe Barrett, President of the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), discusses the reasons for heightened security concerns, the importance of network-based security and the need for broad collaboration across the telecoms ecosystem if communications services and networks are to be made as secure as possible in a 5G world.