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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is spreading its wings into areas such as artificial intelligence while ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
Ciena is trying to jump out ahead of the edge computing craze, today announcing three new products and a product update that bring 10-gig and 100-gig capacity closer ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 11/7/2017
To address the tremendous bandwidth growth in cloud networking, the web-scale Internet companies -- including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon -- have ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/3/2017
Broadcom is relocating stateside, and in doing so, the company has very likely completed the last commitment necessary to gain approval for its proposed $5.9 ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/2/2017
Software may be eating the world, but data is in the driver's seat, and so it shouldn't be surprising that AT&T now has a chief data officer. What might be ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/30/2017
Next week in New York Light Reading will hold its first event dedicated to the 5G transport network -- a critically important topic that flies under the radar in the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/17/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Incompas 2017 -- The drive to push intelligence to the edge of the network is being impeded by municipal policies and permitting processes that are ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 10/12/2017
Lost in Cisco's fuss about intent-based networking is the fact that the company had already tried this idea a few years ago, with ACI.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2017
Having successfully run its first transatlantic subsea cable for almost two years now, Aqua Comms is planning additional subsea cables in northern Europe and eyeing ...
By Simon Stanley, 9/26/2017
Using feedback from leading web-scale and telecom network operators, the ON2020 group has collated optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
Telco Transformation
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 3: Principle One
John Barnes , Author , 7/31/2015
Yip and Markus assess damage from the attack, Yip and Yaz make plans, Yip flees ...
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Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
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