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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/20/2018
AT&T is continuing its aggressive edge computing push, today announcing that its first test zone for edge applications is up and running at its AT&T Foundry in Palo ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/19/2018
Ever keen to benefit from the operational and financial efficiencies that come from telco cloud deployments, Telefónica's wholesale business unit has added ...
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By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/15/2018
VALENCIA -- FTTH Conference 2018 -- As you'd expect at an event organized by an industry body that lives and breathes to promote fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B), ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/15/2018
Automation of "products, processes and systems" is at the core of CenturyLink's future as it focuses on better customer experience and advanced network products, the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Equinix has acquired Infomart Dallas, a major interconnection hub and home to half of its eight International Business Exchange centers, for $800 million, the company ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Windstream today launched two new service brands with which it plans to become a more aggressive competitor in the business market space, particularly taking on its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Telia Carrier and Pilot, a US metro fiber provider, today announced a partnership that will let the latter continue to try to disrupt some of the most competitive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/12/2018
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not ...
By Scott Sumner, Director, Business Analytics, Accedian, 2/9/2018
In early 2018, expect many Tier 1 telcos to announce significant new mobile cloud and mobile edge computing (MEC) initiatives that will transform today's operators ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/9/2018
Six years on, is carrier SDN a success or a failure? It's not a simple question to answer. Perceptions are defined by one's expectations, and with early expectations ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
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Videos: Sneak Peek of Huawei's 5G Vision
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/25/2017
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source ...
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