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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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/17/2017
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- China Mobile is confident it will have 10,000 5G basestations in commercial deployment in 2020 and has said it needs ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/16/2017
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- Teutonic spoilsport Deutsche Telekom has marched into the orgy of backslapping over progress on 5G standardization and ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/16/2017
Cisco shares received a boost during after-hours trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the vendor giant predicted that its long sales decline would come to an end ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- For all the hype around SD-WAN services, many network operators are just getting started rolling out their own offerings. Verizon Partner ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Spectrum Business, the enterprise arm of Charter Communications, is jumping into the SD-WAN market, but doing so in a way that is distinctively ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2017
The 20 largest telcos with headquarters in Europe and North America slashed more than 63,000 jobs last year, and ten of them have cut nearly 21,000 roles in 2017, as ...
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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 ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/13/2017
As the debate about how ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) might be interpreted and used by network operators, Amdocs is providing an early example of ONAP in ...
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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/6/2017
Some of the world's biggest telecom operators are preparing for the first release of ONAP later this month amid growing doubts about the usability of the code that ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2017
The names Sonus and Genband have been on the communications networking and services scene for years (remember the buzz around softswitches and session border ...
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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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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
From The Founder
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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