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Key developments related to Internet Protocol software, stacks and address management, including IPv6.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/16/2018
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/9/2018
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/23/2018
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/19/2018
Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/26/2018
Being deployed in Verizon's production network is a massive endorsement for network controller startup Sedona Systems, and one that will likely start a bidding war for the company.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/23/2018
Vodafone's former virtualization chief highlights four key challenges for the communications networking and services sector in 2018.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/3/2017
With the Genband merger process over, Sonus has decided it's time for a new name. Say hello to Ribbon Communications.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/21/2017
Serpil Bayraktar, a principal engineer in Cisco's CTAO office, reveals which three technologies have been the most impactful over her 26-year comms career.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/2/2017
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 7/27/2017
A sharp slowdown in revenue growth at Huawei is a worrying indicator for the broader market.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 7/6/2017
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/1/2017
MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.
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Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
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