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By Simon Stanley, 5/10/2016
The Open Compute Project (OCP) and the shift to virtualized functions using SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and telecom infrastructure. ...
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 4/8/2016
Communications service providers (CSPs) are in the process of transforming the infrastructure they use to deliver services. They are looking to both lower their capex and opex and increase ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/12/2015
As cable operators seek to move upmarket, cater to larger, more sophisticated enterprises and roll out new services faster and more efficiently, they should look at adopting NFV technology.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2015
SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2015
NFV isn't magic. Although it provides many benefits, it takes much hard work to get there.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/7/2015
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2015
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2015
The head of Telefónica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, that can change.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2015
The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2015
Managed services provider Masergy Communications is on the forefront of a growing trend, deploying virtual CPE. That's currently considered one of the strongest business cases for network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2015
CableLabs' Virtualized Network Evolution Program looks at how to apply analytics to track resources and more when virtualizing home, business and core networks.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, IoT & Apple iPhone

9|18|18   |   63:07   |   (0) comments


The pod has a special guest this week in the form of telecoms consultant William Webb, who joins Scott along with the no-less special Iain Morris of Light Reading. They start by noting that, even by recent standards, the 5G hype reached hysterical levels in the build-up to MWC Americas. They move on to IoT and contemplate whether operators are even capable of ...
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How TIM's O&M Strategy Impacts Its Digital Transformation Program

9|18|18   |   06:12   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's OTF 2018 event, Paolo Chiozza, Assurance Senior Director of Wholesale Operations at TIM (Telecom Italia), talks about network operations and maintenance (O&M) trends and how the operator's O&M strategy plays a key role in its digital transformation program.
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MWCA Day 2 Recap: '5G' Rolls Out & We Roll On

9|14|18   |     |   (6) comments


Still weary from walking in LA, Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Dan Jones look straight into 5G and offer an artistic interpretation of carrier deployment strategies.
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Fortinet Addressing Security Challenges Around 5G

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Ronen Shpirer, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing, EMEA at Fortinet, discusses how customers are dealing with a lot of change and uncertainty that is being brought about by digital transformation. Fortinet provides solutions to the challenges that Communication Service Providers and Managed Security Service Providers face, including some of the biggest security ...
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MWCA Day 1 Recap: 5G Is Here…?

9|13|18   |     |   (3) comments


Phil Harvey, Gabriel Brown and Mitch Wagner bring you the truth about 5G from downtown LA.
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Verizon's Bill Stone: 5G Is Really Coming Home

9|12|18   |     |   (1) comment


Bill Stone, Verizon's VP of Technology Development & Planning, said the carrier's 5G Home launch is a huge step forward for the industry as it shows 5G's potential – and Verizon's advantage in having fiber, wireless and mass market service experience.
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Parallel Wireless Deploys Open vRAN Across the Globe

9|12|18   |     |   (0) comments


Parallel Wireless Founder & VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal talks to Light Reading about how the company's multi-technology Open vRAN is being deployed by operators globally to reduce cost and complexity.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Puzzling Times

9|11|18   |     |   (0) comments


Jamie and Scott are joined by Ray from Light Reading, who kicks things off by analyzing why the big telecom vendors seem to be stepping up their M&A activity – spoiler alert: it's all about automation and being cloud-native. Conversation moves seamlessly on to the jigsaw puzzle that is 5G as, more than any previous generation, a lot of pieces have to be in place ...
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Why Tier 2/3 CSPs Are Being Sidelined

9|8|18   |   03:47   |   (0) comments


The evolution of the communications service provider (CSP) sector is creating a schism between the large, resource-heavy Tier 1 operators and the smaller Tier 2/3 players, says TM Forum Chief Analyst Mark Newman.
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The Operational Challenges of 5G

9|7|18   |   04:41   |   (0) comments


Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about some of the challenges, such as power management, that will arise as 5G networks are deployed, and suggests that AI and analytics tools will be needed to help automate an increasing number of operational processes in a 5G world.
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Huawei OTF 2018 Day 2 Highlights

9|6|18   |     |   (0) comments


Attendees split into five tracks on Day 2 of Huawei's Operations Transformation Forum to discuss various topics such as broadband, customer experience management and digitized operations.
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Turkcell's CEO on the Potential of 5G

9|5|18   |     |   (0) comments


Kaan Terzioglu discusses digital transformation at Huawei's annual OTF event.