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Key developments related to the configuration, provisioning, management and orchestration of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 5/13/2019
Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/5/2019
LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/26/2019
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange Spain tests Huawei 5G smartphone; KPN's numbers are heading south as it makes its 5G vendor decisions; and competitive device manufacturer Oppo is heading to Europe.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/10/2019
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 4/4/2019
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 3/18/2019
The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/13/2019
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 2/27/2019
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/9/2019
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
By Stan Hubbard, Director, Communications & Research, MEF, 12/27/2018
How MEF's work impacts telco businesses, SD-WAN and digital transformation, from the perspectives of AT&T, PCCW and Verizon.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2018
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2018
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
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