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Key developments related to the configuration, provisioning, management and orchestration of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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.
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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.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 11/14/2018
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/5/2018
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/29/2018
Startup boasts some impressive results from a proof of concept with a Belgian operator and remains confident about landing commercial deals.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/23/2018
Ericsson's Group CTO Erik Ekudden discusses 5G partnerships, the growing importance of edge computing and the use of machine learning (ML) tools.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2018
Many larger network operators are bringing software development in-house, developing their own orchestrators and other tools, and using more open source to get the results they want, without vendor dependence.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/18/2018
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
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