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Key developments related to the configuration, provisioning, management and orchestration of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
Verizon today joins the ONAP as a platinum member, giving that open source effort yet more credibility in its goal of creating a single telecom industry approach to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/16/2018
ETSI's new automation group, the snappily titled Zero touch network and Service Management Industry Specification Group (ZSM ISG), has attracted a broad range of new ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 1/16/2018
I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
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By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 1/12/2018
Operating NFV-based services and networks is the next priority for progressive communications service providers (CSPs). And it's not easy. In fact, CSPs are telling ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/20/2017
The next release of ONAP software will focus on making the overall platform more mature and developing functional requirements that can support multiple end-to-end ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/14/2017
EnterpriseWeb may not be a new name amongst those in the NFV, telco cloud and OSS communities, but 2018 could be the year when it becomes a much more familiar name ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2017
Bell Canada's move to be the first company bringing open-source ONAP code into production is the result of a year-long challenge the company set for itself to make ...
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 11/29/2017
In Building the Network of the Future, AT&T executives explain how they foresee the transition to software-defined networking (SDN), a cornerstone of which is the ...
By Dan Joe Barry, 11/22/2017
What a difference a year makes! At last year's SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in The Hague, there were a number of presentations highlighting the fact that NFV was ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2017
ONAP today rolled out its much-anticipated first software release, dubbed Amsterdam, promising a unified architecture for network automation, modules of which can -- ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
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 Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/13/2017
In this inaugural Light Reading podcast, Carol Wilson talks to us about TIP, MEF and the ONAP controversy, while Mitch Wagner recaps his visit to Salesforce.com's ...
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Amazon Taps 20 Locations as Finalists for Second Headquarters
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/18/2018
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and ...
Cisco Ex-Boss John Chambers Launches VC Firm & Praises Eating Insects
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/18/2018
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments ...
Telco Transformation
Telenor CEO Issues an Upskilling Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/18/2018
Sigve Brekke, the CEO of Telenor Group, has challenged his 30,000 employees to ...
Managing 5G in Multi-Cloud Environment a Big Challenge: TBR's Antlitz
Chris Antlitz, Senior Analyst, TBR, 1/17/2018
Telcos are struggling with how to manage the growing number of services and ...
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NFV's Major Movements
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
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 ...
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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