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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2019
The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/9/2019
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/3/2019
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/30/2019
AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/30/2019
Vendor extends capabilities of its access network virtualization platform as some MSOs deploy fiber-to-the-premises in targeted and greenfield scenarios.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/30/2019
Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/24/2019
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/23/2019
In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/18/2019
Sprint's edge strategy includes a progressive take (for a telco, at least) on opening up its platform for use by third parties, explains Light Reading's Iain Morris.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/10/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.
By Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking, 9/6/2019
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/4/2019
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
Security Now
CISO No Longer the Last Word on Security – Radware
Larry Loeb, Author, 10/14/2019
The rise of DevSecOps may be the reason that 70% of respondents to Radware's ...
New 'Reductor' Malware Intercepts Browser Traffic
Larry Loeb, Author, 10/11/2019
Encrypted traffic from both Chrome and Firefox shown to be vulnerable.
Broadband World News
BBWN Bites: Alternative Access Techs Advance
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/14/2019
Also today, Watch Communications and Ericsson heard it on the radio, Radwin tunes ...
BBWN Bites: Consumer Tech Spending to Climb to $2.06T by 2023 – IDC
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/11/2019
Also today, Comcast is really virtualizing, Verizon counts on emerging backhaul ...
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Is NFV Headed for a Cliff?
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 8/7/2019
Are telcos solving NFVs big problems or making them worse? Critics say a ...
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
New Orleans -- Cable-Tec Expo -- The wired/wireless network "revolution" is well underway, though the speed at which that revolution will proceed won't be constant. ...
Marc Ganzi is described as a "leading visionary and entrepreneur" in his company's biography, and it's easy to see why.
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