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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2019
As it continues to play catch-up with Harmonic, CommScope says its virtual CCAP is in trials with cable ops and is slated for a commercial launch by the end of the year.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/5/2019
Verizon's Oliver Cantor says enterprise customers are looking to run their own applications on the universal CPE servers that house the operator's virtual network functions.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/5/2019
VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/4/2019
Kevin McBride explains advancements the service provider has made in its automation, back office and orchestration systems.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/29/2019
Aided by its Comcast deal, Harmonic sees a 20% surge in the number of devices being served by its virtualized converged cable access platform.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/21/2019
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
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.
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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.
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.
Security Now
Europe Starts to Build Its Own Secure Cloud
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 12/5/2019
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 12/4/2019
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Prime Reading
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 ...
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Agile, a model based on iterative changes and small, quick releases, is table stakes for any software company. It's just how things get done these days as the older ...
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