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Harmonic gains more ground with 'CableOS'

The vendor said it struck deals with two more international tier 1 cable operators for its virtualized cable access platform, and has commercial deployments of CableOS underway with 23 operators in all.

Cable access hardware revenues to dip as virtualization takes hold – analyst

Sector set to see a 2% drop in revenues through 2024 amid a decline in revenues for a broader broadband access equipment market that includes DSL and FTTP, Dell'Oro predicts.

Reports of NFV's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

While critics threw shade on NFV last year, support grows for the virtualization technology.

Telstra Joins the Cloud-Native Club

Australian telco has worked with Ericsson to deploy a cloud-native packet core for 4G and 5G.

The Road to Containerized Network Functions

Virtual machines and containers can coexist in service provider networks, argues ADVA's Prayson Pate.

Making Virtual Business Services Real

Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Satya Parimi discusses the cableco's rollout of SD-WAN and virtualized security services, the lessons learned and the challenges still ahead.

CommScope's Virtual CCAP Creeps Toward Reality

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.

Verizon's Cantor on Multi-Tenant uCPE

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.

VMware Unveils 'Project Maestro' to Speed Network Virtualization

VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.

CenturyLink's McBride on Developing Edge Computing Service Alongside Customers

Kevin McBride explains advancements the service provider has made in its automation, back office and orchestration systems.

Harmonic's 'Cable OS' Deployment Nears the 1M Modem Mark

Aided by its Comcast deal, Harmonic sees a 20% surge in the number of devices being served by its virtualized converged cable access platform.

From Virtualization to Containerization

A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.

Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It

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.

AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation

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.

Revamping the IT Stack for 5G

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.

Why AT&T's Latest Open Source Contribution Matters

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.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' Adds More Fiber to Its Diet

Vendor extends capabilities of its access network virtualization platform as some MSOs deploy fiber-to-the-premises in targeted and greenfield scenarios.

The Eye-Watering Cost of Multivendor Networks

Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.

Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus

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.

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo

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.

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