& cplSiteName &
Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 8/16/2018
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
By Rebecca Prudhomme, VP, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, 8/15/2018
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
By Oren Marmur, Head of NFV Product Portfolio, Amdocs, 8/7/2018
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
Advertisement
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/6/2018
CableLabs broadens its work in open source with a stack that eyes product interoperability as cable ops continue to flirt with SDN and NFV access network strategies.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2018
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/4/2018
The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries' disruptive 4G operator, will get its own in-house telco cloud vendor.
Advertisement
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/19/2018
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/18/2018
Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2018
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/4/2018
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/4/2018
A BCE keynote panel comprising speakers from Colt, Windstream and Wind River, plus industry strategic advisor David Amzallag, discuss the evolution of business models and procurement relationships as more and more functions are developed and monetized in software rather than hardware.
Message Boards
edward.e
edward.e, 6/4/2018 1:00:09 PM
Re: Re: So does Gedeon from calendar TELUS expects NFV to be FREE????
More Message Boards
Security Now
IAM Heads to the Mobile Cloud
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/16/2018
Persisting problems with identity and access management combined with usability ...
IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
Broadband World News
Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/16/2018
Between April and June, the largest seven cable operators in the US saw 585,000 ...
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
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 ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
Awards
Intel Capital Diversity Fund
Know a female-led, communications-focused startup worthy of Intel's $125M Capital Diversity Fund?

Tell us more about it here!
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
If people rattled when they shook their heads, the hotel ballroom following Dave Schaeffer's presentation at the 1999 OptiCon would have sounded like preschool maraca ...
Like many other service providers, BT is looking to software-defined WAN services and cloud-based unified communications to deliver the flexibility for which ...
Featured Video
From The Founder
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
September 12, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 6, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Animals with Phones
When Your Cat Hijacks Your Tech Click Here
Hot Topics
T-Mobile to Play the Customer Care Card With Layer3 TV
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
Layoffs at Ericsson's iconectiv
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/10/2018
Should Orange Buy Vivendi?
Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/14/2018
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed