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By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/13/2018
Atrinet isn't a name that springs to mind when considering the current state of the network operator virtualization scene.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 2/12/2018
SD-WAN supplier Cato Networks is set on carving out a corner of the SD-WAN market in competition with major telcos -- and the company is not alone.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/6/2018
The OPNFV Project has created a testing and verification process that lets vendors determine whether their commercial products comply with its initial criteria for ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/2/2018
AT&T's latest effort to jump-start an open source group is very different from its last one. With Open ECOMP, which became an essential part of the Open Network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2018
Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a new virtual services version of session border controller technology that will let businesses consume ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/23/2018
The Linux Foundation is restructuring its operations to better coordinate the activities of multiple open source networking projects that impact the telecom space, ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 1/23/2018
AT&T and Tech Mahindra are embarking on a business partnership for FlexWare, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, which Tech Mahindra will both use internally and distribute ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/17/2018
Windstream is leveraging virtualization to bring new solutions to the retail market, designed to better enable retailers to adapt to the rapidly changing ecommerce ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
CORD, the open source project focused on making Central Offices into data centers, is set to really take off in 2018, according to its backers. If there is anything ...
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 ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Telco Transformation
Videos: Sneak Peek of Huawei's 5G Vision
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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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 ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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