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Key developments related to systems integration plans and projects that impact or involve virtual network functions.
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.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/15/2019
In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.
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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/28/2019
A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 4/4/2019
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 3/12/2019
Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 2/27/2019
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
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By Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking, 2/5/2019
ADVA's Prayson Pate looks at the key considerations when selecting the compute foundations for universal CPE.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 12/21/2018
Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in on how to handle corporate hacks as well.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2018
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2018
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/5/2018
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
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Security Now
MSFT Jumps on DoH
Larry Loeb, Author, 11/20/2019
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Security & the Internet of Things: What You Need to Know
Steve Durbin, Managing Director, Information Security Forum, 11/19/2019
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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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Dish Network last week announced it hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Both executives spoke with ...
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