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Key developments related to the testing, verification and trial of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and related applications.
By Robert Clark, 9/19/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- SDN and NFV are intended to make service providers more nimble, but when it comes to testing virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
Service assurance data will play a key role in how network operators bring automation to their service engines, but how that data is used is changing significantly in ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/13/2017
With MWC Americas now up and running, and seemingly buzzing, the 5G announcement floodgates have opened, with all manner of vendors and their operator friends ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
ONAP's addition of Vodafone to its platinum member roster not only adds the voice of one of the largest global carriers and earliest implementers of NFV-SDN to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
Former Vodafone virtualization guru David Amzallag has joined EnterpriseWeb as a strategic adviser, immediately doubling that software innovator's public persona, ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/5/2017
With their energy consumption and costs soaring to record levels, cable operators are searching far and wide for ways to cut their power and cooling usage.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/28/2017
One of the first automation challenges telecom operators must tackle is software lifecycle management, which requires mastering a dev-ops process, a leading systems ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2017
If you haven't heard about EnterpriseWeb, then you are likely not tracking the many NFV proofs-of-concept and TM Forum Catalyst projects. This software company is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/15/2017
Five years into the NFV/SDN transformation process, as the telecom industry continues to debate issues around interoperability and automation, two companies that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/11/2017
It isn't hard to find folks who'll say telecom's adoption of NFV isn't going all that well, but few speak with the authority -- and specificity -- of veteran industry ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/31/2017
Comcast has become the first US cable operator to join ONAP, the open source group focused on network management, orchestration and automation of virtualized networks.
By Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo Wireless, 6/23/2017
Network functions virtualization (NFV) has emerged as a revolutionary operational and service-building model that has grown into a booming market in a short time. ...
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Cloud Migration: Never Easy
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration ...
Dell EMC: $1B Air Force Cloud Project Is Just the Beginning
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the ...
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Huawei Debuts SDN/NFV Testing Platform
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/20/2017
Huawei's TestCraft platform was designed to simplify NFV and SDN testing for ...
Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
Travis Ewert, SVP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications, 9/20/2017
Level 3's Travis Ewert espouses the benefits of NFV automation to both the ...
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Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
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