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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2019
The Spanish operator does not sound happy with the results of a request for information and says ETSI's edge group must improve its deliverables.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/19/2019
Make a mess of automation and telcos will destroy the business case for edge computing, says ETSI. But telcos desperately need standards to crystalize before they can move ahead.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/18/2019
The US operator says it cannot approach the edge in the same way it has served the mainstream consumer market.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/18/2019
Sprint's edge strategy includes a progressive take (for a telco, at least) on opening up its platform for use by third parties, explains Light Reading's Iain Morris.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2019
Enterprises demand SD-WAN from telcos, and SD-WAN won't work without SDN, says Ray Watson, Masergy's innovation VP.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/10/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.
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By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/9/2019
AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.
By Robert Clark, 9/9/2019
China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.
By Robert Clark, 9/6/2019
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
By Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking, 9/6/2019
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/4/2019
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/4/2019
A 5G network-sharing agreement between the Italian operators could help to validate network slicing and provide a new paradigm for Europe's ailing service providers.
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