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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 7/17/2019
In an 'extensive, multiyear alliance,' AT&T is moving its non-network applications to Microsoft Azure and its employees to Microsoft 365, while Microsoft gets access to AT&T's network for emerging 5G, AI and edge applications.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 7/17/2019
Operators around the world are eyeing network-sharing deals to deploy 5G. US operators remain decidedly against such a proposition, but they may back into more sharing scenarios in the coming years nonetheless.
By Light Reading, 7/16/2019
Jennifer Kyriakakis from Matrixx joins the guys this week, as they attempt to work out what 'digital' really means in the telecoms environment.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 7/9/2019
The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/9/2019
Under the new enterprise license, Comcast will pay $175 million in software license fees over four years in a move that could help to fuel the cable op's access network virtualization efforts.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/8/2019
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/2/2019
While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2019
No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 7/2/2019
In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/1/2019
Japanese operator pulls together multiple units to form a single international ICT service provider with annual revenues of $11 billion.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/1/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom boss Collymore dies; ETSI tweaks NFV for 5G; BT hires some job-cutting muscle.

By Mike O’Malley, Vice President of Carrier Strategy and Business Development at Radware, 6/28/2019
Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.
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.
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