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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 1/27/2020
The Linux Foundation is looking to close the gap between conversation and action to make it easier for carriers and vendors to deploy network functions in the cloud.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/22/2020
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/14/2020
We asked the industry about the biggest threats to the major vendors and the answer was loud and clear – open source.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/13/2020
Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/13/2020
Following a successful inaugural year, Light Reading and SCTE•ISBE will team up again in 2020 to produce monthly 'LiveLearnings for Professionals' webinars on cable tech topics, starting with a Jan. 16 session on cable's fiber progress.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 1/13/2020
While critics threw shade on NFV last year, support grows for the virtualization technology.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/10/2020
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sterlite buys stake in Israeli virtual RAN vendor; Ofcom doubles down on provider performance ratings; Telekom Slovenije does deal with Discovery.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 1/8/2020
VMware R&D VP Craig McLuckie says Pivotal will help provide SPs with the tools needed to build dynamic, modern, API-driven services that enterprise customers demand.
By Chris W Silberberg, Research Analyst, Ovum, 1/7/2020
Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/6/2020
Middle Eastern operator names Altiostar, Cisco and NEC as open RAN suppliers, but details of deployment remain thin.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 1/3/2020
The acquisition is a big step in VMware's march from virtual machines to containers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/23/2019
Australian telco has worked with Ericsson to deploy a cloud-native packet core for 4G and 5G.
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