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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/15/2019
No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/14/2019
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has launched an online exchange that highlights which vendors have products that meet TIP requirements, a move that is looking increasingly relevant to operator network strategies.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 11/11/2019
Dish Network hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Here's what they have to say about that.
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By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 11/8/2019
Companies including EdgeMicro and Vapor IO have are building real, live, commercial mini data centers for edge computing. But what happens next is anyone's guess.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2019
Dish makes key hires and proposes a $1 billion capital raise as company looks to push ahead on a wireless and mobile future that hinges on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2019
As it continues to play catch-up with Harmonic, CommScope says its virtual CCAP is in trials with cable ops and is slated for a commercial launch by the end of the year.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/5/2019
Verizon's Oliver Cantor says enterprise customers are looking to run their own applications on the universal CPE servers that house the operator's virtual network functions.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/5/2019
VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/5/2019
Arista takes its turn trying to make deploying networks as fast and easy as rolling out cloud applications.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/4/2019
Kevin McBride explains advancements the service provider has made in its automation, back office and orchestration systems.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/4/2019
Volterra has $50 million funding in its pocket and a platform designed to enable operators and enterprises to deploy applications and network services across multi-cloud environments.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 11/1/2019
What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 10/30/2019
AT&T reduced its capital expenditure from $23 billion this year to $20 billion next year, and Verizon also reported capex figures lower than some analysts expected. What does that mean for 5G? That's unclear.
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Security Now
Problems With EU Payment Security Persist
Oliver Schonschek, Security Now News Analyst, 11/14/2019
Proposed new security procedures within the EU have troubled some payment service ...
Keeping It Real Can Pay Off for Old-School Attacks
Larry Loeb, Author, 11/14/2019
Even a previously known attack can fool the security team if it is well crafted.
Broadband World News
TIP Trio Brings Containerization, LTE RAN to DOCSIS
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/15/2019
Telecom Infra Project (TIP) members Altran, Benetel and Phluido co-created a ...
BBWN Bites: UK's Labour Party Wants Socialist-Style Broadband for All
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/15/2019
Also today, UK's Labour Party adds broadband to communist manifesto, Google's ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
A Kodak Moment May Await Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia
Iain Morris , International Editor , 10/31/2019
There is a sudden urgency in service provider calls for more open and virtualized ...
Is NFV Headed for a Cliff?
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 8/7/2019
Are telcos solving NFVs big problems or making them worse? Critics say a ...
Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia Are Facing an 'Oil Crisis' Upheaval
Iain Morris , International Editor , 7/31/2019
Years of consolidation have left the global mobile network market largely in the ...
Europe's Big Telcos Are Getting Edgy About 5G
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/13/2019
Virtual dodgeball will not happen unless operators cut mobile latency, but that ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
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 ...
As the so-called "streaming wars" heat up with last week's debut of Apple TV+ and the coming launches of Disney+, HBO Max and NBCU's Peacock, there's a widely held ...
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