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Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus

As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.

Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap

Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.

The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation

Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.

Coriant Makes White Box Bid

Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.

Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable

Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.

AT&T Preps White Box Routers for 5G

AT&T looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

ONF Takes SDN Next-Gen

With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.

Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs

ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.

NFV Automation Standards Picture Remains Murky

Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.

SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup

A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.

Open Source Boom Not Without Challenges

Two industry leaders tell the Open Networking Summit audience there are investment, culture change and harmonization problems to be solved.

OrbTV: AT&T CMO & the 'Digital Mindset'

AT&T Business Solutions' chief marketing officer, Steve McGaw, sat down with Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, at Mobile World Congress to talk about how CSPs need to get into the "digital mindset" in order to succeed in a cloud-based future.

Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth

SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.

Ciena's Blue Planet Packs Analytics Punch

New platform adds capability for analytics to fuel a range of apps including the first one from Ciena, but also third-party and internal options.

DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV

Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.

Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei

Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.

AT&T, Colt Claim Major SDN Advance

Federated SDN is key to the development of meaningful new services, says AT&T.

TM Forum Wants Role of Open Source Glue

Industry organization meets with multiple open source groups to discuss how its reference architecture for hybrid network management can extend to them.

Can ECOMP Grease the Virtualization Skids?

AT&T exec says open source MANO platform will include common approach to basic functions to reduce friction for vendors and operators alike.

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