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.
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.
Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.
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.
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 looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
Network operators are pushing ahead with MANO deployments and open source is attacking the standards issues - but so are others.
A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.
Two industry leaders tell the Open Networking Summit audience there are investment, culture change and harmonization problems to be solved.
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.
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
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.
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.
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.
Federated SDN is key to the development of meaningful new services, says AT&T.
Industry organization meets with multiple open source groups to discuss how its reference architecture for hybrid network management can extend to them.
AT&T exec says open source MANO platform will include common approach to basic functions to reduce friction for vendors and operators alike.