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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of traffic management platforms such as DPI systems.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/1/2017
Network operators are becoming more adept at using their network traffic data in a variety of ways: To assure service delivery; bolster security; and improve customer ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/1/2017
SD-WAN vendor Talari Networks has launched the seventh generation of its Adaptive Path Networking platform -- APN 7.0 -- this week and also announced a partnership ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Two years after NetScout acquired Arbor Networks, the two companies are bringing their technology together for the first time, integrating NetScout's real-time ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/20/2017
After almost a year-long search, digital transformation specialist CENX has appointed optical industry veteran Ed Kennedy as president and CEO. Kennedy will take over ...
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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 4/27/2017
As service providers virtualize their network functions to speed service delivery, improve revenue and decrease costs, they are also moving toward utilizing ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/16/2017
Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye Monday is all about the vast array of big data that autonomous cars will provide, but it is data it says it's eager to ...
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 3/14/2017
Beyond its ability to immediately provide data when needed in the transparent form of customized dashboards, the impact of real-time analytics can be seen in the ways ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/31/2017
When Ciena's Chief Operating Officer (COO) François Locoh-Donou announced last week that he'd be leaving the optical giant in March, it seemed just a matter of time ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/5/2017
Test and measurement companies have been involved in ongoing merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, though they've avoided the frenzy that the semiconductor and ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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