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Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS

Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth

Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.

T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup

T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.

Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.

Eurobites: 'Sick' Day for EE as 5G Switch Is Flipped in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telecom Italia claim European data speed record; Brits' online angst; Colt calls on ADVA for Ethernet encryption.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)

Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.

Telefónica UK Gets a Tighter Grip on Automation

In line with the strategy of its parent, Telefónica's UK operation is looking for ways to introduce more automated processes and boost customer satisfaction, a combination that lead it to deploy Nokia's Service Operation Center (SOC) system.

Why CenturyLink's Network Suffered a Christmas Hangover

A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.

Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC

MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks

NetScout Data to Power IBM CEM

Service assurance software company to provide continuous network data and analytics for smarter IBM analytics to CSPs.

ETSI's Networked Intelligence Group Starts to Get Real

ETSI's wonderfully named Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) group, which aims to help operators better understand and improve the management of their networks, has sprung to life.

Lumina Ties BGP/MPLS Into White Box Switching

New capabilities are integrated in a way to enable smoother, more efficient transition to SDN.

Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE

Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.

Future Network Investments Hampered by Outdated Thinking

As multi-access edge computing becomes a reality, operators will need to consider how to gain visibility into their ever-expanding networks and why that's important.

Silver Peak Racks Up 600 Customers Despite SD-WAN 'Shake Out'

SD-WAN supplier Silver Peak has racked up over 600 enterprise production customers despite an increasingly competitive SD-WAN market.

The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights

Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.

Close the Loop to Automate Service Assurance

The separation between obtaining service assurance data and acting on it is going away, letting the network automatically address issues.

How Kentik Helps Operators Turn Network Data into Sales

SaaS-based solution offers network data analysis function to help operators such as GTT identify potential new customers.

SD-WAN Supplier Talari Targets Carrier-Leery Enterprises

Talari's focus is providing an SD-WAN solution for enterprise customers that want to leverage their investment in legacy equipment and don't necessarily want to work with a service provider for SD-WAN.

NetScout Data to Power Arbor Security

Two years after the acquisition of Arbor, NetScout's real-time performance data will help power Arbor's advanced threat detection.

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