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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2018
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/20/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/18/2018
Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2018
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/12/2018
The shortlist for the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category features ten impressive contenders.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/2/2018
New capabilities are integrated in a way to enable smoother, more efficient transition to SDN.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
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By John English, Senior Manager, Service Provider Solutions, NETSCOUT, 3/5/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/8/2018
Chinese vendor commits to spend between $10 to 20 billion per year on R&D and prepares to launch its cross-portfolio AI-enabled platform.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/13/2017
New feature lets enterprise customers determine how apps are prioritized then applies that automatically to use bandwidth efficiently.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2017
Network operator launches automated provisioning of data center customers based on ONAP open source software.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
Unless smaller access providers get on board the automation train, on-demand end-to-end services won't be possible.
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IAM Heads to the Mobile Cloud
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/16/2018
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Larry Loeb, Author, 8/15/2018
TLS 1.3 is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS.
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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