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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/21/2017
SD-WAN supplier Talari Networks has hired former SonicWall executive Patrick Sweeney as CEO, replacing former CEO Mark Masur.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/20/2017
This week, the LR Podcast looks at the next wave of carrier services and the stunning variety of Africa's telecom markets.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The MEF is planning to aggressively push smaller operators to get on the automation bandwagon to enable faster end-to-end service delivery, CTO ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- For all the hype around SD-WAN services, many network operators are just getting started rolling out their own offerings. Verizon Partner ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Spectrum Business, the enterprise arm of Charter Communications, is jumping into the SD-WAN market, but doing so in a way that is distinctively ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/6/2017
There's no question that business services have become big business for cable over the last decade. As tracked by Heavy Reading, commercial telecom services have ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/3/2017
VeloCloud claims 1,000 enterprise customers, but VMware might be just as happy to latch onto the SD-WAN startup's 50 service-provider partners.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/2/2017
UPDATE: VMware has announced the deal to acquire VeloCloud, confirming yesterday's report. Terms were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close before year's ...
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5 Cloud Technologies We're Thankful for This Year
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/23/2017
Since it's Thanksgiving, Enterprise Cloud News decided to look at five cloud ...
Forrester: Don't Give Up on Private Clouds, Yet
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/22/2017
In looking ahead toward 2018, Forrester finds that private clouds are poised for ...
Telco Transformation
CenturyLink's Bozich Discusses Level 3 Integration, MEF 3.0
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/23/2017
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about ...
Can Cable Top Telcos in Enterprise Market?
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/22/2017
While cable operators continue to lure small and midsized firms away from the ...
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Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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