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Key developments related to software-defined networking strategies and deployments.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2019
The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/24/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/24/2019
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.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
NASA was trying to solve the same problems telcos now face when it launched the space shuttle Enterprise, 43 years ago Tuesday.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2019
Enterprises demand SD-WAN from telcos, and SD-WAN won't work without SDN, says Ray Watson, Masergy's innovation VP.
By Light Reading, 9/16/2019
The cable giant sees scalability, space and power efficiency as payoffs.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 8/26/2019
The top telecom executive at AT&T is leaving the company to spend time with his family. AT&T hasn't named a replacement.
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By The Philter, 8/26/2019
Our series on the state of the SD-WAN market continues with a discussion on what's holding back some companies in the space and how standards and new technologies are advancing the cause of SD-WAN.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/30/2019
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.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/30/2019
Four-year $175 million enterprise licensing deal covers headend software, with potential to reduce those fees should Comcast opt to buy other products, including nodes and other network hardware, from Harmonic.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 7/29/2019
AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 7/16/2019
AT&T Business Solutions will migrate its internal applications to the IBM Cloud. IBM, meanwhile, will use AT&T Business as its primary provider of software-defined networking.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 7/9/2019
The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.
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Security Now
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Larry Loeb, Author, 11/14/2019
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TIP Trio Brings Containerization, LTE RAN to DOCSIS
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/15/2019
Telecom Infra Project (TIP) members Altran, Benetel and Phluido co-created a ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/15/2019
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Prime Reading
Is NFV Headed for a Cliff?
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 8/7/2019
Are telcos solving NFVs big problems or making them worse? Critics say a ...
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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