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By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/20/2018
Cisco has launched Cisco Crosswork Network Automation, a software suite designed to help communications service providers innovate and solve network problems faster.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/14/2018
Virtualization has arrived in the cable access network.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/9/2018
Six years on, is carrier SDN a success or a failure? It's not a simple question to answer. Perceptions are defined by one's expectations, and with early expectations ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/2/2018
AT&T's latest effort to jump-start an open source group is very different from its last one. With Open ECOMP, which became an essential part of the Open Network ...
By Craig Leddy, 2/1/2018
Although it's trite for writers to herald that this is "the year of" a particular technology, clearly 2018 is the year of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/31/2018
Juniper had another rough quarter in Q4 with revenue dropping 10.5% to $1.24 billion, thanks to continued architectural shifts in the cloud segment of the company's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/30/2018
One of the major mindset shifts that's occurred in network virtualization is the idea that individual network functions shouldn't just be transferred wholesale into ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/30/2018
Is Verizon about to do for NG-PON 2 and software-defined access what its FiOS initiative did for BPON?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/29/2018
Nokia sounded the bell for round one of the pre-MWC 2018 media coverage joust with the unveiling of a new dedicated 5G infrastructure chipset, dubbed (thrillingly!) ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/26/2018
Being deployed by Verizon, one of the biggest and most influential network operators in the world, is a massive coup for network controller startup Sedona Systems and ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2018
Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a new virtual services version of session border controller technology that will let businesses consume ...
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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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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 ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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