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Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It

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.

Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus

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.

Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap

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.

CenturyLink: Network Infrastructure Is the Real Final Frontier

NASA was trying to solve the same problems telcos now face when it launched the space shuttle Enterprise, 43 years ago Tuesday.

Masergy's Watson: SD-WAN Is SDN's Killer App

Enterprises demand SD-WAN from telcos, and SD-WAN won't work without SDN, says Ray Watson, Masergy's innovation VP.

Comcast Taps 'Trellis' Open Fabric for Distributed Access Architecture

The cable giant sees scalability, space and power efficiency as payoffs.

John Donovan Out at AT&T

The top telecom executive at AT&T is leaving the company to spend time with his family. AT&T hasn't named a replacement.

Podcast: What's Changing in the Competitive World of SD-WAN

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.

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.

Harmonic Sheds More Light on Big 'CableOS' Deal With Comcast

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.

AT&T's Chokshi: Why Carriers Need Disaggregation at the Edge

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.

AT&T & IBM Strike Major Cloud, Networking Alliance

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.

ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration

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.

GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West

A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.

Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge

Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.

NTT Challenges Cloud Giants

NTT Communications needed additional flexibility and automation to compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation

Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.

AT&T & Bell Canada: Know What to Send to the Edge

Not every workload needs to go to the edge. Operators need to consider which workloads make the most sense to transition.

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

Several privately held companies – including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks – have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)

Find out which vendors devised the most innovative SD-WAN product or platform during the past year.

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