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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/19/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is making good on promises made in its spring reorganization, announcing four new reference designs for virtualizing the network's edge ...
By Mike Yang, President, Quanta Cloud Technology, 6/15/2018
Fifth-generation (5G) cellular promises gigabit speeds, single-digit-millisecond latencies and mission-critical reliability. To deliver on those promises, mobile ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2018
Telco Systems is hoping to bring a new dimension to the virtual CPE market, through a joint development agreement with ARM which will develop uCPE boxes based on ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
ONAP issues its second software release today, Beijing, and that release is focused on making the automation platform more deployable with enhancements aimed at ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
VMware today made its major play to be the telco infrastructure for edge computing, announcing vCloud NFV-OpenStack Edition 3.0, a carrier platform that targets 5G ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2018
The ETSI Zero-touch network and Service Management Group (ZSM) has launched ServoCloud, its first effort to create a reference architecture for dynamic services and a ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 5/31/2018
Networking is the future for VMware, poised to be as big or bigger than the company's traditional compute business, executives said on VMware's earnings call Thursday.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/31/2018
The MEF today is touting progress on enabling automated orchestration of a range of services, including multivendor SD-WAN, across different service provider networks ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/24/2018
SDN controller maker Lumina Networks today announced its Series A financing round of $10 million, led by one of its biggest customers, Verizon, and including another, ...
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 5/21/2018
VMware paid a lot of money, but less than you might think, for SD-WAN startup VeloCloud. The price wasn't revealed at the time the acquisition was announced, but ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/17/2018
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- Service providers are taking matters more into their own hands to transform their networks faster than some of their traditional ...
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 5/15/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Intel announced today that it is looking to speed and broaden the adoption of universal customer premises equipment ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/11/2018
For consumers and businesses, upcoming 5G networks bring to mind the need for speed -- faster downloads and shorter wait times. But underpinning the promise of speed, ...
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Satori Botnet Targeting D-Link Routers in Latest Attack
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/21/2018
The Mirai-based Satori botnet is targeting a widely used router and modem device ...
Containers in the Cloud Are Great, but Are They Secure?
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 6/21/2018
Containers are an efficient means to package, deploy and run software in the ...
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Data Centers on the Edge: Stay Ahead of DCI
6/20/2018
Ahead of NGON & DCI Europe 2018, BBWN features an interview with Africa's ...
Operators Win Smart City Hearts With Mix of Broadband Techs
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/20/2018
To bridge metro areas' digital divides, some cities are mandating coverage areas ...
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Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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 ...
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Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
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