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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
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 Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/7/2019
The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/27/2019
During a Women in Comms breakfast workshop, panelists shifted focus from the hype around connected cars and drones to debating how 5G could impact job opportunities for women in comms and tech.
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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 Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/24/2019
Aryaka launches SD-WAN service over the public Internet for cases where 'best effort' is good enough for enterprise connectivity, complementing its existing global, private network that offers guaranteed SLAs.
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.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/23/2019
In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.
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 Stephen Lawson, Contributing Editor, 9/16/2019
Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and AT&T describe their experiences as open networking pioneers.
By Light Reading, 9/16/2019
The cable giant sees scalability, space and power efficiency as payoffs.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2019
We're packing our bags for Dallas, for our cleverly named Network Virtualization and SDN Americas conference, but first we sat down to talk about NV, SDN and our favorite travel snack.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2019
AT&T hit a milestone virtualizing 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network, with 100% in its sights for 2020.
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