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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.

MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN

The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.

Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'

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.

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.

Aryaka Learns to Love SD-WAN Over the Public Internet

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.

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.

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo

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.

AT&T Puts Intelligence in the Middle of the Edge

AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.

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.

More Than Just Code: Open Networking Early Adopters Share Lessons Learned

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and AT&T describe their experiences as open networking pioneers.

Comcast Taps 'Trellis' Open Fabric for Distributed Access Architecture

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

Podcast: Network Virtualization & Protein Bars

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.

AT&T on Track for 100% Core Network Virtualization Next Year

AT&T hit a milestone virtualizing 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network, with 100% in its sights for 2020.

T-Mobile Poland's Sewera: Operators Need to Take Command

Greater control of network software brings heightened responsibility, according to an executive from the Eastern European operator.

AT&T's Fuetsch: 'We Really Didn't Have a Choice' on Open Networking

Increased network demand since the dawn of the smartphone era – up an astounding 470,000% since 2007 – made network virtualization mandatory. Now, the carrier is deploying SDN-enabled broadband access as part of that transition.

ONF Debuts Open Source 'Stratum' Switch OS

Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.

Masergy Puts a 'Virtual Engineer' in Enterprise Networks

Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.

Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit

Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.

For VMware, It's All About the Edge

VMware is looking to the edge to seize its 5G opportunity.

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.

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