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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 6/28/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 6/25/2019
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/5/2019
Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.
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By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 2/11/2019
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 1/24/2019
AT&T's new mobile 5G network 'is our first deployment where we can really say that 5G was born in the cloud,' explained AT&T's Alicia Abella.
By Stan Hubbard, Director, Communications & Research, MEF, 12/27/2018
How MEF's work impacts telco businesses, SD-WAN and digital transformation, from the perspectives of AT&T, PCCW and Verizon.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2018
New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2018
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/26/2018
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/15/2018
SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.
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