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Key developments related to SDN in the WAN (wide area network), particularly related to transport layer management.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/30/2017
Next week in New York Light Reading will hold its first event dedicated to the 5G transport network -- a critically important topic that flies under the radar in the ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 10/11/2017
THE HAGUE -- SDN NFV World Congress -- With its initial NFV architecture in place and helping to deliver on-demand services to its enterprise customers, Colt is now ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
One of the things that surprised me at our recent NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver was the emphasis service providers were placing on using virtualization to drive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Telcos are eying their vast array of central offices and wiring facilities as natural locations for edge computing, a critical ...
By Danny Dicks, 9/26/2017
The optical systems market has been shaken up in the past couple of years by the emergence of programmable optical modules using digital signal processors (DSPs) ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2017
To compete in the SD-WAN market, network operators are having to bring their own innovation, and Tata Communications is one good example. In addition to offering an ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/11/2017
Building on its significant work within two major open source projects -- Open CORD and the Open Compute Project -- Radisys is now signaling its intent to be the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/21/2017
Since Serpil Bayraktar began her career in comms 26 years ago -- alongside Internet giants such as Yakov Rekhter, Dave Katz, Elise Gerich and even Vint Cerf -- she's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/2/2017
In creating its first US Fiber Lit Buildings Leaderboard, Vertical Systems Group ran into an unexpected problem: The telecom industry players who provide fiber ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 8/1/2017
Having departed Vodafone as head of network virtualization, David Amzallag is starting a new phase of life advising startups. His first choice: Sedona, which plays ...
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5 Cloud Technologies We're Thankful for This Year
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/23/2017
Since it's Thanksgiving, Enterprise Cloud News decided to look at five cloud ...
Forrester: Don't Give Up on Private Clouds, Yet
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/22/2017
In looking ahead toward 2018, Forrester finds that private clouds are poised for ...
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CenturyLink's Bozich Discusses Level 3 Integration, MEF 3.0
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/23/2017
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about ...
Can Cable Top Telcos in Enterprise Market?
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/22/2017
While cable operators continue to lure small and midsized firms away from the ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/16/2015
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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