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Key developments related to SDN in the WAN (wide area network), particularly related to transport layer management.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/18/2018
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/10/2018
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
By Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst, Futuriom, 6/22/2018
For many years, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) was thought of as a niche market for a bunch of startups.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- ADVA today announces an expansion of its encryption capabilities to the software level, which will allow network ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/9/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Among the hundreds of network operators here for this massive deal-making event are at least a couple newer disruptors who ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
Optical, Ethernet and IP are the technologies that formed he bedrock of Light Reading's early years and which are still very important to us today. So the Most ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/17/2018
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress 2018 -- There must have been something in the coffee in Paris this week.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
Among the many great reasons to join us at BCE 2018 in Austin, Texas, are the educational workshops and panels. To find out more about Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE), click here.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/18/2018
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
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