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.
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.
AT&T hit a milestone virtualizing 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network, with 100% in its sights for 2020.
Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.
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.
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
Aryaka's war chest now totals $184 million for its SD-WAN service, which runs on its own private network.
Three leading operators make the shortlist for telco cloud strategy for this year's Leading Lights.
Spanish operator wants to get rid of its domain-specific controllers and thinks standardization efforts will make that possible.
As it ramps its first quarter revenues by more than 20%, Ciena shows off its WaveLogic 5 programmable coherent modem, capable of up to 800 Gbit/s transmission, at OFC 2019.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian mobile advertising firm wins big with MTN; Huawei's Hu pleas for cybersecurity consistency; ADVA touts optical transport advance.
Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three goes cloud-native; Nokia adds transport muscle; Ericsson touts licensing deal with OPPO; Inwit boosts sales; and more.
Orange is looking for new vendors as it puts an SD-WAN offering in front of smaller organizations with less stringent requirements.
Cisco's AppD joins the pack of vendors offering AI for IT management, but the vendor says it's got a couple of tricks that make it special.
Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers -- and Cisco -- to reinvent their business.
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.
VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.
With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.