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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of wholesale, enterprise and consumer voice-over-IP services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/3/2017
The names Sonus and Genband have been on the communications networking and services scene for years (remember the buzz around softswitches and session border ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/31/2017
Unified IP communications platform specialist BroadSoft is believed to be working with investment bank Jefferies to explore strategic "options" and could seek a sale ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/8/2017
Following on the heels of its $227.5 million acquisition of Broadview Networks in April, Windstream is now providing a fully cloud-based unified communications ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Mobile Austria picks Huawei for optical transport boost; TrueSpeed wins investment for rural rollout; BT qualifies to bid for ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/1/2017
MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2017
Sonus and Genband finally revealed the details of a long-anticipated merger Tuesday morning, a move that values the combined company at $745 million.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/10/2017
Today, Versa Networks announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting ...
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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 2/15/2017
Versa Networks is prepping for a digital future where IoT devices are plenty and IPv4 addresses are scarce by announcing that its SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions can ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/5/2016
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/28/2016
Sonus has beefed up its IP voice system portfolio and accelerated its virtualization strategy with the $20 million cash acquisition of Richardson, Texas-based Taqua, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/18/2016
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 8/12/2016
This week in Huntsville, Ala., at Adtran's annual media and analyst event, many sessions focused on how the cloud is changing the way CSPs provide services to SMB ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
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Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/23/2018
Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.
Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Telco Transformation
Videos: Sneak Peek of Huawei's 5G Vision
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/23/2018
Huawei previews its plans for 5G, including how artificial intelligence and the ...
Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
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Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Confessions of an Oracle Shopaholic: Pt I
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 8/14/2013
The head of Oracle Communications, Bhaskar Gorti, has a shopping habit. In the ...
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