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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Network operators are "uniquely positioned" to convert their central offices and cell towers into distributed computing facilities to support a wide range of ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/4/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T's venture into white box switches creates two different but equally disruptive trends for telecom's future. ...
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Telia Carrier's successful test of the Voyager white box transponder-router on its fiber optic network between Stockholm and Hamburg is proof that an open multivendor ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/27/2017
ADVA today is announcing nine different commercial proofs-of-concept for the Facebook-designed Voyager open packet-optical system, now being developed by the Telecom ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/16/2017
AT&T's new work with Broadcom is all about speed -- as in speeding up the process of hardware innovation to support the software innovation already underway. (See ...
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With two announced customers under its belt, Versa is taking the next step in SD-WANdom by launching its own SD-WAN ecosystem. Three of its members are virtual CPE ...
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DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- The telecom industry needs to move quickly past the first generation of NFV, where existing hardware elements are simply virtualized as ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/18/2016
To boost the bottom line and achieve greater efficiencies, operators and enterprises are shifting from proprietary purpose-built hardware to "white box" solutions, ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 8/17/2016
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) that involves packet processing optimization, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/2/2016
Virtualization has already blossomed at the edge of the network, but there are now clear signs it is pushing its way into the access as well.
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