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Frontier's Irwin on the Security Benefits of Managed SD-WAN

DALLAS -- Scott Irwin, senior director of SD-WAN for Frontier Communications, explains how Frontier's customers are increasingly moving to a more centralized managed SD-WAN platform.

Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN

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.

Eurobites: Three Joins UK's 5G Price War

Also in today's regional roundup: France takes a step closer to passing the 'Huawei law'; Sky Mobile joins the UK's 5G club; Telefónica's second quarter financials; and ECI unveils its first 5G-tailored product.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

Eurobites: Nokia Notches Indosat Upgrade Deal

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.

Cato Networks Raises $55M, Dances on NFV's Grave

Cato Networks, which bills itself as a 'cloud-native carrier,' scores $55 million funding for its vision of delivering on network agility, where traditional carriers have so far failed with their NFV efforts.

Vertical Systems: SD-WAN Not Profitable Yet

In this video interview, Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet.

Cisco to Acquire UK Networking Software Specialist

Cisco is to acquire small British outfit Ensoft, which develops software that supports routing, switching, carrier Ethernet and much more.

Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN

Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.

Spectrum: SD-WAN Is Coming Soon, but It's Complicated

Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.

NFV & SDN Event Wines Down in Denver

Light Reading's dynamic trio wind down from the NFV & Carrier SDN event by answering the question: Which wines pair with telecom acronyms?

Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber

One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.

Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy

Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.

CenturyLink Exec: Enterprise Success Is All About the Network

Ed Morche says the company will continue to invest in wireline infrastructure and focus on the best on-net service experience.

Apcela's AppMon Takes Aim at Enterprise Application Performance

AppMon is a software-defined monitoring and network telemetry tool which tracks network and application performance for enterprises, and also integrates with Cisco SD-WAN.

Lumina Ties BGP/MPLS Into White Box Switching

New capabilities are integrated in a way to enable smoother, more efficient transition to SDN.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN Goes Global

AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN is now available as a VNF on the AT&T FlexWare platform in over 150 countries.

GCI Takes SD-WAN to Pacific Northwest

GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, to business customers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment

Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.

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