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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/19/2018
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software automation technologies, Ciena is eager to promote the "Adaptive Network" as a means to enable the network to react to unanticipated changes in traffic, connectivity and services.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 6/18/2018
Telco Systems is hoping to bring a new dimension to the virtual CPE market, through a joint development agreement with ARM which will develop uCPE boxes based on ARM's RISC-based processors and Telco Systems' NFVTime operating system.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 6/14/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit 2018 -- European operators Swisscom and Three UK are moving aggressively to bring 5G services to market in the next couple of years, but they have played down expectations of a 5G-related boost in customer spending or a capital expenditure increase by their own companies.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 6/12/2018
The ETSI Zero-touch network and Service Management Group (ZSM) has launched ServoCloud, its first effort to create a reference architecture for dynamic services and a new lighter-weight approach to automating practical operations, starting with 5G network slicing. (See ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine and ETSI's ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 6/11/2018
Regulatory shortcomings could leave the UK trailing the rest of Europe on the rollout of 5G networks in a post-Brexit future, and also threaten Vodafone's ability to compete against fixed-line incumbent BT, according to senior executives from the UK mobile operator.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 6/7/2018
Vodafone UK is unwinding parts of its network-sharing arrangement with Telefonica as it prepares to launch its first 5G services in urban areas next year, it emerged at a press briefing in London this week.
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/5/2018
To enhance its Blue Planet network management system -- which came on board as part of the 2015 acquisition of Cyan -- Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) is set to acquire IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design for an undisclosed sum. This move, according to Ciena, will extend the automated network optimization capabilities of the Blue ...
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 6/4/2018
The MEF today is touting progress on enabling automated orchestration of a range of services, including multi-vendor SD-WAN, across different service provider networks for faster implementation of end-to-end services. (See MEF Announces Progress on Multi-Vendor SD-WAN and MEF Advances Multi-Carrier Service Orchestration.)
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 5/31/2018
MADRID -- Network Virtualization Europe -- Telefonica is edging closer towards a distributed telco cloud with the deployment of disaggregated access network infrastructure and compute resources in a select number of its central offices across Spain, executives from the operator revealed this week.
Conversations with Huawei
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Dennis Gu, Chief Architect of Cloud Computing solution of Huawei Technology, 3/7/2018
In the 5G era, the ecosystem chain covers cloud, pipe, and device and everything in between. The innovative and cross-generation evolutionary wireless terminals, air interfaces of base stations and network transmission technologies accelerate the evolution of device and pipe architectures. However, cloud data centers are the core hub of the 5G digital ...
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DHagar
Posted by DHagar |  In reply to: UK Forms Government-Backed 5G Task Force
@mpouraryan, good stuff!  Thanks for sharing! Happy May as well!    
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Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
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In this webinar, the panel will give an overview of where the industry is right now in regards to bringing early 5G services and technologies to the market, as well as examine what's needed for future services and applications such as IoT, AR/VR and edge computing. Panelists from Huawei, Heavy Reading and Orange will discuss how network slicing virtualizes one network into many platforms in order to serve various verticals. Other areas to be discussed include:

  • The move to cloud-native architectures
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  • The importance of implementing full-process automation of telecom networks and 5G services
  • Why service operators need to extend their cloud platform capabilities to the edge of their networks.

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10/16/2017
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The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
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