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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 7/12/2018
Telcos are taking back control, as a Brexiteer might say. Upset that a few unelected equipment vendors in Europe and China dictate the rules of the technology game, they are voting for change. Groups like ONAP, the Telecom Infra Project and the recently formed Open RAN Alliance (ORAN Alliance) are proof the R&D balance of power is shifting back toward ...
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 7/10/2018
Bikash Koley came to Juniper from Google, but had previously worked at Ciena, so he wasn't unfamiliar with the telecom space by any means. So he likely knew what he was getting into at a manufacturer whose router and security revenues were under fire on all sides, from traditional rivals such as Cisco and from newer players not burdened by a hardware ...
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 7/9/2018
We've heard plenty about 3GPP standards-based 5G New Radio (NR) trials, tests and product developments in the past six months since the first set of specifications, for non-standalone (NSA) 5G, were approved in late December 2017. (See 5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved.)
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 7/5/2018
Bikash Koley came to Juniper with a clear understanding of the power of open source software, from his years at Google as a senior network architect who helped drive things such as OpenConfig, getting the industry to rally around key standards for next-gen networks. (See Google to Open Key Network Models for Industry Comment, Standardization, Google, ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 7/2/2018
An industry group that aims to bring more open technologies into the radio access network to help reduce costs and spur innovation has added another seven operators to its membership list and now features the world's biggest service providers internationally.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 7/1/2018
What a disaster it would be for the mobile industry if a certain vendor's network gear were compatible with only a certain type of handset. Imagine having to use the same supplier across the transport, core and radio access networks. It is probably a safe assumption that today's mobile markets would not feature billions of customers if such restrictions ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 6/28/2018
"Mind the gap" is an automated, verbal warning issued to customers disembarking London's crowded tube trains, lest travelers half disappear into the darkness between the door and the platform edge. The warning could easily be repurposed for today's burgeoning 5G industry, where the chasm between expectation and reality looks just as murky.
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Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/28/2018
It's going to be a long, hot summer for SD-WAN vendors, as competition boils up and Cisco, VMware and others stir the pot. But Silver Peak just got 90 million ways to keep cool.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 6/25/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is making good on promises made in its spring reorganization, announcing four new reference designs for virtualizing the network's edge and four new supply chain partners as well. (See ONF Announces New Reference Designs and ONF Operators Take Charge of Edge SDN.)
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 ...
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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On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
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.
Monday, February 12, 2018
9am ET

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
  • How to use the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS layers of the cloud platform to build-out 5G service capabilities
  • 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.

Special Huawei Video
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
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.
The Small Cell Forum's CEO Sue Monahan says that small cells will be crucial for indoor 5G coverage, but challenges around business models, siting ...
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn ...
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into ...
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider ...
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...
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