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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading, 5/24/2018
AT&T is working with Intel and SK Telecom to launch a new "open infrastructure" project, "Airship," which it says will be the foundation of its 5G Core, and help its Artifical Intelligence (AI) project.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 5/22/2018
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- Service providers are taking matters more into their own hands to transform their networks faster than some of their traditional vendors seem able to manage. In two separate panels here this week, service providers said they are turning to startup companies, developing things in house and using open source in new ...
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Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/21/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Open source can help telcos become "nimble," and shed their history of "wait and see," James Feger, CenturyLink VP of network virtualization, said here last week at Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE).
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 5/17/2018
NICE -- Digital World Transformation 2018 -- Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon has delivered a troubling assessment of telco virtualization, warning industry executives gathered here in Nice that operators will face a "crippling" spike in costs if trends persist.
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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/15/2018
Apcela, an application delivery company, has launched AppMon, a software-defined monitoring and network telemetry tool which tracks network and application performance for enterprises, and also integrates with Cisco SD-WAN.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 5/14/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Among the hundreds of network operators here for this massive deal-making event are at least a couple of newer disruptors who are taking advantage of virtualization and artificial intelligence to create much faster and easier ways of delivering services to enterprises.
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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/10/2018
Illinois-based operator Consolidated Communications is taking SD-WAN cross-country with supplier partner -- now part of VMWare -- deploying the new service to customers in its 24-state market.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, Light Reading, 5/8/2018
CenturyLink plans to cut more than 1,000 jobs following its $34 billion takeover of Level 3 and as it automates tasks previously carried out by employees. (See CenturyLink's $34B Deal for Level 3 to Close This Week.)
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 5/7/2018
Open source. It's a term that gets heads up from screens and bums moving on seats when it's aired in a telco room with more than one person in it.
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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@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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