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The 3 'A's of NFV's Open Source Success
Joe Stanganelli  
9/28/2017   11 comments
Industry experts weigh in with Telco Transformation on the keys to NFV success with open source technologies.
State of NFV & SDN: We're Not There Yet
Mike Robuck  
9/27/2017   22 comments
A panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver discussed the reasons why SDN and NFV haven't reached their full potential.
Masergy's Watson: NFV Still a Toddler, but Growing Up Quickly
Carl Weinschenk  
9/27/2017   16 comments
Masergy's Ray Watson talks about his company's NFV journey while also describing three NFV use cases.
Verizon's Oliveira: Orchestration Drives NFV, VNF Automation
The Digerati  
9/27/2017   12 comments
In the conclusion of this two-part Q&A, Verizon Fellow Fred Oliveira links the orchestration challenges of NFV innovation and deployment to the realm of NFV-driven VNF automation.
Verizon's Oliveira: NFV Needs Orchestration, Openness
The Digerati  
9/26/2017   20 comments
Verizon's Fred Oliveira discusses the state of NFV innovation, both internally at the telco and within open source groups.
Key to NFV Is Organizational Buy-In – BT's Sabey
The Digerati  
9/25/2017   41 comments
Educating both customers and employees is crucial for NFV adoption, according to BT's Jim Sabey.
BT's Sabey: NFV Drives Automation & Service Agility
The Digerati  
9/22/2017   25 comments
BT's programmable network is quickly provisioning services at the customer premise using SDN, NFV and cloud.
Orange's Isch: NFV Needs to Include Moving From Global to Local Networks
The Digerati  
9/22/2017   8 comments
NFV's full potential is realized when global networks inter-operate with local networks aided by APIs.
ETSI's Triay: NFV Success Is Built With Foresight, Understanding, Automation
The Digerati  
9/21/2017   7 comments
ETSI Research Specialist Joan Triay talks about NFV best practices and the close relationship between NFV and automation in part two of this Q&A.
Huawei Debuts SDN/NFV Testing Platform
Conversations with Huawei  
9/20/2017   8 comments
Huawei's TestCraft platform was designed to simplify NFV and SDN testing for carriers.
Level 3's Ewert: Why Automation Is a Boon to Employees
The Digerati  
9/20/2017   51 comments
Level 3's Travis Ewert espouses the benefits of NFV automation to both the organization and the worker assuming IT gets the culture piece right.
CenturyLink's Walker: Communication Is Key for NFV
The Digerati  
9/19/2017   56 comments
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both IT and telco employees to come to terms on common goals.
ETSI's Triay on NFV Plugtests, Spec-Fests, Tutorials
The Digerati  
9/19/2017   7 comments
ETSI research specialist Joan Triay provides an update on what ETSI was up to in Denver recently, what to expect at the next round of ETSI NFV Plugtests and the challenges it faces with security integration.
AT&T's Wheelus: Automation Key for Speed, Efficiency
The Digerati  
9/18/2017   62 comments
AT&T's Amy Wheelus talks about the telco's use of SDN and automation in this Q&A.
'Maximize, Optimize, Kill' – NBCU's McDermott
Aditya Kishore  
9/18/2017   21 comments
Hendrik McDermott, senior vice president of branded on demand at NBCUniversal International, discusses his strategy for promoting Hayu, NBC's OTT reality programming service at IBC.
CenturyLink's Walker on NFV: Just Do IT
The Digerati  
9/15/2017   26 comments
Walker offers advice on how to implement NFV and talks about how SD-WAN is a doorway to SDN.
Level 3's Ewert: Look to Cloud for NFV Models
The Digerati  
9/14/2017   4 comments
Level 3's Travis Ewert draws parallels between effective NFV transformation and enterprise-cloud models while urging a commoditization approach to network operating models.
Comcast Business Dives Into SD-WAN Waters
Mike Robuck  
9/13/2017   39 comments
SD-WAN is the first service that Comcast is offering on its SDN-enabled ActiveCore platform.
CenturyLink's Walker Talks Automation, Orchestration
The Digerati  
9/13/2017   9 comments
CenturyLink's Walker discusses the impact of automation and the cloud on the telco's NFV efforts.
Despite Security Concerns, CEOs Big on Digital Transformations
Mike Robuck  
9/12/2017   42 comments
Despite CEOs' confidence in digital strategies, barriers such as security remain.
Broadcast TV: The Second Coming?
Aditya Kishore  
9/12/2017   202 comments
A new study from Nielsen shows that younger audiences are growing the number of broadcast-only homes in the US.
Vodafone Joins ONAP's Lineup
Mike Robuck  
9/11/2017   8 comments
With the addition of Vodafone, the ONAP community now represents 55% of the world's global subscribers.
What I Like About You: Telcos Announce Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
9/11/2017   37 comments
The Go Ignite alliance of four telcos announced the winners of a global startup competition.
ETSI Tees Up Second NFV Plugtests
Mike Robuck  
9/8/2017   12 comments
ETSI is seeking to bring clarity to the MANO sector, among other items on its Plugtest to-do list.
OPNFV's Kirksey: Open Source Network Automation Virtual, Yet Human
Joe Stanganelli  
9/7/2017   17 comments
In a recent Upskill U course, OPNFV's Heather Kirksey evangelized about the importance of virtualized automation that also includes human input.
Cloud Drives Tech Sector Hiring – Report
Mike Robuck  
9/6/2017   29 comments
In addition to cloud-related jobs, tech manufacturing also contributed to a solid month of employment growth in the US IT sector, according to the CompTIA.
IBC at 50
The Digerati  
9/6/2017   15 comments
With global media conference IBC set to start next week, the show's CEO, Michael Crimp, tells us what to expect at the show's 50th anniversary.
Sprint Beefs up Virtualization with NFV
Mike Robuck  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Sprint is using NFV to prep its virtual core for new services and applications.
Telus' Gedeon: Don't Create New Silos With Virtualization
The Digerati  
9/4/2017   7 comments
Telus CTO Gedeon talks about why carriers need to avoid creating new silos as part of using SDN and NFV for their virtualization efforts.
Report: EPC Market Rebounds in Q2
Mike Robuck  
9/1/2017   4 comments
A report by Dell'Oro Group said service providers were ramping up their virtualization efforts, which includes migrating to vEPC, to prepare for 5G.




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