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NTT Lays Claim to Biggest SD-WAN Footprint
Mike Robuck  
6/20/2017   9 comments
NTT says it is using its SDN network to deliver premises-based and cloud-based SD-WAN services to customers across the world.
Level 3 Launches Premises-Based SD-WAN
Joe Stanganelli  
6/20/2017   10 comments
Level 3 expands its WAN offerings with a premises-based SD-WAN solution.
SD-WAN: Welcome to the Boomtown
Mike Robuck  
6/20/2017   9 comments
Cloud-based SD-WAN subscriptions from vendors came out on top of a recent Telco Transformation poll.
Cloud Foundry's Davis on Open-Source Multi-Cloud
The Digerati  
6/19/2017   11 comments
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right-sized cloud.
Climbing the SDN/NFV Mountain
Infographics  
6/16/2017   6 comments
While telcos recognize the value and importance of NFV and SDN, many are still in the early stages.
OCP's Carter Gets Real on Open Hardware
The Digerati  
6/16/2017   1 comment
Carter discusses the benefits disaggregating hardware and the future prospects of OCP.
Davis: How Cloud Foundry Helps Create Digital Businesses
The Digerati  
6/15/2017   8 comments
Cloud Foundry enables automated cloud infrastructure to increase agility and conquer complexity for its customers.
CL's Lane Talks Drivers for AI, VR, Gaming
The Digerati  
6/14/2017   11 comments
AI, VR and gaming are collectively putting pressure on networks, but CenturyLink is constantly planning ahead.
Colt's Sabir Talks APIs, OSS Transformations
The Digerati  
6/13/2017   8 comments
Colt is upgrading its SDN- and NFV-based Novitas platform to better serve enterprise customers.
Carter: OCP Seeks to Broaden Reach at OpenStack
The Digerati  
6/12/2017   3 comments
OCP is giving telcos flexibility when it comes to mixing hardware and software options.
ONAP Embraces More Members
Mike Robuck  
6/8/2017   15 comments
ONAP forges ahead with new members; plans to merge ECOMP and OPEN-O.
AT&T's Zeto: IoT Evolution Runs on Parallel Paths
The Digerati  
6/7/2017   7 comments
Whether it's street lighting, smart cities or military bases, IoT has the use cases covered.
Level 3's Saenger: Virtualized Cloud Binds AI, Big Data
The Digerati  
6/1/2017   32 comments
Virtualized cloud eases the complexity of big data, AI and automation.
AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
Carl Weinschenk  
5/26/2017   26 comments
AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services Administration to modernization the CDC's communications infrastructure.
TM Forum's Piva on Creating a Common Smart City Framework
The Digerati  
5/25/2017   20 comments
TM Forum's Carl Piva explains how to build on the foundation of IoT and data platforms to create a common smart city framework.
BCE Keeps Austin Awesome
Slideshows  
5/19/2017   19 comments
BCE 2017 featured a disco-themed awards party, Tex Mex and powerful insights from the communication industry's thought-leaders.
How BT Learned to Love 4K
Aditya Kishore  
5/18/2017   18 comments
BT's chief architect shared the operator's journey into the world of sports broadcasting, and its adoption of 4K at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Facebook's Schmidtke on TIP & the New Connectivity Paradigm
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
5/17/2017   11 comments
Facebook's Hans-Juergen Schmidtke explained new developments in TIP and driving a global, connected ecosystem.
Linux's Cohn: Simplifying Big Data Analytics With Open Source
The Digerati  
5/11/2017   6 comments
The Linux Foundation's Marc Cohn explains how the PNDA open source platform simplifies analysis of big data.
AT&T's Jason Porter on Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Bolster Cybersecurity
The Digerati  
5/8/2017   7 comments
AT&T's Jason Porter examines the use of big data analytics and algorithms to mitigate new cybersecurity threats.
GTT's Desai on Strategies for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
5/5/2017   6 comments
In this Telco Transformation Q&A, GTT's Samir Desai addresses GTT's new Managed SD-WAN services and the future of its MPLS business.
TT Poll: Live Streaming Just Needs the Right Technology
Aditya Kishore  
5/5/2017   21 comments
Nearly half of respondents to a recent Telco Transformation poll believe that live streaming can scale – it just needs the right technological approach.
Level 3's CTO on the Difference Between AI & Machine Learning
The Digerati  
5/4/2017   12 comments
In Part 2 of a two-part Q&A, Level 3's Andrew Dugan examines the challenges and opportunities of utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics in streamlining the network.
Linux, MEF Take Cohesive Approach to Speed NFV & SDN
The Digerati  
5/3/2017   6 comments
The Linux Foundation and MEF are trying to bring some order to what can be perceived as chaotic efforts to move the industry forward faster in NFV and SDN adoption.
A Deep Dive Into Intent-Based Network Management With Level 3's CTO
The Digerati  
5/2/2017   3 comments
Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan examines how AI and machine learning can be utilized in the network to improve automation, security, network performance and more.
ETSI OSM Group Advances NFV Interoperability With Release TWO
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
4/27/2017   4 comments
ETSI Open Source MANO group has issued Release TWO, which includes improvements to interoperability, performance, stability and security.
AT&T's Chris Rice on ONAP's Key Challenge
The Digerati  
4/27/2017   6 comments
Chris Rice, senior vice president of AT&T Labs, isn't expecting VNF onboarding to be child's play, but he is hoping for simple processes that can be automated and replicated.
Equinix Expects 'Massive' Scaling of Interconnection Model
The Digerati  
4/24/2017   12 comments
Equinix is preparing for the future by looking to massively scale its interconnection capabilities, and participating in open source processes and testing solutions such TIP.
CenturyLink on Simplifying the Path to Virtualization
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
4/20/2017   14 comments
During this Telco Transformation radio show, CenturyLink's Adam Dunstan will talk about the service provider's approach to making its network less complex while adding flexibility and automation.
Red Hat's Jordan-Smith: Many Eyeballs on the Cloud
The Digerati  
4/12/2017   9 comments
Enterprise cloud will reach its full potential with open source solutions.
March Caption Contest Winners
Mike Robuck  
4/11/2017   160 comments
This month's cartoon caption contest focuses on artificial intelligence.
A1 Digital Dials in Digital Transformations
The Digerati  
4/11/2017   7 comments
As a newly formed subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, A1 is looking to bring its digital products, cloud and IoT services to businesses across central and eastern Europe.
OPNFV Crosses Into MANO With Danube
Mike Robuck  
4/7/2017   4 comments
Danube pushes OPNFV closer to its goal of having an end-to-end NFV platform for service providers.
China Mobile Ramps Up With ONAP
Mike Robuck  
4/7/2017   4 comments
China Mobile was drawn to OPEN-O for some of the same reasons that AT&T created ECOMP.
Vendor Lock-In: The Bogeyman in the Cloud
Joe Stanganelli  
4/6/2017   11 comments
Vendor lock-in may not be what you think it is.
ONAP Takes Center Stage at ONS
Mike Robuck  
4/5/2017   4 comments
ONAP announces governing board at ONS.
Donovan: AT&T Closes In on Tipping Point With Virtualization
Mike Robuck  
4/5/2017   14 comments
Indigo marks the third phase of AT&T's network transformation.
AT&T Boldly Goes Into White Box Switching
Mike Robuck  
4/4/2017   7 comments
AT&T teamed up with several vendors for a coast-to-coast trial of white-box switching.
ONS: State of the Union for Open Source
Mike Robuck  
4/3/2017   7 comments
While open source projects and software-defined networks have enjoyed big growth spurts there are still hurdles to overcome en route to large-scale production deployments.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura: 5G Demands Cloud Automation & Big Data
The Digerati  
4/3/2017   3 comments
The time is now to start automating for 5G, Joshipura says.
BT's Schrock: Aggregation, Integration Next Steps for Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/31/2017   6 comments
BT is helping customers understand that the move to the enterprise cloud shouldn't be fraught with worry.
Telekom Slovenije: Data + Intuition = Success
Aditya Kishore  
3/31/2017   12 comments
Telekom Slovenije's Simon Slonjsak shares his strategy for new product launches at TV Connect, stressing that data alone cannot guarantee new product adoption by customers.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura on Building Open Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/30/2017   8 comments
Enterprise cloud is a blend of proprietary solutions and open source components, Joshipura says.
BTís Schrock: Enterprise Cloud Spans Globe
The Digerati  
3/30/2017   5 comments
There's a wide range of providers, services and customers for enterprise cloud services.
Containers Are Key for Open Networking
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/29/2017   8 comments
Containers provide service providers with more portability and flexibility than virtual machines.
Sandberg: Telenor Leans Into Software
The Digerati  
3/29/2017   3 comments
BjÝrn-Taale Sandberg, head of Telenor Research, talks about how his company is learning to be more software-centric.
Telenorís Sandberg Discusses Virtualization
The Digerati  
3/27/2017   4 comments
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
CL's Matherson: Future Is Now for Enterprise Cloud
The Digerati  
3/23/2017   27 comments
Matherson breaks down the opportunities and the obstacles that businesses face when moving to enterprise cloud.
CenturyLink Goes Its Own Way With CORD
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2017   21 comments
CenturyLink eschews ONOS' CORD by developing its own version for its residential and business DSL customers.
Report: SD-WAN to Top $2.9B by 2021
Mike Robuck  
3/22/2017   14 comments
SD-WAN is booming, according to an IHS Markit report.
ECN: What's Hot for Cloud Skills
Infographics  
3/21/2017   5 comments
Editors for Enterprise Cloud News recently took a look at which skills were the hottest across the enterprise cloud sector.
Seen & Heard: AT&T Teams Up With IBM on IoT Analytics
Mike Robuck  
3/21/2017   13 comments
The pilot was designed to help AT&T's enterprise customers reap more analytical insights on their industrial IoT applications and services.
NFV Interoperability Leaps Forward at ETSI NFV Plugtests Event
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
3/17/2017   4 comments
ETSI's first NFV Plugtests highlighted a nearly 100% success rate of interoperability tests for network service onboarding, setup and termination.
Telstra's Fagan Discusses SD-WAN & Cloud Strategies
The Digerati  
3/17/2017   2 comments
Telstra's Jim Fagan, director of global platforms, explains the organization's SD-WAN strategy and approach to cloud platforms.
AT&T's Pacewicz Talks About Inter-Carrier APIs
The Digerati  
3/16/2017   5 comments
Pacewicz provides more details about how AT&T, Colt and Orange are defining new standards for interoperability across each other's SDN-based networks.
Telenor Seeks to Lead With New AI Lab
Mike Robuck  
3/15/2017   24 comments
In addition to the lab, Telenor has made AI one of the core elements of its digital transformation.
AT&T's Katibeh Discusses Easing Cloud Concerns for Enterprises
The Digerati  
3/14/2017   20 comments
AT&T's NetBond not only offers enterprises flexibility and security, but also a way to collect IoT data.
Breaking Through the NFV Fog in 2017
Mallik Tatipamula  
3/13/2017   2 comments
Service providers need to run through a checklist in regards to which projects or applications need to be virtualized.
Digital Transformation: Charting a Course
Infographics  
3/10/2017   5 comments
The TM Forum defines digital transformation for service providers.
Viginier: Orange Transforms With DevOps
The Digerati  
3/10/2017   5 comments
Orange is going all in with a DevOps approach across its operation areas.
Linux Foundation's Joshipura Brings Order to Open Source
The Digerati  
3/9/2017   2 comments
The Linux Foundation hired Joshipura to move the open source ball forward by reducing fragmentation and increasing cooperation.
Average Broadband Connection Now 7 Mbit/s – Akamai
Aditya Kishore  
3/9/2017   14 comments
Akamai's Q4 2016 State of the Internet Report found that average broadband connection speeds are improving worldwide but most still fall short of the 15-25 Mbit/s required for Ultra HD.
Open Source & Containers: How Supply Meets Demand
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/7/2017   4 comments
Open source networking, CORD, microservices and containers are some of the tools that service providers are using to manage their networks at the edge.
Barcelona Shines During MWC
Slideshows  
3/6/2017   13 comments
Barcelona was warm, sunny and chock-full of technology during Mobile World Congress 2017.
AT&T's Anschutz: CORD Ties in Open Source, Containers
The Digerati  
3/2/2017   10 comments
AT&T exec explains how CORD is designed to use containers and open networking to provision services and applications at the edge.
AT&T's Nassaur Talks Container Strategy
The Digerati  
3/1/2017   10 comments
AT&T is looking at the ways that containers and microservices will impact networks.
Colt, AT&T, Orange Partner on Orchestrated Services
Mike Robuck  
3/1/2017   6 comments
Orange, AT&T Colt are breaking new ground on interoperability across SDN-enabled networks.
AT&T's Anschutz Talks CORD & Containers
The Digerati  
2/28/2017   2 comments
Distributed controls for distributed networks are key for optimizing sprawling networks.
AT&T's Nassaur: Keep an Open Mind on Containers
The Digerati  
2/27/2017   5 comments
Nassaur speaks about the importance of containers and open source collaboration across the telecom industry.
AT&T: IoT Cyber Attacks Increase 400% in 2016
Mike Robuck  
2/27/2017   44 comments
AT&T's latest security report says businesses need to stay on top of security to ward off cyber attacks.
OpenDayLight's Caywood Discusses SDN
The Digerati  
2/24/2017   9 comments
In the third part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood talked about the evolution of software-defined networking and northbound APIs.
Linux Foundation Welds OPEN-O, ECOMP Into ONAP
Carl Weinschenk  
2/23/2017   10 comments
Combing OPEN-O and ECOMP into ONAP should bring more harmony to the MANO sector.
NFV: A Catalyst for OSS Transformation
Mike Robuck  
2/22/2017   7 comments
NFV presents an opportunity to breathe new life into OSS.
Verizon's Shafiq: Analytics Key to ThingSpace IoT Platform
The Digerati  
2/21/2017   13 comments
Verizon is bringing order to the Internet of Things space through the use of advanced analytics on its ThingSpace platform.
Seen & Heard: Orange Debuts Public Cloud Offering
Mike Robuck  
2/21/2017   15 comments
Orange Business Services is reaching out to multinational corporations with a new public cloud offering.
Operation Analytics Plays Key Role in Virtualization & Orchestration
Chris Menier  
2/16/2017   16 comments
While the benefits to virtualization are many, it does add an additional layer of complexity that needs to be managed by more sophisticated assurance and monitoring capabilities.
Digital Disruption: Early Days for Carriers
Infographics  
2/15/2017   57 comments
Tier 1 operators' progress towards becoming digital service providers is marked by more of an evolution rather than a disruptive transformation, according to a recent report.
ONF Opens Up Innovation Pipeline Progam
Mike Robuck  
2/14/2017   9 comments
ONF is attempting to drive innovation, agility and cohesion across SDN and NFV efforts with its new program.
ODL's Caywood: Why China Matters
The Digerati  
2/13/2017   19 comments
In the second part of this Q&A, ODL's Caywood speaks about what Western telcos can learn from their Chinese counterparts and how open source groups can refine their collaboration efforts.
CenturyLink Banks on Virtualization Rewards
Mike Robuck  
2/9/2017   26 comments
CenturyLink outlined its progress on the virtualization front during its fourth-quarter earnings call.
Seen & Heard: Less Is More for CenturyLink
Mike Robuck  
2/8/2017   17 comments
CenturyLink is leveraging an internal software approach for its next-generation NFV/SDN implementation.
Four Predictions That Will Redefine Networking
Carl Grivner  
2/7/2017   24 comments
The next 12 months will bring about a seachange for enterprise and small business networking.
OpenDaylight's Caywood Discusses 2017 Roadmap
The Digerati  
2/3/2017   43 comments
OpenDaylight is looking to build upon the momentum generated last year around uses cases while also prepping for its next SDN release.
Virtualization and the Cloud Transform AT&Tís OSS/BSS
The Digerati  
2/2/2017   13 comments
AT&T execs Nassaur and Saxena discuss the telco's OSS/BSS transformation across cloud, container and microservice components to further enable virtualization of its network.
AT&T Waves Indigo Flag
Mike Robuck  
2/1/2017   10 comments
AT&T provided additional details on its Indigo platform during an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, as well as setting its virtualization goal to 55% this year.
NFV Gets Its Groove Back
Flash Poll  
2/1/2017   5 comments
NFV is proving to be more complex than most service providers anticipated. What area do think is the most crucial for NFV gaining momentum in 2017?
Service Providers Need to Embrace Disruption
Infographics  
1/31/2017   15 comments
With digital services replacing physical services, operators today are in the process of expanding their business models en route to becoming digital service.
Level 3's McReynolds Gets Real on Virtualized Cloud
The Digerati  
1/31/2017   9 comments
There's a lot of white noise around the cloud and virtualization, but McReynolds cuts through the clutter in this Telco Transformation Q&A.
Feldman: Verizon Constructs Smart Communities on Deals, New Tools
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   16 comments
Verizon beefed up its IoT portfolio in order to provision its Smart Communities platform.
AT&Tís Zeto: More Cities Get Smart in 2017
The Digerati  
1/30/2017   28 comments
AT&T exec says that last year's smart projects will translate into more IoT-based smart cities this year.
Accenture's Kahan: What Cloud Brings to Carrier Business
The Digerati  
1/27/2017   16 comments
The reality of today's cloud is that communications service providers need to create ecosystems to better serve their enterprise customers.
Level 3's McReynolds Talks About Better IT Cloud Management
The Digerati  
1/26/2017   9 comments
Enterprises need to get a better grip on monitoring, troubleshooting and over-purchasing in their cloud environments.
Telenor Research's Tech Trends for 2017
Infographics  
1/25/2017   10 comments
AI, IoT and chatbots are poised for a breakout year in 2017, according to Telenor Research.
Feldman: ThingSpace the IoT Lynchpin of Verizon's Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/25/2017   9 comments
Verizon is flexing its analytics muscles to beef up its ThingSpace platform across its Smart Communities verticals.
The Cloud, the Change & a New Culture
The Digerati  
1/24/2017   13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems partnered with Huawei to create the Open Telekom Cloud platform that was launched last year.
SDN Slow to Ignite in Data Centers
Mike Robuck  
1/24/2017   11 comments
Getting SDN live in data centers is taking longer than expected.
Verizon's Feldman: IoT Focus Shifts From Smart Cities to Smart Communities
The Digerati  
1/23/2017   35 comments
After meeting with city planners, CIOs and mayors, Verizon has expanded its IoT scope.
Vodafone Says Hola to NB-IoT in Spain
Mike Robuck  
1/23/2017   12 comments
Vodafone has embarked on a nationwide rollout of NB-IoT networks in Spain.
Du's Domingo Discusses Smart City Project
The Digerati  
1/20/2017   17 comments
Smart city services will be available to all of the residents of Dubai once the project goes live this year.
BT Gears Up for More Virtualization
Mike Robuck  
1/19/2017   14 comments
BT has big virtualization plans this year, which include various VNFs and a new app portal.




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