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posted in November 2016
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Comcast Hoists ONOS, CORD Flags
Mike Robuck  
11/30/2016   11 comments
Comcast becomes the first cable operator to join ONOS and CORD.
Ecosystem Transformation: Barriers
11/30/2016   28 comments
While most service providers see the benefits of virtualization, software and the cloud, there's still some trepidation to overcome.
TM Forum: Putting NFV/SDN to Work
Carl Weinschenk  
11/30/2016   4 comments
TM Forum draws a bead on the business aspects of SDN, NFV and 5G.
Level 3's Scola Discusses Standards, APIs
The Digerati  
11/29/2016   6 comments
While Level 3 is using Lifecycle Service Orchestration elements today, it's looking to organizations such as the MEF to get standards ready for next-gen networks.
Seen & Heard: WOW Kicks NFV Tires
Mike Robuck  
11/28/2016   21 comments
WOW is tapping into NFV for business services, but residential benefits are on the horizon.
The Race to Virtualization
11/28/2016   30 comments
While there's a general consensus from service providers on the merits of both SDN and NFV, implementations will vary.
Scola: Lifecycle Service Orchestration Key for Level 3
The Digerati  
11/23/2016   6 comments
While Lifecycle Service Orchestration is still maturing, it will offer a full platform for orchestration and management integration across network systems.
Level 3's Scola Discusses SD-WAN for NaaS
The Digerati  
11/22/2016   9 comments
One of the immediate benefits of SD-WAN is that programmability of legacy infrastructure is possible with adapters.
Security a Big Concern for State CIOs
Mike Robuck  
11/18/2016   39 comments
A survey of state-employed CIOs listed security as the top priority for the third consecutive year.
OSS/BSS: An Analyst's View
The Digerati  
11/17/2016   10 comments
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw weighs in on the challenges CSPs face with integrating their next-gen networks with legacy OSS/BSS.
Seen & Heard: Microsoft Signs Up for The Linux Foundation
Mike Robuck  
11/16/2016   12 comments
Microsoft's move to join The Linux Foundation signals its willingness to work more with open source communities.
TT Poll: Real-Time Network, Service Management Top Driver for OSS
Mike Robuck  
11/15/2016   11 comments
While a number of communications service providers are virtualizing their networks, legacy OSS systems are a sticking point.
AT&T Crowdsources Its Crowd
Carl Weinschenk  
11/14/2016   20 comments
AT&T's TIP program has aided its cultural transformation and benefited its customers.
SDN, IoT Drive Network Refreshes: Security Lags Behind
Mike Robuck  
11/11/2016   15 comments
According a recent report, enterprises are refreshing network devices more frequently, but security is being overlooked.
AT&T's Ford Talks OSS/BSS Challenges in MANO
Mike Robuck  
11/10/2016   11 comments
While SDN and NFV are playing key roles in enabling new networks and on demand services, there still needs to be a viable pathway to legacy OSS/BSS.
Transformative Trump?
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2016   92 comments
Technology may not be the president elect's forte, but that's not to say Trump won't meddle.
AT&T, Colt Connect on API Interface Trial
Mike Robuck  
11/9/2016   4 comments
AT&T and Colt recently tested an API-to-API interface between two of their SDN-based networks.
Orange Business Services Debuts First NaaS VNF
Mike Robuck  
11/8/2016   52 comments
The French operator's foray into NaaS starts with a security VNF.
BT Steps Up its SD-WAN Game
Mike Robuck  
11/8/2016   5 comments
BT's latest SD-WAN offering is slated for launch early next year.
Seen & Heard: TM Forum Seeks to Unite Open Source
Mike Robuck  
11/2/2016   21 comments
The TM Forum is taking on the role of uniting open source communities for the telecom industry.
Seen & Heard: How IT Can Increase Agility
Mike Robuck  
11/1/2016   11 comments
Organizational agility is key for enabling digital transformations for enterprises.

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