"The NIA will help us to get a cleaned-up picture of standards and implementations."

-- Axel Clauberg, Vice President of Transport, Aggregation and IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom --
"NIA will shorten our cycles for the RFPs, the testing, and for seeing who does what, and what works with whom."

-- Nico Fischbach, Director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Colt Technology Services Group --
"BT supports VNF-NFVI interoperability testing by the NIA. We are concerned with the growing diversity of NFVI and specializations that limit the portability of VNFs. This growing diversity leads to increasing operational complexity and costs."

-- Peter J. Willis, Chief Researcher, BT --
"The Cloudification of Network Functions and the change in our production models is probably the biggest transformation ever hitting the Telco industry. In a world build on Open Standards and Open Source, testing and integration remains a major effort - an independent entity like NIA driving this can deliver huge value to us as network operators and our vendors."

-- Axel Clauberg, VP of Transport, Aggregation and IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom --
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2016
SEATTLE -- Open Daylight Summit -- Open source is connecting users and developers more intimately, and that's a good thing, OpenDaylight Executive Director Neela Jacques said here today.
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2016
SEATTLE -- OpenDaylight Summit -- The current virtual network functions are still too much like snowflakes at a time when the telecom industry needs Lego blocks, AT&T's Chris Rice told the OpenDaylight Summit here Tuesday.
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Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 9/26/2016
Orange Business Services becomes latest member of the New IP Agency With more than three dozen standards and industry consortia initiatives seeking to define and implement virtualization standards, communication service providers must research and test the interoperability of multiple developers' products.
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2016
OPNFV today issued its third software release, ending the agonizing six-month period in which folks had to pronounce and spell Brahmaputra. (See OPNFV Issues Third Software Release.)
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Nick Schiffler, , 9/26/2016
IT/telecom is a hotspot of purchasing activity, according to Onvia's most recent quarterly snapshot of the state, local and education (SLED) government market.
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Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 9/23/2016
Ready for the weekend? That's probably a pretty easy question to answer.
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Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 9/22/2016
Executives from Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Vodafone, as well as several other large telcos, voiced new worries about the business case for network edge computing as they gathered in Munich for Mobile Edge Computing Congress this week.
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Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 9/22/2016
The promise of energy cost cutting opens the door into virtualized data centers for cable companies, according to a panel of experts.
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/22/2016
As service providers move toward virtualized, New IP networks, the number of paths to take and the infrastructure decisions they need to make can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when it comes to the "openness" the industry is longing for, said Andrew Coward, vice president of strategy at Brocade, during a keynote at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver ...
Posted by umutarcn |  In reply to: 5 Ways CSPs Can Profit From Virtualization & Big Data
Thank you, Bora. Great article.
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Posted by Alison-Diana |  In reply to: Birch SVP on NIA Radio: Rebirth of a Brand
Sounds like a dramatic number of changes for Birch.
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Posted by Judith Myerson |  In reply to: Manual Security Processes Beat Poor Automation
Allison, I agree that poor security automation can lead to security failure.
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