Most Commented Content posted in May 2016
Securely Yours: Voice Biometric Authentication Gains Traction
Ariella Brown  
5/17/2016   114 comments
Service providers like TalkTalk adopt voice biometric authentication to more secure customers in a user-friendly, simpler format.
Virtual Newsbites: Virtualization Pros Head to Austin
Alison Diana  
5/20/2016   60 comments
Virtualization experts will converge in Austin, Texas, next week at the Big Communications Event.
Bandwidth: A Smart City's River
William Terdoslavich  
5/18/2016   46 comments
By bringing business solutions to urban areas, service providers can boost investment in the growing smart cities arena.
What Service Providers Can Learn from Google Smart Home
Kevin Meagher  
5/23/2016   44 comments
IoT provides a great opportunity for service providers to reinvent business models rather than remodel them.
Top 5 Business Benefits of SDN & NFV
John Isch  
5/3/2016   23 comments
When combined, SDN and NFV promise to bring an unprecedented level of digital control to global IT networks, writes John Isch of Orange Business Services.
Virtual Newsbites: Virtualization Put to the Test
Alison Diana  
5/13/2016   23 comments
At the Big Communications Event, virtualization will get put to the (live) test -- and participants agree it's a good thing.
Service Providers Make 5G Advances Despite Lack of Standards
Tim Kridel  
5/26/2016   18 comments
Although standards are not yet finalized, service providers use unofficial versions of the technology and broad goals to begin 5G tests.
Cyber Security = Job Security
Tim Kridel  
5/5/2016   16 comments
BT plans to add 900 cyber security pros to its global workforce this year -- and the service provider is not alone, as many others seek out these elusive experts.
AT&T: How to Transform Your IT Department
Alison Diana  
5/4/2016   15 comments
Frank Palese, senior vice president of IT Strategy and Innovation at AT&T Entertainment, used gamification, competition and teamwork to transform the company's IT department into a startup mentality.
BCE Sound Bites: Essential CSP Changes
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
5/31/2016   8 comments
At BCE in Austin, leading CSPs shared their thoughts on industry changes going forward.
Virtualization Revolutionizes Security in the New IP
Joe Stanganelli  
5/19/2016   7 comments
Service providers explore the security benefits of SDN and NFV, says AT&T security exec Rita Marty.
Prepping the Network for Trillions
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
5/25/2016   7 comments
Brocade's Kelly Herrell tells the BCE crowd service providers should focus on making everything a service to prepare for the trillions of connections predicted by 2020.
Brocade Extends Network Automation With Workflow Composer
Alison Diana  
5/25/2016   5 comments
New platform eliminates many manual handoffs and gives IT a revenue-generation tool.
NFV: An Industry Turning Point
Mark Cummings  
5/20/2016   4 comments
The silos of operational data and the lack of clear telco business cases are creating a turning point in the inevitable transition to a cloud-based telco data center.
NIA Chair Sets NFV Testing Bar
Alan Breznick  
5/26/2016   4 comments
In BCE keynote, Nokia's Steve Vogelsang updates attendees on the New IP Agency's virtualization testing progress and explains what still matters with NFV.
How to Plan for SDN & NFV Success
John Healy  
5/16/2016   4 comments
As telecommunications organizations move from intent to action, what is the best way for them to map out an aggressive but viable long-term plan to SDN and NFV success?

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Dave Ward, Cisco's CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, outlines his vision for the future of virtualization.
AT&T's Doug Nassaur discusses interoperability and virtualization during BCE 2016 in Austin.
Lynn Comp, senior director of market development for the Network Platforms Group for Intel, outlines her vision for the future of virtualization.
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