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The Positive Power of Partnerships
Alison Diana  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Service providers and operators see value -- and revenue -- rise from their growing number of partnerships.
CSPs Use NFV to Turn Challenges Into Opportunities
Alison Diana  
1/12/2017   9 comments
Investments in virtualization empower service providers to turn problematic areas like security and scalability into moneymakers.
AT&T's Porter: The Power of Security Platforms
Alison Diana  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
By using a platform, AT&T integrates multi-vendor products into one cohesive security solution, says Jason Porter, vice president of security solutions at AT&T.
A Year in the Life of the New IP Agency
Alison Diana  
12/22/2016   1 comment
The NIA's past year included a Live Interoperability Demo at BCE, multiple third-party interop tests and sharing of members' successes with NFV.
Improved Arsenals Equip CSPs for 2017 Cybersecurity War
Alison Diana  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Through their investments in virtualization, analytics and performance-monitoring solutions, service providers are better equipped to protect themselves and their customers from costly cyber attacks.
Juniper Walks the Agile Path
Alison Diana  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Juniper recently completed a two-year project to train all its engineers in agile software development, so customers and partners can soon expect to see the results in its products.
Ingram Micro Elevates CSPs' Cloud Skills
Alison Diana  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
Ingram Micro develops three-prong approach to help service providers succeed in cloud.
Virtual Newsbites: Bell Canada, Hibernia Networks, 2degrees Make New IP Headlines
Alison Diana  
12/16/2016   Post a comment
The calendar year is ending, but interest in NFV and other New IP technologies is only strengthening.
NFV Hurdles Will Shrink in 2017
Alison Diana  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
Operators and vendors will find interoperability, scalability and cost concerns ease as NFV progresses through the New Year, executives say.
Add OSS to NFV Check Lists: Heavy Reading Report
Alison Diana  
12/15/2016   2 comments
Service providers should include operations support systems in their NFV implementation plans -- or risk diluting their ROI and ability to deliver new services, a new report warns.
NFV Unlocks Managed Security Services Profits
Alison Diana  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Service providers cement customer relationships with new security offerings.
NIA Radio: Orange's John Isch on Digital Transformation
Alison Diana  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
Join Orange Business Services' John Isch on NIA radio, December 13 at 2 p.m. ET.
Virtual Newsbites: New IP Lays Brick & Mortar Foundation
Alison Diana  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
In the case of one development company, high-speed networking and SDN are the foundation of new brick and mortar communities, not only virtualized infrastructure.
Talking Network Disruption With Colt's Nico Fischbach
Alison Diana  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
In a move described as disruptive, Colt is upgrading its network to bring more power to enterprise, operator and web-centric customers.
NIA Tests Show Vendors On Track for Interoperability
Alison Diana  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
New results from independent lab partner EANTC find most vendors' products pass rigorous interoperability tests - but there's lots of work ahead.
IoT Requires Holistic Approach From CSPs
Alison Diana  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
SDN, virtualization and cloud to support IoT and customers' other digital transformation solutions are not enough to truly convert CSPs' operations, a recent Economist Intelligence Unit report says.
Virtual Newsbites: VNF in the Keystone State
Alison Diana  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Among this week's news: Citizens Fiber gets virtualized, DT and Huawei push the 5G envelope, Orange inaugurates a global network operation center in nine African nations and Colt moves to a new London HQ.
CSPs Bank on Virtualization in M&A Flurry
Alison Diana  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
The quest for virtualization's efficiencies and talents is the foundation for some service providers' mergers and acquisitions.
ADVA Intros Open, Virtualized Networking Platform
Alison Diana  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Ensemble SmartWAN platform designed to enable deployment and management of virtualized SD-WANs without limitations of today's appliances.
Iraq's Network Future Built on SDN, NFV
Alison Diana  
11/30/2016   12 comments
Iraq service providers EarthLink and Symphony partnered with Cisco on the Iraqi National Backbone, a powerful new network that will deliver services across the country's cities.
Agile NFV Pricing Gives CSPs, Vendors a Competitive Edge
Alison Diana  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
By providing CSPs and end customers with creative, flexible pricing options, virtualization vendors improve customer satisfaction and gain a competitive edge.
BT VP: All Routes Lead to the Cloud
Alison Diana  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
Keith Langridge, vice president of Network Services at BT Global Services, discusses the importance of cloud, SD-WAN and NFV to the service provider's strategy.
Virtual Newsbites: Non-Election News of the Week
Alison Diana  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
This week's wrap-up includes news about Hibernia Networks' acquisition, dtac's ambitious SDN implementation plans and the demo of a new open source SDN and NFV orchestrator.
Virtual Voices Radio: Sneak Peek at NIA Interoperability Test Results
Alison Diana  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Join executives from Colt, NIA and EANTC to catch an early glimpse into the results of independent interoperability NFVi-VNF and VNF Management testing.
Orange Moves Closer to 'Adaptive Network' With Easy Go Network
Alison Diana  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
With the release of its Easy Go Network, Orange Business Services takes the first step in its network-as-a-service strategy.
Ciena's D-NFV Brings OTT Agility to CSPs
Alison Diana  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
At MEF in Baltimore, Ciena unveils an open, distributed network functions virtualization solution for service providers.
The OpenStack Dilemma: Multiple Versions Create Interoperability Jam
Alison Diana  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
OpenStack's bi-annual release schedule creates interoperability challenges for the growing number of CSPs adopting open source for their virtual networks.
Infoblox NIOS 8.0 Adds NFV, Cloud Capabilities
Alison Diana  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
With latest release of its security software, Infoblox complements carriers' growing adoption of NFV and cloud.
Laser Light Exec: Future's in the Stars, Plus Data Centers & SDN
Alison Diana  
11/3/2016   Post a comment
Optical satellite service provider Laser Light's recent partnership with Equinix marks the latest advance in its plan to become a tier one player, says Robert Brumley.
Orange IoT Offering on Global NFV Track
Alison Diana  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
CSP expands Datavenue to customers worldwide but expects NFV role to become more critical in 2017.
Virtual Newsbites: CSPs Loosen NFV, SDN Purse Strings
Alison Diana  
10/28/2016   Post a comment
In this week's NIA roundup: Service providers will spend $18 billion on SDN and NFV within four years – a 48% CAGR between 2016 and 2020, a new study finds.
Juju Adds Flexibility to NFV Telco Bundle
Alison Diana  
10/27/2016   Post a comment
Integrator DataArt and partner Canonical are creating an NFV Telco bundle that allows CSPs to accelerate the rollout of new services.
AT&T SVP: SDN, Machine Learning Reshape Security
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10/27/2016   Post a comment
Mo Katibeh, senior vice president of Advanced Solutions at AT&T, discusses how virtualization, SDN and machine learning help protect CSPs and their customers.
CSP WOW! Awestruck by Virtualization
Alison Diana  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
Service provider WOW! taps Juniper products and services for virtualized solution that will power new business offerings, interoperability with legacy systems.
Virtual Newsbites: DT Offers Cloud Security, Fortinet Adds European Data Center
Alison Diana  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
This week's New IP Agency news round-up includes a look at Deutsche Telekom's cloud security offering, Fortinet's European data center and a ZTE Simple DPU, among other items.
Sonus Extends Cloud Capabilities
Alison Diana  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
Sonus Networks unveiled new capabilities for its cloud products.
In CSPs vs. Cloud Providers, CSPs Win
Alison Diana  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
CSPs are a one-stop shop for cloud, networking and professional services, a recent paper says.
Colt Expands SD-WAN Service to Meet Growing Enterprise Need
Alison Diana  
10/18/2016   1 comment
Colt's redesigned SD-WAN platform and expansion into 13 additional European countries signals the CSP's aggressive move into this fast-growing segment.
Iristel Brings New IP to the Canadian North
Alison Diana  
10/18/2016   Post a comment
With an investment in virtualization, CSP Iristel brings next-generation communications to Northern Canada.
No Election Slowdown Evident in New IP Market
Alison Diana  
10/14/2016   Post a comment
Forget any pre-election slump: New IP Agency members are busy with new contracts, new products and new executives.
Orange Poland Tests AT&T ECOMP
Alison Diana  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Orange Poland becomes the first Orange Business Services division to trial AT&T ECOMP.
Verizon's Lonker: 2 More Cloud Service Provider Partnerships to Come
Alison Diana  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Verizon's Vickie Lonker details the CSP's new partnership with Oracle.
Security Tops NFV Benefits for CSPs
Alison Diana  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
NFV implementations give CSPs a long list of benefits – and security, especially in the age of IoT, is fast becoming the top driver.
Virtual Newsbites: From the Eye of the Hurricane There Is NIA News
Alison Diana  
10/7/2016   Post a comment
Despite a mandatory evacuation and a category four hurricane, we bring you this week's NIA member news.
AT&T Expands DIY Virtualization
Alison Diana  
10/4/2016   Post a comment
AT&T expands SDN-based enterprise services with the release on Monday of AT&T FlexWare, featuring a new name and a new device.
Virtual Newsbites: CSPs Ink New IP Contracts
Alison Diana  
9/30/2016   Post a comment
CSPs ended summer on a sunny note, signing contracts with New IP Agency vendors for the delivery of more agile, flexible services and digital disruption.
NFV-SDN Panelists Discuss Interop, Standards & Open Source
Alison Diana  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
A New IP Agency panel at NFV and Carrier SDN in Denver covered interoperability, standards and open source.
ETSI NFV Release 2 Advances Interoperability
Alison Diana  
9/28/2016   Post a comment
ETSI's newly shared NFV Release 2 specifications will improve interoperability for NIA members and EANTC testing, among others.
Orange Business Services Joins New IP Agency
Alison Diana  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
Orange Business Services becomes latest member of international organization promoting the implementation of open, advanced virtualized IP networks.
Virtual Newsbites: NIA Member News of the Week
Alison Diana  
9/23/2016   3 comments
New products, partnerships and technology developments from NIA members including Cisco, Dorado Software, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE.
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