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Living On the Edge: Opportunity or Money Pit?
Alison Diana  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Several leading telcos are unsure where they'll find profits in network edge computing.
Virtualization Opens Door to Energy Savings
Alison Diana  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
By focusing on immediate, big-dollar energy savings, cable operators gain c-level support for virtualizing the data center.
Security Vendor Infoblox Acquired for $1.6B
Alison Diana  
9/20/2016   Post a comment
Vista Equity Partners plans to acquire network control specialist and take it private.
The NFV Interoperability Conundrum
Alison Diana  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
What steps can service providers and vendors take to improve NFV interoperability today and tomorrow? An NIA panel discusses.
Virtual Newsbites: NIA Members' News Take Center Stage
Alison Diana  
9/16/2016   Post a comment
News of the week from NIA members such as Adtran, Brocade, Canonical, DT, ECI, Gigamon and Ixia.
Orange Enters AT&T ECOMP Universe
Alison Diana  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Orange becomes first service provider to test AT&T's ECOMP network management and orchestration platform.
Early Days for Programmable Functional Disaggregation
Alison Diana  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Only some large carriers and vendors appear poised to benefit from programmable functional disaggregation, NFV & Carrier SDN panelists say.
It's Time to Implement NFV, SDN
Alison Diana  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
The time for just thinking about New IP technologies is over, say panelists at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
Level 3: NFV, SDN Empower Digital Disruption
Alison Diana  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Andrew Dugan of Level 3 discusses how NFV and SDN are empowering enterprises' digital disruption.
Virtual Newsbites: Of Dell, Deals & Denver
Alison Diana  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
A round up of this week's New IP Agency member news.
Countdown Looms for NIA Interop Tests
Alison Diana  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
Vendors should act soon if they want to participate in the New IP Agency's latest independent interoperability test.
Level 3, Cisco to Present SDN Use Case
Alison Diana  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
On the Sept. 20 NIA radio show, Andrew Dugan of Level 3 will talk with Cisco about how organizations can deploy software-defined networks at scale.
Verizon: NFV + SDN = 4G LTE for IoT
Alison Diana  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
NFV and SDN are enabling technologies for Verizon's Category M1 connectivity solution for its 4G LTE network, which could redefine IoT implementations.
Virtual Newsbites: From Cyber Space to Beneath the Earth
Alison Diana  
9/2/2016   Post a comment
NIA member news nuggets spanned mining disruption, enhanced security, video trends and a CFO's retirement.
Top Vendors Sign On for NIA Interoperability Tests
Alison Diana  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
Latest round of New IP Agency tests starts this month.
Cisco Banks on Containers
Alison Diana  
8/31/2016   Post a comment
With its purchase of ContainerX, Cisco is banking on containers for its enterprise and service provider customers.
Virtualization Ripple Effect Boosts Telia's Business
Alison Diana  
8/30/2016   Post a comment
Despite limited internal investment in the technology, virtualization has proven a boon to Telia Carrier says CTO Mattias Fridström.
Virtual Newsbites: From Humble Beginnings to Digital Transformations
Alison Diana  
8/26/2016   Post a comment
An operating system hits a milestone. Software-defined networks reshape digital adoption.
ECI Joins New IP Agency
Alison Diana  
8/24/2016   Post a comment
The worldwide provider of Elastic Network solutions for service providers is the latest leading developer to join NIA.
NFV to Hit Operator Mainstream by 2017
Alison Diana  
8/23/2016   Post a comment
Fifty-nine percent of service providers have deployed or expect to implement NFV this year, a new IHS Markit survey finds.
Virtual Newsbites: News From AT&T to ZTE
Alison Diana  
8/19/2016   Post a comment
Whether they were inking partnership agreements, hiring key executives or new customer contracts, New IP Agency members were very active this week as Virtual Newsbites reflects.
Partnerships Power Up to Shape 5G Standards
Alison Diana  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Service providers team up to shape the direction of 5G standards and capabilities.
CSPs' Open Source Use Grows
Alison Diana  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
Freedom from vendor lock-in drives operators' interest in open source.
How 'Carrier Grade' Is Changing in the Cloud Age
Alison Diana  
8/16/2016   1 comment
Reliance on systems has never been higher -- and the meaning of 'carrier grade' is getting fuzzier.
Virtual Newsbites: CSPs Unveil New IP Networks
Alison Diana  
8/12/2016   Post a comment
On a week that Delta would like to forget, passengers at Indonesia's Jakarta International Airport were treated to the debut of a faster, more reliable Internet experience when a local CSP and its multi-national partner unveiled their new digital network.
Level 3: Build From Within to Win Talent Shortage War
Alison Diana  
8/11/2016   Post a comment
To address today's talent shortage, CSP Level 3 developed several innovative approaches to employee development.
AT&T Labs' Rice Takes to NIA Airwaves
Alison Diana  
8/11/2016   Post a comment
Chris Rice, VP of advanced technologies and architecture at AT&T Labs, will join NIA Radio's Voices of Virtualization on Aug. 25 at 2PM ET.
Virtual Newsbites: Security Takes the Gold
Alison Diana  
8/5/2016   Post a comment
The telecommunications industry has security, not the Olympics, on its mind.
NIA, EANTC Unveil NFVi, VNF Interop Evaluation Dates
Alison Diana  
8/4/2016   Post a comment
The New IP Agency and EANTC soon will host the next round of multivendor interoperability evaluations to promote accelerated, profitable adoption of virtualized solutions.
Birch SVP on NIA Radio: Rebirth of a Brand
Alison Diana  
8/3/2016   1 comment
After years of expanding through acquisition, Birch Communications now focuses on organic growth.
Orange MEA Uses Virtualization to Deliver Africa's Digital Transformation
Alison Diana  
8/1/2016   Post a comment
Scalability, agility and cost empower French service provider to deliver array of new mobile, IoT and energy services to region.
Virtual Newsbites: CSPs Expand New IP Networks Worldwide
Alison Diana  
7/29/2016   Post a comment
A roundup of news from Colt, Verizon, Charter Communications and more.
Partnerships Focus on Openness, Interoperability
Alison Diana  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
In a drive to improve openness, ADVA adds members to Harmony program and Juniper joins Verizon partner ecosystem.
IoT Drives Revenue, Innovation & Virtualization Demand
Alison Diana  
7/26/2016   Post a comment
IoT delivers many opportunities, but enterprises require virtualization to capitalize on their IoT investments.
Virtualized Content Is King
Alison Diana  
7/25/2016   Post a comment
Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo underscores the high value of content and the importance of virtualized networks.
Verizon Enterprise Introduces Network-as-a-Service
Alison Diana  
7/21/2016   Post a comment
CSP offers virtualization of network function as a fully managed, globally available service.
Virtual Newsbites: Research Captures Market's Activity
Alison Diana  
7/15/2016   Post a comment
Among this week's news: AT&T unveils threat intelligence platform and partners with Linux Foundation.
Manual Security Processes Beat Poor Automation
Alison Diana  
7/13/2016   1 comment
Poor automation can be more time-consuming and make CSPs' limited security professionals less productive, warns Patrick Donegan, chief analyst at Heavy Reading.
Cutting the Energy Bill With NFV
Alison Diana  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
University of Leeds researchers claim NFV environment reduces power consumption by up to almost 20%.
Virtual Newsbites: No Summer Slowdown for CSPs
Alison Diana  
7/8/2016   Post a comment
Forget about a summer slowdown and PTO. CSPs continue to wrack up virtualization wins around the globe.
Orange Reveals NaaS, Security Plans
Alison Diana  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Orange Business Services leads industry with network-as-a-service offering that has a security focus.
Virtual Newsbites: No Holiday for Virtualization Trailblazers
Alison Diana  
7/1/2016   Post a comment
Service providers and virtualization developers made big strides in NFV, SDN evolution over the last week.
Operators Lay NFV Groundwork
Alison Diana  
6/28/2016   Post a comment
As CSPs implement today's technologies, one critical consideration is its integration with tomorrow's NFV and SDN solutions.
BT & Oracle Partner to Simplify Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Alison Diana  
6/28/2016   Post a comment
BT and Oracle are partnering to alleviate enterprise concerns over reliability, security and performance in the cloud.
Virtual Newsbites: Service Providers Make Executive Moves
Alison Diana  
6/24/2016   2 comments
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
Sprint & ECI Dig Into Green Field Opportunity
Alison Diana  
6/23/2016   4 comments
Implementing brand-new infrastructure in Poland means Sprint and ECI don't have to worry about legacy systems. But there are other hurdles.
Senet: IoT Network Growth Is All About Apps
Alison Diana  
6/22/2016   2 comments
LPWAN connectivity provider Senet combines LoRa architecture and focus on apps to expand its IoT reach.
Optical Satellite SDN Service Provider Laser Light Joins NIA
Alison Diana  
6/17/2016   4 comments
Laser Light Communications becomes the newest member of the New IP Agency.
Virtual Newsbites: European Service Providers Boost Services
Alison Diana  
6/10/2016   37 comments
A roundup of service provider and virtualization news of the week.
Virtual Newsbites: NFV Life After BCE
Alison Diana  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Catch a roundup of NFV, SDN and service provider news from the past week.
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