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Content posted in December 2016
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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12/14/2016   Post a comment
Service providers cement customer relationships with new security offerings.
NIA Radio: Orange's John Isch on Digital Transformation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

NFV Orchestration, Infrastructure and VNF
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CSP Attitudes Toward Digital Transformation: A Reality Check
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NFVi - VNF Interoperability Evaluation
Status: Updated December 2016
Click to read test results from 2015

Service Chaining Interoperability Evaluation - Live NFV Interoperability Demo
Status: Completed in May 2016
Click to read the Live NFV Interop Demo Report

To learn how NFVi vendors may participate in the NIA's evaluations, click here.
Andrew Dugan, acting Chief Technology Officer at Level 3, discusses the service provider's SDN success and plans for NFV.
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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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