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Content posted in September 2016
Virtual Newsbites: CSPs Ink New IP Contracts
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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.
Living On the Edge: Opportunity or Money Pit?
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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
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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
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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.

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
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Service Chaining Interoperability Evaluation - Live NFV Interoperability Demo
Status: Completed in May 2016
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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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