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5G's Core Concerns Could Take Center Stage
Ray Le Maistre  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.
Ciena Targets Automation With Packet Design Buy
Ray Le Maistre  
6/5/2018   Post a comment
Ciena announces the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design amid disappointing results statement.
Telefónica Moves Towards a Distributed Telco Cloud
Ray Le Maistre  
5/31/2018   Post a comment
Latest release of Telefónica-backed management and orchestration system boasts multiple enhancements, and a 'lessons learned' paper, that highlight 'real progress,' notes industry analyst. But not everyone's convinced.
ETSI Releases Latest Open Source MANO Code
Ray Le Maistre  
5/29/2018   Post a comment
Latest release of Telefónica-backed management and orchestration system boasts multiple enhancements, and a 'lessons learned' paper, that highlight 'real progress,' notes industry analyst. But not everyone's convinced.
What's the Point of Open Source?
Ray Le Maistre  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
The role of open source in the telecom sector still divides opinion – and that's why we're debating it at BCE in Austin.
Get Ready for 5G 'Phase II'
Ray Le Maistre  
2/6/2018   19 comments
With initial 5G specifications published and early 5G strategies being fleshed out, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown expects to see a lot of focus on 'Phase II' 5G developments during the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.
Huawei Hires Former Oculus Principal to Head Its VR Development
Ray Le Maistre  
12/30/2016   25 comments
Virtual reality specialist Steve LaValle has joined Huawei as Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR.
Sri Lanka Puts Fiber at the Heart of Its Transformation Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
6/14/2016   56 comments
The island nation is rolling out fiber nationwide in a bid to build an infrastructure that will support its digital ambitions.
Seen & Heard: Telemedicine Efforts Need a Health Check
Ray Le Maistre  
5/16/2016   23 comments
This might be a bitter pill for the US operators to swallow, but it looks like their efforts at digital healthcare could use a vitamin shot.
Seen & Heard @TM Forum Live!: That Open API Map
Ray Le Maistre  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Want to know what the Open API Map revealed at this week's TM Forum Live! event looks like? Here it is...
How Telcos Are Doing Things Differently, Slowly but Surely
Ray Le Maistre  
4/4/2016   8 comments
Progressive communications service providers such as Orange and Telefónica are reorganizing their R&D processes and practices as part of their revamped approach to next-gen technology deployment.
'Survival' Drives AT&T's Transformation
Ray Le Maistre  
2/26/2016   39 comments
AT&T's massive transformation began with its IT systems and now the major telco is building from there.

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Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
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