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  • Big Telecom Event: Panel Offers Insight on Orchestration and NFV

    Big Telecom Event: Panel Offers Insight on Orchestration and NFV

    By Joan Engebretson Lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) is an important focus for the MEF. But it’s important to recognize that LSO is only one of several communications industry initiatives focused on orchestration. Orchestrators also are important for network function virtualization (NFV)…
  • Heavy Reading: Software-Centric Networks Will Require Rethinking “Carrier-Grade” Networks

    Heavy Reading: Software-Centric Networks Will Require Rethinking “Carrier-Grade” Networks

    By Joan Engebretson When we first started hearing about software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), there was a lot of talk about the potential impact of these technologies on the vendor community. Initially the obvious questions were whether…
  • Lifecycle Service Orchestration: A Real World Example

    Lifecycle Service Orchestration: A Real World Example

    By Joan Engebretson Nothing helps explain abstract concepts like a real-world example. And considering that The Third Network is based on abstract concepts, some readers may find the archive of a recent Bright Talk webinar very helpful in understanding The Third…
  • MEF Mobilizes on Lifecycle Service Orchestration

    MEF Mobilizes on Lifecycle Service Orchestration

    By Joan Engebretson The MEF has mobilized resources throughout the organization to tackle various aspects of lifecycle service orchestration –the management and control capabilities that will underlie The Third Network, MEF’s vision for the future of networking that aims to combine…
  • Clarity Out Of Complexity - MEF-CECPs Are Unifying Global Communications With A Common Language

    Clarity Out Of Complexity - MEF-CECPs Are Unifying Global Communications With A Common Language

    A decade ago Nan Chen, MEF President, famously predicted that there would soon be one common business language right across the globe: “Not English. Not Mandarin. But Ethernet.”  Who would have guessed how rapidly this prediction would come true? Today,…
  • The Third Network and Network-as-a-Service

    The Third Network and Network-as-a-Service

    By Joan Engebretson When the telecom industry first started talking about software defined networking (SDN), a commonly cited goal was bandwidth on demand – the ability of customers to increase or decrease the speed of a connection as needed through…
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