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Network-based SD-WAN features offer operators an edge

Providers' SD-WAN services currently compete largely on cost, but network operators hope to gain market share with network-based SD-WAN feature differentiation.


Operators act on several fronts to increase profits

Midyear 2018 telecom trends show operators looking to increase profits on a number of fronts ranging from new investments, network automation and rethinking the 5G transition.


Vodafone completes successful open source Voyager trial

Vodafone said it has finished successfully testing the open source Facebook Voyager transponder on a live network in Spain.


Short- and long-term drivers to boost carrier clouds

While 5G wireless networks appear to be the biggest driver in building the necessary carrier cloud, two other short-term drivers can help complete the carrier network transformation.

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