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Oregon, specifically central Oregon, lies in the path of totality for the solar eclipse. While it’s exciting, we’re also bracing for a massive influx of people eager to experience total darkness in the middle of the day. Early reports are predicting up to one million cars hitting Oregon’s highways, which our infrastructure isn’t prepared to handle. Learn More »
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The CG-OpenRack-19 specification was put under the spotlight at last week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Telco Workshop, which served as a lead-in session to the Light Reading Big Communications Event. Along with AT&T’s Tom Anschutz, I had the opportunity to lead the discussion at this workshop and educate attendees about the benefits that an open hardware solution brings to the telco industry. While Radisys has seen growing traction for OCP-based hardware, about half of the audience was new to the concept. Learn More »
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I just returned from last week’s Open Networking Summit, which over the past six years has grown into the industry’s largest open networking and orchestration event in the world. I’m not surprised by this growth. During that same time period, the telecom industry has made a major shift as communications service providers (CSPs) have embraced SDN and NFV architectures and are turning to open source hardware and software solutions to build the networks of the future. Learn More »
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Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands for the annual SDN & OpenFlow World Congress. Contrasting this year’s event with years past, 2016 felt much more mature. Where once presentation audiences were mostly comprised of other speakers, this year the rooms were filled with attendees, including communications service providers and vendors, who were there solely to learn.

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Earlier this summer, I attended Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event in Chicago. A throwback to the old SUPERCOMM days, the BTE attracted leading mobile operators and the telecommunications industry to discuss and debate the future of the mobile network. Learn More »