Podcast by Light Reading
Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne: What's next in SD-WAN
Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services for Vertical Systems Group, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss the state of fiber deployments and the SD-WAN market during the pandemic. Dunne sheds light on how organizations like MEF are helping standardize SD-WAN and she gives a ballpark prediction of how the SD-WAN market will grow in 2021.
What's the story: Light Reading's Iain Morris on Orange's deal with TRC
Light Reading's Iain Morris joins us to talk about convergence and consolidation amongst European telcos. France's Orange recently took a controlling stake in Telekom Romania Communications (TRC), and Iain will shed some light on what this deal means for the individual telcos and the industry at large.
MNJ's Ben Niernberg on simplifying UCaaS and demystifying SD-WAN
MNJ Executive VP Ben Niernberg returns to the podcast to talk about how simplifying unified communications in the enterprise is even critical during the pandemic. Niernberg also offers advice on how enterprises can secure the edge of their networks and how they can navigate the crowded market of security and SD-WAN vendors.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on network slicing, edge needs for 5G applications
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recapped the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium and they discussed network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.
Perrin said that it's important to think about what network slicing means in the transport network, where "you have to define both quality of service and network separation." There's a lot of work left to be done here, he said, as the radio and wireline sides of the network still haven't worked together enough to make network slicing happen yet in a commercial way. The timing is getting tight, too, because a lot of the services that 5G monetization depends on require network slicing.
In edge computing, Perrin said the symposium discussions revealed more "solidity" around where the edge is needed inside of cities and where it's not. A few years ago, there was a discussion about needing edge computing capabilities at every cell tower. Now what matters more than sprawling buildouts is the latency required by the network, Perrin said. In many cases, data centers and colocation facilities – important not just because of where they are but also their proximity to cloud providers – will get the job done.
128 Technology's Sue Graham Johnston: Creating a session-aware network
Sue Graham Johnston, president of 128 Technology, joins Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser on the podcast to discuss the company's technology approach to networking and how that led to its announced acquisition by Juniper Networks. Johnston explains how 128 aims to build a session-aware network and how that improves user experience as well as enterprise security. Johnston also offers advice on how Women in Comms can network virtually, and how to adjust to the "new normal" of work-life balance as the line between work and personal lives blurs from the COVID-19 remote working boom.
Vonage's Jay Patel: UCaaS and APIs for the win
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser talks with Vonage's Jay Patel about unified communications customer use cases. They cover Domino's Pizza and Siemens and talk about how both companies are using Vonage's Voice and Video APIs.