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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/27/2016
Colorado-based network infrastructure provider Zayo Group has built itself a diverse workforce -- by design, not happenstance.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/24/2016
Welcome to your Friday Gigabites. In this edition, Google Fiber makes a strategic acquisition, the state of Maryland plans for a major new fiber link between ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/24/2016
The British public has voted narrowly in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) and UK telecom players are already feeling the impact.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/24/2016
In the last few years, we've witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of connected devices and industrial IoT applications available in the marketplace. In ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/24/2016
Silicon Valley got some IPO buzz Thursday after cloud-based communications platform specialist Twilio started trading on the New York Stock Exchange and recorded a ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/23/2016
Following a regulatory decision to ban importing Arista products manufactured in Asia, the networking company says it's ready with "design-arounds" that will meet ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2016
After weeks of rumors about a sale, both Comcast and Alarm.com confirmed today their plans to divvy up and acquire the smart home platform company Icontrol. Terms ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/23/2016
Google Fiber has revealed plans to buy a San Francisco-based gigabit player called Webpass in a move that could support efforts to develop high-speed services based ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2016
Following similar moves by Amazon, Comcast and others, Netflix is now working on a feature that will allow subscribers to download certain programs for offline ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/23/2016
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT) is how quickly it has become interwoven into a vast number of markets and applications, and that it ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/23/2016
Red Hat has announced a definitive agreement to add API management to its portfolio by acquiring 3Scale. The acquisition adds an important piece to Red Hat's strategy ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2016
The Telecom Exchange NYC 2016, New York City -- AT&T is pushing ahead with an all-LTE future for cellular Internet of Things (IoT) applications, despite earlier ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/22/2016
CenturyLink is setting its cap at SD-WAN services for its business customers as a way to meet enterprise demands for high-speed network services, especially those ...
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Telco Transformation
Elbaz: Foundries Are Driving AT&T's New Products & Services
Igal Elbaz, Vice President - Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T Services, 6/24/2016
The AT&T Foundry program is key to the company's digital ecosystem expansion.
What Exactly Is Mobile Video?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 6/24/2016
Definitions of mobile video vary across different studies and can lead to ...
The New IP
Virtual Newsbites: Service Providers Make Executive Moves
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/24/2016
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
Observations & Recommendations for Carrier-Grade vCPE
Gal Ofel, Head of Software Solution Product Line Management, Telco Systems, 6/24/2016
Carrier-grade standards have not yet been established and, as a result, many ...
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Heavy Reading
DDoS Attacks: Opportunities & Threats for CSPs
June 2016
This report analyzes recent patterns and trends in the nature of DDoS attacks and their impact on CSPs. It explores the growing threats to network availability and security from ever more sophisticated attacks, and highlights the key requirements for protecting network infrastructure against DDoS attacks.
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400G Components Come Out of the Shadows
June 2016
This report examines 400G components, including what's driving demand and the solutions available. We are still early in the development of the 400G market, but we now have a critical mass of components becoming available for 400G so companies can start developing and deploying initial systems. This report explores the market and the applications of 400G components. Finally, the report profiles 19 vendors in the market.
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Antenna Technology for 5G Networks
June 2016
This report analyzes the market for antennas, looking at the applications in development and considers how they fit into the 5G movement. Further, the report examines beamforming, and profiles 10 leading players in the market.
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DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
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Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
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CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/18/2016
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
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The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
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Huawei 2016 UBBS World Tour: Singapore

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Highlights from Huawei's UBBS World Tour event in Singapore.
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The FlowBROKER Solution

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During a demo at the Big Communications Event 2016, Accedian director of product line solutions Greg Spear demonstrates how the FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution (part of Accedian's SkyLIGHT platform) can be used to troubleshoot and resolve QoE issues.

FlowBROKER is the industry's first lossless remote packet capture solution, which uses ...

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BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order

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Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
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BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future

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Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding? A panel of experts at BCE considered the evidence...
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.