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Key developments related to big data and the use of analytics systems by fixed, mobile, and cable operators.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/13/2015
Enterprise IT leaders are more concerned about growing their capabilities and helping to drive revenue than with controlling costs, a new global survey of 1,000 IT ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/12/2015
If cable operators want to start making some money off WiFi, they had better focus squarely on the user's quality of experience.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/5/2015
Identity and authentication online are a huge mess, and communications providers can find big opportunities cleaning it up.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/30/2015
Now that the time has come for cable operators to start making some real money off WiFi, the big question is how.
By Chris Menier, Vice President, Product & Strategy - Cable & MSOs, Guavus, 9/29/2015
As interdependencies between vast and complex systems grow -- and as competition increases -- revenue assurance has become vital to ensuring that cable businesses ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/25/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to play a key role in "Smartseille"; OBS connects shipping crews; Huawei wins big in France.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2015
The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/21/2015
Deutsche Telekom is set to unveil details of the first telecom operator outside Germany that will launch smart home services based on its Qivicon platform, Light ...
By Scott Sumner, VP solutions marketing, Accedian Networks, 9/21/2015
I knew it was a bad sign when my hotel room in London had a set of scales in the bathroom. Not that I discovered that the first day -- it was only my second night I ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2015
CableLabs' Virtualized Network Evolution Program looks at how to apply analytics to track resources and more when virtualizing home, business and core networks.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2015
DALLAS -- NFV Everywhere -- The telecom industry needs to embrace correlative analysis that focuses on ensuring applications perform as advertised, Verizon executive ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2015
There have been many great insights into the way telecom operators are revamping their networks, systems, skills, processes and cultures during this year's Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/14/2015
AMSTERDAM -- IBC 2015 -- TiVo is dropping strong hints that it will launch an Ultra HD set-top box before the end of October as it looks to stay ahead of its rivals.
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Cyber Security: What CEOs Need to Know Now
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/13/2015
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Opening Up the White Box Network
Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/12/2015
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big ...
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Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
, 10/12/2015
Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
EuroProfile: Astellia
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/30/2015
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 1: Family Business
John Barnes , Author , 7/24/2015
Light Reading brings you something different from our usual fare -- a science ...
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ZTE in Budapest ITU 2015

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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
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Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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