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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, 8/29/2016
The combination of software-defined networking and machine learning/artificial intelligence is becoming a powerful tool for making networks more reliable and secure.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 8/26/2016
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/26/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/26/2016
On its earnings call Thursday, Brocade provided a glimpse of a big -- and long-overdue -- router announcement coming in mid-September.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/25/2016
SAN DIEGO -- Enterprise users around the world are wondering how the Internet of Things can help them in their day-to-day business operations and longer-term ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/25/2016
SAN DIEGO -- Light Reading went out to the ballgame this week. Or, more precisely, we skipped most of the ballgame -- because we are not interested in baseball -- and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/24/2016
Two service provider executives from companies deeply engaged in virtualization offered some words of caution Tuesday: When it comes to using SDN and NFV to automate ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/23/2016
Arista on Tuesday introduced new telemetry technology designed to allow operators to collect diagnostic information about their networks in real time, to meet the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/22/2016
InfoVista, the French network performance assurance specialist, is snapping up Ascom's TEMS network testing unit in a cash- and debt-free deal valued at US$45 million.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/17/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia lands 100G deal in China; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/15/2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- A cloud-centric management strategy has helped skincare company Rodan + Fields stay lean and grow its global revenues to $627 million in just a ...
By Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading, 8/8/2016
The vibe from the conference and exhibition floor at this year's event in Las Vegas left this first-time attendee in no doubt that BlackHat is well and truly growing ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/8/2016
iPhone maker Apple is reported to have spent $200 million on a takeover of an artificial intelligence (AI) startup called Turi.
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/16/2016
German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative ...
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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CEO Chat: UXP Systems' Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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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.