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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
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5/25/2017  |  1 comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
Qualcomm's CTO on 5G Developments
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
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3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
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1/3/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
CEO Chat: Mellanox Technologies' Eyal Waldman
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11/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
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.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
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7/12/2016  |  9 comments
Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.
CEO Chat With Nokia's Ron Haberman
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7/5/2016  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders speaks with Ron Haberman, Nokia's Vice President and GM for CloudBand, Applications and Analytics. In this interview, they discuss the state of NFV interoperability, the importance of open source and service providers' progress towards a DevOps model.
CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
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6/14/2016  |  Post a comment
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.
CEO Chat With SCTE/ISBE's Mark Dzuban
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6/14/2016  |  2 comments
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.
TCTS CEO on the Transformation Trend
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6/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.
The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
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6/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.
CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz
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4/21/2016  |  1 comment
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix
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4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With David Welch, Infinera
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4/14/2016  |  Post a comment
David F. Welch, Co-Founder and President at Infinera, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, to talk about optical white box technology, business strategy to maintain Infinera's success in the changing telecom
CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
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4/7/2016  |  4 comments
Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
CEO Chat With Netrounds
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4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2016, Mats Nordlund, Co-Founder and CEO of Netrounds, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about the company's history, service delivery and the progression of the telecom industry on the service level.
CEO Chat With Cisco’s Pankaj Patel
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Executive Vice President of Cisco, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the midst of MWC 2016 to discuss Cisco's success, the future of telecom and the big technology shift to virtualization and the cloud.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Zha Jun
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3/24/2016  |  8 comments
Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, hears from Zha Jun, President of Fixed Network Product Line at Huawei, on why he believes video is the next killer application.
CEO Chat With Gigamon's Paul Hooper
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3/7/2016  |  Post a comment
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Gigamon CEO Paul Hooper to discuss the Gigamon success story, virtualization, 5G and the other new hot trends in the industry.
Deutsche Telekom's Kerstin Günther on New IP Network Transformation
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3/2/2016  |  4 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.
CEO Chat With Yvette Kanouff, Head of Cisco's Cloud Business
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3/2/2016  |  1 comment
Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM of Cloud Solutions at Cisco, discusses her new role in shaping her company's approach to the cloud as well as how employers can attract more women to the communications industry.
CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
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2/29/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.
Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
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2/23/2016  |  7 comments
John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
Ericsson CEO on Amazon, Google Partnerships
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the Swedish vendor's relationships with Amazon and Google and gives an update on the partnership with Cisco.
Netronome's Server-Based Networking Platform
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen discusses how his company is bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to the mainstream.
Testing Cisco's Cloud
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Why did Cisco decide to turn over its entire cloud portfolio to an interoperability test run by Light Reading? In part two of our interview, Gee Rittenhouse explains.
CEO Chat With Viptela's Amir Khan
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2/16/2016  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders, Founder & CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Amir Khan, President/CEO/Founder of Viptela, to discuss his company's technological success and the hot new trend in the telecom world – SD-WAN.
Infoblox CEO on Perimeter Defense in 2016
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs
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1/22/2016  |  1 comment
At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market
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1/21/2016  |  Post a comment
At CES 2016, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With Kelly Ahuja on Cisco's Service Provider Business
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1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
At CES in Las Vegas, we sat down with Cisco's Kelly Ahuja, SVP of Service Provider Segment. He discusses how the consumer electronics market will affect future networks and provides an update on Cisco's partnership with Ericsson.
F5 Networks CTO: Is 2016 the Year of Security?
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1/15/2016  |  Post a comment
In part 2 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we focus on security and F5's relationship with Amazon Web Services.
CEO Chat With Patrick Ostiguy, Accedian
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1/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Accedian's Patrick Ostiguy talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about how his company's network performance assurance products help service providers differentiate themselves in today's super-competitive market.
CEO Chat With Avi Freedman, Kentik
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1/11/2016  |  1 comment
Kentik's Avi Freedman talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's CEO and founder, about his company's analytics and network visibility tools, and how they differ from what's already on the market.
Infoblox CEO on Security
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1/8/2016  |  1 comment
In Part 1 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to discuss perimeter defense, the new boundary of DNS and the new security threat to service providers.
Ericsson's Secret Cloud Recipe
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1/6/2016  |  1 comment
In this interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Paul McNamara, VP of Cloud Strategy at Ericsson, to discuss the vendor's new product, configuration files and the new trends of 2016.
From Head of Bell Labs to Cisco Cloud Guru
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1/4/2016  |  Post a comment
After moving up the ranks at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, Gee Rittenhouse is now Cisco's cloud guru. In part one of this interview with Steve Saunders, he discusses how he consolidated the efforts of over 1,500 developers working on Cisco's move towards the cloud. Now he's focused on helping service provider customers develop new business opportunities from virtualized networks.
Brocade CEO on the New IP
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12/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
CEO Chat With SAP's Rick Costanzo
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12/18/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading's Steve Saunders quizzes Rick Costanzo, EVP and General Manager of SAP Telco Industry and HCP/Mobile Solutions, on how SAP is preparing for the brave new world of digital transformation.
F5 Networks CTO: Customer Demands Are in the Cloud
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12/14/2015  |  Post a comment
In part 1 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we learn about how his company has transformed from a hardware-based load balancer to offering a suite of virtual products that enable access and security around applications.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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