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What Does It Mean to Be "5G Ready"?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/29/2016  |  1 comment
Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?
WiCipedia: Datanauts, Dudes & Deals
WiCipedia  | 
7/29/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Marissa Mayer and the $55M payout; men hog the boardroom limelight; when did tech get trendy?; and more.
Telecom Carriers Reassess What Is Core... Again
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/28/2016  |  1 comment
Many of the largest public cloud providers dominate the data center sector but are now looking to outsource that business in an increasingly competitive market.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  19 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Are IP/Optical Integration Initiatives Moving to Silos?
Column  | 
7/28/2016  |  10 comments
The integration of IP and optical is supposed to help operators be more efficient but there's a chance that it might lead to further silos being developed, believes Faisal Khan.
Upskill U on the Data Center Evolution With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/27/2016  |  1 comment
Equinix's Rodney Elder examines the changing face of the data center world at Upskill U.
AT&T to Advise Upskill U on Curriculum
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/26/2016  |  3 comments
Upskill U welcomes AT&T's Chris Rice of AT&T Labs as Curriculum Advisor.
From Ass Kickings in China to Kicking Ass in the Valley
Mentor Monday  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Mellanox Senior Director of Marketing Chloe Ma shares the story of her upbringing in China to her career in the Valley.
WiCipedia: Facebook's LGBT Stats, Broettes & 'Tiny Lady Hands'
WiCipedia  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals its LGBT employee stats; Microsoft's HoloLens insults through advertising; ladies in tech get a whole new lexicon; and more.
Facebook Gets Its Drone On
Shades of Ray  | 
7/22/2016  |  7 comments
The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?
Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn't Cheap
MariNation  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
Upskill U: EdgeConneX on Maneuvering the Metro Data Center Interconnect
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
EdgeConneX examines how web-scale operators and traditional telcos are re-thinking data center strategies in the virtualization environment.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Kevin Lo's Move to Facebook: Sign of Things to Come?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/20/2016  |  10 comments
The Google Fiber honcho's defection to Facebook signals a new phase in the relationship between web-scale Internet companies and communications service providers.
Windstream Kicks Off Telco Data Center Series at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U launches a series on the Telco Data Center with speakers from Windstream, EdgeConneX, Equinix and the Open Networking Research Center.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
Column  | 
7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/18/2016  |  2 comments
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
NFV's Opex Gains Need Not Be Delayed
Column  | 
7/18/2016  |  1 comment
The latest Future of Virtualization Index data suggests opex savings from NFV are not materializing as expected – but it doesn't have to be that way, according to Leo Zancani.
AT&T's Martine: Embrace Change, Seek Mentors
Mentor Monday  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
One of AT&T's highest-ranking female executives with P&L responsibility explains why it's important to embrace change in your career path and find a mentor early on.
Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore  | 
7/15/2016  |  11 comments
Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.
WiCipedia: Orthodox Women Code & Pop Culture Tech Queens
WiCipedia  | 
7/15/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Top women in telecom are celebrated; Orthodox women take over the tech scene in Israel; reality stars rule the iTunes app store; and more.
Prototypes for Narrowband IoT
Column  | 
7/15/2016  |  3 comments
Deutsche Telekom is taking a collaborative approach to the development of NB-IoT applications, explains Dr. Alexander Lautz.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
Between the CEOs  | 
7/14/2016  |  1 comment
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...
Cisco Tackles Video Virtualization at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/14/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U and Cisco's Rajeev Raman, senior director for Infinite Video, will examine the benefits of utilizing virtualization for video delivery.
Pokémon Go Is Just the Beginning: Wait Until VR's on 5G!
Jonestown  | 
7/14/2016  |  3 comments
Pokémon Go has taken the US by storm in a week, but it will look quaint in a few years' time as virtual reality games and apps arrive on 5G.
Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/13/2016  |  3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Upskill U: Streaming Video Alliance on Boosting Video CEM
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/13/2016  |  1 comment
Jason Thibeault, executive director of the Streaming Video Alliance, tackles CEM strategies for video delivery at Upskill U.
Reader Poll: Readers Expect 5G in South Korea First
Jonestown  | 
7/13/2016  |  1 comment
It wasn't much of a contest really!
Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Virtualization is continuing to grow extraordinarily, and vendors are finding that hypervisors have a chance to shine, offering consolidation, safety and security.
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
Between the CEOs  | 
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.
The New FoV Index: 5 Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Service providers are making some progress toward virtualizing networks and services -- but (surprise, surprise) the rate of progress isn't as fast as they expected.
What Does Comcast Want From Arris?
MariNation  | 
7/11/2016  |  2 comments
What exactly does an optional equity stake in Arris buy for Comcast?
Arista's CEO Shares Her Guiding Principles
Mentor Monday  | 
7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Jayshree Ullal discusses the people and guiding principles that have shaped her three-decades-long impressive career in Silicon Valley's tech world.
WiCipedia: Hogrammers, Cleavage & Finding a Niche
WiCipedia  | 
7/8/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: gender-based interview face-offs; Facebook embarrasses and Google underperforms; find your niche to gain career success; and more.
Facebook Separates Media From the Cloud
MariNation  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Not everything belongs in the cloud.
5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
What Can NFV Learn From OCP?
Column  | 
7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
NFV and mobile edge computing are exciting industry developments but they require hardware evolution just as much as software evolution, argues Chloe Jian Ma.
Making WiFi Service Better for Customers
Column  | 
7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
As CSPs offer faster wireline and wireless services, they must focus more on monitoring and assuring the customer's quality of experience.
DAS Some Good Advice From CommScope
Mentor Monday  | 
7/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Pinder Chauhan, a CommScope director, offers DAS training free for women to encourage them to continue advancing their knowledge, and in turn, their careers.
Cable Exploring New Mobility Plays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
As the cable industry is steadily deploying WiFi hotspots and homespots, it is beginning to explore other opportunities that wireless usage can offer.
WiCipedia: Big Names Band Together & #NoWomanEver
WiCipedia  | 
7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: tech companies lobby for diversity; Clinton crusades for techies; #nowomanever makes waves; and more.
Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U and Cisco explore OpenStack solutions for video delivery at 1PM ET on 7/1.
Juniper & vCPE – Keeping It Simple
From the Founder  | 
6/30/2016  |  1 comment
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.
Arris Ends Dream of Set-Top Software Riches
MariNation  | 
6/30/2016  |  2 comments
The Arris sale of its Whole Home Solution to Espial is just the latest chapter in the company's difficult pursuit of set-top software success.
Brexit: It's Hard to See an Upside
Shades of Ray  | 
6/29/2016  |  14 comments
The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.
Upskill U on Next-Gen Video Delivery With Tata Communications
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U on the impact of next-gen wireless networking technologies on video delivery with Tata Communications.
How Zayo Group Makes Diversity a Priority
Mentor Monday  | 
6/27/2016  |  1 comment
Diversity requires conscious effort, buy in from the top and a focused recruiting strategy, according to Zayo Group EVP Sandi Mays.
WiCipedia: The Barbie & Unicorn Edition
WiCipedia  | 
6/24/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Barbie's got coding skills; female engineering graduates outnumber men; the other unicorns of the startup world; and more.
Upskill U With Princeton on Big Data Analytics & IoT
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/24/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U goes Ivy League with Princeton Professor Nick Feamster for a deep dive into the role of analytics platforms in IoT.
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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.
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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

7|25|16   |   07:44   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|16   |   4:14   |   (2) comments


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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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

7|19|16   |   06:56   |   (0) comments


Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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