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Framing the Low-Band Picture
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Mosaik's latest US maps paint a picture of where wireless operators have strong low-band spectrum footprints and where there's still a long way to go.
Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
As the GSMA promotes low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology as essential for the Internet of Things, could narrowband cellular IoT become the clean-slate solution of choice?
Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
Column  | 
9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds?
Can a Common Core Network Support All Services?
Column  | 
9/1/2015  |  1 comment
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.
CEO Chat With Bill Gates
Between the CEOs  | 
8/31/2015  |  18 comments
Steve Saunders shares an impromptu lunch with none other than Bill Gates.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/31/2015  |  12 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.
Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/28/2015  |  5 comments
Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.
All Change in China?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2015  |  6 comments
Management shuffles and a strategic acquisition suggest upheaval in China's service provider sector.
Read All of 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Our Original Sci-Fi Story
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
An unusual story in an unusual place.
Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.
OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
Column  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) lays down a challenge to OpenFlow's naysayers.
ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
I Signed Up for a Creepy New Mobile Dating App... So You Don't Have To!
Jonestown  | 
8/26/2015  |  19 comments
Happn takes location-based dating to a whole new level -- maybe a level too far.
'Silence Like Diamonds' Concludes
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/25/2015  |  2 comments
Be careful what you wish for.
Could Market Volatility Hurt Tech IPOs?
Jonestown  | 
8/24/2015  |  10 comments
Tech IPOs could suffer if stock market losses prove to be more than just jitters.
The Pay's the Thing
DOS Attack  | 
8/24/2015  |  13 comments
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.
5 Must-Have Tech Partnerships for Carriers
Column  | 
8/24/2015  |  4 comments
Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.
IoT Growth Depends on Vertical Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/21/2015  |  1 comment
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market expands, vendors should target specific vertical markets to maximize their business opportunities.
Fact-Checking the Future of 'Silence Like Diamonds'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/21/2015  |  7 comments
Everything is well researched, well thought out and almost certain to be wrong.
XG-PON Is Alive in Europe… for Now
Shades of Ray  | 
8/20/2015  |  2 comments
The almost-forgotten optical broadband technology is alive and kicking in Spain, it seems.
Colocation Market Shows Strong M&A Activity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are driving consolidation in the colocation market.
A Peek at What's Behind Comcast's Momentum
MariNation  | 
8/19/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.
SDN Rockets From Crazy to Essential
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/19/2015  |  5 comments
Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.
Share & Share Alike
Column  | 
8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The future of communications depends on technology licensing, according to Ericsson's Monica Magnusson.
AT&T's Spying Activities Risk Backlash
Morris Lore  | 
8/18/2015  |  2 comments
Fresh revelations the operator helped the NSA to spy on the UN could prove damaging.
Keeping Secrets Is Hard in the Year 2030
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/18/2015  |  6 comments
In Light Reading's original science fiction serial, 'Silence Like Diamonds,' encryption is broken, and security pros find lots of work.
Mentor Monday: Vodafone's Shannon Lucas
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/17/2015  |  3 comments
Women have to stand up for themselves while also enlisting support from men, says the manager of Vodafone's global Customer Innovation Program.
Raptor Rollercoaster Disconnects Phone... & Owner
Jonestown  | 
8/17/2015  |  4 comments
Cellphones and rollercoasters don't mix.
Like Driverless Cars? Try a Driverless Cloud
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/14/2015  |  14 comments
Light Reading's science fiction serial 'Silence Like Diamonds' imagines a world where one of the most powerful corporations is entirely software-operated, with no employees. If that happens, what would we need people for?
Happy Birthday, Einstein@Home
Column  | 
8/14/2015  |  2 comments
Reflecting on the pivotal role this technology played in the history of computing on its 10th birthday.
A Critical Time for Critical Infrastructure
DOS Attack  | 
8/13/2015  |  3 comments
Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.
NFV Evaluation: Cisco, Juniper & Others Are On Board
Column  | 
8/12/2015  |  3 comments
This is what industry leadership looks like.
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/11/2015  |  15 comments
It's software all the way down.
NFV Gets Real – Finally
Column  | 
8/10/2015  |  1 comment
New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.
CEO Chat With Doug Suriano, Oracle
Between the CEOs  | 
8/10/2015  |  3 comments
Steve Saunders met up with Oracle's Doug Suriano, who talked about why Oracle bought Tekelec and Acme Packet, how it's creating tailored cloud services for different vertical industries, the state of virtualization, why Oracle won't get into systems integration and more.
Mentor Monday: AT&T's Brooks McCorcle
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/10/2015  |  2 comments
As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.
Verizon Builds Toward OTT Launch
MariNation  | 
8/7/2015  |  7 comments
All of Verizon's work with customers through its digital media services business amounts to a rehearsal for the company's own mobile-first video service launch.
What if Encryption Just Stopped Working?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/7/2015  |  18 comments
That's one of the premises of Light Reading's original science fiction serials, "Silence Like Diamonds."
Netflix Ups the Ante on Parental Leave
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/5/2015  |  18 comments
Streaming video company says both new moms and dad can take unlimited parental leave, up to one year, without sacrificing pay.
US Wireless Operators' Q2 2015 Scorecard
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/5/2015  |  4 comments
T-Mobile was the big winner in the second quarter, as it surpassed Sprint in total subscribers, captured the postpaid phone growth and improved its financials.
When Will Telco CFOs Say the 'F Word'?
Column  | 
8/5/2015  |  7 comments
Fraud should be part of the risk assessment every telco makes.
IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/4/2015  |  7 comments
One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.
How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2015  |  13 comments
Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.
CEO Chat With Hans Vestberg, Ericsson
Between the CEOs  | 
8/3/2015  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders met up with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, who talked about using next-generation comms tech as a force for good, as well as a foundation for good business.
NFV's Unexpected Bonus
Column  | 
8/3/2015  |  2 comments
Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.
Mentor Monday: Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/3/2015  |  1 comment
Styf, Telecom Italia's VP of engineering and de facto 'idea woman,' shares her experiences as a woman in comms and advice for other women in the industry.
Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/31/2015  |  10 comments
Carrier deploys 12 small cells in Chicago's Grant Park to prepare for the more than 124 terrabytes of mobile usage expected at this weekend's Lollapooloza.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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