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Giving Thanks – Internet Returns to Aleppo
MariNation  | 
11/26/2015  |  2 comments
Network traffic shows that Internet service returned to Aleppo, Syria in November.
Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
Column  | 
11/26/2015  |  Post a comment
As OTT video traffic soars, CSPs can use new probing tools to measure and improve their data customers' quality of experience more effectively.
What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Rewired  | 
11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
Telefónica's Fiber Fix
Morris Lore  | 
11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Telefónica faces both a surge in infrastructure-based competition and more intrusive regulations.
Across Continents, Comcast & Liberty Align
MariNation  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast and Liberty Global share CPE strategies.
Meet the Queen of Laser Radio Tech
Mentor Monday  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
Christina Richards, AOptix's VP of Marketing, crossed the bridge from electrical engineering to marketing, and she shares her advice to women looking to do the same.
CSP Network Security Becomes White Hot
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/18/2015  |  3 comments
Network security is becoming an ever bigger deal for communications service providers and the vendor community is reacting accordingly.
Routers Are Facing Extinction: Let’s Not Save Them
Column  | 
11/18/2015  |  11 comments
The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.
A Few Minutes With Intel's Sandra Rivera
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Intel is looking to comms networking to drive future growth, as its PC business flattens.
Ericsson CMO: Diversity Is Critical to Transformation
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2015  |  7 comments
Everything is changing in the comms space and Helena Norrman, Ericsson's CMO, says that having a diverse workforce is one way to ensure companies can transform and thrive.
Fueling the Distributed CCAP Debate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/13/2015  |  1 comment
Even as MSOs roll out integrated CCAP systems, cable engineers are heating up the debate over next-gen approaches that would shift at least part of the CCAP gear and functions from the headend to the network.
Cisco + Ericsson: From Soup to Nuts
Shades of Ray  | 
11/13/2015  |  2 comments
If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.
The Threat to Telcos' Future: Malcolm Orr Just Nailed It
Shades of Ray  | 
11/13/2015  |  6 comments
If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.
Understanding T-Mobile's Free Video Play
Jonestown  | 
11/13/2015  |  8 comments
T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier move is more strategic than altruistic.
Why NFV Makes Sense for Cable Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.
OPNFV Wins Hearts, But Faces Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.
Operators Blunder in Online Video Era
MariNation  | 
11/11/2015  |  6 comments
There's no shortage of bad decisions in online video.
Ciscosson Out to Spoil NokAlu's Wedding
Morris Lore  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Ericsson have been dismissive of their rivals but their partnership could flounder in a number of ways.
The Platform's Not Burning
Column  | 
11/10/2015  |  6 comments
Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.
Should CEO Pay Be Part of Sprint's $2B Shave?
Jonestown  | 
11/9/2015  |  17 comments
Marcello Claure earned nearly $22M for fiscal 2014.
Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray  | 
11/9/2015  |  5 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
Mentor Monday: OPNFV's Kirksey Brings Men Into WiC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/9/2015  |  2 comments
Kirksey, director of the OPNFV, is passionate about improving the gender balance in comms, and she's bringing men into the equation with an event with WiC next week.
Cisco NFVi Evaluation: The Full Picture
Shades of Ray  | 
11/6/2015  |  Post a comment
The complete story of EANTC's independent test of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) is now available as a PDF download.
Time to Cut Those Bloated Media Pay Checks
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/6/2015  |  5 comments
At a time when the big traditional media companies are under assault from new-media upstarts, how can the fat compensation packages of top execs still be justified?
5G: Verizon's New Home Invasion?
Jonestown  | 
11/5/2015  |  10 comments
Verizon is getting creative with 5G, Light Reading hears, and examining new ways to deliver broadband to the home.
Testing Times for Our Industry
Column  | 
11/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
LTE-A Components Deliver on Bandwidth, IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest LTE components support the LTE-A functions required to deliver high bandwidth up to 600 Mbit/s at one extreme, and very low-power, sub-1 Mbit/s for IoT/M2M applications at the other.
New Star Trek Series Beaming to Streaming
MariNation  | 
11/2/2015  |  14 comments
A new Star Trek series is boldly going to CBS All Access, with access only available to subscribers.
Mentor Monday: SAP's Lise Tcheng
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/2/2015  |  1 comment
Quotas backed up by KPIs are the best way to level the playing field for women in comms, SAP's SVP says as she provides a global perspective.
How ThingSpace Will Make Money for Verizon
Rewired  | 
10/29/2015  |  7 comments
To spur IoT apps and services, Verizon is offering ThingSpace and its accompanying APIs for free to developers, but there is a clear revenue strategy.
The Need for Experience-Driven Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As wireless applications continue to evolve, it's essential that network performance be aligned with the characteristics of current and future apps.
Sorting Out Cable's Gigabit Strategy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable operators are exploring how to introduce gigabit services after vendors unveil the first DOCSIS 3.1 modems and related gear at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Mentor Monday: Cisco's Liz Centoni
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/26/2015  |  1 comment
The chief of staff for Cisco's head of engineering and champion of women engineers at the networking giant shares her perspective and advice for women in comms.
NFV Startup Versa Exiting Worst Stealth Ever
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/23/2015  |  2 comments
Formally uncloaking in the coming weeks.
CloudNFV: Dell's Lost Opportunity?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/23/2015  |  8 comments
The industry group was an early attempt to unlock the full potential of NFV. Depending on who you talk to, it either fizzled out or achieved victory and went home.
Mud-Slinging at the SDN Corral
Shades of Ray  | 
10/22/2015  |  6 comments
I was at the front line of the SDN/NFV Cold War last week – it was noisy.
Who Should Buy Sckipio? My Money's on Intel
Shades of Ray  | 
10/22/2015  |  5 comments
The chip developer is hot property and looks ripe for acquisition – for me this is a 'no brainer' for Intel.
Incumbents: Do or Die
Column  | 
10/22/2015  |  5 comments
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
Can Incompas Reach Its Lofty Goals?
Rewired  | 
10/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Group built on competitive carrier roots is trying to broaden its reach to represent a wider swatch of the competitive Internet.
Is Intel Auditioning for the iPhone 7?
Brianiac  | 
10/20/2015  |  2 comments
Intel's Puma 7 cable modem chip demonstrates Intel's manufacturing prowess, which the company apparently hopes will earn it an audition for the iPhone 7.
OpenStack Doubts Surface After BT Ultimatum
Morris Lore  | 
10/19/2015  |  2 comments
OpenStack is under pressure after a BT executive said the operator might drop the technology unless improvements are made.
Grace Hopper: Power to the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/19/2015  |  7 comments
Speakers at the Grace Hopper Celebration shared practical ways to improve the hiring pipeline for women in tech. By changing how we recruit, we can also change who we recruit.
Mentor Monday: Tata's Julie Woods-Moss
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/19/2015  |  2 comments
Tata's CMO and CEO of Next-Gen Business says that advancing women in the comms space is about creating a winning mix of men and women who work together well.
High Cost Ratios Limit 100GE Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Although 100G will become a major part of the wavelength market, the high ratio of 100GE to 10GE prices is keeping many potential buyers from migrating to higher bandwidth levels.
IoT Billing Presents Complex Puzzle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2015  |  6 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent, billing for those services becomes more confusing, driving the need for new billing solutions in the market.
Ethernet Operators See Future in 100GE, NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Trends in video, cloud and Internet content are bringing particular attention to 100 Gbit/s transport, 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and services, and SDN/NFV.
Carriers Need Better Service Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2015  |  3 comments
As global mobile data traffic continues to soar, service providers are finding service assurance increasingly important to help prevent churn, and providing service assurance without compromising end-user privacy will be key.
Cisco's vSwitch Makes the Grade
Shades of Ray  | 
10/13/2015  |  2 comments
In an independent test of its NFV infrastructure (NFVi) by respected European lab EANTC, Cisco's virtual switching and routing achieved the throughput and scalability for commercial deployment.
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Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (1) comment

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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How Might Open Source Fail?
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.