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Upskill U Kicks Off Gigabit Courses With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/26/2016  |  3 comments
This week Upskill U launches a new series on Gigabit with lecturers from Orange, Comcast and US Ignite.
Casa Joins Virtual CCAP Parade
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
Casa is demonstrating a virtual CCAP solution at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, joining a multitude of vendors pursuing the cable access market as operators look to upgrade and virtualize their networks.
Nokia Debuts Virtualized Cable Access Platform
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.
Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Juniper for Network Security
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre buys more duct and fiber assets; Aussie broadband challenge to BT; Nokia's traffic-busting drones; HERE services hit the road.
OPNFV Heads Down Colorado Trail
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  2 comments
Third release enhances features, boosts security and positions OPNFV for upcoming open source MANO activity.
Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
How Big Plans Led Sue Monahan to Small Cells
Mentor Monday  | 
9/26/2016  |  2 comments
The CEO of the Small Cell Forum and Director of GSMA North America shares her perspective on how to change company cultures, recruit women in comms and achieve any goal.
Espial Upgrades as TV Battle Lines Are Drawn
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
With a new hosted solution and approximately 10 million pay-TV customers, Espial is a challenger to watch in the TV software market.
Huawei Exec: SDN's Become a 'Completely Meaningless Term'
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  1 comment
It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.
Gigabites: Arris Bulks Up on Gigabit Gateways
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  1 comment
Arris is launching a new gigabit gateway that includes a dedicated video SSID for wireless video streaming.
Twitter Soars on Takeover Rumors – Reports
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  2 comments
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Verizon said to be among potential suitors.
WiCipedia: The Women Helping Women Edition
WiCipedia  | 
9/23/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious 'Pinksourcing' video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms acclimate when going back to work; and more.
Eurobites: BT Seeks Control of YouView Remote
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch for Note7 planned.
Tiny Module Might Accelerate Jump to 100G/400G in Data Centers
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  2 comments
A novel optics-aligning module promises to make silicon photonics for 100G/400G networking significantly easier to implement, which would be a tremendous boon for data center operators.
Verizon CFO: Eat Our (Fixed) 5G Dust!
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  10 comments
A bullish Fran Shammo talks 5G at Goldman Sachs.
Cisco, Salesforce Team Up on Workforce Productivity
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Connecting collaboration and Internet of Things tools in the face of cloud threats.
Verizon Eyeing Video Startup Vessel – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
If Verizon buys video startup Vessel as reported, it would add to other major digital media acquisitions by the telco, including AOL and Yahoo.
Step Away From the Firewall
Rewired  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.
Wedge Adds AI for Better Malware Blocking
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
New product, first in a series, uses Cylance's Artificial Intelligence to block more threats at the network layer.
Digital Realty Targets Equinix With Service Exchange
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center player jumps into booming market for hybrid cloud connections with what it believes is a better exchange.
MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/22/2016  |  3 comments
Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
NFV: Driving Toward Openness
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The more vendors deconstruct their features and services, the more they can be integrated into everybody else's infrastructure, according to Andrew Coward at Brocade.
Upskill U on Implementing DevOps With Tech Mahindra
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U's series on Agile/DevOps culminates with a course on the implementation of DevOps, delivered by Burt Klein of Tech Mahindra.
Eurobites: Ericsson to Close Remaining Swedish Plants – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems helps connect Daimler; SAP does IoT deal with Bosch; EU backtracks on roam-like-you're-at-home; Nokia aims for AlcaLu squeeze-out.
Huawei, Nokia Land Initial G.fast Deals at BT's Openreach
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
UK operator is expanding its G.fast trials and sourcing production systems from two suppliers, Huawei and Nokia, leaving Adtran out in the cold.
Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/22/2016  |  12 comments
Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
Telcos Give Vent to Edge-Computing Anxiety
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  3 comments
Operator anxiety about the rollout of edge-computing technology could see them lose another battle to the web-scale giants.
Infinera Ups the DCI Ante
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  3 comments
Vendor's upgrade of its data center interconnect (DCI) platform includes a host of impressive technical advances.
Charter Will Activate Verizon MVNO Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  1 comment
Charter follows Comcast and moves forward with Verizon MVNO agreement.
Equinix Says It's All About the Network
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  2 comments
A rich array of network connections are what drives the value of its data centers, executives say.
Microsoft Partners With DT on German Cloud
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Microsoft is partnering to comply with local data sovereignty regulations – in other words, hang a 'keep out' sign for foreign snooping.
Crossing the Virtualization Chasm
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
CSPs crossing the virtualization chasm will be challenged by the abundance of choices and approaches, said a panel at the NFV & Carrier SDN event last week in Denver.
AT&T CEO: Cloud Needs Managed Services
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
The network isn't being commoditized by the cloud, in fact more VPNs and security services are needed now for cloud and IoT.
Comcast Glosses Over Gig Gateway Launch
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  3 comments
Barely noted, Comcast said this week that it has launched its XB6 gigabit gateway supporting DOCSIS 3.1, as well as its Xi5 HDR set-top.
Versa Details New SD-WAN Ecosystem
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Versa is taking the next step into the SD-WAN universe by launching its own SD-WAN ecosystem – and vCPE is just the first step.
Carriers Driving ODL's Boron Release
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
More than half of new projects in the last ODL release came from carriers, who are increasingly contributing code, not just advice.
ETSI Drops 'Mobile' From MEC
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  2 comments
Mobile Edge Computing becomes Multi-Access Edge Computing as ETSI embarks on a second phase of specifications work that will cover WiFi and fixed access technologies in addition to 3GPP standards.
Eurobites: Don't Pick On Apple, Says Irish Telecom Tycoon
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco's EMEA man steps down; Virgin extends Vubiquity content deal; Sky invests in video gaming; MTS buys in Mari El; Uber loses out in Finland.
Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/21/2016  |  13 comments
How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
ECOC: Satisfying the Need for Speed
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  3 comments
It's ECOC time again! Here are some of the new devices and technologies being unveiled at the show that all point to near-term future networks running at hundreds of gigabits per second.
T-Mobile CTO: 5G Gets Exciting in 2020
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  2 comments
5G will be best supported by an awesome LTE network, CTO says.
AT&T Claims 'Breakthrough' With New Power Line Delivery Tech for 4G, 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  15 comments
The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.
Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
Shades of Ray  | 
9/20/2016  |  1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
Sprint CEO: We'll Lease Spectrum as Soon as Possible
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  6 comments
Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.
Cable Gets Real About Virtualization
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/20/2016  |  4 comments
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are tackling virtualization technologies together in both a Sept. 21 webinar and a Sept. 27 breakfast forum.
Peering Into the Digital Future
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.
Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  7 comments
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
Cisco Dives Into DevOps at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/20/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco's Colin Kincaid covers the fundamentals of DevOps in a live course and Q&A at Upskill U.
Eurobites: Orange Ahead on Project LoRa
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK rail telecom network not for sale; SVoD on fast-forward; sweaty rockers in 360-degree HD.
Samsung, SKT Take Step Closer to 'Real' 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  5 comments
South Korean companies perform a smooth handover in the latest 5G gig, which used spectrum in the all-important 28GHz band.
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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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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
Wagner’s Ring
Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
Wagner’s Ring
Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
LRTV Interviews
Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: UXP's 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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