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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
CENX Names Industry Veteran Kennedy CEO
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Ed Kennedy, a big name in the optical space, will take over the CEO slot at CENX, currently being filled by CFO Kim Butler.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
NTT Claims Largest SD-WAN Footprint
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Company says its 100% software-defined network lets it reach 196 countries with SD-WAN service that is highly customizable.
Verizon Adds Cloud-Based VNFs
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial offerings include the usual suspects: SD-WAN, security and WAN optimization, and the company expects most firms will go hybrid.
Element AI Raises $102M to Bring AI to All
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  1 comment
Montreal-based startup says it will use the series-A funding to hire more, expand internationally and advance AI to the point where any company can plug-and-play its data for easy analysis.
Data Sharing Key to AT&T's AI Push
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
SDN, AI and machine learning are changing how AT&T manages its network, but breaking down silos and empowering all its employees to be data scientists has been the real key to its transformation.
Calix Crafts 10G EPON Backing for Cable
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Seeking to make a bigger splash in the global $2 billion cable access tech market, Calix has introduced a 10G EPON version of its AXOS virtualized network platform for MSOs.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Spanish Core Network Deal
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6/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants could face police data grab; Telefónica plugs in to renewables.
Calix Combines Edge, Access on AXOS
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  1 comment
New Subscriber Management Module (SMm) streamlines service activation and other functions in a centralized approach to policy.
Big Names Board the ONAP Express
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
Eurobites: BT Dumps PwC in Wake of Italian Scandal
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comarch lands Croatian deal; Orange signs up to Cloud Foundry; fashion's loss is 3's gain.
Eurobites: Operators Slam EC's 'Timid' 5G Efforts
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6/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson heads up connected car project; Actility forges IoT alliance in Sweden; Nokia brings 'mixed reality' to neurosurgery live streaming.
Level 3 CTO: Lack of NFV Standards a Hindrance
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/2/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE, Level 3 CTO Andrew Dugan told Light Reading that the lack of NFV standards is a 'pain point' and a hindrance to achieving scalability.
Developing Tomorrow's Media Leaders Today
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/30/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.
4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
At BCE 2017, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences.
CenturyLink: Biz Needs Better Digital Strategy
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Global survey shows most companies know digital disruption is lurking but only about half have their own transformation strategy.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
Between the CEOs  | 
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.
Data Is Currency in OTT Wars
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5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Data will have a big role to play in OTT deals.
Windstream Brings SDN to Wavelengths
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  3 comments
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
CenturyLink CTO Updates on Transformation 'Journey'
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As CenturyLink steps up its enterprise push with Level 3, Aamir Hussain tells the BCE crowd transforming its internal operations is a challenging, ongoing journey.
BSS Is BS, Says KPN Tech Boss
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2017  |  15 comments
Billing systems are unnecessary, says KPN's CTO, despite the billions that have been invested in them.
TM Forum Unveils New App to Aid Telco Transformation
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
The industry association hopes a new digital tool will improve the success rate of digital transformation projects.
Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
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5/15/2017  |  3 comments
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.
CenturyLink Beefs Up SAP Support
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New managed offering, developed with Cisco, makes it easier for enterprises who want to migrate to SAP Hana to do so.
Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2017  |  5 comments
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Eurobites: Vodafone Shifts $2.6B Stake From Safaricom to Vodacom
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sophos soars in wake of WannaCry attack; T-Mobile rolls out NB-IoT network in the Netherlands; Brussels approves Broadcom's Brocade acquisition.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Company of the Year (Public) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
Netcracker Unveils 2-Speed OSS/Orchestration
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5/12/2017  |  5 comments
Latest software release promises to advance digital services faster by decoupling them from legacy operations.
Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
Shades of Ray  | 
5/11/2017  |  1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
CableLabs Takes On Network Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The cable association is eyeing the development of new interfaces in a virtualized cable access network.
Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Is There Still a Role for Active Test in NFV Assurance?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Cloud Service
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5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Three companies – AT&T, Digital Realty and Telstra – made the shortlist with very different services.
Reading the OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/5/2017  |  2 comments
The B/OSS market is likely to undergo significant change in the coming years, driven by the move to network virtualization and the transformation of CSPs into digital service providers.
SevOne, Red Hat Team on NFV Service Assurance
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5/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies announce combination of SevOne's service assurance system with Red Hat's NFVi.
Eurobites: Nokia Cuts 3% of Finnish Workforce
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5/4/2017  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up WiFi for Swisscom; Telenor reports flat first quarter; Imagination starts dispute resolution process with Apple; data revenues rise at MTN.
Does Facebook Have a Code for Gender Bias?
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2017  |  7 comments
Study finds code by female engineers is rejected more often, but Facebook says it's a factor of rank, raising the question of if females are promoted as fast as male engineers.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
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5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
Service Management for the Telco Cloud
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5/2/2017  |  2 comments
The arrival of NFV and IoT is driving a greater need for Service Quality Management (SQM) capabilities, argues Sandeep Raina.
The Future of Tech Is Coming: Are You Ready?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/1/2017  |  2 comments
Join Women in Comms on May 15 in Austin to discuss the future of tech, how to plan your career for it and much more with some of the industry's top female executives.
Readying the Cloud for 5G
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5/1/2017  |  Post a comment
An updated architecture, new approach to software and the ability to launch new services will give telcos a successful path to 5G within the next few years.
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From The Founder
Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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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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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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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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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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