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Cisco Takes Bold Software Step to Counter White Box Threat – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  5 comments
Network equipment giant is reportedly set to launch an operating system that it will sell on a standalone basis.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
Orange Kicks Off 'Universal CPE' Trials
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2017  |  1 comment
Orange Business Services has taken a step closer to the launch of a universal CPE that could support new service offerings for its enterprise customers.
Virtualization a 'Tough Sell' to Finance Teams, Says PCCW
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2017  |  1 comment
Could finance departments wedded to old-school business models be one of the chief barriers to the rollout of virtualization technologies?
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
BT: Telco Mindset Could Negate Container Benefits
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
BT's Peter Willis says operators will have to start treating their network functions like expendable cattle, rather than much-loved pets, to benefit from container technology.
ONAP to Release Code to Public Imminently, Says AT&T
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T executive says open sourcing should ultimately allow operators to onboard VNFs in fewer steps than it takes today.
Tata, Colt Take Vendors to Task on SD-WAN Interoperability
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor interoperability, a persistent bugbear in the SDN and NFV community, is a particular concern for operators investing in SD-WAN technology.
Voyager Trial 'Very Cool' for Telia Carrier
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Test of white box optical solution proves open multivendor approach works but it will require internal optical networking expertise.
5G Faces a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Morris Lore  | 
3/17/2017  |  5 comments
Despite growing hype, the rollout of the next-generation network technology is unlikely to happen quickly or have an immediate impact on telco business.
Nokia to Split Mobile Biz, Rejig Management After Mobile Boss Quits
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor hopes latest restructuring efforts, which include a carve-up of its mobile networks business, will better position it for new growth opportunities.
VNFs Draw Attention to Testing Needs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As the infrastructure to support the onboarding of virtual network functions (VNFs) emerges, so the need for supporting test tools becomes increasingly apparent.
Real-Time Analytics Serves Multiple Functions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Analytics capabilities are enabling companies to expand beyond their traditional market boundaries.
SD-WAN Trends Underscore Need for Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As SD-WAN grows in popularity with enterprise users, the need for testing and monitoring these services will be paramount
NIA Preps NFV Certification Program
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
The New IP Agency (NIA), which already undertakes NFV interoperability testing, is adding a certification program to its 2017 plans, explains board member Axel Clauberg.
Avaya Offloads Its Networks Biz to Extreme for $100M
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Extreme reckons Avaya's networks business will generate $200 million in annual revenues and open up new sales opportunities.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
Between the CEOs  | 
3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
SKT Airs 28GHz Concerns, Eyes Mid-Band 5G
News Analysis  | 
3/6/2017  |  3 comments
South Korean telco is keeping its spectrum options open as it looks at various ways of reducing the 5G spending bill.
Technicolor Table Lamp Runs on AWS
News Analysis  | 
3/3/2017  |  5 comments
Technicolor shows how the future of the connected home could run through Amazon Web Services.
Orange Also Objects to 5G NR Acceleration
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.
Amdocs CMO: We're Gonna Mint It in MANO
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.
VimpelCom to Pioneer 'Multivendor' NFV; Downbeat on 5G
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'
DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake'
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  7 comments
Telefónica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.
DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
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2/27/2017  |  3 comments
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is the latest major name to join the NIA, an industry organization that's needed more than ever.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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2/23/2017  |  5 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
Column  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.
Networks, IT Guru Svärdh No Longer at Telia
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2017  |  1 comment
The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
CenturyLink's Capex Axe to Fall on Infinera, Ciena – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Spending cuts at CenturyLink could spell some misery for optical equipment makers, according to a leading analyst.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
Nokia Eyes Bigger Software Role With €347M Comptel Bid
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor says takeover of OSS specialist forms a critical part of strategic plans to develop a standalone software business.
Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
Column  | 
2/9/2017  |  3 comments
With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.
SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore  | 
2/8/2017  |  2 comments
The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?
Telco Suppliers Join Trump Opposition, but Network Operators Remain Silent
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2017  |  2 comments
A total of 127 technology companies, including some of the biggest in the US, have signed a document opposing Trump's travel ban, but there's no sign of the major telcos.
ZeroStack Launches 'Self-Driving Cloud'
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.
Tibit Wins $13.8M for CORD Play
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
With AT&T and Liberty Global on its partner list, Tibit plans to disrupt the access network industry.
25G Plugfest a Success; 25G Spec Published
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
A variety of 25G and 50G devices, switches, cables, interconnect and testers proved largely interoperable. Other companies looking to build 25G/50G product have a stable spec now available.
There's a Reverse Cloud on the Horizon
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  1 comment
So says CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney, who also believes a 'reverse cloud' will be necessary to support future augmented and virtual reality applications.
Telefónica Hands Huawei a Key Virtualization Deal
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  6 comments
Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) developments instrumental as Chinese vendor is selected to help Spanish carrier build its next-generation packet core platform in Europe and Latin America.
Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Loss-Making Ericsson Still Short on Vision
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  5 comments
New CEO Börje Ekholm says Ericsson must become more profitable if it is to flourish in the long run but admits he is still formulating his strategic vision.
Keysight Brokers Takeover Talks With Ixia: Reuters
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  1 comment
The race to acquire test vendor Ixia is intensifying, with Keysight now engaged in M&A talks, according to Reuters.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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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How Intel Is Powering the 5G Era

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Light Reading tours a series of 5G "super demos" so see how Intel envisions the 5G-connected future. We take a look at a prototype connected BMW, a light pole with environmental sensors that provides 5G wireless to a smart home and a fully untethered virtual reality experience.
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Source Photonics CEO Doug Wright Talks About the Future of Source Photonics

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Source Photonics' CEO, Doug Wright, talks to Light Reading about how the company is continuously investing in its operations to meet not only its customers' current technology demands but also to deliver their next-generation technology needs.
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Live Demo: DevOps in Service Chains & 5G Network Slices PoC

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Executives from PoC collaborating companies – Patrick Waldemar, VP and Head of Technology at Telenor Research, John Healy, VP of the Datacenter Network Solutions Group at Intel, Vincent Spinelli, SVP of Global Sales and Marketing at RIFT.io, Mats Eriksson, CEO and co-founder of Arctos Labs, and Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds – review ...
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The Year of Fat & Skinny Bundles

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In this fireside chat, Roku's Andrew Ferrone predicts that 2017 will be the year of multichannel OTT video bundles and spells out other trends in the OTT and pay-TV markets.
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BBWF 2016: Orange Poland's Next-Gen Central Office

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Introduction to Orange Poland's legacy next-generation central office solution.
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Viavi at OFC 2017

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Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Craig Matsumoto reports from the Viavi booth at OFC and gets an update on the 400G testing market from Tom Fawcett, VP and GM of LAB & Production. At this year's event, Viavi won three awards from Lightwave magazine and showcased an interoperability demo with Ethernet Alliance and Finisar.
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Connecting the Entire Home With DOCSIS 3.1

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Hitron Technologies had the first cable modem certified for DOCSIS 3.1 and already has over 120,000 units in the field. Greg Fisher, CTO of Hitron, provides an update on his company's rollout of new gateways and why he thinks DOCSIS 3.1 will continue to drive value for operators into 2017 and beyond.
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Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT

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Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
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How Metrological Keeps Cable Customers on the Couch

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Metrological offers an open source solution that reduces the time it takes cable operators to integrate OTT content into the linear television viewing experience.
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The ABC of OTT

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At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon Prime's Hand of God show, explained how producing content for an OTT platform differs from producing content for traditional TV.
Shades of Ray
Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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