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When a Telco Goes OTT
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11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch of its Viu service. PCCW Media Managing Director Janice Lee talks to Light Reading.
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
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11/23/2015  |  1 comment
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB deployments, operators face tough decisions when upgrading their networks to meet future needs.
Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers
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11/13/2015  |  1 comment
Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants can drive them off the rails.
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
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11/11/2015  |  6 comments
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. So what do various industry observers have to say?
A Big Day in the History of TV
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10/30/2015  |  1 comment
On this day 90 years ago...
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 2
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10/23/2015  |  1 comment
The second instalment of a two-part report into what test specialists EANTC found out when they went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation of the IP networking vendor's NFV infrastructure (NFVi).
Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
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10/19/2015  |  1 comment
Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures around the continued use of copper.
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
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10/12/2015  |  3 comments
Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation of the IP networking vendor's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) – here's the first instalment of what happened and EANTC's findings.
Europe's Broadband Hangover
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may be afoot.
Getting to NFV Everywhere
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10/5/2015  |  1 comment
Real-world challenges come with the territory as NFV starts to see practical implementations.
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
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8/27/2015  |  4 comments
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's efforts to migrate to IP and secure critical infrastructure.
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big bucks for driving turnarounds, M&A, continued relevancy or brand revivals.
Cable Execs Are Minting Money
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8/18/2015  |  2 comments
Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to $156 million in the case of one lucky CEO.
Because They're Worth It?
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7/29/2015  |  10 comments
The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than any other operator in Light Reading's study, with Telefónica's Cesar Alierta the highest earner in Europe.
An Intimate View: Standards vs. Open Source
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7/20/2015  |  6 comments
Heather Kirksey knows both well, as a key player in developing the TR-69 standard and now as head of OPNFV, and she offers insights into why open source works better and faster in today's move to virtualization.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of Fame – find out who they are!
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
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6/16/2015  |  2 comments
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors need a new set of capabilities, skills, support services and engagements to stay relevant in today's telco landscape.
Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
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5/26/2015  |  8 comments
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking software -- and even hardware.
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share their thoughts on what 5G will entail, how small cells, WiFi, SDN and NFV factor in and more.
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
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5/6/2015  |  1 comment
Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to test some of the vendor's service provider virtualization solutions opened up a new chapter for them and the market.
EuroProfile: Astellia
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile operators improve their customer care and customer satisfaction ratings.
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
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4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams and that's paying off for the pan-European operator as it embraces NFV.
5G: Meet the Influencers
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional and some research-oriented – that have formed to tackle deploying 5G networks by 2020.
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
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4/14/2015  |  1 comment
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center operator ViaWest is continuing to expand, confident that demand will follow.
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
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4/6/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, potential, challenges, leaders and more.
Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
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3/25/2015  |  3 comments
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor offerings for the optical sector.
Validating Cisco's Service Provider Virtualization & Cloud Portfolio
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3/3/2015  |  3 comments
How independent test lab EANTC and Light Reading put Cisco's programmable service provider network through its paces in order to create and deliver business VPN services.
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
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3/2/2015  |  2 comments
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading about the carrier's spectrum position, plans for LTE-U, RCS, small cells and more.
Disrupting Telefónica in a Small Way
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2/10/2015  |  Post a comment
As head of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small is inventing the future at Telefónica.
pCell Promises to Fix Spectrum Crunch Now
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2/3/2015  |  2 comments
Startup says it's close to commercial deployments of a personal cell technology that uses interference between radio signals to boost LTE performance 25-times over.
MTS's Russian Resolution
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2/3/2015  |  1 comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator is charting a new course to remain ahead of its rivals.
Gaining 2020 Vision: Executive Summit Report
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1/30/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading held its first 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, in December 2014. It was cold but the topics of discussion were most definitely hot.
CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
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1/2/2015  |  1 comment
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech trends at the show, including IoT, smart home solutions and new pay-TV services.
10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
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12/29/2014  |  6 comments
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here are some of the Service Provider IT (SPIT) companies to watch in the coming year.
Small Cell Movers & Shakers: Update
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12/26/2014  |  Post a comment
It's been a year of major change for small cells and those championing them, so we're looking back on 2014's movers and shakers to see who's moved and who's still shaking.
Taking NFV to the People
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12/11/2014  |  3 comments
When you talk to Telekom Austria CTO Günther Ottendorfer about NFV, the conversation quickly turns to people.
Who Does What: SDN Controllers
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12/5/2014  |  10 comments
SDN is one of the technologies that all the vendors are talking about, but which companies and open source projects have developed SDN controllers?
So How Do You Test a Virtual Router?
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12/3/2014  |  7 comments
When Brocade wanted its Vyatta virtual router put through performance tests, a different set of criteria needed to be drawn up.
Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network
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11/24/2014  |  13 comments
French firm is developing partnerships with mobile operators to extend its reach beyond Europe.
Bell Mobility Tackles Waste With Analytics
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
SevOne is helping the Canadian carrier use analytics to understand the usage on its LTE network and eliminate waste in the form of excess LTE and unused 2G and 3G spectrum.
Troubled Cisco Looks to 'Bust Silos'
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11/3/2014  |  2 comments
Cisco is reorganizing 25,000 engineers in an effort to improve customer responsiveness, streamline development and make technology reusable across the company.
Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
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10/9/2014  |  1 comment
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
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10/2/2014  |  5 comments
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off the threat from OTT providers and gaining control of strategic technology.
Small Cell Forum Lays Down the Law
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9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law shares his thoughts on rural areas, virtualization, multimode and more, ahead of taking over as chairman of the Forum on Oct. 1.
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
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8/7/2014  |  3 comments
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even been coined.
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
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8/5/2014  |  6 comments
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's plenty ready for the tenth, and for things like SDN and NFV.
Salary Survey Report 2014
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7/23/2014  |  18 comments
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that good times are here again, as salaries are high and optimism is even higher.
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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6/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights awards.
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From The Founder
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.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

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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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December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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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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Live Digital Audio

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.