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Salary Survey Report 2014
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7/23/2014  |  13 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.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
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6/17/2014  |  3 comments
Five new faces have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame -- find out who they are.
Brocade Weaves Software-Based Networking Strategy
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6/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Brocade is making a transition from hardware provider serving primarily enterprise customers to a software provider with a telco focus. Network virtualization is key to that strategy.
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
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6/2/2014  |  4 comments
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in WebRTC through APIs, IMS, or their own services.
Verizon Brings Thunder to the Cloud
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5/12/2014  |  2 comments
Verizon is looking to appeal to enterprise customers by marrying cloud elasticity with dependable managed services.
SK Telecom Sounds Off on WebRTC
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5/9/2014  |  2 comments
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, offers Light Reading his thoughts on WebRTC's hype, challenges, and opportunities.
Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists
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5/7/2014  |  1 comment
Find out who made it onto the shortlists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards.
Packaging: Don't Keep It Under Wraps
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5/1/2014  |  3 comments
Chip packaging may not make many headlines but is critical in components evolution, explains Sanmina's John Pokinko.
Network Security: It's Complicated
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4/28/2014  |  8 comments
Complexity is security's worst enemy, says TeliaSonera's chief security officer.
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
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4/22/2014  |  5 comments
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical approach and is willing to challenge its vendors to do more.
C Spire Lets SPIT Percolate
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4/8/2014  |  3 comments
C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional carrier's COO says there's more opportunity for it to blend the worlds of IT and networks.
Doing the Dirty Work Pays Off
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3/27/2014  |  14 comments
Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major acquisition in 2006, and the clean data they created is paying off now.
Stephen Bye: Sprint's Network Visionary
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3/19/2014  |  11 comments
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye has a huge network challenge ahead of him and a new demanding boss at the helm, but he just may be the man for the job.
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
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2/13/2014  |  3 comments
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded SDN controller market and into networking's next great disruption. Was that the right move?
The Optical Market: A Health Check
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2/13/2014  |  7 comments
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its temperature.
Carrier WiFi's Not Winning in Sports Arenas
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1/31/2014  |  21 comments
Is the carriers' love affair with sports stadia connectivity on the wane?
6 Degrees of Separation: SPs Define 'Open'
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1/23/2014  |  6 comments
Light Reading asked a group of major network operators to tell us what the term 'open' means to them, especially with regards to SDN and NFV. Here's what they had to say.
Big Data Kicks Off Light Reading's 2014 Calendar
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1/10/2014  |  Post a comment
January is big data and telco analytics month in the Light Reading editorial calendar for 2014.
Top 5 NFV Movers & Shakers
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1/8/2014  |  15 comments
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is just about the hottest trend in the global telecom sector – here's a look at five of the key individuals driving the NFV agenda.
5 TV Tech Trends Heading for CES
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1/2/2014  |  4 comments
What can the television set expect to see at the upcoming consumer electronics jamboree in Las Vegas?
Why WiFi-First Works for Wireless
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12/30/2013  |  9 comments
Republic Wireless, Scratch Wireless, and other new entrants are showing there's an appetite for a WiFi-fueled alternative to expensive mobile data plans.
AlcaLu Breathes New Life Into Bell Labs
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12/27/2013  |  4 comments
Bell Labs has a new president who plans to reinvigorate Alcatel-Lucent's R&D operation and make it relevant again.
Top 10 Carrier WiFi Movers & Shakers
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12/20/2013  |  7 comments
Here are the important players to keep an eye on as WiFi becomes more than just the sideshow in operators' networks.
Top 6 Small Cells Movers & Shakers
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12/3/2013  |  7 comments
These are the big names to keep an eye on as small cells move from carrier labs to network deployments.
Telstra CTO Explores the Tech Horizon
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11/22/2013  |  Post a comment
Hugh Bradlow is looking beyond the technology horizon at Telstra.
Touring Sprint's Well Oiled MVNO Factory
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11/21/2013  |  8 comments
Supporting over 100 unique MVNOs with unique business models takes more than just an open network strategy, but Sprint's able to do it with just its legacy IT infrastructure.
TWC's Mike Angus Unplugged
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11/14/2013  |  1 comment
Angus dishes on TV Everywhere, BYOD for pay TV, data caps, out-of-home rights, TV apps, and IPTV.
Bandwidth Bringing Profits Back to Voice
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11/8/2013  |  Post a comment
US CLEC isn't abandoning voice, rather it's capitalizing on what voice can be in the IP world.
Leading Lights 2013: The Wrap
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10/21/2013  |  Post a comment
Videos, pictures, and all the winners from this year's prestigious industry awards.
Thinking Inside the Box
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10/7/2013  |  1 comment
Cable operators pursue deals with CE makers and other retail hardware manufacturers to keep customers from cutting the cord.
Ciena's Alexander: The Future's Open
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9/20/2013  |  1 comment
The telecom sector needs to embrace the concept of open networking, says Ciena CTO Steve Alexander.
Pulling the Strings At Genband
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9/12/2013  |  3 comments
New CEO David Walsh says an IPO is now unlikely for the networking vendor, but says it will continue to acquire competitors now that its transition to a software company is complete.
Betting on Smart Homes
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8/27/2013  |  1 comment
Cable operators seek gold in home automation and security services but face both entrenched firms and new OTT rivals.
Top 10 Notable Names: Class of 2013
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8/23/2013  |  9 comments
Crazy names? We got 'em...
Going Deeper With IP
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8/22/2013  |  4 comments
Cable techies explore remote PHY approach as way to convert IP to RF signals deeper in HFC network.
Q&A: EE Evolves Its 4G LTE Strategy
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8/22/2013  |  2 comments
VoLTE, LTE-Advanced and more services are coming soon to EE, its director of network strategy tells Light Reading.
Top 10 Carrier WiFi Worries
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8/21/2013  |  8 comments
Authentication, monetization, quality and security make the list of potential roadblocks to WiFi/cellular utopia.
Light Reading's Hall of Fame: The Story So Far
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8/21/2013  |  1 comment
Home to movers, shakers and downright blaggards, Light Reading's Hall of Fame celebrates all those who have made their indelible mark on the telecom industry.
Innovation Makes Life Better for Orange
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8/20/2013  |  3 comments
Giles Corbett needed a degree of independence from his employer Orange to build an OTT service that would complement the carrier's innovation aspirations.
EuroProfile: Accelleran
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8/19/2013  |  1 comment
A Belgian startup with a pedigree management lineup, Accelleran has big plans for small cells in the TDD space.
Confessions of an Oracle Shopaholic: Pt II
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8/19/2013  |  3 comments
In the second part of his exclusive interview with Light Reading, Bhaskar Gorti, the head of Oracle Communications, talks SDN/NFV, sales strategies, competition and the future.
Cisco's Secret Weapon
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8/16/2013  |  2 comments
Pankaj Patel isn't visible at Cisco's front line too often but he's one of the big guns when it comes to steering the vendor's strategic path.
Telefónica Digital Plays By Its Own Rules
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8/16/2013  |  11 comments
When it comes to innovation, Telefónica Digital cannibalizes its own revenues, maintains a 'kill list' and keeps acquisitions separate – and it's working
Confessions of an Oracle Shopaholic: Pt I
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8/14/2013  |  2 comments
The head of Oracle Communications, Bhaskar Gorti, has a shopping habit. In the first part of an exclusive interview with Light Reading he talks about the empire he has built through M&A during the past seven years and how current trends are influencing his strategic thinking
The Best-Funded Mobile Startups of 2013
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8/14/2013  |  9 comments
The best-funded private mobile companies of 2013 so far – compiled with Rutberg & Co. data – are a diverse bunch pulling in major valuations for all kinds of infrastructure and apps
Top 10 Carrier SDN Vendors
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8/14/2013  |  2 comments
Who's poised to make a mark in carrier-grade software-defined networking? Your guess is as good as ours – so, here's ours
Industry Events: What Are They Good For?
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8/14/2013  |  100 comments
There are hundreds of trade shows and conferences each year, but which ones are worth attending and why? Tell us and you could win a T-shirt!


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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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