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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.
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  |  10 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
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

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Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

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Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

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At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
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Broadband Battles

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This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

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Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

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SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

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Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

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Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

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Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

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In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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