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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.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
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6/17/2014  |  4 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?
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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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