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Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center of gravity' as fog computing spreads across the communications sector, but it could get sidelined.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
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9/19/2016  |  1 comment
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
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9/15/2016  |  4 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
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9/8/2016  |  5 comments
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume guide to enterprise cybersecurity, hoping to ward off the next big attack.
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
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8/18/2016  |  2 comments
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international broadband charts: To achieve that, regulators need to look at fresh ways of bolstering infrastructure-based competition.
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
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6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud CPE solution and found it to be ready for commercial NFV deployment.
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
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6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will support services across all of its European markets in future.
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
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5/18/2016  |  5 comments
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly competitive LPWA networks market.
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
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4/20/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 12th year.
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
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4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, consulted our friend Jack Daniels and come up with a mixed bag of names. See who's in the running...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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3/22/2016  |  1 comment
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway VNFs, independent test lab EANTC evaluated the vendor's virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Application Assurance (AA) network functions -- here's what happened.
China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
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3/16/2016  |  1 comment
The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans to help transform the country's economy.
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
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3/15/2016  |  Post a comment
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, VMware sees an opportunity for new business. But it faces stiff rivalry from competitors with similar strategies and an uncertain future under Dell.
5G: Hurdles on the Track
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3/7/2016  |  2 comments
Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the technology.
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
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3/3/2016  |  1 comment
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN and NFV plans and has earmarked Germany as the first market for a broad deployment of virtualized functions.
Validating Cisco's Threat-Centric Security Solutions
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC evaluated a range of Cisco security products – find out what happened.
Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
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2/16/2016  |  1 comment
German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative deliver?
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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2/9/2016  |  8 comments
Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their paces by independent test lab EANTC – here are the results.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Encounters at the End of the Sundance Trail
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1/26/2016  |  5 comments
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?
Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
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1/25/2016  |  1 comment
Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
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12/30/2015  |  2 comments
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
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12/8/2015  |  2 comments
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV Interoperability Evaluation, focused on multivendor NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) interoperability.
Africa's Data Dilemma
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12/8/2015  |  2 comments
African telcos can no longer depend on subscriber growth and voice services for their prosperity. So now they need a much greater focus on data services and that shift may force them to change beyond recognition.
Ericsson Still Seeking M&A Targets
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12/1/2015  |  2 comments
The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A and investment opportunities and it seems there are a couple on the horizon.
When a Telco Goes OTT
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11/25/2015  |  5 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.
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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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From Philly, With Love

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Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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