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Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
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5/25/2017  |  15 comments
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source still has high-profile detractors as it up-ends traditional roles.
NFV's Major Movements
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5/9/2017  |  4 comments
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and orchestration) and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) segments of the overall NFV architecture – but where should they turn?
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
The Growing Pains of 5G
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3/15/2017  |  3 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  3 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
Trump & Tech: Round 1
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2/8/2017  |  1 comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
G.fast Could Use a Boost
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10/13/2016  |  3 comments
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?
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  |  2 comments
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  |  2 comments
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  |  6 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  |  2 comments
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.
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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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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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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