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NXTcomm 2008
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6/20/2008  |  Post a comment
NXTcomm 2008 is history and the show’s executive director explains what the show tried to accomplish – and several attendees weighed in with their thoughts as well
ECI’s President and CEO, Rafi Maor
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ECI’s president and CEO Rafi Maor explains how carriers can provide scalable services and why managed services is a tempting business for vendors
Ken Hertzler, Director, NEC Corp. of America
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6/19/2008  |  Post a comment
Ken Hertzler, Director, NEC Corp. of America says virtualizing the data center can save CPU cycles, power, and money.
Greg Calhoun, VP, US Communications Area, Sun Microsystems
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Sun Microsystems’s Greg Calhoun talks about how his company can help service providers be more energy efficient
Naoki Satomi, VP, NEC Corp. of America
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NEC’s Naoki Satomi discusses IMS and its challenges
Yoshichika Iida, SVP, NEC Corp. of America
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NEC’s Yoshichika Iida talks about the future of optical networking
Radware’s VP of Advanced Services, David Aviv
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Radware’s David Aviv explains the role of application delivery controllers in the next-generation data center.
ECI’s Laura Howard
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ECI’s chief marketing officer, Laura Howard, explains the effect convergence is having on carrier networks and how systems vendors can do more to go green
Wayne Crawford, Executive Director, NXTcomm
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5/30/2008  |  Post a comment
NXTcomm is replacing Supercomm, and the show’s executive director explains that NXTcomm is truly different because it’s a 'convergence marketplace.' It is still built on core telco technologies and companies but has an eye on the applications and content that will spur those core technologies to greater growth.
Kelly Egan, VP Business Development, Swarmcast
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6/22/2007  |  Post a comment
Kelly Egan of Swarmcast says his company's service is complementary to what content delivery networks can provide
NXTcomm Day 3: Broadband
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6/22/2007  |  Post a comment
NXTcomm Day 3: Broadband
John Roese, CTO, Nortel
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6/21/2007  |  Post a comment
After a year in the job, Nortel CTO John Roese tells LRTV how things are changing now that the days of corporate malfeasance are behind them. He’s very excited at seeing the results of all Nortel's R&D being rolled out to customers, especially for IPTV, and how after a bit of neglect there’ll be a greater focus on network management, with maybe a purchase in the wind. Plus a bit of banter on the debate around PBT and why 100 Gig may not be here quite as soon as you think
Gary Smith, CEO, Ciena
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Ciena’s Gary Smith on whether Optical+Ethernet is a real equipment category or just a carrier fad. After returning to profitability, Ciena’s seen huge growth, but how does it keep this going, and is there a purchase to be made in the access arena? Plus, why we might be seeing 100 Gig sooner than you think
Christine Heckart, GM Marketing, Microsoft TV
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6/21/2007  |  Post a comment
Is IPTV mass market? Not at Wal-Mart apparently. Microsoft TV's Christine Heckart on the latest developments in IPTV. It's got a new name: Mediaroom. Plus, despite its increasing presence in the market, why Cisco isn't seen as a competitor and AT&T's quite happy with the way things are going
NXTcomm Day 2: Content
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6/21/2007  |  Post a comment
They've been talking about it for ages, but carriers are finally in a position to take on the more traditional content providers. But do telcos have the X-factor? Motorola CEO Ed Zander keynotes. And an update on IPTV
LRTV Profile: Genband
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6/20/2007  |  Post a comment
Genband is a leading provider of VoIP and multimedia applications, signaling and media gateways for softswitched-controlled or IMS-based fixed and mobile networks. These applications and solutions enable service providers to rapidly deploy multimedia services, while providing a foundation to transition legacy networks to next generation networks.
NXTcomm Day 1:Convergence
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6/20/2007  |  Post a comment
Day One of the show, and one of the big themes is convergence. It's been talked about for a while, but where are we at? AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Nortel CTO John Roese give LRTV their views. Tomorrow it's content: Is it still king?
NXTcomm Preview
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6/19/2007  |  Post a comment
First there was Supercomm. Then there was Globalcomm. Now there is NXTcomm. As the new show is set to open in Chicago, LRTV takes a peek at what’s on offer this week.


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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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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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