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Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
As telecom operators look to simplify their business, automate operations and become digital service providers, so their requirements and procurement processes are changing, and that provides a significant challenge for the vendor community, explain Ovum Associate Consultants Mark Newman and Jason Simpson.
Broadband Banter: G.fast Grows Up
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10/14/2016  |  1 comment
Ahead of the Broadband World Forum 2016 show in London, Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris chew the fat over the technology white knight of copper-line broadband, G.fast.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
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10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
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10/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.
Level 3: Analytics Are Key for SD-WAN
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10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Level 3's Dave Siegel discusses the company's wide use of analytics, including its importance in SD-WAN services.
CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings
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9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Eric Nowak says customers that launch SD-WAN aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending.
Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
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.
CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says Bill Walker.
Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications says there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key
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9/27/2016  |  Post a comment
The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand
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9/27/2016  |  4 comments
Masergy's Ray Watson says attackers are gaining the upper hand in security because of the growth of virtualization.
Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey
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9/26/2016  |  2 comments
Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
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9/26/2016  |  1 comment
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.
Peering Into the Digital Future
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9/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
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7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives shared details on their extensive partnership.
Enterprise Market Fuels Small Cell Growth
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Small Cell Forum's Sue Monahan explains how the enterprise and urban markets are particularly powering small cell growth now.
How Open Source Can Help Telcos Evolve
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7/4/2016  |  2 comments
Open source developments, such as the OPEN-Orchestrator (OPEN-O) Project that is developing software for service orchestration over NFV, SDN and legacy network infrastructure, can play a key role in the evolution of telco strategies, says Marc Cohn of the Linux Foundation.
Rogers: Millennials Prefer Mobile Video
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7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Rogers' Upinder Saini explains how millennial viewers favor mobile devices over big TVs and non-conventional TV content over broadcast and cable networks.
Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
DT: Agile Does Not Mean Chaos
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6/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg says Agile methodologies do not mean chaos for service providers and they play a key role in the transformation to New IP networks.
Cox: HFC Has a Long Life Ahead
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6/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of access architecture for Cox, says fiber is hot but hybrid fiber-coax is still cool for cable.
Colt Talks Culture & Operations Transformation
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6/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Nico Fishbach at Colt provides insight into the cultural and operational challenges of migrating to a next-generation network architecture.
EdgeConneX Marks 2 Major Firsts
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6/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.
AT&T's Ford: ECOMP Getting Great Reception
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6/6/2016  |  3 comments
Telecom has responded with enthusiasm to AT&T's release of detailed information on its approach to revamping its operations systems for virtualization.
AT&T's Wolter: 5G Isn't Just Bigger, Better, Faster
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6/2/2016  |  Post a comment
The next generation of wireless technology represents a fundamental change that needs to accommodate all kinds of applications, radio technology and core network needs.
Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2
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5/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand
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5/17/2016  |  1 comment
Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity
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5/13/2016  |  1 comment
Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics.
Taking GigaPower to Market
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Jeremy Settle describes how his company is seeking to customize its gigabit service introductions for each new market.
Colt Exec Wants Nimble OSS, BSS
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Nico Fischbach, the Strategy, Architecture and Innovation Director at international operator Colt, wants to see the OSS and BSS vendor community develop more nimble, agile systems rather than soup-to-nuts packages.
Delivering Business Services On-Demand
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Josh Goodell explains how AT&T is now delivering both Internet speeds and Ethernet services on-demand to commercial customers.
Courting the Apartment Crowd
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5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, AT&T's Adrian Cardwell details the changing dynamics of the MDU markets and explains how AT&T is pursuing apartment dwellers with GigaPower.
Demand Surges for On-Demand Ads
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5/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Ed Knudson, VP, Product and Strategy at Canoe Ventures, discusses the rising appeal of VoD ads and the challenges on inserting ads dynamically in live TV programming.
Testing When There's No 'There' There
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5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish company that was established to answer that very question.
Ditching the Slash & the Orchestration Wars
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5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Open Networking Foundation Executive Director Dan Pitt on the progression of hurdles in SDN/NFV, and why it makes sense to just call it 'SDNFV.'
Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade
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5/2/2016  |  1 comment
When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
AT&T Expert on the Key Pillars of UC
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4/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
Unified Comms Finds Its Voice
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
Will NC Be First Gigabit State?
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4/15/2016  |  1 comment
Alan Fitzpatrick, co-founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit, spells out the state's progress in at least starting to wire nearly every major market for gigabit service.
AT&T's Big Plans for G.fast
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4/14/2016  |  2 comments
Eddy Barker, assistant VP of technical design & architecture for AT&T, outlines his company's intent to use new G.fast standard as well as next-gen PON to deliver gigabit service.
Going Gig Over Fiber & HFC
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4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Matt Hayes, executive director of access engineering for Cox Communications, outlines Cox's plans to use both GPON over fiber and DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC to deliver 1-Gig speeds.
Fiber to the Beach House?
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4/13/2016  |  1 comment
MCNC President & CEO Jean Davis explains her group's quest to wire all of North Carolina with dark fiber for gigabit service, especially the state's rural and outlying areas.
Gigi Sohn Lays Out FCC Agenda
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4/12/2016  |  2 comments
Gigi Sohn, counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlines the Commission's priorities for the next ten months and talks about the interplay between public and private broadband investment at Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Not Resting on Its Gigabit Laurels
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4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
The city of Charlotte, N.C., is in the enviable position of having both AT&T and Google Fiber competing to provide gigabit services to residents in the region. CIO Jeff Stovall talks about the benefits of gigabit broadband, but also what else is needed to make sure gigabit services deliver economic and social benefit.
Level 3 Tackles Dynamic Services, Security & Data
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4/11/2016  |  Post a comment
SVP Lisa Miller provides updates on life at Level 3 post tw telecom merger, how the network operator is tackling data and delivering dynamic services on SDN and why security is top of mind.
Equinix: OCP Can Help IoT Ecosystem
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4/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.
LinkedIn on OCP & Data Center Innovation
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4/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Yuval Bachar, LinkedIn's principal engineer, architecture and strategy, talks about how the Open Compute Project (OCP) promotes innovation and efficiency in the data center technology sector, allowing LinkedIn to focus on what it does best – software.
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OneAccess NFV Solutions

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Antoine Clerget, CTO of OneAccess, discusses how his company has expanded its product line from enterprise-class routers to include a universal virtualized CPE as well as a suite of VNFs to help telco customers evolve to an NFV future.
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The Journey Toward Carrier-Grade WiFi

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In this Light Reading interview, Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro Software and active participant of the WBA's policy working group, discusses the need for carrier-grade WiFi. Technical and business challenges slowing the fulfillment of this goal are addressed, as well as management strategies that will enable communication service providers to optimize end user ...
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ZTE BBWF Highlights

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At BBWF 2016, ZTE showed a broad range of innovative technologies that are kick-starting an ultrafast broadband journey.
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Next-Generation Technology Beyond DOCSIS 3.1

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Liu Jianhua speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Hybrid Video Solutions to Change TV, Change Future

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei Future-Oriented Giga Coax Network

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei at SCTE 2016

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Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
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Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

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As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
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A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
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New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

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A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
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Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

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ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
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