Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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.
How Open Source Can Help Telcos Evolve
LRTV Interviews | 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.
DT: Agile Does Not Mean Chaos
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Taking GigaPower to Market
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Courting the Apartment Crowd
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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?
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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?
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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.
Equinix: OCP Can Help IoT Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews | 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
LRTV Interviews | 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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