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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  |  1 comment
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.
SanDisk's Nithya Ruff: Getting Women Into Open Source
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4/4/2016  |  3 comments
Women are notoriously under-represented in the tech industry, even more so in the open source community, but open source leaders can encourage diversity by setting behaviorial standards and becoming more inclusive, says Nithya Ruff, director, open source strategy office, at SanDisk.
How BT Deals With Security Threats
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4/4/2016  |  1 comment
Dr Ben Azvine, global head of security research & innovation at BT, talks about the various cybersecurity threats that major telcos have to deal with and the way that BT is using analytics to deal with those threats.
Facebook: Why We Built Our Own Tech
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4/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Facebook developed its own hardware and software to gain the agility and efficiencies it needs to support Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, streaming video and more on a global scale, says Network Team Manager Omar Baldonado.
Charting SDN's Maturation at ONS
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner discuss how industry leaders such as AT&T and Facebook are making making SDN (as Wilson says) 'day-to-day deployable.'
Frontier Checks Out CORD, SDN
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier Communications is checking out the potential of open networking as it seeks to scale its triple-play network without adding more boxes, says David Curran, director of strategic planning.
CORD Helps SK Telecom's User Responsiveness
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3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom is mobilizing Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) to take advantage of virtualization, faster responsiveness to user needs, reducing the load on the backhaul and moving content closer to the network edge, says Kang-Won Lee, SVP of Research and Development at SK Telecom.
AT&T: White Box Will Deliver Agility
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3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Ken Duell explains how white box switches and routers based on merchant silicon will deliver a 'huge payoff' for the operator.
Taking the All-Video Approach
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3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
NCTC's John Childress discusses how smaller cable operators are integrating OTT video, multiscreen and TiVo apps into their offerings.
Microsoft: Open Source Means Meeting Customers Where They Are
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3/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Microsoft has made the transition from denouncing open source to fully embracing it. Mike Schutz, GP cloud platform product marketing, talks about the transition, and expanding its commitment from software to open source hardware through the Open Compute Project.
Talkin' 'Bout Next-Generation DOCSIS
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3/21/2016  |  1 comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein offers his views on DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex DOCSIS and Distributed Access Architecture.
New SCTE CTO Talks D3.1, WiFi, 4K
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3/18/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, new SCTE CTO Chris Bastian shares his insights on three hot tech topics in the cable sphere.
Comcast's Next-Gen Playbook
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3/16/2016  |  1 comment
Comcast's Rob Howald spells out the MSO's focus on DOCSIS 3.1, DAA and deep fiber technologies.
Leveraging Open Source for the Telco Data Center
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3/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's Patrick Jestin and Netronome's Nick Tausanovitch explain how their companies are working together to develop open source-based solutions for more efficient telco data center deployments.
Testing Cisco's Virtualized Security Products
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3/4/2016  |  3 comments
Security is top of mind for service providers all over the world. At Mobile World Congress, Steve Saunders caught up with Cisco and EANTC about their recent round of testing of Cisco's virtualized security solutions.
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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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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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