BT Updates on G.fast Plans
LRTV Interviews | 10/2/2015 | 1 comment
Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's G.fast trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
CityFibre's Gigabit Vision
LRTV Interviews | 10/1/2015 | 1 comment
Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2015 | 5 comments
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
Gigabit in Europe
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2015 | Post a comment
At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
Why the World Is About to Change
LRTV Interviews | 9/16/2015 | 3 comments
Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the hot talking points from day 2 of the Global Services Forum in Zurich, where discussions have ranged from ICT transformation to the global impact of next-gen communications.
Tackling Telco Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 9/15/2015 | 2 comments
What are the hot topics of debate on the first morning of the Global Services Forum 2015? Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss.
Dare to Disrupt Yourself
LRTV Interviews | 9/10/2015 | 1 comment
Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!
The Business Case for Ultrabroadband
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2015 | 1 comment
At the UBB Forum in Madrid, Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the potential ways network operators can drive revenues from fast fixed-broadband services.
Intel's Sandra Rivera Weighs in on WiC
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2015 | Post a comment
Sandra Rivera, VP and GM of Intel's Network Platforms Group, discusses why diversity is good for business and how Intel is tackling the multi-level problem of gender imbalance in the communications industry.
Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road
LRTV Interviews | 7/6/2015 | 4 comments
Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV
LRTV Interviews | 6/30/2015 | 1 comment
Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
NFV: Ready for Prime Time
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2015 | 1 comment
At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
Introducing the New IP Agency (NIA)
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2015 | 3 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhövel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).
Tata Talks Innovation at BTE
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2015 | Post a comment
At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II
LRTV Interviews | 4/23/2015 | 1 comment
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I
LRTV Interviews | 4/23/2015 | 3 comments
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
What's Up With WiFi?
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2015 | 3 comments
Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa talks about voice-over-WiFi and the upcoming introduction of Wi-Fi Aware, or Smart WiFi.
Ruckus CEO Talks Voice-Over-WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2015 | Post a comment
At MWC 2015, Selina Lo, CEO of carrier WiFi systems specialist Ruckus Wireless, talks about voice-over-WiFi and the growing use of WiFi by cable operators.
Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2015 | 2 comments
On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please register now by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Interviews | 2/3/2015 | Post a comment
In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at the event.
Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2015 | Post a comment
In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
Cisco Talks Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2015 | Post a comment
In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
AlcaLu Ups Its Cable Game
LRTV Interviews | 1/1/2015 | Post a comment
Vik Saxema, CTO for Cable & Media at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the vendor's developments for the cable operator market, including virtual CPE.
Amdocs CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews | 12/23/2014 | 3 comments
Amdocs CEO Eli Gelman talks data analytics, NFV, acquisitions and much more in an exclusive video interview.
CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV
LRTV Interviews | 12/19/2014 | Post a comment
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing
LRTV Interviews | 12/15/2014 | 2 comments
Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2014 | 1 comment
Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2014 | Post a comment
TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
Bell Labs Gains 2020 Vision
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2014 | 1 comment
Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.
The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2014 | 8 comments
At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 11/19/2014 | Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
BT's 'Third Way' for NFV
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2014 | 3 comments
BT's director of research and technology, Chris Bilton, taks about the 'third way' in which network operators can manage their next-generation assets in a world of SDN and NFV.
Colt Evolves Its OSS for SDN, NFV
LRTV Interviews | 11/10/2014 | 4 comments
With SDN experience already under its belt, Colt is looking to evolve its management systems to adapt to a hybrid environment of physical and virtual capabilities.
Let's Get Radical!
LRTV Interviews | 6/11/2014 | Post a comment
The telco sector needs to get radical and embrace a software-oriented approach to business, believes Redknee CEO Lucas Skoczkowski.
Securing EE's 4G Network
LRTV Interviews | 5/21/2014 | 2 comments
EE's director of technical security Peter Erceg talks about EE's approach to securing its LTE network, how it can benefit from that, and what vendors need to be doing to help operators.
MWC14: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg
LRTV Interviews | 2/25/2014 | 5 comments
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks about indoor coverage, the telco cloud, the Ciena relationship, and the World Cup in an interview at Mobile World Congress 2014.
Mediacom Builds on Backhaul Boom
LRTV Interviews | 12/16/2013 | Post a comment
Dan Templin, senior vice president at Mediacom Business, tells Light Reading's Dan Jones about the challenges and opportunities, including cellular backhaul, associated with the provision of services in rural US markets.
Mobile Security in a BYOD World
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2013 | 2 comments
Michael Singer, associate vice president of mobile, cloud, and access management for AT&T's business solutions group, talks about the security challenges resulting from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.
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Communication service providers realize that an ICT transformation is critical to their long-term survival, but most haven't yet committed to making it happen.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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