Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 11/19/2015 | Post a comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
Welcome to Silicon Wadi
LRTV Documentaries | 10/27/2015 | 6 comments
The Israeli next-gen comms scene is blisteringly hot. Steve Saunders meets some of its rising stars.
How Cisco's NFVi Was Put to the Test
LRTV Documentaries | 10/26/2015 | 1 comment
Why should service providers care about the recent evaluation of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) by independent test lab EANTC? Because the focus was on four key areas – performance, reliability, use cases and integrated management.
Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance
LRTV Documentaries | 10/12/2015 | Post a comment
SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of product and new business innovation at Verizon explains, that requires doing things differently internally but produces a much happier enterprise customer.
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
LRTV Documentaries | 10/5/2015 | Post a comment
Head of Telefonica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity but with right abstraction layer, it's possible to create an architecture focused on service delivery.
Tales of Telco Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 9/16/2015 | Post a comment
There have been many great insights into the way telecom operators are revamping their networks, systems, skills, processes and cultures during this year's Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.
Telcos Need a Cultural Conversion
LRTV Documentaries | 9/15/2015 | 7 comments
Telco transformation programs are about a lot more than networks and ICT – there's a lot of focus on process changes and adopting a new culture, say executives at the Global Services Forum in Zurich.
The Six Million Dollar Business Man
LRTV Documentaries | 7/20/2015 | Post a comment
Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
LRTV Documentaries | 7/16/2015 | 4 comments
A man has an opportunity to purchase the world's first working 5G phone. Imagine the possibilities...
OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 6/25/2015 | Post a comment
Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
Tykes Talk Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 6/22/2015 | 9 comments
What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
Scoring With Cloud DVR
LRTV Documentaries | 6/17/2015 | 1 comment
In this interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi shares lessons learned from the MSO's rollout of its cloud DVR service, which just captured a Leading Lights award.
Why TV Everywhere Is Taking Off Now
LRTV Documentaries | 6/15/2015 | 6 comments
In this LRTV interview, Verizon's Joseph Hopkins explains why multiscreen video is finally starting to hit a sweet spot with viewers and how his company aims to capitalize.
BTE 2015: 4K All the Way
LRTV Documentaries | 6/12/2015 | 2 comments
Strategies to counter the OTT threat and 4K video developments were top of the agenda during the Video Summit at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Highlights of BTE 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 6/11/2015 | 1 comment
What were some of the highlights at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) this year? We had a chat about it on the show floor.
BTE 2015 Day 1: 'Inevitable & Irreversible Change'
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2015 | 1 comment
Watch highlights of the events of Day One of BTE 2015 from Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading; Andre Fuetsch, SVP of architecture and design for AT&T; Colin Bannon, CTO of BT wholesale technology, services and operations, and more.
Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2015 | 2 comments
Awards were given, drinks were downed, jokes were made and a good time was had by all! Here's a quick look back on Light Reading's own Night at the Museum for the 2015 Leading Lights awards in Chicago.
The Security Challenge of SDN
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2015 | Post a comment
CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution
LRTV Documentaries | 4/20/2015 | Post a comment
Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization
LRTV Documentaries | 4/17/2015 | Post a comment
Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor
LRTV Documentaries | 4/15/2015 | 4 comments
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
In Ericsson's 5G Lab
LRTV Documentaries | 4/2/2015 | 1 comment
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders visits Ericsson's labs in Stockholm to find out about the vendor's 5G device prototype from the leader of the vendor's 5G product strategy, Håkan Andersson.
The Rise of Industry 4.0
LRTV Documentaries | 3/24/2015 | 10 comments
Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions
LRTV Documentaries | 3/18/2015 | Post a comment
Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
Monitoring MWC With JDSU
LRTV Documentaries | 3/13/2015 | Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress 2015, JDSU had a tool that showed how well Spain's four mobile operators were performing in near real-time in terms of signal strength and service availability on the MWC show floor.
Saddle Up for Comptel
LRTV Documentaries | 3/10/2015 | 7 comments
Service provider IT specialist Comptel was raising money for charity at Mobile World Congress by showing people just how unfit they are...
The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries | 3/2/2015 | 1 comment
My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
LRTV Documentaries | 2/25/2015 | 4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Time for Gigabit Europe?
LRTV Documentaries | 2/9/2015 | 4 comments
Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
The Rise of Virtual CPE
LRTV Documentaries | 1/27/2015 | 5 comments
As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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