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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future
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6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?
BCE 2016: Leadership Lessons
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6/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, soon to retire from Cisco after 30 years in telecom, shares a few leadership secrets with the BCE audience.
BCE 2016: Virtualization Realities
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6/16/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T's Toby Ford used his BCE keynote to update on the operator's virtualization journey – and to point out a few potential NFV pitfalls for others to avoid.
BCE 2016: How NIA Can Help With NFV
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6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia's Steve Vogelsang discusses the complexity of NFV and how the New IP Agency (NIA) can help hack a path through the virtualization jungle.
BCE 2016: Intel's Telco Cloud Journey
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6/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel's Lynn Comp offers insights into the telco cloud transformation journey, which takes in the Trough of Disillusionment but thankfully the Slope of Enlightenment too.
BCE 2016: Reaching Out to Telecom
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6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.
BCE 2016: Owens on Collaboration
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6/10/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.
BCE 2016: Where AT&T's At With 5G
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6/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Dave Wolter brings the BCE crowd up to speed with Ma Bell's 5G moves. (But, hey, it's about so much more than speed...)
BCE 2016: A Sea Change at Vodafone
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6/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.
BCE 2016: Focus on the Customer
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6/7/2016  |  1 comment
For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.
BCE 2016: The New IP at Work
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6/6/2016  |  1 comment
Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything – and he means everything! – as a service.
BCE 2016: DT on Digital Disruption
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6/3/2016  |  Post a comment
In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.
BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
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6/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
Working From Home (Version 8.3.6)
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Lester completes the tutorial for a new virtual reality application that allows him to work from home.
LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
So... What Do We Do Now?
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
NAB 2016 Highlights
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
The Technical Guy
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4/12/2016  |  1 comment
Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...
Tune In to Flozelia's EpsilonApps Demo
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4/1/2016  |  1 comment
In this live video tutorial, we present how to configure Flozelia's EpsilonApps, a groundbreaking tool for managing and provisioning virtualized network functions.
Level 3: Going Beyond Retraining
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3/31/2016  |  1 comment
Bringing "man and machine" together isn't just about retraining telecom folks to embrace IT skills, it's about carefully structuring organizational teams, says Travis Ewert, SVP of global network software development at Level 3 Communications. Those teams have to be able to embrace a variety of skills but also get direct exposure to customer need, and learn new ways of working together.
Equinix: IoT Requires New Software Innovation
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3/30/2016  |  1 comment
CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.
Inside Verizon's 1st Production SDN-NFV
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3/28/2016  |  2 comments
Verizon spent 18 months, working in rapid fashion, to turn up its first five production pods for its virtualized networks, deploying software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. Chris Emmons, director of network infrastructure planning, offers a look inside that effort and its challenges.
All Change in Video
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2/11/2016  |  1 comment
At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment
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2/9/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
Why Did Light Reading Go to CES?
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1/12/2016  |  19 comments
Gambling? Booth babes? 24-hour buffets? It must be time for CES, when the entire tech industry descends on Las Vegas. Although this show is known for consumer product launches and gadgets, Light Reading went to speak with industry luminaries about how a future of connected cars, smart homes, virtual reality and 4K TV will impact on the networks they help to build.
Dumbest Gadgets of CES 2016
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1/11/2016  |  13 comments
There are many products launched at CES that could forever change the future of mankind. These gadgets are not on that list.
Dramatic Changes Loom in Network Security
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1/11/2016  |  1 comment
Network-based security services represent a big opportunity for service providers if they are able to create distributed, intelligent threat detection.
5G Faces Key Decisions in 2016
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1/4/2016  |  22 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says the wireless industry needs to come to consensus on some key decisions regarding 5G in 2016.
In Defense of the Security Team
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12/16/2015  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan defends network security experts as being more able to properly assess the risk of change than top carrier management.
Enterprises Seek Help on 'Day-to-Day' Security, Says Telefónica
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12/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Managed security services can handle the complexity of network security, while giving enterprises information they need for strategic decisions.
Facebook: Cultural Change Needed for Better Security
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12/11/2015  |  1 comment
As an industry, security folks tend to play things close to the vest, but increasingly they need to be sharing information in the fight against a common enemy.
Level 3: Enterprises Have Frayed Approach to Data Protection
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12/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Most enterprises today don't know where their most critical data is stored or how it moves through their networks, making controlling risks much harder.
T1: Service Provider Judgment Day
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12/9/2015  |  7 comments
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers told Light Reading that he believes 40% of his service provider customers will cease to exist within ten years. Since then, Light Reading asked comms vendors around the world one question: 'Will Tier 1 service providers survive?' Hasta la vista… baby.
Verizon: Cyber Attacks Hit New Targets in New Ways
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12/9/2015  |  2 comments
Manufacturing and production environments as well as critical infrastructure are being targeted by polymorphic attacks intended to embarrass.
AT&T's Amoroso: Taking Security to the Cloud
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12/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Matching workloads or apps with their own security, provisioned alongside in a mixed-cloud environment, could make virtual networks safer.
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
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11/19/2015  |  1 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.
What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
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11/9/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
Welcome to Silicon Wadi
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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
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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
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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.
The Business Case Challenge for NFV
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
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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.
CableLabs Makes Analytics Enablement Push
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9/21/2015  |  Post a comment
analytics to track resources and more when virtualizing home, business and core networks.
Tales of Telco Transformation
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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
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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.
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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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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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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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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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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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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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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.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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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.
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