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.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 1/23/2015 | 2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Documentaries | 1/21/2015 | 2 comments
In December 2014, Light Reading brought together 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, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's strategy in a presentation during the event.
EE: The Road to 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2014 | 2 comments
Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2014 | 1 comment
US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors
LRTV Documentaries | 12/11/2014 | 3 comments
Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
AT&T's New Security Strategy
LRTV Documentaries | 12/10/2014 | 1 comment
AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
2020 Vision: A First View
LRTV Documentaries | 12/9/2014 | 3 comments
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2014 | Post a comment
Nokia's Head of CEM and Women in Telecom speaker Jane Rygaard discusses customer experience management in a social media-driven world and why women are well suited to tackle the challenges it brings.
LRTV Documentaries | 10/31/2014 | 1 comment
This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries | 10/29/2014 | 3 comments
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2014 | 1 comment
XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
Putting Broadband to Work
LRTV Documentaries | 9/24/2014 | Post a comment
High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
Sprint's Network Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 7/24/2014 | Post a comment
Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
BTE Panel: Network of the Future
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2014 | Post a comment
Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Innovation: Are You in the Zone?
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2014 | 3 comments
The seven members of the Big Telecom Event's Innovation Zone tell us why their product or service is unique, notable, and worthy of being in the zone.
Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2014 | 3 comments
A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm
conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.