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The Rise of Virtual CPE
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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
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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
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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 Talks Biz Transformation on Road to 5G
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
EE's Director of Network Strategy David Salam discusses how data growth on its wireless network is driving business transformation and the move to 5G for the UK-based carrier.
Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
The CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
EE: The Road to 5G
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics
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11/19/2014  |  1 comment
The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs
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11/19/2014  |  2 comments
It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
Alcatel-Lucent: Back From the Brink
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11/14/2014  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has bounced back from near bankruptcy 20 months ago to a much sunnier outlook, enjoying life again and spreading some love...
The Impact of NFV & SDN on OSS
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11/6/2014  |  3 comments
In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....
CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
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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.
Broadband Battles
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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
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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?
CenturyLink Merges Cloud & Network
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10/6/2014  |  1 comment
CenturyLink exec James Feger explains how his company is trying to bring more cloud-like characteristics to its network operations.
Back Office Is Vital for Broadband Evolution
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10/2/2014  |  Post a comment
The future success of fixed broadband services depends as much on the service provider IT capabilities as new network hardware.
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World
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9/26/2014  |  3 comments
Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide
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9/26/2014  |  1 comment
As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley
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9/25/2014  |  11 comments
Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network
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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
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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
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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 Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator
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7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
BTE Panel: Network of the Future
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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?
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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
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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.
Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video
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6/26/2014  |  1 comment
See what the winners of this year's Leading Lights awards had to say when we put them in front of a TV camera immediately after accepting their gongs at our gala dinner.
Leading Fights: Awards Carnage
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6/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Things got a little out of hand at Light Reading's Leading Lights awards in Chicago...
Big Names Dominate BTE
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6/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Major names such as Cisco and Deutsche Telekom, and killer topics such as SDN, NFV and M&A, are the talk on Day 1 of the Big Telecom Event (BTE).
AT&T's Ed Amoroso on Mobile Security
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6/11/2014  |  2 comments
AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso outlines his vision for the future of mobile network security and discusses the topic with colleagues from AT&T Labs. This video was produced by AT&T and is available to the Light Reading community courtesy of AT&T.
NFV Dominates in Nice
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6/6/2014  |  1 comment
The management of networks that incorporate virtualized functions dominated discussion at this year's TM Forum event in Nice.
Operators Take Network Security Seriously
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5/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The major mobile operators are taking network security seriously and even see it as a business opportunity.
BTE: Kind of a Big Deal
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5/6/2014  |  3 comments
The Big Telecom Event, or BTE, is a big deal for the whole industry, as well as for Light Reading.
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts
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4/16/2014  |  4 comments
US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video
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4/10/2014  |  7 comments
Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test
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4/8/2014  |  1 comment
Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture
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4/3/2014  |  8 comments
Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
MWC14: DT's Leaning Tower of M2M
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3/5/2014  |  7 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Smart City initiative is designed to bring connectivity to traffic lights, parking meters, and other city staples, starting in Pisa, Italy.
MWC14: Analytics Holds the Key
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3/4/2014  |  2 comments
Mobile operators can deploy all the cutting-edge technologies going, but they'll be wasting their investments if they can't extract and analyze data from their networks, devices, and OSS/BSS systems.
Where Are We With NFV?
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2/19/2014  |  1 comment
With NFV set to be a major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie says it's a case of when, not if, carriers virtualize their network functions.
Public Access Small Cells: Off to a Slow Start
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2/12/2014  |  13 comments
With small cells set to be a hot topic at Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan explains why the market for public access small cells hasn't yet taken off in the way that some had anticipated.
Service Innovation: Crucial for Mobile Operators
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2/10/2014  |  7 comments
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie discusses one of the key challenges facing mobile network operators today – service innovation.
The Case for LTE-Advanced
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2/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Gabriel Brown talks about the early deployments of LTE-Advanced 4G and the advantages it can deliver to operators and their customers.
Mobile Security: The Snowden Fallout
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2/4/2014  |  1 comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan talks about how mobile operators are reacting to customer privacy concerns post-Snowden and how they're dealing with potential network threats in an all-IP 4G world.
MWC: Pinning Down Hot SPIT
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2/3/2014  |  Post a comment
SDN and NFV are set to dominate the service provider IT (SPIT) agenda at Mobile World Congress 2014, but there's a lot more hot stuff to check out.
Analyze This
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1/22/2014  |  1 comment
There's more data than ever that can be analyzed by the telcos, but that's easier said than done.
The Role of Identity Management
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12/11/2013  |  2 comments
Mike Wood of Verizon Enterprise Solutions talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the role of identity management in security strategies.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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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.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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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 ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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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.
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