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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.
The Six Million Dollar Business Man
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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.
5G Phone
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7/16/2015  |  4 comments
A man has an opportunity to purchase the world's first working 5G phone. Imagine the possibilities...
Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video
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7/7/2015  |  2 comments
Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society
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7/6/2015  |  Post a comment
A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
IoT in Action
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6/30/2015  |  8 comments
Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech
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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.
Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business
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6/23/2015  |  3 comments
Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy and explains why promoting women in tech is good business.
Tykes Talk Tech
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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...
Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
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6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
Scoring With Cloud DVR
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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.
More BTE 2015 Highlights
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6/16/2015  |  Post a comment
More of the key highlights from this year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, including drone footage!
Why TV Everywhere Is Taking Off Now
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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: Wild Times at the NFV Zoo
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6/12/2015  |  1 comment
As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
BTE 2015: 4K All the Way
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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
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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'
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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.
BTE 2015 Day 1: Steve Saunders's Keynote Speech
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6/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Hear Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, give his BTE 2015 Day 1 keynote speech.
Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
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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.
Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses
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5/26/2015  |  1 comment
CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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    Prepping for the Future: Upskill U Explained
    During this short kick-off video, Doug Webster, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, Cisco, and Light Reading’s CEO & Founder Steve Saunders give an overview of Upskill U.
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    Demand Surges for On-Demand Ads

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    Ed Knudson, VP, Product and Strategy at Canoe Ventures, discusses the rising appeal of VoD ads and the challenges on inserting ads dynamically in live TV programming.
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    Exclusive: Video Interview With Sckipio CEO David Baum

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    At his headquarters in Tel Aviv, G.fast visionary David Baum, CEO of Sckipio, provided an exclusive interview to Light Reading and showed how innovations in rate and reach, vector densities, fast reconnecting times and SFP-based residential gateways are expanding the potential of G.fast.
    Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
    Atrinet's NetACE – Migration to NFV & SDN With NetOps-Driven LSO

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    At Atrinet's headquarters, Ray Le Maistre sits down with Roy Silon to get an in-depth look into the company's focus and the secret recipe for their success.
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    Amsterdam ArenA, Powered by Huawei

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    Huawei's ICT solutions power the state-of-the-art Amsterdam ArenA, turning it into a smart stadium.
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    Testing When There's No 'There' There

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    The benefits of SDN/NFV are well known, but the transition comes with some challenges, prominent among them is: how do you test a network that has been abstracted and has the potential to be endlessly reconfigurable? Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish ...
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    Ditching the Slash & the Orchestration Wars

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    SDN and NFV have been inextricably bound with each other for so long that on a conceptual level, smooshing them together into one catch-all phrase – SDNFV – is now justifiable, according to Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Light Reading spoke to Pitt at the NFV World Congress, where he explained that the next ...
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    ZTE TV Connect Highlights

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    ZTE gives us a tour of its booth and new products at TV Connect in London.
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    Deluxe's Unified Delivery Solution

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    Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and visit the Deluxe booth at NAB! Here you'll find Deluxe's Unified Delivery Solution, OTT video, virtual reality, HDR, 4K and much more!
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    Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade

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    When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
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    Dealing With a Disrupted Video Market

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    Ericsson's Simon Frost discusses how traditional pay-TV providers can cope with the big changes wrought by the rise of OTT video and IP technology.
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    The VNF Responsibility of Red Hat

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    At MWC, Caroline Chappell of Heavy Reading visits the Red Hat booth and sits down with Chris Wright to talk about the responsibility the VNF needs to take on in order to ensure the operators get the carrier-grade performance they expect for their network.
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    AT&T Expert on the Key Pillars of UC

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    Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
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    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
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