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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.
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.
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The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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Executives from Deutsch Telekom, Facebook, AT&T, Vodafone, and Masergy share insights from their company’s major transformation efforts and updates on key issues including open source, managed cloud connections and 5G.
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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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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UBBS 2016 Highlights

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Highlights of Huawei's UBBS event in Hong Kong.
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European 2020 Digital Agenda

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Anacom's Fatima Barros discusses the plan to bring ultrafast broadband to Portugal by 2020.
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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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