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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge
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5/21/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
The Security Challenge of SDN
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization
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4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution
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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
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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 CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor
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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.
A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
In Ericsson's 5G Lab
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
In the Lab: Cisco Service Provider SDN Test
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3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
The story behind Light Reading and EANTC's validation of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution.
The Three Cs of MWC15
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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
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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.
Going Green in 2015
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
Time for Gigabit Europe?
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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
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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.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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