OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries | 6/22/2016 | Post a comment
MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future
LRTV Documentaries | 6/20/2016 | Post a comment
Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?
BCE 2016: Virtualization Realities
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2016 | 1 comment
AT&T's Toby Ford used his BCE keynote to update on the operator's virtualization journey – and to point out a few potential NFV pitfalls for others to avoid.
BCE 2016: Reaching Out to Telecom
LRTV Documentaries | 6/13/2016 | Post a comment
Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.
BCE 2016: Owens on Collaboration
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2016 | Post a comment
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.
BCE 2016: The New IP at Work
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2016 | 1 comment
Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything – and he means everything! – as a service.
BCE 2016: DT on Digital Disruption
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2016 | Post a comment
In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.
BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/2/2016 | Post a comment
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.
LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
NAB 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Inside Verizon's 1st Production SDN-NFV
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Why Did Light Reading Go to CES?
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
In Defense of the Security Team
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
T1: Service Provider Judgment Day
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Welcome to Silicon Wadi
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Tales of Telco Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
I've enjoyed interviewing many interesting people since I rejoined Light Reading, but William A. "Bill" Owens certainly takes the biscuit, as we say where I come from.