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Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
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11/19/2015  |  Post a 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.
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.
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From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

11|24|15   |     |   (10) comments

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (2) comments

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
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Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
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Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
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Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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December 15, 2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Live Digital Audio

Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.