OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Tykes Talk Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 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...
Scoring With Cloud DVR
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Why TV Everywhere Is Taking Off Now
LRTV Documentaries | 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: 4K All the Way
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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'
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
The Security Challenge of SDN
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2015 | Post a comment
CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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 + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
In Ericsson's 5G Lab
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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...
The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
Time for Gigabit Europe?
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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: The Road to 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.