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.
The Six Million Dollar Business Man
LRTV Documentaries | 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.
LRTV Documentaries | 7/16/2015 | 4 comments
A man has an opportunity to purchase the world's first working 5G phone. Imagine the possibilities...
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.
From The Founder
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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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A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
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.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.