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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
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.'
The Transport SDN Buzz
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5/12/2015  |  1 comment
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.
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP
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5/5/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth
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5/1/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
Digital Disciplines: How Cloud & Networks Are Strategic Across Industries
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4/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics, presents at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV
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3/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost.
JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure.
Fast Service Rollouts Through Hyperscale Clouds
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Virtualization is just one component for fast service rollouts. NFV additionally requires the hyperscale cloud architecture paradigms such as fast fix and scale out used by OTT players.
NFV-Enabled HD Video & Speech Transcoding on x86
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
From MWC 2015: Kontron talks about improving the economics of HD video and audio transcoding for cloud-based real-time communications using a Genband SBC VNF on Kontron SYMKLOUD Converged Modular Servers.
Cisco’s Virtual Managed Services Solution
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Cisco has taken SDN and NFV capabilities to another level with its Virtual Managed Service offering by enabling full-service automation across virtual and physical multivendor networks. These offerings significantly improve the user experience and drive tangible business outcome for communications service providers.
Operator Success Stories: Openwave Mobility
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Encrypted content, video optimization and monetizing subscriber data. CEO John Giere summarizes how Openwave Mobility is making the difference for operator customers around the world.
INTX: The Internet & Television Expo – The Live Event for the Entire Digital Media Economy
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Debuting May 5-7, in Chicago, INTX: The Internet & Television Expo will be like no event you've ever experienced – a mashup at the crossroads of entertainment, communications, technology, and the Internet. Learn more at intx.ncta.com.
Efficient Service Chaining Based on Qosmos Classifier
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3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
In competitive markets, with rapid innovation at the application layer, telecom operators are looking for fast and easy service creation, at a lower cost than today.
Ericsson’s Cloud & IP Vision
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3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Anders Lindblad talks about Ericsson's latest data center technology advances and discusses the future of cloud architectures, telecom data center strategies, the future of IP, a new vision for executing workloads and more.
Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo
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3/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks
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3/6/2015  |  Post a comment
We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success
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3/5/2015  |  Post a comment
NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
ZTE at MWC 2015
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Dr. Dick Chen of ZTE USA gives Light Reading an overview of what's new at ZTE's pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2015.
SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
Policy Control in the Fast Lane
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for this week's webinar for even more insights.
What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
Amdocs' Mark Geere on Big Data Analytics
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Presentation by Mark Geere, Head of BDA Applications (CEM and Network) at Amdocs, on how to overcome the challenges in implementing big data analytics for service providers This presentation was recorded at Light Reading's Telecom Analytics World event in Atlanta, Ga.
Amdocs' Mark Geere on Big Data Analytics
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
An interview with Mark Geere, Head of BDA Applications (CEM and Network) at Amdocs, talking on the road to successful big data analytics in different SP domains. This interview was shot at Light Reading's Telecom Analytics World event in Atlanta, Ga.
Realizing Operators' Digital Vision
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12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses.
Vitesse CTO on SDN & NFV
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12/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses why the industry is accelerating adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) and what it will take to harness their strengths in carrier networks.
Real-Time Predictive Analytics: Are Companies Ready to Take Full Advantage?
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
As companies invest hundreds of millions in data acquisition and analytical systems, Razorsight President and Chief Analytics Officer Chris Checco is turning to the next question: Are they ready to integrate the resulting real-time insights into their day-to-day decision-making from an organizational and business systems perspective?
Razorsight Expert's Advice on Real-Time Analytics
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11/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Razorsight's powerful cloud-based Predictive Analytics solutions are used by the world's leading communications and media brands to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimize outcomes. Get expert advice.
G.fast Is Here: Lantiq & Sckipio CEOs In Conversation
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
David Baum (CEO Sckipio) and Dan Artusi (CEO Lantiq) talk about joint efforts and the industry's first end-to-end solution for G.fast enabling ultrafast Internet.
Grow Your VPN Service Revenue
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Watch how CSP product managers can better differentiate and maximize the value of their Internet, VPN and cloud services for business services customers, by adding premium application performance visibility to their data services.
Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
Distributed Access Architectures – 2
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
Distributed Access Architectures – 1
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
The WiFi Road to Riches – 2
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
The WiFi Road to Riches – 1
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling
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10/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
Exploring the Future of Cable Access
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
Optimizing & Monetizing WiFi
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Vince Pandolfi outlines the reasons for cable WiFi's rapid growth, lays out the issues with the technology and explains the new Cisco tools that can help operators monitor and improve their WiFi delivery.
Good News on SDN Availability: Real-World Deployments Coming Soon
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Software-defined networking (SDN) deployments are set to happen in the very near future. Fujitsu software expert Dave Jameson talks to Light Reading's Will Allen about the new Virtuora NC controller, already deployed in Japan. Speaking from the inaugural Big Telecom Event, Jameson offers a brief perspective on multi-layer networks, one of the industry's current hot topics.
Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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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.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
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Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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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.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

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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...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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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.
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