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Coriant Counts on NSN's Optical Strengths
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3/19/2013  |  7 comments
Speaking to the media for the first time, executives at Nokia Siemens's soon-to-be-former optical business say they've got a shot at taking the No. 2 spot in the market
Q&A: David Meyer, Brocade's New SDN Expert
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12/21/2012  |  3 comments
Recently transplanted from Cisco, Meyer talks about SDN's audiophile potential and the ad-hoc implementations of early adopters
The MEF's Ralph Santitoro: Carrier Ethernet in the Cloud
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10/10/2012  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu's Ralph Santitoro discusses with the Metro Ethernet Forum his projects and why it promotes carrier Ethernet in the cloud
Cyan's Mark Floyd: All Over the World
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9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Cyan CEO Mark Floyd talks about his company's international expansion, its IPO plans, why it doesn't have to compete on price to win
Swisscom Reaps Revamp Rewards
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8/16/2012  |  Post a comment
A new structure that integrates networks and service provider IT is paying off at the Swiss national operator
Orange's Urban Outfitter
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8/1/2012  |  2 comments
France Télécom's Nathalie Leboucher wants to make your city smarter
ACA: Little Cable Faces Some Big Issues
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7/20/2012  |  1 comment
American Cable Association CEO Matthew Polka explains what small operators want from broadcasters and why they see Aereo as a hero
Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson: A New View of Networks
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6/8/2012  |  3 comments
In this extensive interview, Ericsson's new CTO gives his views on SPIT, customer experience metrics and those complex mobile signaling issues
NSN's Rajeev Suri: Carrier Capex & Customer Experience
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4/5/2012  |  Post a comment
In part two of his interview with Light Reading, NSN's CEO Rajeev Suri talks about operator spending, LTE, customer experience management and back-office outsourcing
NSN's Rajeev Suri: Restructuring, Research & Resilience
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4/4/2012  |  Post a comment
NSN's chief executive has one of the most challenging jobs in telecom – revitalizing Nokia Siemens Networks in the face of global competition
Interview: Mark Leonard, Colt's Bridge Builder
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8/18/2011  |  Post a comment
Mark Leonard from Colt has helped bring the operator's networks and IT teams together and is now reaping the benefits
Interview: Ruckus Wireless CEO Selina Lo
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8/15/2011  |  1 comment
Ruckus' CEO Lo is responsible for millions of Wi-Fi access points across the globe, but she believes that no hotspot is an island
Interview: Robert Muglia, Juniper's New Software Guy
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8/12/2011  |  2 comments
'I've been released from the approach of a Microsoft-centric view of things'
Ericsson India's Man at the Top
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7/27/2011  |  Post a comment
Ericsson India's new leader, Fredrik Jejdling, talks about his focus as India moves into its mobile broadband era
Interview: Terremark's President, Kerry Bailey
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7/5/2011  |  Post a comment
'We've got cloud-washing going on by every software company and every hardware company ... My toothbrush is cloud-enabled now'
Interview: Dan Blumenthal, Terabit Optical Ethernet Center
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4/22/2011  |  1 comment
Could Terabit Ethernet be the technology that validates optical packet routers?
Virgin Mobile India's Second SIM Strategy
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8/23/2010  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Asia talks with Madhusudan Mandyam, CEO of Virgin Mobile India, a franchisee of Tata Teleservices
Tektronix, Arbor CEOs Weigh In on Deal
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8/10/2010  |  2 comments
Acquisition could set off feeding frenzy in the security space to provide protection for wireless networks and devices
Interview: Basil Alwan & Lindsay Newell, AlcaLu IP Division
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7/22/2010  |  8 comments
'The core of our business is still around really one thing: the evolution of IP/MPLS to be the bearer for all traffic'
Interview: Stefan Dyckerhoff, Juniper EVP of Infrastructure
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7/5/2010  |  Post a comment
'Customers see the end of the runway in terms of how they do their business,' Dyckerhoff says
Cisco's Service Provider Boss: Pankaj Patel
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6/21/2010  |  1 comment
Cisco's top service provider exec talks sports, loves engineering, and won't take the bait and rip his customers
Interview: Drew Lanza, Morgenthaler (For Now)
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6/7/2010  |  33 comments
Drew Lanza puts the future of the chip sector, the investment potential of Internet application software, and rutabaga soup on his lunch menu
Interview: Rob Pullen, CEO, Tellabs
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1/27/2010  |  1 comment
Tellabs boss says he's focused on mobility and using WiChorus to market mobile network intelligence
Charles Vogt, CEO, Genband
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12/24/2009  |  7 comments
Some of this is going to sound familiar... More whys and wherefores about buying a Nortel division
Gary Smith, CEO, Ci-MEN-a
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11/23/2009  |  3 comments
It cost $769M and ate up a perfectly good weekend. Will Ciena's purchase of Nortel's MEN be worth it?
Richard Lowe, President of Carrier Networks, Nortel
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6/22/2009  |  1 comment
"We're at the beginning of a process, not the end of a process"
Rob Pullen, CEO, Tellabs
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11/25/2008  |  7 comments
'I don't mind spending our money. There are bargains out there.'
Nortel's Philippe Morin
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9/18/2008  |  15 comments
'We knew it was going to be a tough day'
Eitan Gertel, CEO, Finisar
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9/16/2008  |  5 comments
'We were not negotiating with other companies, nor did we have any pressure from our board to do any deal'
Gary Smith, CEO, Ciena
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3/14/2008  |  1 comment
'The drivers for growth in our industry are insatiable.'
Scott Kriens, CEO, Juniper Networks
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2/14/2008  |  3 comments
'The old way of thinking of the market as enterprise and service provider is outdated.'
Gary Smith, CEO, Ciena
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8/31/2007  |  Post a comment
'We're used to more intense cycles on the capital side. But this feels different to me.'
Georgio Anania, Ex-CEO, Bookham
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4/5/2007  |  23 comments
'We had more ups and downs than a lot of people on the outside knew about'
Dick Kramlich, Founder & General Partner, NEA
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6/27/2005  |  Post a comment
'Lemons often ripen early.'
Mike Hluchyj, CTO, Sonus Networks
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5/27/2005  |  Post a comment
"Last year was a difficult year for us because of the cloud that was hanging over us."
Mike Volpi, Cisco Systems
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11/30/2004  |  8 comments
"We were able to fortify the image of Cisco as a carrier-class company."
Bill Cadogan, Mahi Networks
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10/27/2004  |  Post a comment
"It's important that some of these little companies survive."
Bob Metcalfe
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10/11/2004  |  Post a comment
"I have no responsiblities whatsoever."
Gary Smith, CEO, Ciena
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6/17/2004  |  15 comments
"Doing nothing would have been even scarier."
Tony Li
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5/27/2004  |  169 comments
"If there was any single act that really helped Cisco, it was the merger of Wellfleet and Synoptics."
Pradeep Sindhu, Juniper Networks
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4/26/2004  |  305 comments
"Sometimes it appears to be like a slow bicycle race: Who can go the slowest without falling down?"
Giorgio Anania, Bookham
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3/12/2004  |  7 comments
"The industry consolidation is only one half to one third done – it needs to continue."
Stan Lumish, JDS Uniphase
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2/27/2004  |  Post a comment
"We were a confederation of states before, and not necessarily a happy confederation, but we're integrated now."
Drew Lanza, Morgenthaler
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2/24/2004  |  66 comments
"So, 'much faster R&D cycles' – Scr*w that! No R&D cycles!"
Niel Ransom, Alcatel CTO
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8/12/2003  |  9 comments
"I believe the future is all about creating billable services."
Bobby Johnson, Foundry Networks
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7/23/2003  |  11 comments
"We only care about one vendor long term. And that’s Cisco."
Brian Protiva, ADVA AG
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6/18/2003  |  Post a comment
"E-Tek got 40% of our company for $200,000. That was the best investment they ever made."
Luca Martini, Level 3
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5/15/2003  |  91 comments
"Personally, I think that MPLS is a merging of the best features of connection protocols like ATM and connectionless protocols like IP."
Mike Parton, Marconi
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3/20/2003  |  6 comments
"Success going forward is not just about sexy widgets. It’s about having a sustainable customer base..."
Henry Samueli, Broadcom Corp.
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1/6/2003  |  3 comments
"They're all jealous and they resent us."
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
LRTV Documentaries
Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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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.
LRTV Documentaries
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
LRTV Custom TV
Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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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.
LRTV Custom TV
Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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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.
LRTV Documentaries
The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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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.'
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
LRTV Custom TV
The Transport SDN Buzz

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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.
LRTV Custom TV
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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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. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
LRTV Custom TV
Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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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.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
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