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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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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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