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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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The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

9|29|15   |   05:47   |   (5) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

9|29|15   |   04:24   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
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AT&T's Band of Women

9|28|15   |   4:36   |   (0) comments

Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|25|15   |   11:36   |   (0) comments

Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

9|23|15   |   02:15   |   (2) comments

The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Verizon's Healthy Approach to WiC

9|22|15   |   2:30   |   (2) comments

If you think there are too few women in comms, you should see the healthcare industry. Nancy Green, Verizon's healthcare global lead, shares ideas on what we can do about it.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
UBBF 2015 Highlights

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Drilling down deeper into the transformation process will provide network operators with a practical look at building new businesses around a digital virtualized network architecture, and lay out some of the transition steps required, particularly in the struggle to enable more dynamic and focused enterprise network services.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
ActiveVideo's Cloud Virtualization Technology

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ActiveVideo's CMO, Murali Nemani, discusses how virtualized CPE functions can deliver applications from the cloud to various devices at home.
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