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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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No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains

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Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
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Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge

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Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt massive DDoS attacks using IoT devices in botnets. The solution he has in mind includes reputation-based routing by the service provider but also more secure endpoint devices and greater consumer awareness.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BTís Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.