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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 Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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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. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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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.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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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. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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