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Rate Your Vendors!
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5/1/2017  |  Post a comment
When it comes to next-generation communications technology, how satisfied are you with the value you currently get from your vendors?
Optical's Focus
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3/24/2017  |  1 comment
What's the most important focus area for optical systems vendors in 2017?
5G at MWC
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3/6/2017  |  1 comment
What was the most important thing we learnt about the future of 5G at Mobile World Congress this year?
Trump's 'Muslim Ban'
Flash Poll  | 
1/31/2017  |  7 comments
Is President Trump's order to bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days a positive or negative move?
Will the Fog Roll In During 2017?
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1/6/2017  |  1 comment
Fog networking/computing (aka the distributed cloud) looks set to become a major strategic topic during 2017, but is it on your radar?
Festive Fun at the FCC
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12/13/2016  |  3 comments
What impact, if any, will a 2-2 split of FCC commissioners have on US telecom regulation?
Is Mobile Edge Computing on Your Radar?
Flash Poll  | 
9/13/2016  |  3 comments
Mobile edge computing (MEC) has been the subject of discussion and technology development for a couple of years, but is it near the top of any operator agendas?
What Do You Want From the iPhone 7?
Flash Poll  | 
8/31/2016  |  19 comments
The new Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled on September 7. What feature would you like most?
Up in ARMs
Flash Poll  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
SoftBank is set to buy chip designer ARM for about $32 billion, citing the expected growth of the IoT tech market as a catalyst. Is this a good move by SoftBank?
Brexit Fallout
Flash Poll  | 
6/30/2016  |  6 comments
Light Reading believes the Brexit decision will negatively impact the UK's communications market. What do you think?
The Test & Measurement Menu
Flash Poll  | 
6/7/2016  |  Post a comment
What defines test & measurement in the 21st century communications networking market?
Making Money From NFV
Flash Poll  | 
5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Every vendor has a network functions virtualization (NFV) story, but how will those vendors generate profitable NFV-related revenues?
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016
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4/13/2016  |  5 comments
Which of these individuals deserves to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2016? (Please note: This poll provides Light Reading's team with guidance but does not determine the final Hall of Fame selection. And you can choose more than one name.)
Help LR Name Its New Network Model
Flash Poll  | 
3/25/2016  |  11 comments
Light Reading has defined a new 4-layer reference architecture for 21st century networks. But we're having trouble thinking of a cool name for it. Can you help? Choose from the list below or tell us your own suggestion on the boards.
Where Is Cable Heading?
Flash Poll  | 
3/7/2016  |  Post a comment
What next-gen technology or service should be the cable industry's biggest priority this year?
Hot Training Topics for 2016
Flash Poll  | 
1/26/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading is launching an online university in March. Which topics are you most interested in learning about?
What's the Best NFV Strategy for CSPs?
Flash Poll  | 
1/19/2016  |  1 comment
What's the safest way for communications service providers to deploy NFV in 2016?
What Are Cisco & Ericsson Cooking Up?
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1/7/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco and Ericsson are co-developing new products, Light Reading has learned. What do you think Ciscosson is working on?
Hot Stuff @CES 2016
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1/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The annual Vegas CES crush is underway – what will be THE hot topic this year?
HP's Brand Stand
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12/1/2015  |  1 comment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is now officially a thing. Does this new brand make it easier or harder for it to sell to communications service providers?
Will 'Ciscosson' Be a Success?
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11/11/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have forged a global strategic partnership that, they believe, will drive incremental revenues and give them an advantage over their main rivals. Is the 'Ciscosson' model one that will work?
Getting More Women Into STEM
Flash Poll  | 
11/4/2015  |  1 comment
What do we, as an industry, need to do to recruit more female talent?
Is Dell Buying a Telco Ticket?
Flash Poll  | 
10/16/2015  |  1 comment
Will Dell's acquisition of EMC and VMware improve its chances of selling solutions to communications service providers (CSPs)?
Apple Seeds
Flash Poll  | 
9/18/2015  |  1 comment
Will the new Apple TV disrupt the cable/satellite provider industry? Or is it still floundering in the wake of Roku and others?
What's in a Name?
Flash Poll  | 
8/5/2015  |  4 comments
Is the term 'telco' dead?
Smells Like Earnings Season
Flash Poll  | 
7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
What will operators be highlighting – or dodging the most questions on – when they report their next quarterly earnings in the coming weeks?
CRAN in LTE-Advanced
Flash Poll  | 
7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Operators are looking to build centralized RAN architectures as part of their LTE-Advanced deployments for a number of reasons, but which is the most important?
New IP Procurement
Flash Poll  | 
6/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the key criteria network operators should consider when selecting vendors for their next gen networks? You can select more than one option.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
Flash Poll  | 
5/29/2015  |  1 comment
Which of these individuals deserve to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2015? You can select more than one name.
The Need for Speed (Or Not)
Flash Poll  | 
5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Does anyone need Gigabit broadband?
The Trouble With Drones...
Flash Poll  | 
5/5/2015  |  1 comment
Not everyone's convinced drones are going to be the answer to all our connectivity needs.
IoT Tech Options
Flash Poll  | 
4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Will Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology be deployed in IoT/M2M infrastructure rollouts, or will the sector wait for LTE-M?
5G Challenges
Flash Poll  | 
4/1/2015  |  1 comment
5G is still years away, but there are many speed bumps standing between the wireless operators and the next-generation networks they are envisioning.
Talkin' 'Bout Next Generation
Flash Poll  | 
3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Which next-gen technology or service should be the biggest priority for the cable industry this year?
MWC: What Is It Good For?
Flash Poll  | 
3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
For those who work in the mobile/wireless sector, is attending Mobile World Congress essential?
Hola, MWC#15
Flash Poll  | 
2/19/2015  |  1 comment
What will be the biggest discussion topics, themes and hyped technologies at the year's mobile extravaganza?
Putting the SP in the IoT
Flash Poll  | 
1/27/2015  |  2 comments
Applications and devices for the Internet of Things generate a lot of buzz – but what role will service providers play, and what are the top priorities they must address to be players?
Optical Priorities 2015
Flash Poll  | 
1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What is the most important optical networking development for 2015?
Stick It to 'Em
Flash Poll  | 
12/1/2014  |  3 comments
Now that Google, Roku and Amazon have introduced HDMI streaming sticks that take the place of set-top boxes, which US pay-TV provider will be the first to try the new form factor?
Data Analytics in a Virtual World
Flash Poll  | 
11/3/2014  |  Post a comment
How is the move to SDN and NFV affecting data analytics? Or is it too soon to say?
Is LTE-Advanced Having an Impact?
Flash Poll  | 
10/1/2014  |  1 comment
LTE-Advanced: Should we believe the hype?
Data Center Imperative
Flash Poll  | 
8/21/2014  |  1 comment
Data centers: Should carriers go there?
Claure's To-Do List
Flash Poll  | 
8/12/2014  |  1 comment
It's all a question of priorities for Marcelo.
Net Neutrality
Flash Poll  | 
7/7/2014  |  3 comments
It'll be resolved by Christmas. But which Christmas?
IoT Impact
Flash Poll  | 
6/3/2014  |  2 comments
We know that it means white goods may get ideas above their station but what will the Internet of Things mean for service providers?
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
Flash Poll  | 
5/8/2014  |  5 comments
Which of these individuals deserve to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2014?
Taking the OTT Plunge
Flash Poll  | 
4/22/2014  |  2 comments
Which traditional pay-TV provider will be the first to go over-the-top?
Cable's All-IP Shift
Flash Poll  | 
3/24/2014  |  2 comments
How soon will most North American cable operators upgrade to all-IP service delivery?
Do We Need 400G?
Flash Poll  | 
3/7/2014  |  1 comment
With 100G deployments ramping up and work already underway on 1Tbit/s capabilities, is there really any need for 400G?
Small Cells in the City
Flash Poll  | 
2/5/2014  |  2 comments
What is the biggest challenge standing in the way of public-access small cell deployments?
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions Wth All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
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BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink

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Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function. He is an experienced senior technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business ...
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CenturyLink CTO on Transformation

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The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
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One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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