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What's in a Name?
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8/5/2015  |  3 comments
Is the term 'telco' dead?
Smells Like Earnings Season
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Does anyone need Gigabit broadband?
The Trouble With Drones...
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5/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Not everyone's convinced drones are going to be the answer to all our connectivity needs.
IoT Tech Options
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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
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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
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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?
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3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
For those who work in the mobile/wireless sector, is attending Mobile World Congress essential?
Hola, MWC#15
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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
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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
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What is the most important optical networking development for 2015?
Stick It to 'Em
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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
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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?
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10/1/2014  |  1 comment
LTE-Advanced: Should we believe the hype?
Data Center Imperative
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8/21/2014  |  1 comment
Data centers: Should carriers go there?
Claure's To-Do List
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8/12/2014  |  1 comment
It's all a question of priorities for Marcelo.
Net Neutrality
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7/7/2014  |  3 comments
It'll be resolved by Christmas. But which Christmas?
IoT Impact
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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
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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
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4/22/2014  |  2 comments
Which traditional pay-TV provider will be the first to go over-the-top?
Cable's All-IP Shift
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3/24/2014  |  2 comments
How soon will most North American cable operators upgrade to all-IP service delivery?
Do We Need 400G?
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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
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2/5/2014  |  2 comments
What is the biggest challenge standing in the way of public-access small cell deployments?
Analyzing Big Data
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1/23/2014  |  2 comments
Big data – what is it good for?
Net Neutrality Health Check
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1/15/2014  |  1 comment
Is Net Neutrality a dead issue in the US following the federal appeals court ruling of January 14?
CES Expectations
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1/2/2014  |  6 comments
What new innovation are you most excited to see at this year's gadget extravaganza?
2014 Headlines
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12/18/2013  |  12 comments
What stories do you think will headline telecom news in 2014?
Giving Thanks for Tom Wheeler?
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11/22/2013  |  16 comments
Are you grateful to have Tom Wheeler as the new head of the FCC?
Cable's Commercial Challenges
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11/13/2013  |  5 comments
What's the single greatest challenge for US cable operators seeking to enlist mid-size and larger firms as commercial customers?
Mobile Security on LTE
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11/5/2013  |  1 comment
The move to LTE opens up networks to new security threats. What's your biggest concern?
Sandy: One Year On
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10/29/2013  |  Post a comment
It's one year on from Superstorm Sandy. Do you feel that networks have been updated to better handle another massive storm?
IPTV: Boom or Bust?
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10/22/2013  |  4 comments
Carrier SDN Barriers
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10/1/2013  |  2 comments
What is the biggest barrier to the widespread deployment of SDN capabilities in telco networks?
Light Reading's Hall of Fame
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9/17/2013  |  26 comments
Who deserves to be ushered into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year?
Apple's $99 iPhone 5C: You Buying?
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9/10/2013  |  3 comments
Apple unveiled Tuesday the cheapest handset it has yet launched - the iPhone 5C - a full-featured smartphone with a plastic case, at $99 for the 16GB model with a contract. You buying?
2013: Game-Changing Acquisitions
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9/4/2013  |  2 comments
Cable's New No. 3 Vendor
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8/26/2013  |  3 comments
Will You Cut the Cord With Chromecast?
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8/20/2013  |  3 comments
Is NFV Just Wishful Thinking?
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8/15/2013  |  7 comments


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Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Between the CEOs
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|2|15   |   11:27   |   (1) comment


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 ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

8|28|15   |   19:05   |   (0) comments


Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

8|27|15   |   06.36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

8|26|15   |   07:54   |   (0) comments


Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

8|25|15   |   02:36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

8|5|15   |   7:09   |   (0) comments


Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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 with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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