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Will 'Ciscosson' Be a Success?
Flash Poll  | 
11/11/2015  |  1 comment
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
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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
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?
Analyzing Big Data
Flash Poll  | 
1/23/2014  |  2 comments
Big data – what is it good for?
Net Neutrality Health Check
Flash Poll  | 
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
Flash Poll  | 
1/2/2014  |  6 comments
What new innovation are you most excited to see at this year's gadget extravaganza?
2014 Headlines
Flash Poll  | 
12/18/2013  |  12 comments
What stories do you think will headline telecom news in 2014?
Giving Thanks for Tom Wheeler?
Flash Poll  | 
11/22/2013  |  16 comments
Are you grateful to have Tom Wheeler as the new head of the FCC?
Cable's Commercial Challenges
Flash Poll  | 
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
Flash Poll  | 
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
Flash Poll  | 
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?
Flash Poll  | 
10/22/2013  |  4 comments
Carrier SDN Barriers
Flash Poll  | 
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
Flash Poll  | 
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?
Flash Poll  | 
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
Flash Poll  | 
9/4/2013  |  2 comments
Cable's New No. 3 Vendor
Flash Poll  | 
8/26/2013  |  3 comments
Will You Cut the Cord With Chromecast?
Flash Poll  | 
8/20/2013  |  3 comments
Is NFV Just Wishful Thinking?
Flash Poll  | 
8/15/2013  |  7 comments

From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

11|25|15   |   5.41   |   (0) comments

Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

11|24|15   |     |   (10) comments

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

11|23|15   |   6.40   |   (0) comments

Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (2) comments

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
Hot Topics
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Sprint to Get $1.2B From New Leasing Venture
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Networking Shines in HP's Gloomy Final Earnings
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December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Cats with Phones
Can't Find the Phone on Thanksgiving? Click Here
Check under the cat! (hint: bottom right)
Live Digital Audio

Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.