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Hot Training Topics for 2016
Flash Poll  | 
1/26/2016  |  Post a 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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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?
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8/5/2015  |  4 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  |  1 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?
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
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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
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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LRTV Documentaries
EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Shades of Ray
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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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 G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.