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Zayo's Fiber Diet
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8/1/2013  |  1 comment
Having taken a breather from its acquisition spree in the US, Zayo could kick-start some infrastructure consolidation action in Europe
NSN: The Recovery Looks Real
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7/18/2013  |  1 comment
Some good news for its Finnish parent – Nokia Siemens Networks is on a margin roll
Turning Copper into Gold
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7/17/2013  |  7 comments
Telefónica to boost its broadband lines in LatAm with DSL management the from ASSIA
Why Is NSN Only Worth $4.4B?
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7/1/2013  |  6 comments
According to the value of Nokia's takeover deal, Nokia Siemens Networks is worth less than $5B
Is There Any Hope for Europe?
EuroBlog  | 
6/27/2013  |  5 comments
As APAC and North America forge ahead, Europe seems stuck in yesteryear
Shotgun Scenario for Subsea Operators
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6/24/2013  |  Post a comment
Submarine network operators are tapped whether they like it or not, suggests report
British Spooks Tap the Global Net
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6/21/2013  |  4 comments
And you thought the NSA was up to no good with Prism?
TiMetra at Heart of AlcaLu's Shift
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6/20/2013  |  9 comments
Would Alcatel-Lucent even have a company to turn around if it hadn't bought TiMetra in 2003?
Is NSN Ready to Be Sold?
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6/14/2013  |  2 comments
Speculation suggests Siemens has been touting its telecom systems joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks to private equity firms
On Your Toes, Coriant!
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6/13/2013  |  Post a comment
European optical transport vendor now has a rival vendor for company in TeliaSonera's regional network
Prism in a Big Data World
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6/10/2013  |  11 comments
Debate around the Prism revelations is far-reaching, but how shocking are these developments?
Security Concerns Cling to Huawei
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6/6/2013  |  4 comments
Redacted UK security report raises further concerns about Chinese vendor's perceived state links
Policy Is NFV's Pacesetter
EuroBlog  | 
5/29/2013  |  2 comments
The policy control players are setting the network functions virtualization (NFV) pace and scrambling for kudos
NSN & Intel Get Edgy
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5/23/2013  |  3 comments
A combination of liquid applications and virtualization power could be interesting.
Joyeux Anniversaire Ethernet
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5/22/2013  |  Post a comment
Ethernet is 40 years old and some European service provider execs are crashing the party
Telefónica + Samsung: Digital Dream Team?
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5/17/2013  |  2 comments
It's not the end game, but a new accord between Telefónica Digital and Samsung is showing the way for traditional telcos
MW13: What CIOs Really Want
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5/16/2013  |  Post a comment
There's a particular application enterprise CIOs would like to see on their comms menu, says Colt exec
MW13: QUICK – FREE STUFF!!
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5/14/2013  |  1 comment
Has the Surface Tablet ever been this popular?
MW13: Microsoft's Fab Freebie
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5/13/2013  |  4 comments
Is this the biggest industry event giveaway of all time?
BT's Got Balls
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5/9/2013  |  5 comments
UK incumbent's sports content strategy has all the makings of an 'own goal'
Five 'Nice' Thoughts
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5/7/2013  |  1 comment
Ahead of the annual Management World event in Nice, France, we ask: What would be good to see at the SPIT sector's major jamboree?
Intel Adds to Its SDN Arsenal
EuroBlog  | 
5/2/2013  |  1 comment
The chip giant has gained some seasoned telecom API smarts with a strategic acquisition in Northern Ireland
Breznick's Back on Cable Duty
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5/1/2013  |  5 comments
Former Light Reading Cable editor is back in the hot seat, covering MSO and video developments
Euroblog: Combes Clearout?
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4/25/2013  |  2 comments
Is AlcaLu's new CEO about to start a technology garage sale?
NSN Maintains Momentum
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4/18/2013  |  Post a comment
Keeps itself in profit even though Q1 sales are down
Running Down RAN Costs
EuroBlog  | 
4/11/2013  |  1 comment
Sometimes the simple ideas are the best
Might NSN Become NNN?
EuroBlog  | 
4/4/2013  |  4 comments
The next few months will likely see some changes in ownership structure at Nokia Siemens Networks
Farewell Then, Ben
EuroBlog  | 
3/28/2013  |  2 comments
At Alcatel-Lucent, the name plate on the CEO's door is being replaced
This Virtual World
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3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
The potential impact of network functions virtualization (NFV) and SDN is a catalyst for technology suppliers and technology thinkers alike
Time for a Change
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3/21/2013  |  7 comments
The telecom sector is transforming – so is Light Reading
How Telcos Can Deal With OTT
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3/21/2013  |  3 comments
Telecom operators shouldn't fight the OTT players, they should make money from them
Euro Operators in the Doghouse
EuroBlog  | 
3/13/2013  |  1 comment
Unfortunately, it's not too surprising that many European enterprises aren't best pleased with their service providers
HP/Autonomy: Nothing to Get Excited About
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3/12/2013  |  2 comments
News of two investigations into Autonomy's financial statements changes nothing, notes analyst
Beyond Cable's Tech Obsession
EuroBlog  | 
3/5/2013  |  1 comment
For cable operators, the next step should be about more than just networks, speeds and screens
John Chambers, Comedian
EuroBlog  | 
3/1/2013  |  1 comment
Cisco CEO reportedly displays a wicked sense of humor in Barcelona
What's NFV All About?
EuroBlog  | 
3/1/2013  |  Post a comment
Why all the fuss about network functions virtualization (NFV)? Here is some background, a definition and some references to help focus the debate
MWC: The Network Blinked
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2/28/2013  |  1 comment
Network functions virtualization has been the underground networking trend at this year's Mobile World Congress
The 5G Landgrab
EuroBlog  | 
2/22/2013  |  2 comments
Can we have just one 5G please?
V Is for Virtualization
EuroBlog  | 
2/21/2013  |  2 comments
Network functions virtualization will be a very real topic at Mobile World Congress
Is This the Device of the Year?
EuroBlog  | 
2/18/2013  |  6 comments
Mobile World Congress will be awash with new smartphones and other mobile devices, but can they match the classics for voice communications?
Europe's Broadband Nightmare
EuroBlog  | 
2/11/2013  |  13 comments
The digital dream of EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes has been shattered by clueless political pinheads
Alcatel-Lucent: Don't Blame Ben
EuroBlog  | 
2/8/2013  |  18 comments
AlcaLu's board, not outgoing CEO Ben Verwaayen, is to blame for the vendor's current predicament
Ericsson Retains Its Crown – Barely
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1/31/2013  |  2 comments
A better than expected fourth quarter means the Swede is still telecom's biggest vendor by sales
Is This a Turning Point?
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1/18/2013  |  4 comments
France Telecom suggests it will be compensated by Google for Web giant's traffic volumes
Online Liberty Tested in France
EuroBlog  | 
1/9/2013  |  2 comments
10:10 AM French ISP's ad-blocking strategy could be the start of a struggle between network operators and OTT players
SDN Added to Interop Test
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1/2/2013  |  3 comments
11:00 AM OpenFlow and Path Computation Element (PCE) will be part of EANTC's annual multivendor Carrier Ethernet/MPLS interoperability test
For Sail: Alcatel-Lucent's Subsea Business
EuroBlog  | 
12/20/2012  |  4 comments
12:00 PM Reports suggest the company's cable-laying fleet is on its way to FT
BT's Hot for 4G
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12/20/2012  |  Post a comment
6:40 AM But what would it do with LTE?
Wayra Czechs In to Central Europe
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12/13/2012  |  Post a comment
10:15 AM Telefónica Digital's Wayra operation is opening a startup incubator in the Czech Republic
What 4G Players Want for Christmas
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12/12/2012  |  Post a comment
1:20 PM A stocking full of personalized data plans, it seems…
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
LRTV Custom TV
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
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