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Zayo's Fiber Diet
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
7/18/2013  |  1 comment
Some good news for its Finnish parent – Nokia Siemens Networks is on a margin roll
Turning Copper into Gold
EuroBlog  | 
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?
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
6/21/2013  |  4 comments
And you thought the NSA was up to no good with Prism?
TiMetra at Heart of AlcaLu's Shift
EuroBlog  | 
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?
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
6/10/2013  |  11 comments
Debate around the Prism revelations is far-reaching, but how shocking are these developments?
Security Concerns Cling to Huawei
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
5/23/2013  |  3 comments
A combination of liquid applications and virtualization power could be interesting.
Joyeux Anniversaire Ethernet
EuroBlog  | 
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?
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
5/16/2013  |  Post a comment
There's a particular application enterprise CIOs would like to see on their comms menu, says Colt exec
EuroBlog  | 
5/14/2013  |  1 comment
Has the Surface Tablet ever been this popular?
MW13: Microsoft's Fab Freebie
EuroBlog  | 
5/13/2013  |  4 comments
Is this the biggest industry event giveaway of all time?
BT's Got Balls
EuroBlog  | 
5/9/2013  |  5 comments
UK incumbent's sports content strategy has all the makings of an 'own goal'
Five 'Nice' Thoughts
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
5/1/2013  |  5 comments
Former Light Reading Cable editor is back in the hot seat, covering MSO and video developments
Euroblog: Combes Clearout?
EuroBlog  | 
4/25/2013  |  2 comments
Is AlcaLu's new CEO about to start a technology garage sale?
NSN Maintains Momentum
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
3/21/2013  |  7 comments
The telecom sector is transforming – so is Light Reading
How Telcos Can Deal With OTT
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
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?
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
12/20/2012  |  Post a comment
6:40 AM But what would it do with LTE?
Wayra Czechs In to Central Europe
EuroBlog  | 
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
EuroBlog  | 
12/12/2012  |  Post a comment
1:20 PM A stocking full of personalized data plans, it seems…
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Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!