The Need for Speed
Column | 5/8/2015 | 2 comments
How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?
SDN: It's All About the Apps
Column | 5/5/2015 | 3 comments
There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
My Ericsson Epiphany
Column | 4/2/2015 | 13 comments
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
Column | 3/20/2015 | 5 comments
Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.
Think Outside the White Box
Column | 3/16/2015 | 15 comments
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
Column | 2/17/2015 | Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
What’s in Store for RDK
Column | 12/23/2014 | Post a comment
Next year promises to see more product innovation and more implementations of the cable industry's Reference Design Kit software across the globe
Sifting Through the Data
Column | 11/10/2014 | 3 comments
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Column | 10/20/2014 | 8 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
Column | 10/13/2014 | 4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
From The Founder
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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The NFV era is placing new demands on the developers and suppliers of network technology.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.