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Good News for NFV Interoperability
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9/29/2015  |  6 comments
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Analytics Holds the Key to Cable's Future
Column  | 
9/29/2015  |  6 comments
Data analytics and revenue assurance are growing in strategic importance for the cable industry.
IoT Showdown: Machines Win in First Human Battle with the BOTs
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9/21/2015  |  8 comments
The introduction of IoT applications is supposed to make life easier for homo sapiens. But things are off to a bad start, according to Accedian's Scott Sumner.
Why Roberts Thinks Cable is Doing Just Fine
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9/18/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sees wireless in cable's future and only gradual change in TV bundles.
LPWAN: Choice Overload and Confusion
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9/18/2015  |  5 comments
The LPWAN space for IoT is exciting, but there are too many competing technologies leading to choice overload and confusion.
Amazon Web Services Makes Its Africa Push
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
AWS looks set to ramp up its cloud services strategy in Africa and it's not alone.
Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
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9/2/2015  |  7 comments
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds?
Can a Common Core Network Support All Services?
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9/1/2015  |  1 comment
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.
OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
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8/27/2015  |  2 comments
Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) lays down a challenge to OpenFlow's naysayers.
5 Must-Have Tech Partnerships for Carriers
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8/24/2015  |  5 comments
Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.
Share & Share Alike
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The future of communications depends on technology licensing, according to Ericsson's Monica Magnusson.
Happy Birthday, Einstein@Home
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8/14/2015  |  2 comments
Reflecting on the pivotal role this technology played in the history of computing on its 10th birthday.
NFV Evaluation: Cisco, Juniper & Others Are On Board
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8/12/2015  |  3 comments
This is what industry leadership looks like.
NFV Gets Real – Finally
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8/10/2015  |  1 comment
New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.
When Will Telco CFOs Say the 'F Word'?
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8/5/2015  |  7 comments
Fraud should be part of the risk assessment every telco makes.
NFV's Unexpected Bonus
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8/3/2015  |  2 comments
Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.
Interoperability: Harmony in the Network
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7/27/2015  |  1 comment
Interoperability is the 'glue' that holds communications networks together, and it's as important as ever as new technologies such as enter the market.
The Evolution of Mobile Video Delivery
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7/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Today's adaptive bitrate video (ABR) video protocol can respond well to changes in video, but still has limitations that operators need to overcome.
A Global Perspective on Women in Comms
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7/21/2015  |  5 comments
The telecom industry could use alternate perspectives to question convention and push the boundaries of innovation, and women hold the key.
MTN Adjusts African Approach to IoT
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7/15/2015  |  2 comments
MTN's new IoT platform provides a more flexible way of addressing the sector.
Moving WebRTC From Asterisk to Headline
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7/13/2015  |  7 comments
By removing a few roadblocks and working with wireless operators, WebRTC can become as easy as WebGL or any other Web API and, more importantly, become just as popular.
GCI: Measuring Growth Factors in the Digital Economy
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7/10/2015  |  8 comments
The Global Connectivity Index (GCI), which ranks countries based on a wide range of financial and technology criteria, has identified a strong link between high GCI scores and GDP per capita.
Xalam: What's in a Name?
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7/10/2015  |  4 comments
What makes AME digital infrastructure markets tick? And why are they so important? Xalam Analytics, a research initiative being launched in partnership with Light Reading and Heavy Reading, is here to explain and inform.
Waiting for Buhari: Can New Government Transform Nigeria Into Digital Economy?
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7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Guy Zibi, managing director and chief analyst at Xalam Analytics, looks at the prospects for Nigeria under a new president.
DOCSIS 3.1 Enables Rapid Deployment of Gigabit Broadband
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom SVP Rich Nelson offers a primer on DOCSIS 3.1.
The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?
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6/25/2015  |  7 comments
The web services giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google might be defining the next generation of 'carrier class' networking technology.
Payments: A Third Pillar of Carrier Revenue?
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6/23/2015  |  6 comments
As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.
Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN
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6/8/2015  |  1 comment
There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.
Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
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6/3/2015  |  10 comments
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight
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6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.
The Three Steps to Digital Dominance
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the main steps that CSPs need to take in order to compete on the digital playing field?
An Inflection Point in Telecom: The 5G Vector
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
The industry is at an inflection point, and one of the looming disruptors is 5G.
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
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5/18/2015  |  15 comments
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.
INTX Verdict: Still a Cable Show
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5/8/2015  |  7 comments
Cable companies still dominate the scene at INTX, the event formerly known as The Cable Show.
The Case For Pure Play Virtualization
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5/8/2015  |  6 comments
What is the best way to support both layer 2 and layer 3 services at the edge of the network that incorporates virtual network functions?
The Need for Speed
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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
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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).
OTT Apps: Time To Beat 'Em or Join 'Em
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
CSPs have to devise a strategy either to monetize third-party OTT services or develop and deliver their own OTT-telco service offering.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
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4/17/2015  |  3 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
5G: Just an Expensive New Interface?
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4/10/2015  |  4 comments
5G could shape up to be a stunningly expensive fiasco.
My Ericsson Epiphany
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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.
WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
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3/27/2015  |  8 comments
Wi-Fi Alliance members have created Wi-Fi Aware technology to bring local experiences to life -- without requiring access to the Internet or GPS.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
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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
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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.
SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
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3/10/2015  |  Post a comment
There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.
New IP: Bigger, Better
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
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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.
Unearthing Opportunities for Operators in IoT
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2/9/2015  |  5 comments
Mobile network operators have the network and a business model that makes them well suited to lead the charge as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.
Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
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2/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.
The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.
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BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

9|29|15   |   05:47   |   (5) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

9|29|15   |   04:24   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
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AT&T's Band of Women

9|28|15   |   4:36   |   (0) comments

Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|25|15   |   11:36   |   (0) comments

Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

9|23|15   |   02:15   |   (2) comments

The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Verizon's Healthy Approach to WiC

9|22|15   |   2:30   |   (2) comments

If you think there are too few women in comms, you should see the healthcare industry. Nancy Green, Verizon's healthcare global lead, shares ideas on what we can do about it.
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UBBF 2015 Highlights

9|22|15   |     |   (0) comments

Drilling down deeper into the transformation process will provide network operators with a practical look at building new businesses around a digital virtualized network architecture, and lay out some of the transition steps required, particularly in the struggle to enable more dynamic and focused enterprise network services.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
ActiveVideo's Cloud Virtualization Technology

9|22|15   |   7:23   |   (0) comments

ActiveVideo's CMO, Murali Nemani, discusses how virtualized CPE functions can deliver applications from the cloud to various devices at home.
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