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.
Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
Column | 9/26/2014 | 5 comments
Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm
conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV 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!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?