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Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
Column  | 
11/26/2015  |  Post a comment
As OTT video traffic soars, CSPs can use new probing tools to measure and improve their data customers' quality of experience more effectively.
Routers Are Facing Extinction: Let’s Not Save Them
Column  | 
11/18/2015  |  11 comments
The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.
The Platform's Not Burning
Column  | 
11/10/2015  |  6 comments
Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
Testing Times for Our Industry
Column  | 
11/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
Incumbents: Do or Die
Column  | 
10/22/2015  |  5 comments
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
Cord Cutting? 'Fraid so.
Column  | 
10/7/2015  |  8 comments
Cord cutting is a real and present threat to pay-TV, but it has been an erosion, not a landslide.
OpenStack & OVS: From Love-Hate Relationship to Match Made in Heaven
Column  | 
10/6/2015  |  1 comment
They go together hand-in-hand in many networks but the relationship is strained – is there a way to improve the efficiency of an OpenStack and OVS deployment?
Good News for NFV Interoperability
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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?
Column  | 
9/1/2015  |  1 comment
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.
OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The future of communications depends on technology licensing, according to Ericsson's Monica Magnusson.
Happy Birthday, Einstein@Home
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
8/12/2015  |  3 comments
This is what industry leadership looks like.
NFV Gets Real – Finally
Column  | 
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'?
Column  | 
8/5/2015  |  7 comments
Fraud should be part of the risk assessment every telco makes.
NFV's Unexpected Bonus
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom SVP Rich Nelson offers a primer on DOCSIS 3.1.
The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?
Column  | 
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?
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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
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
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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
Column  | 
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
Column  | 
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?
Column  | 
4/10/2015  |  4 comments
5G could shape up to be a stunningly expensive fiasco.
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.
WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
Column  | 
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
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.
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From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

11|25|15   |   5.41   |   (0) comments

Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

11|24|15   |     |   (9) comments

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

11|23|15   |   6.40   |   (0) comments

Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (1) comment

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Live Digital Audio

Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.