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Time for a Telecom Reboot
From the Founder  | 
4/19/2017  |  54 comments
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video
From the Founder  | 
1/9/2017  |  2 comments
Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
The Russo Report: Driving Disruption
From the Founder  | 
7/25/2016  |  2 comments
In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
Juniper & vCPE – Keeping It Simple
From the Founder  | 
6/30/2016  |  1 comment
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.
Nokia Nails Our NFV Performance Tests
From the Founder  | 
5/16/2016  |  7 comments
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
NFV: Coming, Ready or Not!
From the Founder  | 
4/19/2016  |  5 comments
Download our complete guide to de-risking NFV deployment in 2016, including:
  • An eight-step strategy to deploying NFV safely, based on input from the companies that have already started virtualizing their production networks.
  • Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
  • Join Light Reading's New Model Army
    From the Founder  | 
    3/25/2016  |  2 comments
    Still using that old seven-layer OSI model as the reference architecture for your network?
    AT&T's John Donovan on Cloud, Virtualization & White Box Networking
    From the Founder  | 
    3/15/2016  |  1 comment
    John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
    Cisco's Clemson on Video in the New IP Era
    From the Founder  | 
    1/18/2016  |  3 comments
    Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
    Ericsson CTO: Get Connected to the Enterprise
    From the Founder  | 
    1/13/2016  |  5 comments
    Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson outlines why the enterprise cloud sector offers a major opportunity to communications service providers, telecom vendors and Light Reading.
    Brocade CEO on the New IP
    From the Founder  | 
    12/29/2015  |  6 comments
    Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
    Saunders of Arabia
    From the Founder  | 
    12/11/2015  |  14 comments
    My journey to uncover the comms secrets of the KSA.
    Unwrapping the White Box
    From the Founder  | 
    11/24/2015  |  2 comments
    Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
    What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
    From the Founder  | 
    11/16/2015  |  2 comments
    Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
    Testing Times for Our Industry
    From the Founder  | 
    11/3/2015  |  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
    From the Founder  | 
    10/20/2015  |  62 comments
    The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
    Opening Up the White Box Network
    From the Founder  | 
    10/12/2015  |  2 comments
    Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big questions around white box networks. No pressure...
    Industry Rallies to NFV Interoperability Effort
    From the Founder  | 
    9/30/2015  |  1 comment
    The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
    Huawei Opens Back Door Into US
    From the Founder  | 
    8/21/2015  |  68 comments
    Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
    Things That Make You Sigh on a Wednesday
    From the Founder  | 
    8/12/2015  |  18 comments
    Men's rights activists have recently filed a lawsuit against a startup that runs events for female entrepreneurs. Is Women in Comms next? We don't think so.
    Arista's CloudVision
    From the Founder  | 
    7/20/2015  |  6 comments
    Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
    Nuage Networks on Operationalizing SDN
    From the Founder  | 
    7/15/2015  |  1 comment
    Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN.
    Mellanox & the 100GigE Revolution
    From the Founder  | 
    7/13/2015  |  7 comments
    Mellanox has shaken up the data center market with a new range of Ethernet switching products that are ready to meet customers' open source needs.
    Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
    From the Founder  | 
    6/5/2015  |  10 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.
    Are You Ready to Rock?
    From the Founder  | 
    5/1/2015  |  20 comments
    Then pick up your axe, put on your spandex trousers and get yourself down to Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE). Kerrang!!!
    Ericsson's Rack Attack
    From the Founder  | 
    4/24/2015  |  8 comments
    Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
    Ericsson's Ewaldsson on the New IP
    From the Founder  | 
    4/23/2015  |  1 comment
    Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the virtualization, standardization and the New IP.
    My Ericsson Epiphany
    From the Founder  | 
    4/8/2015  |  3 comments
    The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
    Think Outside the White Box
    From the Founder  | 
    3/16/2015  |  7 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.
    Alcatel-Lucent: Enabling the New IP
    From the Founder  | 
    3/12/2015  |  1 comment
    Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about the key components of the New IP and how service providers can rethink their networks for business growth.
    Cisco: IP Is The Unifier
    From the Founder  | 
    3/10/2015  |  2 comments
    Cisco's Kelly Ahuja talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about how businesses can leverage New IP technology to solve challenges.
    Ericsson: Monetizing the New IP
    From the Founder  | 
    3/3/2015  |  4 comments
    Siva Ananmalay, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the importance of monetization, personalization and customer loyalty at The New IP event in San Jose, Calif.
    Nuage CEO Shares New IP Nuances
    From the Founder  | 
    2/27/2015  |  11 comments
    Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent), talks to Light Reading's founder and CEO, Steve Saunders, about migrating to the New IP world, and the importance of providing value as networks move to the cloud through automation of network elements, policy implementation and more.
    Big Telecom Event: Bigger & Better
    From the Founder  | 
    2/25/2015  |  8 comments
    Light Reading's Big Telecom Event, June 9-10, Chicago, is the only event focused on monetizing high-capacity broadband networks.
    New IP: Bigger, Better
    From the Founder  | 
    2/23/2015  |  11 comments
    The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.
    I'm Having a Party – and You're Invited
    From the Founder  | 
    2/19/2015  |  2 comments
    This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is going to be even bigger and better than our 2014 blockbuster debut. And there won't be an olde worlde boothe in sight.
    Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP
    From the Founder  | 
    1/30/2015  |  5 comments
    Brocade's Kelly Herrell and Light Reading's Steve Saunders talk about Brocade's approach to the New IP and the telecom industry's future.
    My Moment of Telecom Clarity
    From the Founder  | 
    10/6/2014  |  44 comments
    It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
    Introducing 'the New IP'
    From the Founder  | 
    9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
    Is your network built on 'the Old IP,' or are you part of 'the New IP' revolution?


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    Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
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    Charting the CSP's Future
    Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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    The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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    The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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    How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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    Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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    Mobile Operators & Video

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    Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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    Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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    Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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    Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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    Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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    NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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    The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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    The Impact of Video

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    David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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    Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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    In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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    Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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    Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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    Huawei at MWC 2017

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    At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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    China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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    Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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    Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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    Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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