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Learn what business users really think about “Working in the Cloud”
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8/24/2016  | 
While the reasons for moving to a cloud environment are plentiful, most discussions of cloud benefits focus on the decision maker or IT leader's perspective. But what about the business users, the people who actually work in the cloud? What's their perspective and how does it, or doesn’t it, align with IT leaders?
Designing the 5G Unified Air Interface
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8/22/2016  | 
Building on the transformation started in 4G LTE.
Paving the path to Narrowband 5G with LTE Internet of Things (IoT)
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8/22/2016  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing a massive surge of smart, connected devices that will enable new services and efficiencies across industries.
Leading the world to 5G: Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies
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8/22/2016  | 
The connected vehicle is already a mainstream reality. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a proven, trusted solution provider for automotive.
Nuage Networks Virtualized Service Platform: Service chaining
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8/18/2016  | 
The following section describes the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) solution for Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
Nuage Networks Strategy for Open Systems
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8/18/2016  | 
Nuage Networks is the one SDN/network virtualization vendor that is truly embracing open systems and interoperability. A majority of its customers are also looking to deploy open source cloud management systems or open source server virtualization platforms like Linux™ containers.
SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN): Answering the Demands of the Cloud-Based IT White Paper
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8/18/2016  | 
There is no shortage of challenges for organizations trying to manage wide-area networks (WANs) today, largely due to ongoing changes in the IT enterprise.
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet
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8/10/2016  | 
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet (SPDS 011-1602)
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments – Whitepaper
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8/10/2016  | 
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments
SD-WAN for Service Providers
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8/10/2016  | 
Navigating a Strategic Approach to Transformation
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8/10/2016  | 
Change is the new normal, driving the need for communications service providers (CSPs) to embark on a rapid and dynamic transformation of their business, technology and organizations.
Architecture for Technology Transformation
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8/10/2016  | 
Software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have revolutionized the traditional communication network architectures and have transformed the way communication service providers (CSPs) design their network infrastructure and services.
Cisco 5G Vision Series: Vertical Value Creation
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8/9/2016  | 
5G networks must be designed with new capabilities addressing the needs of new vertical markets. Current mobile standards lack well-defined interfaces to the service layer.
The Cisco 5G Strategy Series: Packet Core, Transport, and Identity Management
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8/9/2016  | 
Among the current standards recommendations for the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network are exciting technologies and architectures that promise more flexibility and agility, less complexity, and higher performance while lowering an operator's total cost of ownership.
Cybersecurity: Priorities & Proposals for Small ISPs
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8/5/2016  | 
The world of communications services tend to look quite different from the perspective of large, household-name Internet service providers (ISPs), on the one hand, and smaller ISPs on the other.
The Wisdom of Clouds
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8/5/2016  | 
Over the past few years, the cloud conversation – particularly in the telecom industry – has largely been focused on technology. We’ve talked about governance and automation pretty much non-stop, and rightly so, since those are some of the most fundamental concepts behind the businesses that everybody in this space is looking to build. That discussion is pretty much done, and now we need another one – this time about platforms.
Understanding the Security Industry’s Most Effective DDoS Detection Algorithm
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8/1/2016  | 
Radware is often cited as having the best DDoS protection in the security industry,enabled by a powerful detection algorithm.This paper explains Radware’s approach to developing and implementing this algorithm and why it considers rate and ratio in its calculations. The result is superior protection that mitigates attack traffic without impacting good traffic.
Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV
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8/1/2016  | 
Innovation in Communications Services: Breaking With the Past Without Waiting for the Future
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7/30/2016  | 
Service providers today face rising growth expectations along with competing pressures to reduce OPEX and CAPEX. This paper examines DNS as a cost effective means to personalize Internet experiences while helping providers plot a digital transformation path to sustain growth.
Accelerating Digital Transformation for Service Providers: White Paper by Strategy Analytics
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7/30/2016  | 
Competitive pressures are mounting for service providers, making digital transformation an urgent imperative. This paper analyzes the state of the industry and offers a path for providers to transform in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of today’s subscriber.
34 Ways to Win More Subscribers | A Visual Guide
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7/30/2016  | 
This visually stunning guide by Nominum provides 34 ways DNS can be used by providers to enable a safer and more personalized experience for Internet subscribers. Learn how others in the industry are leveraging their existing DNS infrastructure investment to achieve amazing results.
The Rise of Dynamic Malware Using Data Science to Prevent Cyberthreats
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7/30/2016  | 
In the past year, cybercrime has skyrocketed as malware authors continue to gain sophistication. From the front lines of the cybercrime war comes a new white paper that shares analysis from Domain Name System (DNS) data inspections to shed new light on methods to reduce cybercrime.
Product Brief - N2 Reach
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7/30/2016  | 
In-browser messages have far greater engagement and conversion rates than existing methods such as email and direct mail. This document describes N2 Reach, a powerful communication method for telecoms that delivers 5-15 times greater conversion rates than other methods.
Product Brief - N2 ThreatAvert
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7/30/2016  | 
New cyberthreats are forcing service providers to rethink protection techniques. N2 ThreatAvert protects providers from cyberthreats that originate inside networks. Read this document to understand the shifting threat landscape and learn how to protect online subscriber experiences.
Solving the Challenges of Cellular RAN Management with Next-Generation SON
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7/27/2016  | 
SON is not just about the network; it’s about the customer and their quality of experience. With SON, operators can gain improvements in performance, better service quality and increased revenues – all with fewer resources and minimum user touch.
Brocade Packet Brokers
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7/15/2016  | 
The growth of video, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing networks to their breaking point, forcing Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to rethink their network architectures and business models.
The Path to 5G with Programmable Mobility Management
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7/15/2016  | 
Every 20 years or so, there is a fundamental shift in the communications paradigm and the business opportunities it unlocks. The technology industry refers to this next transformation as the "New IP" or "3rd Platform."
Huawei Releases the Mobile Video Report Whitepaper
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7/1/2016  | 
Huawei Releases GigaRadio Whitepaper
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7/1/2016  | 
Cisco Vision Series: Vertical Value Creation
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7/1/2016  | 
5G networks must be designed with new capabilities addressing the needs of new vertical markets. Current mobile standards lack well-defined interfaces to the service layer. Without them, expensive, proprietary solutions are required.
The Cisco 5G Strategy Series: Packet Core, Transport, and Identity Management
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7/1/2016  | 
Among the current standards recommendations for the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network are exciting technologies and architectures that promise more flexibility and agility, less complexity, and higher performance while lowering an operator's total cost of ownership.
Juniper Cloud CPE Solution
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6/29/2016  | 
EANTC was commissioned by Light Reading to perform independent tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution. Juniper claims that Cloud CPE is a network function virtualization (NFV) platform designed to simplify the transition to virtualized, cloud-based solutions for both NFV service providers and their customers.
Reimagining Core Networks
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6/28/2016  | 
As traffic from the edge continues to grow – thanks to cloud services, video streaming, 4G/5G mobile technologies, and the Internet of Things – the pressure at the core network is further multiplied.
Resist the Urge to Abandon OpenFlow
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6/28/2016  | 
OpenFlow and SDN go hand in hand. The programmatic interface that OpenFlow provides is a necessary component of the SDN promise, one that is expected to garner over $3.5 billion in investments by 2018. There’s just one problem—some in the industry are taking every opportunity to avoid OpenFlow, changing the nature of SDN in the process.
Migration Strategies for IPTV, Part 2
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6/27/2016  | 
'Migration Strategies for IPTV, Part 2' discusses key considerations as pay-TV operators launch IPTV, including the importance of meeting service quality expectations, as well as opportunities for improved customer service and new product offerings.
Exploring the Potential of mmWave for 5G Mobile Access
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6/27/2016  | 
5G is a major advance in mobile communications that will impact every industry and every service provider worldwide. mmWaves is emerging as an important – and probably critical – access technology that will enable 5G to meet challenging performance targets in areas of high-density demand.
Special Report: Low Latency & Real-Time Kernels for Telco & NFV
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6/20/2016  | 
This report by Canonical, demonstrates that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS offers the necessary, proven reliability, while also offering supported kernel choices that enhance the efficiency of VNF operations and functions.
The Rise of Dynamic Malware Using Data Science to Prevent Cyberthreats
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6/20/2016  | 
In the past year, cybercrime has skyrocketed as malware authors continue to gain sophistication. From the front lines of the cybercrime war comes a new white paper that shares analysis from Domain Name System (DNS) data inspections to shed new light on methods to reduce cybercrime.
Video Trailer: Heavy Reading Talk Digital Transformation - Videos
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6/20/2016  | 
Part 1 - Introducing the Third Way
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6/19/2016  | 
Part 2 - Leverage DNS for new Services
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6/19/2016  | 
Part 3 - Enhance the Subscriber Experience
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6/19/2016  | 
Part 4 - Better Communicate with Subscribers
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6/19/2016  | 
Blog - DNS: The "Third Way" to Digital Transformation
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6/19/2016  | 
Aligning Business & Operational Transformation: Enabling the Network to Participate in the API Economy
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6/16/2016  | 
As the digital services economy – also known as the application programmed interface (API) economy – gains momentum, companies in every industry are focusing on joining it.
CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
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6/16/2016  | 
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Cloud Transformation
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6/15/2016  | 
Network services, applications and data analytics are all part of the digital transformation redefining businesses globally.
The Programmable Network Cloud
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6/15/2016  | 
Operators need to ensure that their networks remain a relevant and vital part of users’ everyday experience, and deliver added value in new and unique ways.
An Economic Study of the Hyperscale Data Center
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6/15/2016  | 
This paper examines the economics and performance of a new data center infrastructure solution from Ericsson called Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 that is poised to reshape how enterprise data centers are architected to meet the challenges of the hyper-connected Networked Society.
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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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CEO Chat: UXP Systems' Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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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.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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