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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.
Nuage Networks Strategy for Open Systems
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6/23/2016  | 
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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6/23/2016  | 
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.
Forrester Technology Adoption Profile: Expanding IT Automation Through Cross-Technology SDN Platforms
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6/23/2016  | 
Large enterprises utilize a wide array of resources to augment their IT infrastructure in order to serve the business. They are challenged, however, with being able to connect all of the disparate parts into a cohesive whole.
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.
Network Function Virtualization Primer Whitepaper - From Sonus Networks
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6/13/2016  | 
Over the last two years a major change has exploded onto the networking landscape—Network Function Virtualization (NFV). NFV is a major change in how networks are architected and operate, and its the result of fundamental transformations in the network and technology. The focus of this white paper is to define NFV and discuss how it is transforming networks.
DOCSIS 3.1: Cable Tackles the Gigabit Challenge
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6/13/2016  | 
With the rollout of the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec, the cable industry stands poised to compete in the emerging Gigabit Era. This new, fourth-generation DOCSIS standard, crafted and completed by CableLabs in record time and now in the preliminary stages of deployment, promises to give cable operators the ability to deliver data download speeds as high as 10 Gbits/s and upload speeds as high as 2Gbit/s over their existing hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) lines.
Taking the IF out of Cloudification
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6/13/2016  | 
The advent of the telco cloud, and the “cloudification” processes it utilizes, without doubt represents the telco generational shift event of this decade. Not surprisingly, as with any major transformative experience of this scope, cloudification is a complex strategic plan that addresses all major implementation considerations.
A Real-World Success Story: Integrating OTT Video & Pay TV Services
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6/10/2016  | 
This whitepaper examines how cable operators can overcome the challenges of video transcoding and set-top virtualization and maximize their channel densities.
ECI Webinar with Infonetics - Packet-Optical Optimization
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6/6/2016  | 
Has your network architecture overstayed its welcome? It’s time for a more innovative approach.
Video: The Era of Agile Optics Has Arrived
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6/6/2016  | 
Join Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and ECI's Jonathan Homa as they discuss the challenges and some possible solutions providers will face as their networks approach the Shannon Limit.
Intelligent Wavelength Health Management
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6/1/2016  | 
Service providers realize that a healthy network is critical for satisfying customers and meeting Service Level Agreements (SLAs) 24/7. How can service providers accurately understand and monitor optical impairments?
SDN Great in Theory Less in Practice White Paper
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6/1/2016  | 
In theory, SDN is designed to free us all from the shackles of closed networks. The real problem lies in the fact that many of the principles of SDN passed down by theoretical technologists don’t work in practice and need quite some adaptation.
Office 365 Cloud PBX Whitepaper
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5/26/2016  | 
This white paper focuses on the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX deployment option in a Unified Communications (UC) environment.
Network Function Virtualization Primer whitepaper
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5/26/2016  | 
Over the last two years a major change has exploded onto the networking landscape—Network Function Virtualization (NFV). NFV is a major change in how networks are architected and operate, and its the result of fundamental transformations in the network and technology. The focus of this white paper is to define NFV and discuss how it is transforming networks.
Sonus SBC Evolution to Virtualization and Cloud Deployments whitepaper
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5/26/2016  | 
The technologies used for communication across telecommunication networks have changed, along with the transport and physical connectivity technologies. The networks are mainly still comprised of vertically integrated nodes purpose built for specific functions and configured to communicate to other network nodes.
Software Defined Networking for Dummies
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5/26/2016  | 
As an enterprise or a service provider moving toward the future of Cloud networking you may have questions about Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Read this book to understand what SDN is, how it works, and how to choose the right Cloud networking solution.
Sonus SBCs for Dummies
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5/26/2016  | 
With Session Border Controllers for Dummies you will learn how implementing SBCs will increase a network's security while allowing Enterprises and Service Providers to save money without compromising features or functionality.
Cisco 5G Vision Series: Licensed, Unlicensed, and Access-Independent Networks
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5/23/2016  | 
This paper reviews different approaches to integration and aggregation and weighs their relative efficiencies and value as the industry evolves to 5G. Cisco engineers are working toward a common plug-in framework for all kinds of access technologies in the 5G core.
Validating ADVA’s Virtual Switch
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5/20/2016  | 
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA’s Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.
Tier-1 Mobile Operator Secures 4G-LTE Environment
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5/20/2016  | 
Enabling Cloud-Ran with Mobile Fronthaul
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5/16/2016  | 
Read how Infinera can enable Cloud-RAN with Mobile Fronthaul
US Cloud Service Provider Using the Infinera 100 Gb/s Metro Solution as Alien Wavelengths Over Existing 10 Gb/s Roadm Network
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5/16/2016  | 
Find out why COMLINK selected Infinera as their Metro 100G network vendor.
34 Ways to Win More Subscribers | A Visual Guide
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5/6/2016  | 
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.
Accelerating Digital Transformation for Service Providers: White Paper by Strategy Analytics
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5/6/2016  | 
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.
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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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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.
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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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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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