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Large-Scale IP Subscriber and Service Management
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8/28/2002  |  Post a comment
Subscribers aren't just looking for basic connectivity anymore, so service providers will have offer new services and greater control over service delivery
Optical Metro Networks and Beyond
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7/24/2002  |  Post a comment
A look at why optical networking has hit a 'dead zone' and what carriers and service providers can do to prepare themselves for life afterwards
Why Embedded Java is Integral to the Next Wave
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7/16/2002  |  Post a comment
It's tailor-made for enabling differentiated network services and the network element platform lifecycle
Optical Channel Performance Monitors
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3/28/2002  |  4 comments
OCPIs operate in the optical layer to monitor the health of the individual wavelengths in a DWDM network
Optimizing Resources for Optical Transport & DWDM Measurements
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3/25/2002  |  Post a comment
Optimize the value chain with more portable, compact, and modular units combining Sonet/SDH and optical analysis
1310nm VCSELs: Enabling the Conversion to Light
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3/11/2002  |  Post a comment
The 1310nm VCSEL is the key to building the optical network of the future at a cost that ensures sustainable capacity expansion and profitability
The Path to MPLS
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1/29/2002  |  Post a comment
Protecting existing service revenue and capital investments while migrating to high-availability multiservice networks
MPLS in Optical Networks
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1/25/2002  |  Post a comment
An analysis of the features of MPLS and generalized MPLS and their application to optical networks, with reference to the Link Management Protocol and Optical UNI
The Transparent Network
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1/1/2002  |  1 comment
An innovative solution to the big cost issues
Athermal Performance of Bulk Grating Wavelength Division Mux/Demuxes
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11/12/2001  |  Post a comment
Performance advantages include low insertion loss, low ripple, channel-to-channel uniformity, low polarization-dependent loss, and a wide effective temperature range
High-Performance, Low-Cost Photonic ICs
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8/31/2001  |  Post a comment
The extraordinary increase in bandwidth that will be required in the future will demand low-cost, high-performance photonic ICs
The Right Way to Build MANs
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8/12/2001  |  4 comments
MAN service providers can now bridge the gap between LANs and the backbone network with new technology to support bandwidth-intensive applications and services
Mux/DeMux Optical Specs and Measurements
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7/24/2001  |  Post a comment
Makes recommendations for identifying the proper wavelength mux/demux technology that will optimize DWDM system design
40-Gbit/s Solution Eliminates the Dilemma
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6/14/2001  |  Post a comment
Minimize the investment in capacity by deploying technologies that make more efficient use of the existing fiber network
The Service Edge Router
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4/19/2001  |  Post a comment
Enabling a streamlined packet service network
Packet Ring Technology
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4/5/2001  |  14 comments
The future of metro transport for coping with mounting traffic loads
Building 10-Gig/DWDM MANs
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10/27/2000  |  3 comments
10-Gbit/s Ethernet over DWDM fiber offers the advantages of speed, flexibility, scalability, and technical simplicity for metro networks
Metropolitan Optical Networks
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6/23/2000  |  Post a comment
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Close-up on ConfD

10|12|15   |   10.21   |   (0) comments

Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

10|12|15   |   2:23   |   (1) comment

The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

10|12|15   |   6:36   |   (0) comments

NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
LRTV Documentaries
Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

10|12|15   |   04:50   |   (0) comments

SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

10|9|15   |   8:17   |   (0) comments

Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

10|9|15   |   02:42   |   (1) comment

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

10|8|15   |   02:26   |   (0) comments

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

10|7|15   |   4:08   |   (1) comment

Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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November 5, 2015, Hilton Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
November 17, 2015, Santa Clara, California
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 2, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business 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!