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Silicon Photonics Gets Its Buzz On in Anaheim
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3/20/2013  |  3 comments
Cisco helped amplify the chatter at OFC/NFOEC, but the silicon photonics story isn't written in stone yet
SDN Fever Takes the Valley
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4/20/2012  |  Post a comment
4:25 PM Silicon Valley seems to love software defined networking, and it's big in Japan, but there's still a long way to go
Privacy Ages Well
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4/6/2012  |  5 comments
9:45 AM We keep hearing about privacy slipping away – but how privacy-minded were you 10 or 20 years ago?
OFC/NFOEC 2012: 100G Is Finally Happening
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2/24/2012  |  1 comment
8:30 AM What (and whom) to watch out for as the optical industry returns to Los Angeles with 100G and more on its mind
Gadget Night!
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12/15/2011  |  5 comments
12:00 PM Toys and tools -- some of them useful! -- took the stage at the annual geek-out dinner hosted by The Churchill Club in Silicon Valley
LR Live!: EENY Day 2 Update
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11/11/2011  |  1 comment
The second day of Ethernet Expo included talk about MPLS-TP, 100G and, yes, the cloud
LR Live!: EENY Day 1 Update
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11/9/2011  |  2 comments
New products, Ethernet exchanges and (lack of) latency highlighted the first half of Ethernet Expo Americas 2011
State of Cisco
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9/15/2011  |  1 comment
9:15 AM The death of '12% to 17%' and what to do about Huawei
Cisco Shows Off Cius
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7/22/2011  |  12 comments
10:00 AM -- The tablet could have its place. The question is whether that place ought to be at Cisco
OpenFlow Comes to Bat
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7/5/2011  |  3 comments
3:50 PM It's OK to be excited about the OpenFlow specification for switching, even if you have no idea what you would use it for
OFC/NFOEC 2011: Wrapping Up
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3/14/2011  |  Post a comment
12:05 PM The optical networking sector isn't completely healed, but OFC/NFOEC showed there's still a lot to be excited about
Considering QFabric
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3/4/2011  |  2 comments
12:10 PM Juniper has announced lots of big, ambitious plans lately, but QFabric might be the most significant. Here's why
Google's Chrome Laptop
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2/4/2011  |  1 comment
9:00 AM Showing off the pilot Chrome OS laptop. It even works!
Brocade's Data Center Hunt
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1/28/2011  |  Post a comment
3:05 PM Brocade's Victor Garcia gets ready to build data centers in Europe and India
Cord Cutting Starts Small
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12/17/2010  |  7 comments
8:00 AM How many TV cords can you cut, after all?
What Nokia Was Missing
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10/22/2010  |  2 comments
6:00 AM Related to that thing about success being correlated to showing up
Video Gets Squeezed
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10/15/2010  |  2 comments
6:00 AM There's another wave of compression waiting to happen
Juniper Revs Marketing Machine
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9/27/2010  |  2 comments
4:40 PM Sometimes, it's important to talk the talk
Dry-Erasing the iPhone
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8/20/2010  |  Post a comment
7:55 AM From Ericsson's US HQ, a sketchy overview of the many facets of AT&T's iPhone problems


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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Between the CEOs
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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