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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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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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OneAccess NFV Solutions

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Antoine Clerget, CTO of OneAccess, discusses how his company has expanded its product line from enterprise-class routers to include a universal virtualized CPE as well as a suite of VNFs to help telco customers evolve to an NFV future.
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The Journey Toward Carrier-Grade WiFi

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In this Light Reading interview, Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro Software and active participant of the WBA's policy working group, discusses the need for carrier-grade WiFi. Technical and business challenges slowing the fulfillment of this goal are addressed, as well as management strategies that will enable communication service providers to optimize end user ...
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ZTE BBWF Highlights

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At BBWF 2016, ZTE showed a broad range of innovative technologies that are kick-starting an ultrafast broadband journey.
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Next-Generation Technology Beyond DOCSIS 3.1

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Liu Jianhua speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Hybrid Video Solutions to Change TV, Change Future

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei Future-Oriented Giga Coax Network

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei at SCTE 2016

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Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
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Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

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As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
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A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
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New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

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A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
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Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations

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Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

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ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
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A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

During this show, we'll talk to Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Industry and Sales Enabling (ISE) in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, about why those challenges exist and how companies can overcome them. She'll provide insight into how Intel has worked to create a culture that supports work-life balance, and provide steps and guidance for other companies wishing to do the same. We will also leave plenty of time to get your questions answered live on the air.