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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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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
LRTV Custom TV
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV 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!
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