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NFV, SDN, Big Data – It's All About Automation
Valley Wonk  | 
7/21/2017  |  2 comments
The network must be automated. And Light Reading must write about it.
The Case for Flexibility Beyond 100G
Valley Wonk  | 
5/15/2013  |  3 comments
Comcast joins Google in asking for a flexible-rate optical standard, rather than 400G or terabit, but that's easier said than done
Virtualization Takes the Stage at Interop
Valley Wonk  | 
5/7/2013  |  2 comments
Cisco, Juniper and other more traditional Interop speakers might get overshadowed by the forces of virtualization
SDN Still Needs a Gathering Like ONS
Valley Wonk  | 
4/19/2013  |  3 comments
The Open Networking Summit has climbed the hype curve, but the conference should cling to its roots as a techie discussion forum for software-defined networking
What OpenDaylight Really Wants to Do
Valley Wonk  | 
4/16/2013  |  1 comment
The coalition's chairman says all these companies plan to further the SDN cause and don't have a 'nefarious' angle
Cisco Sees Daylight for SDN
Valley Wonk  | 
4/1/2013  |  2 comments
Big vendors are reportedly banding together to unify SDN's approach but is it more about steering the conversation?
Coherent Turns 5
Valley Wonk  | 
3/14/2013  |  4 comments
Forget Pi Day. Let's talk about optical milestones and the legacy of Nortel
Silicon Valley's SDN-Fest Returns
Valley Wonk  | 
3/5/2013  |  Post a comment
The Open Networking Summit has been the SDN place to be seen, but it's always a challenge for a conference to stay cool while growing
Juniper Isn't So Secure in the Enterprise
Valley Wonk  | 
2/27/2013  |  5 comments
A rumor that Juniper tried to sell off some enterprise assets isn't all that surprising
Users Want 'Open' SDN Done Right
Valley Wonk  | 
2/14/2013  |  3 comments
'Open' isn't open enough. The Open Networking User Group wants to make sure that as SDN evolves, it doesn't trigger some old traps
Metcalfe Gets Into Parc Party Mode
Valley Wonk  | 
2/12/2013  |  Post a comment
Bob Metcalfe didn't get asked to be on the cake and ice cream committee, but he'll help discuss innovation when Ethernet's birthday comes around in May
Tellabs vs. Sycamore
Valley Wonk  | 
2/1/2013  |  4 comments
What do Tellabs and Sycamore have in common? One less thing, as of Friday
Cisco's Farewell to Consumers
Valley Wonk  | 
1/25/2013  |  5 comments
Linksys was the last soldier standing in Cisco's fight to catch a consumer electronics transition
Silicon Photonics Prep for 100G Arrival
Valley Wonk  | 
1/24/2013  |  1 comment
Intel is grabbing 100G headlines, but it's still not time for optical suppliers to push the panic button
Cisco's Elfrink Gets $1M Bonus
Valley Wonk  | 
1/9/2013  |  2 comments
11:00 AM That's provided the chief globalisation officer sticks around after his move to the US -- which sounds doable
Spare a Dime for Analog?
Valley Wonk  | 
1/4/2013  |  1 comment
4:45 PM Sanjay Jha (formerly) of Motorola sees 4G gold in LTE-Advanced, but getting startups in on the game won't be so easy
Where SDN Is Going Next
Valley Wonk  | 
12/21/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Well, it seems to be going everywhere, but here are some guesses as to what might come of that
Juniper Cracking SDN Open
Valley Wonk  | 
12/13/2012  |  Post a comment
5:00 AM The $176M acquisition of startup Contrail looks like an attempt to create an open-source movement in software-defined networking
Photos: Broadcom's CES Preview
Valley Wonk  | 
12/12/2012  |  Post a comment
1:35 PM From an 18th-story San Francisco office, Broadcom shared its ideas for a wireless near-future
Buying Into the New Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
12/11/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM For all the talk of a software-and-services makeover, Cisco might not be ready to let the switch/router market fall prey to SDN
SDN & the Commodity Question
Valley Wonk  | 
11/14/2012  |  9 comments
6:00 PM Software-defined networking won't eradicate Cisco or Juniper. At least not right away
SDN's Pragmatic Side
Valley Wonk  | 
10/26/2012  |  1 comment
3:35 PM Far from the years-away talk of network programmability, a couple of TelcoTV panelists discuss what SDN can do for them now
Infinera Has Tier 1 News (Soon)
Valley Wonk  | 
10/25/2012  |  21 comments
8:30 AM The company talked about this big North American customer. The deal finally happened, and there aren't many guesses as to who it is
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Valley Wonk  | 
10/23/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Kicking off a series of blogs about the 2012 Leading Lights awards, here's the reasoning for the six telecom product finalists we picked
How EMC Could Declare War on Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
10/5/2012  |  8 comments
5:50 PM There's no sign it would actually happen, but one analysis of EMC buying Juniper brings up some interesting ideas
Brocade Finds Another Use for Routers
Valley Wonk  | 
9/12/2012  |  1 comment
4:00 PM Analytics are another function that routers can absorb, depending on what you mean by 'analytics'
Verizon's Elby Leads LR Voting
Valley Wonk  | 
8/3/2012  |  4 comments
4:45 PM In our informal poll for the LR Hall of Fame, Qualcomm's founder was a favorite. But he's getting outbid
Where VMware Is Outdoing Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
7/30/2012  |  5 comments
1:00 AM Cisco rightly prides itself on leading the way through market transitions. But what about the one that's happening now?
White House Joins SDN Bandwagon
Valley Wonk  | 
6/13/2012  |  3 comments
8:00 PM Soon, the entire national press corps will be talking SDN. (Yeah, right)
Familiar Signs of a Bubble
Valley Wonk  | 
6/7/2012  |  6 comments
10:15 AM It's another social-media IPO, except that people love this one
What's the Holdup With Cisco & SDN?
Valley Wonk  | 
5/31/2012  |  4 comments
11:15 AM Cisco does take software-defined networking seriously, and that's supposedly why it's waiting two more weeks to explain its plans
OpenFlow's Optical Connection
Valley Wonk  | 
4/18/2012  |  5 comments
11:25 AM The guys who live down at Layer 1 are cheering for software defined networking more fiercely than you might realize
Optical Mergers Get Tougher From Here
Valley Wonk  | 
3/30/2012  |  2 comments
5:25 AM Mergers like Oclaro/Opnext do help, but the really big moves in optical components will have to be made by outsiders
OFC/NFOEC 2012: Yet More Photos
Valley Wonk  | 
3/12/2012  |  27 comments
3:00 PM An editor's-eye view of the big optical show during its last visit to LA (for now)
Still Waiting for Optical Consolidation
Valley Wonk  | 
3/7/2012  |  5 comments
2:30 PM -- Don't bother stopping us. You've heard this one before
Should Cisco Buy NSN?
Valley Wonk  | 
2/29/2012  |  7 comments
5:55 PM The optical division, not all of NSN. But even that might be a stretch
Eric Schmidt's Sunny World
Valley Wonk  | 
2/29/2012  |  6 comments
2:00 AM Sure, maybe it's true that connectivity can bring peace, love and harmony – but enough, already
Timing the Terabit Standard
Valley Wonk  | 
2/24/2012  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM Even though terabit work is already underway, it might not be too early to start worrying
Cisco's Half-Empty Glass
Valley Wonk  | 
2/10/2012  |  Post a comment
6:45 AM Everyone sure sounded happy on Cisco's earnings call, but there's plenty to be worried about
OpenFlow Doesn't Always Mean Commodity
Valley Wonk  | 
2/8/2012  |  1 comment
9:15 AM That's what premium chipmakers are going to argue, and they might have a point
It's Open Season for OpenFlow
Valley Wonk  | 
2/6/2012  |  Post a comment
Tired of hearing about software-defined networking? Too bad
Cisco Finally Drops ūmi
Valley Wonk  | 
1/4/2012  |  8 comments
3:30 PM If the beloved Flip had to go, then the less-beloved ūmi wasn't going to be long for this world
Why Boards & Councils Failed Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM A lot of people thought Cisco's new-age structure was dumb, but suppose it wasn't. What went wrong? It all comes down to the boss man
The Fabless Tab
Valley Wonk  | 
12/16/2011  |  2 comments
5:15 PM It was right for chip startups to stop owning manufacturing, but somehow that added up to a wrong turn
Ciena Lets You Spy on SC11
Valley Wonk  | 
11/17/2011  |  5 comments
5:15 AM Hey, there are worse ways to spend a coffee break
ITU-T Makes an MPLS-TP Statement
Valley Wonk  | 
11/15/2011  |  6 comments
3:25 PM Exactly what this means for the potentially split MPLS-TP standard isn't that clear, though
Extreme vs. Arista
Valley Wonk  | 
11/14/2011  |  7 comments
4:20 PM Techy stats are nice, but they don't get you profiled in The New York Times
Ciena Goes Terabit
Valley Wonk  | 
10/31/2011  |  29 comments
11:00 AM Running 1Tbit/s isn't pretty yet, and that's part of the fun
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Valley Wonk  | 
10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM Our pick of the litter: products that tap some big telecom themes and open up some intriguing possibilities
Leading Lights Finalists: Deal Maker
Valley Wonk  | 
10/14/2011  |  Post a comment
6:45 AM Our reasons for picking the deal maker contenders in a big year for mergers and company transformations
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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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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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