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SDN's Biggest Myths
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10/9/2012  |  6 comments
Several execs in Silicon Valley weigh in on the big myths confusing the issues around software defined networking
Aryaka: WAN Optimization as a Service?
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5/21/2012  |  4 comments
Aryaka VP Sonal Puri explains how WAN optimization became a cloud-based service and how it fits in with service provider plans to offer higher-quality connections to the cloud
SingTel's Bill Chang: Keeping an Eye on OpenFlow
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5/17/2012  |  Post a comment
7:00 PM Featuring a brief conversation with SingTel exec VP Bill Chang at Interop, a quick podcast about expanding cloud services and an operator's view of OpenFlow
Procera's Jim Brear: Waiting for Personalized Services
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4/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Jim Brear, CEO of Procera Networks, discusses mobile data, billing, traffic management and more
Will Nokia Have a Smartphone Resurgence?
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4/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Nokia needs to improve its apps and mobile cloud offering, and Microsoft could help it give consumers a reason not to stay with Samsung or Apple
The Mobile Customer Experience
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4/12/2012  |  Post a comment
Should operators consider changing the way they bill for social networking and video traffic? Don Bowman, CTO of Sandvine, weighs in
Facebook's App Attack: What's Instagram Worth?
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4/11/2012  |  5 comments
What value does Instagram have to a company with as many resources as Facebook? And have mobile broadband providers missed another chance to profit from a new networking service?
All Those Rotten Apple Rumors
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2/9/2012  |  2 comments
Sarah Reedy discusses why Apple rumors are appealing, her favorite rumor, how looking at Apple's product teardowns hint at future plans
The CES Mess
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1/19/2012  |  Post a comment
There's nothing like covering a tech show without being able to make a call. Dan Jones comments on why cell networks tank when needed most
Alcatel-Lucent Explores Consumer 'Identity Shift'
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12/9/2011  |  Post a comment
A new book researches the differences between what we say and what we do online and how consumer behavior and privacy worries change the nature of new network services
The Apple Recap
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10/4/2011  |  Post a comment
Sarah Reedy and Dan Jones weigh in on the most interesting themes to come from the mobile industry's biggest name
Mobile Device Mayhem
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8/10/2011  |  Post a comment
Apple, Samsung and RIM all come up for discussion as reporter Sarah Reedy helps break down the quarter's mobile device shipment numbers
Cloud Chronicles: AT&T
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7/29/2011  |  Post a comment
AT&T's John Potter says cloud computing is a natural extension of running a network and businesses should see cloud services as IT replacement
Cloud Chronicles: Layered Tech
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7/27/2011  |  1 comment
Layered Tech's Brad Hokamp says private clouds and secure hosting give his company an advantage over traditional service providers
Cloud Chronicles: FireHost
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7/25/2011  |  Post a comment
FireHost's Chris Drake says his public cloud is as secure as any private cloud offering and that makes a difference with his customers that handle credit card and healthcare data
BT Diamond's IPv6 Reality Check
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6/28/2011  |  Post a comment
BT's Tim Rooney discusses what service providers and enterprises feel are the myths and truths behind moving from IPv4 to IPv6
In Praise of Bridge Builders
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6/17/2011  |  Post a comment
Ray Le Maistre explains the rationale behind Light Reading's Bridging the Chasm editorial campaign and Ray's new 'Top 20 Bridge Builders' report
The Road to Gigabit DSL
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6/16/2011  |  9 comments
ASSIA's John Cioffi discusses the physical limits of DSL, how telco DSL is improving and what's preventing us from getting more upstream bandwidth on our DSL connections
Learning From Illegal Networks
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6/13/2011  |  2 comments
Pyramid's Hussam Barhoush discusses how service providers in Africa and the Middle East are handling the rise in popularity of neighborhood networks
Verizon's Cloud Strategy
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6/12/2011  |  Post a comment
During Interop I spoke with Verizon's Christopher Gesell about the carrier's approach to cloud computing and what enterprises want from a carrier-grade cloud
Apple's iCloud: Where Are the Telcos?
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6/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Mobile's Dan Jones discusses the opportunity still left for broadband providers in consumer cloud services. Also, how might iCloud change mobile device design and usage?
Tekelec CEO: Scaling for Massive Mobile Data
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6/7/2011  |  Post a comment
Ron de Lange says we shouldn't expect the company's software specialist strategy to change as mobile data demands more from signaling technologies and subscriber data management
BT's Scott Cain: Cloudy Verticals
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6/4/2011  |  Post a comment
BT's Scott Cain discusses how BT's approach to cloud computing led it to specialize in vertical markets. Also, will cloud services lead to more IT and telecom spending?
What BT Needs From Gear Makers
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5/25/2011  |  2 comments
Andrew Dodsworth at BT's Global Telecom Markets says the suppliers of gear to build new networks should do more to demonstrate that they can work with one another
Scaling Clouds With Randy Bias
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5/15/2011  |  Post a comment
Cloudscaling CTO offers theories on what telcos need to do to take advantage of enterprise interest in the cloud and tips on competing with Amazon.com
Windows Phone & World Domination
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5/13/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid Research's Stela Bokun defends her global smartphone forecast and explains how Windows Phone will overtake Android, Apple and RIM
Let's Split Up Cisco
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5/6/2011  |  6 comments
Ehud Gelblum of Morgan Stanley makes the case that Cisco would be more valuable in pieces
Managing Mobile Data Caps
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5/5/2011  |  Post a comment
Sarah Reedy talks about how to manage mobile data caps and what marketing challenges lie ahead for Sprint if it doesn't stick to unlimited data plans


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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.
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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.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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