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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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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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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.