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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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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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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.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
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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