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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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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.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: UXP Systems' Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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