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Smartphone Makers Promise Great Gains
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2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
ZTE and LG make bold market share predictions while the LTE handset battleground moves into the enterprise, with Samsung being the aggressor
Indy 500 Champ Scott Dixon: Speed & Teamwork
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11/9/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM Open-wheel racer Scott Dixon discusses why teamwork matters and how he finds balance between endurance and speed
Ethernet Expo 2012: What to Expect
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11/5/2012  |  Post a comment
What can we expect this week in New York? 100G, SDN, bar games, good info and good friends
Bill Me, Don't Bamboozle Me
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11/2/2012  |  Post a comment
8:15 AM All the effort service providers put into a simple, powerful network experience is wasted if the bills they send to consumers are confusing and full of unnecessary jargon and analytics
4G World 2012: Does LTE Add New Jobs?
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10/30/2012  |  Post a comment
7:30 AM Our salary report is making the rounds here at 4G World and carriers may need to fill very different types of jobs as more consumers start using LTE
Metaswitch Forum 2012: The CxO Show
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10/12/2012  |  Post a comment
11:00 AM Metaswitch CEO John Lazar and CTO Martin Taylor talk about the company's place in an evolving network and its future as a software-focused business
HP's Saar Gillai: The SDN Advantage
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10/10/2012  |  3 comments
10:45 AM Saar Gillai, the CTO of HP Networking, discusses the overall opportunity for software-defined networking and HP's perspective on this new way of thinking about networks
MetroPCS: The LTE Value Play
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9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM With no iPhone 5 coming this week, MetroPCS relies on unlimited data plans and contract-free devices to promote its LTE network and to communicate its value to customers
Where is the Customer Service Culture?
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5/22/2012  |  3 comments
11:15 AM Service providers want to manage and measure the customer experience, but what good are data and usage stats when a customer service culture doesn't exist?
Verizon's Borderless Life: A Quick Tour
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1/16/2012  |  7 comments
1:00 PM At CES, I put Verizon's Eric Bruno on the spot to walk me through a day in the 'Borderless Life.' The idea is that all your network services can be available on any connected device
Verizon FiOS TV on the Xbox
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1/14/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Phil checks out Verizon's FiOS TV service on the Microsoft Xbox 360. But why put a subset of its TV service on a gaming console? Verizon's Joe Ambeault explains
CES 2012: Samsung Stays Connected
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1/13/2012  |  2 comments
10:00 AM With its new TVs, tablets and consumer cameras, Samsung is keeping consumers connected in a way that could make home networks less important
AT&T's Dev Con: The Takeaways
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1/10/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 PM New devices, new network demands, developer unity and the great big iOS in the room
Verizon FiOS: The Mobile Experience
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10/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Shadman Zafar explains how and why the carrier is making more use of mobile devices to complement its FiOS pay-TV service
So That's What LTE Means
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9/21/2011  |  Post a comment
10:00 AM Ericsson's Keith Shank helps us take a step back and discuss what LTE means for consumers and service providers, as well as how it changes the mobile network
Verizon FiOS Demo: The Smartphone Remote
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9/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Shadman Zafar takes me through a demo of remote-control, VoD and video-app capabilities available for FiOS customers on a smartphone
LTE Demo: A Socialized Life
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8/29/2011  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM With a house full of connected mobile devices, Ericsson finds a friendly way to manage energy usage and home security via the Internet
LTE Demo: Ad Hoc Video Streaming
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8/26/2011  |  6 comments
7:00 AM Ericsson shows what's possible with an advanced mobile network and how service providers could charge for short bursts of big video streaming
Attack of the Bad Tab Ads
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8/12/2011  |  5 comments
4:00 PM The tablet computing market is so desperate to stand out against the iPad that it's taken to killing us with clutter and insulting early adopters of the technology
Pay TV Reaches the Mobile Masses
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7/25/2011  |  Post a comment
7:25 AM Some recent moves by CNN and AT&T seem inspired by Netflix, giving consumers more options for getting content on the go (at no additional cost)
Putting IPv6 in Perspective
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7/14/2011  |  2 comments
2:40 PM Enterprises shouldn't let themselves be stranded by waiting too long to embrace IPv6
CTIA 2011:T-Mobile's Merger Upside
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3/22/2011  |  6 comments
11:20 AM T-Mobile seems to win even if the AT&T deal isn't approved. Phil Harvey and Sarah Reedy discuss the blockbuster merger
CES 2011: Take a Chill Tablet
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1/6/2011  |  Post a comment
10:40 AM Tablet computers are great, but will all these new devices motivate service providers to step up their efforts in home networking?
Wall Street vs. LTE
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6/24/2010  |  1 comment
2:30 PM Investors don't seem thrilled with LTE. Is it because no one sees a clear path from bigger bandwidth to higher profits?
The iPhone 3GS: It's Better on 2G
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6/17/2010  |  5 comments
5:30 PM On AT&T's network, the best network available for voice is indeed the 2G network. For data? Nothing beats WiFi
AT&T's Data Caps
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6/2/2010  |  6 comments
12:15 PM Why applaud AT&T's mobile data caps? Most people will pay less for data, and video services on specialized networks might catch on
AT&T U-verse: No OTT
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5/27/2010  |  Post a comment
5:15 PM With all that's coming up with AT&T's U-verse service, the prospect of integrating over-the-top content with pay TV doesn't seem likely
CTIA 2010: Distributed Packet Core?
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3/30/2010  |  1 comment
6:00 AM Following Light Reading's DPI conference at CTIA, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains the challenges with a distributed packet core
CTIA 2010: Putting Handsets to the Test
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3/25/2010  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM At Metrico's (poorly lit) booth, we see a way of objectively testing handset performance before the devices get to a carrier network
CTIA 2010: Can Carriers Cash In On Mobile Payments?
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3/25/2010  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM In talking to several mobile payment services, I get the feeling the carriers are missing a big opportunity to... Look! Girls!
Real. Mobile. TV
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3/24/2010  |  Post a comment
7:00 PM As with any other real TV service, the game changer appears to be having a dedicated network that can stand up to consumer demand
Worst Demo Explanation Ever?
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3/24/2010  |  1 comment
5:45 PM At the Ericsson booth, Phil attempts to explain an unmanned demo station
Ericsson: Mobile Data Is King
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3/24/2010  |  Post a comment
10:45 AM Social media will accelerate data consumption, eventually changing how we pay for services
Mobile Gaming at CTIA
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3/24/2010  |  Post a comment
10:20 AM Mobility has changed gaming forever, especially if you have a giant, cable-connected race car in your living room
Details on Sprint's EVO
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3/23/2010  |  Post a comment
6:15 PM Sprint's new superphone seems all set for video sharing and filling up a fat 4G pipe
Android Attack
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3/23/2010  |  1 comment
5:30 PM Phil makes an obvious point about why developers should take a look at Android, even though it doesn't have a huge market share
Interview Tease: Sprint's Iyad Tarazi
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3/23/2010  |  Post a comment
2:45 PM In our coverage of Sprint, we talk about Sprint's coverage of us. Hmmm...
A Cell Phone Recycler
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3/22/2010  |  Post a comment
10:00 PM The former CEO of Radio Shack has started a company to help recycle cell phones, and Sprint is its first customer
Cablevision Takes On Internet Video
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2/26/2010  |  2 comments
10:55 AM Jeff Baumgartner and I fight through a bad Skype call to discuss a new service idea from Cablevision that consumers may really like
Handicapping Clearwire
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2/24/2010  |  Post a comment
3:05 PM Does Clearwire have the stuff to compete with AT&T or Verizon? Sidecut Reports analyst Paul Kapustka says they may have a different idea
400G or Terabit?
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2/23/2010  |  Post a comment
11:20 AM Craig Matsumoto says there is a debate brewing on what will be the next big bandwidth jump in the Internet's core
Cisco, the Universe & Everything
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2/15/2010  |  1 comment
11:05 AM Way back on Feb. 5, Phil and Rayno talked about Cisco, its economic vision, and how the company seems to be evolving


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Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
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Between the CEOs
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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