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The SDN Balancing Act
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3/21/2013  |  5 comments
There's an interesting tension between how much SDN can benefit service providers and how it could threaten their established businesses
SDN's Killer App: More Network Control
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3/21/2013  |  15 comments
Stanford's Nick McKeown says SDN won't take hold until networking equipment vendors give up some control
OneAPI & the Global Mobile App Ecosystem
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3/7/2013  |  Post a comment
OneAPI may provide developers a reason to build apps and content for networks, not just mobile operating systems
Ericsson CEO Prefers R&D to M&A
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2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg defends his company's managed services deals and says he'd rather invest in R&D than make expensive acquisitions
What Are You Seeing at MWC?
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2/26/2013  |  5 comments
Use our message boards to share photos from your Barcelona experience this week
Proximity Is Where It's At
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2/25/2013  |  1 comment
Intel- and Deutsche Telekom-backed tech startup doesn't need a network to make smart, wireless proximity applications
AT&T Opens Up for Partner Program
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2/21/2013  |  Post a comment
AT&T is opening up network APIs and allowing partners to take more control as it looks to expand its reach in the enterprise
Fujitsu: You Are My Density
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2/15/2013  |  1 comment
New packet optical platform gets the switching closer to customers so they can handle bigger volumes of Ethernet traffic
Genband Constructs Cloud-Based UC Service
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2/11/2013  |  1 comment
Genband launches a new cloud-based unified communications service and a marketing message to modernize its boxy brand
CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
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2/8/2013  |  7 comments
While the Northeast tucks in for a winter storm, we wonder what challenges CSPs face when digging out of a heavy snowfall
CenturyLink Unit Touts New Cloud Service
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2/7/2013  |  2 comments
The nation's third largest telco says it has a better commodity cloud offering than Earth's largest online store
Does Anyone Want Sonus?
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2/6/2013  |  5 comments
Sonus Networks, often tossed around in M&A rumors, is likely not a target for Cisco, says one analyst
Alcatel-Lucent's 400Gbit/s Feat
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2/6/2013  |  5 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's optical solution powers the new high-capacity link between Paris and Lyon
The Big Deal About Small Outages
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1/22/2013  |  9 comments
Network operators can overload you with data about upgrades. But ask about a network outage and the silence speaks volumes
AT&T's Broadband Bravado
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1/7/2013  |  13 comments
Execs say AT&T's U-verse locations are heading for 100Mbit/s, with big wireline improvements reaching its other broadband customers, too
AT&T Keeps Tempting Developers
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1/7/2013  |  2 comments
9:30 AM As its Developer Summit kicks off in Las Vegas, it's worth looking back at AT&T's network evolution
Free! Ethernet! Stuff!
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12/3/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Light Reading's 'State of the Market: Ethernet Expo' report is now available, and a special virtual Ethernet Expo starts tomorrow
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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11/5/2012  |  Post a comment
12:30 PM Our last list of short-listed entries for the 2012 Leading Lights awards considers the year's stand-out public companies
The Future of Metaswitch
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10/4/2012  |  6 comments
6:00 AM Back in the driver's seat at Metaswitch, John Lazar is looking at the road ahead to see what kind of company his firm ought to be next
The 2012 Leading Lights Awards: Deadline Extension!
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9/7/2012  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM The deadline for Leading Lights entries and Light Reading Hall of Fame nominations is now Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
The 2012 Leading Lights Awards: Enter Now!
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9/4/2012  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM Click here to nominate your company or executives for the 2012 Leading Lights Awards and the Light Reading Hall of Fame
Finding a Data Cap That Fits
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8/20/2012  |  4 comments
8:00 AM Consumers have to accept data caps as service providers find that tiered plans are the easiest way to slow consumption and raise revenues
Distracted Driving: Where's the Data?
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8/17/2012  |  11 comments
2:00 PM When wireless operators decry distracted driving, I'm reminded of what really kills people on roadways and how long we've lived with it
Is Pay-Per-Bit Anti-Consumer?
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6/21/2012  |  28 comments
8:30 AM I want broadband and wireless phone bills I can understand. I want to comparison-shop data plans for the best rate. Am I nuts or what?
Verizon CTO Shows Some Backbone
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6/7/2012  |  1 comment
1:50 PM Verizon CTO Tony Melone says the process of converging the carrier's four backbone networks is, well, a process
Management World 2012:
The Customer Experience Catalyst

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5/25/2012  |  2 comments
11:10 AM Ventraq and others devise a way to measure how operators are meeting customer needs. But could such a straightforward system ever catch on?
OpenFlow, SDN & an Industry Uprising
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5/11/2012  |  11 comments
6:05 PM OpenFlow's popularity might be about an industry demanding more control of networks, services and the cloud than top vendors have allowed to date
More RIM Shots: BlackBerry Apps & Mishaps Abroad
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4/4/2012  |  4 comments
10:55 AM If Research In Motion isn't going to die in a decade, its best chance of standing out may be to improve its apps chops and battle the low-price leaders in several emerging markets
RIP RIM: Will Foresight Be 20/20?
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3/30/2012  |  4 comments
4:25 PM Analyst predicts that the BlackBerry maker will lose all its subscribers in less than a decade as the mobile enterprise embraces consumer devices
Australia's (Safe) Bet Against Huawei
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3/26/2012  |  42 comments
1:15 PM What does leaving Huawei out of the national broadband network project say about Huawei's big telco customers around the world? Why do those companies trust the vendor?
LTE's Uphill Climb
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3/21/2012  |  24 comments
Most folks have no intent to buy an LTE-powered device this year. What might change their minds?
Phil's Not-So-OFC/NFOEC Pictures
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3/12/2012  |  4 comments
5:25 PM Phil relies on a timeless technique to find out what's going on in a city you're visiting: Follow the guy in the devil costume who's flanked by tuba players
Duopoly Money
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2/24/2012  |  1 comment
4:30 PM AT&T and Verizon are the biggest and they're only going to get bigger. Should we expect them to be the best, too?
5 Things We Hope 'New Ethernet' Might Be
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2/22/2012  |  5 comments
A silly list from two silly people who didn't want to wait until tomorrow to get an angle on the 'new Ethernet'
NSN's New Tradition
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11/23/2011  |  2 comments
2:00 PM Hang on a minute! Don't they hit the reset button every year at this time? Should restructuring at NSN be on our calendars, right next to Black Friday?
Leading Lights Finalists: Public Company of the Year
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10/12/2011  |  Post a comment
3:00 PM Here are some thoughts on why we selected this group of finalists for Public Company of the Year
A Sept. 11 Reflection
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9/9/2011  |  15 comments
1:35 PM Light Reading's archives reveal a resilient news staff and outspoken readers who helped one another through a horrifying week
Making Sense of HP's Mobile Mess
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8/19/2011  |  9 comments
11:45 AM Walking away from the hottest personal computing trend in 20 years makes it hard not to watch what HP might do next
Huawei's Next 6 Months
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8/19/2011  |  1 comment
8:00 AM All signs point to more momentum for Huawei, even while the rest of the industry struggles to maintain its footing
Google Bringing Order to Android
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8/15/2011  |  6 comments
10:30 AM Google's bigger presence in mobile device manufacturing could give it a chance to be the model citizen in the wild Android marketplace
The Leading Lights in 2011
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7/11/2011  |  2 comments
3:20 PM We're now accepting entries for the 2011 Leading Lights awards. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2, and we'll announce finalists during the week of Sept. 18
Verizon FiOS: The Cloud Comes Home
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5/23/2011  |  2 comments
Verizon's FiOS updates hint at a future where hardware is virtualized, set-tops are dead and a low-latency, high-speed network is the fastest computer you'll ever need
Cloud Computing & TEM Reinvention
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5/19/2011  |  Post a comment
6:10 PM Telecom equipment makers are expanding everything they do in order to help find and define opportunities in cloud computing
App Developer Oppression?
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2/28/2011  |  14 comments
2:40 PM Apple's revenue-sharing policies in its App Store are crystal clear. So why is everyone so upset?
Huawei's Rep Repair
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2/25/2011  |  10 comments
9:20 AM Is it time to cut Huawei some slack?
AlcaLu's Rise to Normalcy
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
4:20 AM Alcatel-Lucent's Philippe Keryer says his company is seeing product growth happening in all the right places
Podcast: Cablevision's Network DVR
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1/25/2011  |  Post a comment
1:05 PM It saves some DVR hardware costs, but is it efficient enough to work in a major market?
Podcast: Android Antipathy?
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1/13/2011  |  Post a comment
1:20 PM More commentary on how Verizon's iPhone will change the game for the Android OS
Podcast: Verizon's iPhone 4 Challenge
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1/11/2011  |  1 comment
2:35 PM LR Mobile's Dan Jones discusses what's different about an iPhone 4 on Verizon's network
Apple's Next Big Move
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1/10/2011  |  7 comments
3:00 PM Will history be more accurate than hype?
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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