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The SDN Balancing Act
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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?
The Philter  | 
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?
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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
The Philter  | 
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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Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
LRTV Documentaries
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

5|21|15   |   04:51   |   (3) comments


Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
LRTV Custom TV
Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
LRTV Custom TV
Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
LRTV Custom TV
The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
LRTV Custom TV
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
LRTV Custom TV
Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
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