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Pics: SDN & NFV in the Mile High City
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9/16/2016  |  5 comments
We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the 'Mile High City.' But we had some fun too...
Pictures: CTIA's Last Hurrah in Vegas
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9/14/2016  |  5 comments
See the faded glory of Super Mobility Week in a selection of photos from the recent event.
Pics: VMworld Brings the Hammer Down
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9/1/2016  |  2 comments
Top speed through Las Vegas for two intense days of VMworld 2016.
How the Padres Hit an IoT Home Run
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8/25/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading visits San Diego's Petco Park to see how the Padres baseball team is using IoT to slash operations costs.
A Hot Time in Huntsville
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8/15/2016  |  3 comments
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Comic-Con 2016 in Pics: Jesus Loves Nerds
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8/2/2016  |  9 comments
Photos from a costume party with more than 100,000 of my closest friends.
Comic-Con 2016: Bountiful Batmen!
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8/1/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading and its camera goes to the annual geek festival in San Diego.
Cisco Live: Who Needs Flying Cars?
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7/15/2016  |  10 comments
Futuristic technology was on display at the Cisco Live conference. And service providers have to provide the bandwidth to make it go.
Pics: 5G, VR Storm MWC Shanghai
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7/4/2016  |  4 comments
A sweep of the show floor at Mobile World Congress Shanghai made it quite clear which technologies are at the top of the agenda for operators in the world's largest single market.
Sprint's 5G Tailgate (in Pictures)
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6/22/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint and Ericsson get cookin' with a 5G test outside a football stadium.
Slideshow: BCE Goes Deep in Heart of Texas
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6/3/2016  |  3 comments
More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.
Women in Comms Leading Lights: Party Pics
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6/2/2016  |  2 comments
Revisit the Leading Lights awards dinner with pictures from the big event, including pics of our three winners accepting their trophies.
BCE Slideshow: See Austin by Segway, Look Like a Dork
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6/2/2016  |  1 comment
Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.
Pics: BCE Hosts Upskill U Live
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6/1/2016  |  Post a comment
At BCE in Austin, Upskill U moved out of the virtual classroom and hosted two Upskill U LIVE sessions on 5G and mobile video.
Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
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6/1/2016  |  3 comments
See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.
Light Reading's BCE Rocks Austin
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6/1/2016  |  3 comments
Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.
Pics: BCE Crowds Mob New IP Agency Live Interoperability Demos
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5/31/2016  |  1 comment
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.
INTX Pics: Live From Boston
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5/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age.
WiC Pics: Women in Comms Takes Austin
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5/26/2016  |  4 comments
From Sunday's Board of Advisors dinner to Monday's luncheon, job fair and Leading Lights celebration, WiC's biggest event was also its best yet.
Building Up Digital Operations: Pics
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5/11/2016  |  53 comments
At the TM Forum Live! 2016 in Nice, France, executives from service providers and others shared their views on the emerging Digital Operations Ecosystem.
TM Forum Live! 2016: Nice Pics
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5/10/2016  |  2 comments
Snapshots from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
Ultra-Broadband Summit, Hong Kong
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4/27/2016  |  58 comments
We're in Hong Kong for the first leg of the Ultra-Broadband Summit World Tour.
Vodafone, Huawei Open UK NB-IoT Lab
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone and Huawei are hoping to spur the development of NB-IoT through a new lab facility at the UK operator's Newbury headquarters.
Google 'Sells the Sizzle': Photos
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3/28/2016  |  3 comments
Dazzling venue and entertainment helps convince Google cloud users that it should be taken seriously in the enterprise – the company hopes.
Video Adventures in Vegas
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1/15/2016  |  12 comments
Take a walk on the Vegas side.
A Peek Inside AT&T Partner Solutions
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1/4/2016  |  3 comments
This entrepreneurial unit is expanding its responsibility to include wholesale services and agents, but keeping its agile method of operating within the bigger AT&T.
The Wild Beasts of Light Reading
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12/31/2015  |  19 comments
Editors are known as an incorrigible bunch. Our soft spot? Definitely animals.
A Year on the Road for Light Reading
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12/30/2015  |  16 comments
What I saw before, after and during conference and meetings in 2015.
The Best Cat Selfies of 2015
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12/23/2015  |  2 comments
In a moment of pre-holiday levity, Light Reading presents the best cat selfies (catsies!) of 2015. Meow.
The TV of Tomorrow Is All Digital, Virtual
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12/10/2015  |  6 comments
The TVOT conference in NYC showed just how far TV has come over the last decade.
Hong Kong Moments
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11/26/2015  |  13 comments
I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for a few days recently – here are a few views I managed to capture on my phone.
It Gets Contentious in London: OSS Event Pictures
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11/11/2015  |  1 comment
Service providers and vendors came together in London to tackle tricky issues around OSS for virtualized networks.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2
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11/3/2015  |  27 comments
Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015
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11/2/2015  |  27 comments
UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.
Oracle OpenWorld in Pix: Watch Out for Funny Cigarettes
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10/30/2015  |  13 comments
Falafel, weird sculptures, small planes, and more.
Gigabit Europe in Pics
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9/30/2015  |  2 comments
Beer, broadband and supersized snacks: Photos from Light Reading's first Gigabit Europe event and Oktoberfest
WiC Pics: Speak Up & Wear Fabulous Shoes
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9/17/2015  |  5 comments
Top female leaders from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and GenBand share their experiences, perspectives and advice for women in the industry, who convened in Dallas this week.
NASA Takes UHD to the Final Frontier
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9/16/2015  |  6 comments
Take a photographic peek at a recent National Press Club event featuring NASA astronauts – including twin brothers Captains Scott and Mark Kelly – and stunning Ultra HD footage from space.
Pics: A Tour of Chattanooga's Gigabit City
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8/10/2015  |  6 comments
From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.
GM Goes 'All In' on 4G Connected Cars
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8/7/2015  |  10 comments
GM brings two connected Corvettes with Apple CarPlay to Chicago and talks up the success of LTE via its partnership with AT&T.
OpenDaylight Summit in Pics: Behold, the Beard Is Resplendent
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8/3/2015  |  3 comments
The conference was splendid. Accommodations were not.
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's C-RAN!
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7/17/2015  |  2 comments
C-RAN is a complicated topic, and all these technical terms can get pretty confusing. We're bringing it back to the literal for Cloud-RAN month.
Light Reading Goes to Comic-Con 2015!
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7/14/2015  |  8 comments
Slacker Batman, a cross-dressing Han and Leia and one authentic superhero were the stars of Comic-Con 2015. Light Reading was there.
Vodafone: NYC, Are You Experienced?
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7/9/2015  |  6 comments
Vodafone opens a customer experience center in NYC and talks IoT, PoPs and more.
The Wild Side of Telecom: Fun Times at BTE
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6/19/2015  |  6 comments
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event was full of keynotes and demos, but we also managed to fit in a concert, ping pong tournaments and drones. And you thought we were all work and no play.
ONS2015 in Pics: Keep Pouring Work Juice!
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6/18/2015  |  2 comments
Stuffed with SDN knowledge, food, coffee and beer.
Breakfast of Champions: Women in Tech at BTE
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6/16/2015  |  2 comments
An inspiring panel of speakers made Light Reading's fourth Women in Tech breakfast, held at the recent Big Telecom Event, an occasion to remember.
Our Windy City Diaries: Sightseeing at BTE
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6/12/2015  |  9 comments
Chicago has no shortage of sites to be seen. While attending the Big Telecom Event, we explored the streets and took some photos, for your benefit, of course.
The Best of BTE: Highlights From the Show
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6/10/2015  |  7 comments
The Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.
The Intersection of Technology & Taxidermy: Leading Lights at the Field Museum
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6/9/2015  |  10 comments
At the intersection of technology and taxidermy, you'll find the Leading Lights Awards.
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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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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
Wagner’s Ring
Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
Wagner’s Ring
Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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