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Pics: Rubber Ducks & SD-WAN Take Dallas
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6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's SD-WAN event featured expert speakers and panelists who examined the future of and business case for SD-WAN, and a whole lot of rubber ducks.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  3 comments
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
The Near Future Is Here
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4/28/2017  |  5 comments
Virtual reality, AI, drones and more.
SXSW Pics: Women, Weirdness & Waiting in Austin
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3/16/2017  |  4 comments
Highlights from 2017's SXSW, including tons of great content for women, people who are definitely helping keep Austin weird and a lot of waiting in long lines.
Gigabit LTE: Sprint's MIMO Gras in New Orleans
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3/15/2017  |  3 comments
Sprint, Motorola & Qualcomm show off the dawn of 'Gigabit Class LTE' in the US at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Mobile World Cuteness
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3/9/2017  |  5 comments
Small and mostly odd touches of cuteness bring a whimsical lightness to the otherwise impersonal, vacuous, hard-edged Mobile World Congress.
A Photo Tour of CES 2017
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1/9/2017  |  4 comments
Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.
Digging Bluebird's Data Center
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1/5/2017  |  2 comments
Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.
The 8 Best Moments for WiC in 2016
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12/28/2016  |  2 comments
2016 has been a crazy year for women in tech, but we're so done picking apart what went wrong. Here are our 8 best moments of a very strange year.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016, Tokyo Day 2
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11/24/2016  |  1 comment
It's the second day of the Mobile Broadband Forum 2016 in Tokyo and there's one clear theme running through every presentation and discussion – the need to develop partner ecosystems.
Photos from IoT World in Dublin
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11/24/2016  |  3 comments
Some photographic highlights from this week's IoT World show in Dublin.
Photos: MBB Forum 2016 Tokyo, Day 1
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11/23/2016  |  2 comments
This year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) is being held just outside Tokyo, where operator executives, host Huawei and the Chinese vendor's partners have converged to discuss the evolution of 4G LTE, the transition to 5G and the key applications driving the industry's transformation.
The 8 Biggest Turkeys of WiC in 2016
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11/23/2016  |  2 comments
We've rounded up the top eight Women in Comms turkeys of 2016... so far.
Transformation Takes Center Stage in Wuzhen
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11/11/2016  |  9 comments
Service providers and industry experts gather in Wuzhen to talk about digital transformation and why it is so critical for telcos.
Photos: Operations Transformation Summit, Wuzhen
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11/1/2016  |  14 comments
Huawei's Operations Transformation Summit 2016 is underway in Wuzhen, China.
OpenDaylight in Pictures: It Just Got Real
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9/30/2016  |  3 comments
The ODL crowd broke out of Silicon Valley to bring their annual summit to the software mecca of Bellevue, Wash.
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.
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.
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
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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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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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.