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10 Alternate Uses for Tablets
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5/22/2015  |  27 comments
Not sure what to do with your not-so-popular tablet anymore? We have some ideas for you...
DroneComm 2015: Pics Above the Clouds
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5/12/2015  |  8 comments
A slide show from Light Reading's first ever commercial drone event in Atlanta.
A Guide to G.fast
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5/11/2015  |  4 comments
Light Reading's quick primer on fixed broadband access technology G.fast.
Pics: Women in Tech & Cable Meet in Chicago
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5/7/2015  |  5 comments
Snaps from Chicago where women from Microsoft and the Women in Cable Telecom both held events to promote women in the industry and the good work they are doing for others.
No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
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5/1/2015  |  21 comments
Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.
Huawei P8 Launch in Pics: It's Showtime!
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4/16/2015  |  2 comments
Snaps from the global launch of Huawei's rival to the iPhone 6.
10 Ways 5G Will Change Your Life
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4/3/2015  |  25 comments
The emergence of 5G around 2020 will bring new tech inventions galore, from flying cars to talking animals to holographic phone calls. Not to mention faster download speeds.
Pics From OFC: Blinded by the Light
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4/2/2015  |  3 comments
This year's Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition took place in the welcome heat of Los Angeles -- check out our pics from the show.
Juniper Pics: Ice Cream Makes Everything Better
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3/27/2015  |  6 comments
Whether Juniper truly has its act together remains to be seen, but it undeniably proved it has delicious snacks.
OCP Summit 2015 in Pics: 'His Beard Is So Majestic'
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
See OCP Foundation President and Chairman Frank Frankovsky's majestic beard, and CEO Corey Bell's magnificent sweater.
Pics: Meet 'Big Bertha' at Juniper's Data Center Lab!
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3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Juniper uses its POC Lab to put its gear through its paces and win customers.
10 Unusual Places to Stick a Small Cell
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3/16/2015  |  17 comments
We know all the expected places that small cells are being placed these days, but where should they really go? In this slideshow, we go beyond the lamppost and explore ten of the most unusual places where we think small cells should be hanging out.
MWC 2015: Virtual Reality Bites!
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3/3/2015  |  6 comments
The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!
MWC15: Welcome to Barcelona!
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3/2/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading has arrived in Barcelona in time for some sightseeing and cocktails with 100 of our closest friends ahead of the big show.
10 Weirdly Useful IoT Devices
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2/24/2015  |  32 comments
There's no shortage of connected devices out there, yet somehow there's always room for more. Join us for a tour of 10 smart, slightly bizarre things that will make your life just a bit easier.
The New IP in Pics: It Must Be Art!
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Photos from the show where attendees learned about turning their networks into innovation and profit centers.
Pics From Poland: FTTH Conference
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2/11/2015  |  6 comments
The annual FTTH Council Europe event is in Warsaw, Poland, this year -- check out the pics from day 1.
CES Pics: Get Another Bite of the Gadget Cherry!
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1/21/2015  |  8 comments
A second look at the cars, phones and drones at CES.
Pics: AT&T's Foundry of Things
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1/16/2015  |  9 comments
AT&T's Texan gateway to the Internet of Things – in pictures.
Postcards From the Gigabit Village
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1/9/2015  |  3 comments
Sebewaing Light and Water recently deployed a fiber-to-the-home network to deliver gigabit services to its 1,800-person community.
CES Pics: Cars, Drones & Lines, Oh My!
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1/7/2015  |  22 comments
The connected car is king at CES, but there's plenty more to see, too.
2020 Vision Photos: Night Sight
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12/16/2014  |  4 comments
More pictures from Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland.
2020 Vision Photos: First Light
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12/9/2014  |  11 comments
It's good news for insight-seeking telecom execs but bad news for puffins as Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit hits town.
Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!
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12/8/2014  |  6 comments
Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland.
Pics: Verizon's Chicago Destination Store
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11/19/2014  |  6 comments
Verizon's hoping its new digs on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue will become a destination for visitors wanting to relax, play and hopefully purchase wireless goodies.
Analyze This! Telecom Analytics World in Pics
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11/12/2014  |  13 comments
Check out a few pictures of the day's speakers, panels, crowds and, of course, food.
Pics From OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV
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11/7/2014  |  9 comments
We told you OSS was hot!! Pics of the crowds and speakers at the Light Reading OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event in London.
Pics: Düsseldorf Delights for SDN Congress
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.
Pics: HTC Hits NYC With a Tiny Camera & Desire
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10/9/2014  |  6 comments
HTC cruises into New York City with execs and a couple of notable devices.
Photos: Qualcomm Takes Over San Francisco
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9/19/2014  |  15 comments
In its first year away from its hometown headquarters of San Diego, Qualcomm's Uplinq tackled everything from the Internet of Things to LTE Broadcast to adorable little robots.
Pics: LR's Women in Telecom Breakfast
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9/16/2014  |  9 comments
Light Reading's first Women in Telecom Breakfast brought out more than 75 women executives to network and discuss their role in the colliding worlds of IT and telecom.
SMW Pics: Monkeying With Mobility
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9/12/2014  |  6 comments
Welcome to the weird: some glimpses of CTIA's Super Mobility Week.
Pics: Hot Wheels & Hot Sauce at SMW
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9/10/2014  |  2 comments
CTIA's Super Mobility Week steps on the gas for day 2.
Pics: Super Mobility Week Begins!
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9/9/2014  |  3 comments
Can the CTIA re-boot with Super Mobility Week? Let's take a first look.
Pics: Insurance Telematics Goes to Chicago
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9/9/2014  |  7 comments
The show was more exciting than it sounds, with cars that can measure your aggression level and carrier battles for M2M dominance.
Pics: Inside Digital Realty's Data Centers
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9/8/2014  |  1 comment
Take a look at a couple of the company's Western US facilities.
Pics: Motorola's New Gadgets
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9/5/2014  |  4 comments
Motorola Mobility takes reporters behind the scenes as it launches two new smartphones, a Bluetooth and 'modern timepiece,' aka smart watch.
Pics: Verizon Innovation Generator
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9/3/2014  |  2 comments
Smart cities, smart washers and a gratuitous pizza shot from Verizon's East Coast Innovation Center.
Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
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8/14/2014  |  11 comments
Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.
Pics From Comic-Con -- Honest!
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7/30/2014  |  14 comments
Light Reading takes Comic-Con -- even technology editors need a break!
Pics: Cisco's IoT Fog Rolls Into Chicago
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7/23/2014  |  5 comments
Cisco and friends visit the Windy City to stake their claim in the Internet of Everything.
Photo Gallery: The Big Telecom Event Does the Loco-Motion
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7/3/2014  |  8 comments
By day, we shared insights about the telecom industry. By night, we rocked out to the musical stylings of Wartoad.
Leading Lights Winners: The Pictures
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6/25/2014  |  4 comments
There were 16 Leading Lights awards winners this year -- see who picked up the trophies.
Pics: Sprint's Day at the Broadcast Museum
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6/24/2014  |  2 comments
Snaps from Sprint's visit to Chicago where it showed off its first 8T8R basestations, launched nationwide HD voice calling, announced a partnership with Under Armour, and more.
More Pictures From BTE
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6/20/2014  |  3 comments
More snaps from the Big Telecom Event in Chicago.
BTE Day 1: The Big Pictures
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6/17/2014  |  2 comments
The inaugural Big Telecom Event is underway in Chicago, and the keynotes, show floor, and sessions have been bustling all day.
Slide Show: Genband's Real-Time Perspectives
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6/12/2014  |  3 comments
Genband's second annual gathering in Orlando was full of snazzy presentations, power points, panels, and other Cheap Tricks.
TMF Live! Pics Pt II: Soft on the Inside
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6/6/2014  |  7 comments
More pictures from the TM Forum's event in Nice, France.
TMF Live! Pics: Have a Nice Day
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6/4/2014  |  3 comments
There's a telecom show in Nice, France, but the best pics are to be had away from the booths...
Cisco Live Pics: The Full Malkovich!
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5/27/2014  |  8 comments
The Cisco community hashed out the latest advances in networking technology in San Francisco. We were there with our cameras.
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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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.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.'
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
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