Practical Advice of the Transforming Kind
Rewired | 10/9/2017 | Post a comment
CenturyLink's Bill Walker is an IT guy, tasked with helping transform a legacy telco. He shared some very practical ideas about how to do that – notes from the trenches, as it were – in this video interview.
What Comes After SD-WANs?
Rewired | 9/18/2017 | Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
Calix: Russo's Not-So-Overnight Success?
Rewired | 6/28/2017 | 9 comments
Russo, the man who cashed in pretty quickly on his first major success, Cerent, is leading a much longer-term effort to bring software-defined networking to the access realm at Calix.
Survey Says: SD-WAN No Panacea
Rewired | 5/31/2017 | 2 comments
SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.
5 More Key Takeaways From ONS
Rewired | 4/11/2017 | 2 comments
Harmonization, minding the product gap, getting 5G right, mimicking Red Hat and praising the Linux Foundation's expanded role all make the list.
Trump & Consequences
Rewired | 3/6/2017 | Post a comment
Under Ajit Pai, the FCC is doing what major telecom players have wanted by rolling back regulations. Now we'll see if this fuels innovation and consumer benefits.
The More Things Change...
Rewired | 1/3/2017 | 10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
Rewired | 5/3/2016 | 6 comments
AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.
As the Code Flows...
Rewired | 3/21/2016 | 1 comment
Forget the 'Thrilla in Manila'; the competitive battle among open MANO groups will more likely be fought with Manila folders than fisticuffs.
Can Metaswitch Make Video Zoom?
Rewired | 2/16/2016 | 1 comment
The rise of business videoconferencing has been a long time coming, but can integration with UC and low-cost, fully featured systems finally take hold?
FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
Rewired | 1/29/2016 | 8 comments
Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.
Why Cities Matter Most
Rewired | 1/11/2016 | 9 comments
Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.
NFV Everywhere? Actually, No
Rewired | 9/22/2015 | 1 comment
As Masergy discovered, even working aggressively to make the business case for NFV in virtual CPE doesn't mean it's the answer everywhere.
NFV Experts Invade Dallas
Rewired | 9/9/2015 | 2 comments
AT&T, Verizon, NTT, Telefónica, CableLabs, Cox and Masergy are all bringing a real-world view of their NFV deployments to date to Dallas next week.
True or False, Telecom-Style
Rewired | 3/26/2015 | 4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
From The Founder
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
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November 1, 2017, The Royal Garden Hotel
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November 2, 2017, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, UK
November 2, 2017, 8 Northumberland Avenue – London
November 10, 2017, The Westin Times Square, New York, NY
November 16, 2017, ExCel Centre, London
November 30, 2017, The Westin Times Square
December 5-7, 2017, The Intercontinental Prague
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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.