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Easing the Tech Pains for the Homeless
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7/28/2015  |  6 comments
When even social service benefits require online access, 365 Data Centers is helping one Bay Area agency keep its clients connected.
What's a Gigabit Good For?
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7/1/2015  |  17 comments
Eight weeks in to getting gigabit Internet service over fiber-to-the-home, I still can't answer that question.
Is 'Good Enough' Ever Enough for Telecom?
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5/21/2015  |  4 comments
Some folks say they'll never forgo six-nines reliability and 50 millisecond restoration standards, but there are definite signs Web 2.0 approaches are taking hold.
Geeking Out Over Gigabit
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5/8/2015  |  30 comments
After almost three decades of writing about fiber-to-the-home, I'm finally getting it and I'm going for the whole gig.
Verizon Security Not Just 'Cops & Robbers'
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4/3/2015  |  3 comments
Alliance with Deloitte creates one-stop shop of cyberattack mitigation by adding governance, risk management and compliance consulting.
True or False, Telecom-Style
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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.
Will Open Source Groups Keep Windows Open?
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3/20/2015  |  15 comments
New open source group provides substantial industry insight at MWC -- here's hoping they keep up the effort to keep non-members informed.
Security Compliance Still a Moving Target
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3/12/2015  |  Post a comment
In the wake of major breaches, enterprises are working harder to get compliance, but not hard enough to stay that way.
Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
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2/4/2015  |  20 comments
Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.
Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
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1/6/2015  |  12 comments
Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.
AT&T Touts SDN Push, Seeks Talent
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12/16/2014  |  3 comments
Technology guru John Donovan pledges to make AT&T's network 75% software-defined by 2020.
Gardner's Departure a Cautionary Tale
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12/12/2014  |  11 comments
Board of directors allegedly wanted faster pace of change from one of the telecom industry's change pacesetters.
Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
But what took them so long?
Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
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9/25/2014  |  2 comments
There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.
Verizon Puts Cloud Customers in Control
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9/23/2014  |  2 comments
As promised earlier this month, Verizon is letting businesses turn up network and security services on a per-workload basis.
Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
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9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Cloud provider backs off M&A plans, but is that the last word?
Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
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9/16/2014  |  1 comment
The ONF is developing standards that will let you go to school on SDN and then test for certification to prove what you know.
Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
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8/20/2014  |  11 comments
In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.
Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
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8/5/2014  |  5 comments
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
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7/28/2014  |  14 comments
Incumbents don't want cities and towns to build their own gigabit networks, but what's their alternative plan?
Will Telecom's 'Open' Be Natural or Organic?
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7/15/2014  |  10 comments
It's up to network operators to make sure "open" retains some meaning and doesn't go the way of "natural" foods.
Pervasive Video Could Change Internet Fundamentals
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7/10/2014  |  7 comments
The beauty of the early Internet was that it was distance-insensitive but as video takes over and the cloud grows, is that changing?
Open NFV: The World Cup of Confusion?
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6/24/2014  |  5 comments
The move of NFV management and orchestration to an open source model seems inevitable, but how it happens is as transparent as the World Cup refs' game time calculations.
Level With Me: When Rumors Get Real
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6/16/2014  |  6 comments
tw telecom has been a rumored takeover target for years and Level 3 a rumored suitor. But is there more to this deal than just getting bigger?
Five Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
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6/9/2014  |  5 comments
Of course they are all related to virtualization – what else would I write about in Nice?
Can ZOOM See Daylight?
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6/4/2014  |  3 comments
The TM Forum is actively seeking industry input to its ZOOM project to enable NFV orchestration, but what if it went truly open source?
Metaswitch: Telcos Must Get Soft to Survive
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5/13/2014  |  16 comments
Metaswitch CEO urges telcos to transform their business models along with their networks and start behaving like software companies.
Is AT&T-DirecTV Really About Broadband?
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5/5/2014  |  10 comments
PayTV service is not the future for AT&T so there have to be other reasons for buying a satellite TV distribution network.
One Reason Customer Service Sometimes Sucks
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5/2/2014  |  20 comments
Telecom players need to give their CSRs more intelligent tools to address customer issues, or see training and turnover troubles persist.
Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
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4/21/2014  |  37 comments
AT&T's ready, Google's ready, but are the municipalities they want to serve ready to play -- and bring along access rights and other free stuff?
Frontier Buffaloes Social Media
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4/7/2014  |  16 comments
Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.
Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
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3/31/2014  |  15 comments
Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal – and is it fair?
WOW Cozying Up to OTT With Good Reason
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3/28/2014  |  8 comments
Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.
How Dirty Is Your Data?
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3/27/2014  |  22 comments
The telecom industry's merger fever has created a morass of old, outdated and mismatching data records for some operators, which could hamper plans for growth.
AT&T's All-IP Tests Won't Answer Key Questions
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2/28/2014  |  14 comments
Dropping circuit-switched voice in a rural Alabama area and a Florida suburb doesn't address competitive interconnection issues
The Dangerous Reaction to Netflix-Comcast
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2/25/2014  |  27 comments
Media response to this deal has been a little too hysterical, given the deal's true nature – but does that reveal a bigger problem?
The Great Peering War Rages Again
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2/19/2014  |  14 comments
This time, it's Netflix crying foul as broadband ISPs refuse to connect directly to its CDN without extracting extra fees.
Better Broadband Isn't Enough for Schools
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1/29/2014  |  37 comments
The technology industry has a history of throwing gizmos, gadgets, and yes, gigabits, at teachers, but they have little effect without purpose and training
Stoking 'Open' Minds
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1/23/2014  |  1 comment
Just what does 'open' mean in the telecom world? I asked six carriers.
Moving & Shaking Ain't What It Used to Be
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1/8/2014  |  4 comments
Today's carriers want to keep their progress under wraps -- NFV and virtualization in general are the exception to that rule.
NFV to Trigger Cisco Buying Binge?
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1/2/2014  |  25 comments
MKM report predicts Cisco and Juniper may acquire optical networking companies Infinera and/or Ciena to prepare for virtualization.
The Five Surprising Tech Trends of 2013
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12/31/2013  |  17 comments
Here's one person's view of what didn't go as expected this year.
Can Virtualization Succeed Where IMS Didn't?
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12/20/2013  |  5 comments
Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie looks at how IMS and virtualization are similar -- and different -- in his LR University session on policy and SDN/NFV.
The Big Telecom Event: Have Your Say
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12/19/2013  |  3 comments
We're already months into planning our 'Specs & Plugs & Rock & Roll' show, but there's still plenty of time to tell us what you'd like to see at The Big Telecom Event (BTE) in June 2014.
AT&T-Frontier Deal: A Sign of Things to Come?
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12/17/2013  |  15 comments
Sale allows AT&T to exit from a wireline footprint that no longer fits in with its long-term business ambitions.
Could Cable, Telco Unite on Gig Services?
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12/12/2013  |  31 comments
A cable exec admits he's never considered partnering with neighboring telcos on gigabit networks – should he?
Building NFV on the Best Thinking
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12/2/2013  |  2 comments
CloudNFV is being open about drawing on work of existing and new standards bodies -- are others building NFV this way?
Bolder Is Better for IP Transformation
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11/21/2013  |  18 comments
Metaswitch says every carrier is different, but the ones that go big do better than those that take baby steps.
CenturyLink Shows Cloud Is Still Critical
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11/20/2013  |  5 comments
Like Verizon, CenturyLink makes a significant upgrade to its cloud approach, but in a very different way.
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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
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Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
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The Six Million Dollar Business Man

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Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
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CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

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Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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Thailand's AIS: Transforming to an FMC Operator

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Saran Phaloprakarn, Senior VP of Fixed Broadband Business Management of Thailand's AIS, was a keynote speaker at the first Asia-Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit in Bangkok. In this video, he talks to Heavy Reading about transforming into an FMC (FBB+MBB+Content) operator.
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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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