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Open Source Getting on My Nerves
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9/26/2016  |  2 comments
Don't worry, they say, the code will work it out. There's apparently nothing open source can't tackle.
Step Away From the Firewall
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9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.
Can Carriers Open Source New Biz Processes?
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9/16/2016  |  3 comments
At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.
Amoroso Not the Retiring Sort
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9/8/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.
Will ISPs Step Up to the IoT Challenge?
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9/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Security is a looming issue as IoT devices prove to be easily invaded, but is the broadband industry prepared to act?
Google Fiber Can't Be Called a Failure
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8/26/2016  |  20 comments
Internet giant's initiative rewrote the local broadband story for many cities in the US.
Is Wheeler's FCC Legacy Now in Doubt?
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8/10/2016  |  7 comments
FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?
Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
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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.
New Privacy Rules Are a Waste of Time
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC proposes forcing broadband ISPs to get explicit consent from customers before using browsing data, ignoring the real online privacy threats.
As the Code Flows...
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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.
'Cookies' Could Be a Sweet Thing
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3/8/2016  |  14 comments
Done well, targeted video ads based on Internet browsing history wouldn't be such a bad thing, but there are trust and transparency issues to address.
Telecom Needs New Net Neutrality Story
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2/25/2016  |  19 comments
Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.
Can Metaswitch Make Video Zoom?
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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
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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.
SAP Deal Highlights Hybrid Cloud Competition
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1/20/2016  |  15 comments
Enterprise software company chooses CenturyLink as one of its IaaS partners for key cloud enablement of its core product.
Why Cities Matter Most
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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.
My Most Memorable Moments of 2015
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12/29/2015  |  6 comments
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
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11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
How ThingSpace Will Make Money for Verizon
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10/29/2015  |  12 comments
To spur IoT apps and services, Verizon is offering ThingSpace and its accompanying APIs for free to developers, but there is a clear revenue strategy.
Can Incompas Reach Its Lofty Goals?
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10/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Group built on competitive carrier roots is trying to broaden its reach to represent a wider swatch of the competitive Internet.
Following the Bouncing Capex Ball
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9/29/2015  |  8 comments
AT&T has invested more in the US than any other firm in the past four years, but is its capex shrinking? Yes, no, maybe, for many reasons.
A Jaded Journalist Views IPv4 News
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9/24/2015  |  16 comments
So North America is out of IPv4 addresses – that's incredibly anti-climactic. Unless it isn't, in which case you're in trouble.
NFV Everywhere? Actually, No
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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
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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.
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?
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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.
LRTV Interviews
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.
LRTV Interviews
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?
LRTV Interviews
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.
LRTV Custom TV
Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
LRTV Custom TV
F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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