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How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.
CEO Chat With Hans Vestberg, Ericsson
Between the CEOs  | 
8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Steve Saunders met up with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, who talked about using next-generation comms tech as a force for good, as well as a foundation for good business.
NFV's Unexpected Bonus
Column  | 
8/3/2015  |  2 comments
Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.
Mentor Monday: Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/3/2015  |  1 comment
Styf, Telecom Italia's VP of engineering and de facto 'idea woman,' shares her experiences as a woman in comms and advice for other women in the industry.
Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/31/2015  |  8 comments
Carrier deploys 12 small cells in Chicago's Grant Park to prepare for the more than 124 terrabytes of mobile usage expected at this weekend's Lollapooloza.
The Collaboration Imperative
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/31/2015  |  6 comments
AT&T, like most network operators today, puts a premium on collaboration as one of the most important skills a potential or current employee can possess.
Predictions Are Hard, Especially About the Future
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/31/2015  |  7 comments
In the latest installment of Light Reading's science fiction story 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Yaz assess the vast scope of the forces arrayed against them.
Optical Innovation Puts Focus on DCI, SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Metro data center interconnect (DCI) and transport SDN were the key themes of Optical Innovation Forum 2015.
An Ultra-Broadband Future for Asia/Pac
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Huawei-hosted conference considers ways to achieve ultra-broadband connectivity for Asia/Pacific by 2020.
Easing the Tech Pains for the Homeless
Rewired  | 
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.
How We Got Into the Science Fiction Game
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/28/2015  |  2 comments
It all started with Leonard Nimoy.
Interoperability: Harmony in the Network
Column  | 
7/27/2015  |  1 comment
Interoperability is the 'glue' that holds communications networks together, and it's as important as ever as new technologies such as G.fast enter the market.
Mentor Monday: Ericsson's Elaine Weidman
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/27/2015  |  3 comments
In what will be a weekly series, Light Reading talks to Ericsson's vice president of sustainability and corporate responsibility about being a woman in comms.
Light Reading Goes Faster Than Light
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/24/2015  |  5 comments
"Silence Like Diamonds" is a 10-part science fiction story about the cloud, drones, network security and cats, here on Light Reading, starting Friday.
About the Death of the Set-Top…
MariNation  | 
7/23/2015  |  1 comment
The set-top isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase in its life cycle.
The Evolution of Mobile Video Delivery
Column  | 
7/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Today's adaptive bitrate video (ABR) video protocol can respond well to changes in video, but still has limitations that operators need to overcome.
How Business Enablement Systems Could Change CSP DNA
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The growth of broadband is exposing the limitations of current OSS/BSS infrastructure and driving a shift to a new paradigm -- the business enablement system (BES).
Poll: Savings Drive C-RAN Deployments
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/21/2015  |  2 comments
The capex and opex savings that C-RAN brings are by far the biggest reason to deploy the centralized, virtualized RAN system, the Light Reading community says.
Introducing LR's Women in Comms Online
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/21/2015  |  5 comments
Join the conversation on promoting and empowering women in the communications industry on the new WiC site here on Light Reading.
A Global Perspective on Women in Comms
Column  | 
7/21/2015  |  4 comments
The telecom industry could use alternate perspectives to question convention and push the boundaries of innovation, and women hold the key.
Analytics: Out of the Hype Cycle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/20/2015  |  4 comments
Big data and analytics has been a hot topic for some time, but the value proposition is only now emerging from the hype cycle fully formed, with a mandate for commercialization.
I Ate Soylent for a Day: 'Food' Special
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/17/2015  |  28 comments
Is 'beige' a flavor?
Marshall: Ready to Rock Your Pocket?
Jonestown  | 
7/17/2015  |  1 comment
One from our WTF department! Marshall -- the amp maker -- intros an Android smartphone.
Gigabit Europe: Where Beer & Broadband Come Together
Shades of Ray  | 
7/16/2015  |  2 comments
Munich will host a classic combination of broadband, business cases and beer during this year's Oktoberfest.
Metro Traffic Makes Way for 200G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/16/2015  |  Post a comment
By 2017, metro traffic is expected to increase dramatically. 16QAM modulation that provides 200G over 100G lines will be a significant market presence with potential substantial adoption.
Follow the Open Source Road
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Open source does not obviate all company secrets. It does, however, make it possible for companies to devote more of their precious resources on areas where they can truly differentiate and add value.
MTN Adjusts African Approach to IoT
Column  | 
7/15/2015  |  2 comments
MTN's new IoT platform provides a more flexible way of addressing the sector.
Cable's Cloud-Based UI Makeover
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/14/2015  |  2 comments
Cable providers are rolling out cloud-based user interface (UI) platforms that offer better TV guides, richer graphics, search features and branded experiences for video content.
Proximity-Based Services May Be Closer Than You Think
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Long Term Evolution Device-to-Device (LTE D2D) technology is opening up exciting opportunities to operators. These opportunities may just lead to insane growth, possibly billions of dollars in revenue across the market.
Farewell to Longtime Tellabs Chief Birck
DOS Attack  | 
7/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
Moving WebRTC From Asterisk to Headline
Column  | 
7/13/2015  |  7 comments
By removing a few roadblocks and working with wireless operators, WebRTC can become as easy as WebGL or any other Web API and, more importantly, become just as popular.
GCI: Measuring Growth Factors in the Digital Economy
Column  | 
7/10/2015  |  8 comments
The Global Connectivity Index (GCI), which ranks countries based on a wide range of financial and technology criteria, has identified a strong link between high GCI scores and GDP per capita.
Xalam: What's in a Name?
Column  | 
7/10/2015  |  4 comments
What makes AME digital infrastructure markets tick? And why are they so important? Xalam Analytics, a research initiative being launched in partnership with Light Reading and Heavy Reading, is here to explain and inform.
Waiting for Buhari: Can New Government Transform Nigeria Into Digital Economy?
Column  | 
7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Guy Zibi, managing director and chief analyst at Xalam Analytics, looks at the prospects for Nigeria under a new president.
French Exchange Sees Classic SDN Benefits
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/9/2015  |  2 comments
Innovation, stability, manageability, new business models and vendor independence are common to SDN installments of any size.
Does BT Lag European Peers on All-IP?
Morris Lore  | 
7/8/2015  |  3 comments
BT made some progress towards its all-IP ambitions with the 21CN project, but it has a long way to go before the PSTN is finally a thing of the past.
DOCSIS 3.1 Enables Rapid Deployment of Gigabit Broadband
Column  | 
7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom SVP Rich Nelson offers a primer on DOCSIS 3.1.
The Service-Oriented Mobile Core
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
To unlock the virtual core opportunity, mobile operators need new service models, with associated revenue, to drive the business case.
What the Helio? MVNO Is Back After First Flop
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/6/2015  |  9 comments
Well funded South Korean MVNO that went under in 2008 has quietly relaunched to try again with its low-cost wireless service on Sprint's network in the US.
US Earns Top Score for Women Entrepreneurs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/3/2015  |  4 comments
But the bar it has set is really, really low, according to a recent Dell study.
Lines Get Drawn in Road to 5G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/1/2015  |  1 comment
The steady drumbeat of progress continues on as new groups are formed, R&D centers opened, timelines presented and strategies refined for making 5G a reality by 2020.
What's a Gigabit Good For?
Rewired  | 
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.
Interconnection Deals: Parsing the Data
MariNation  | 
7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Cries of foul play in network interconnection arrangements aren't always as simple as they seem.
What's Next for White Boxes in a Post-Chambers World?
DOS Attack  | 
6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Pica8 and others keep pressing the argument for white box deployment.
What's in Your Office-in-a-Bag?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/26/2015  |  11 comments
Let us know what you need to bring with you when you're on the road. Use the hashtag #LROfficeInABag
The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?
Column  | 
6/25/2015  |  6 comments
The web services giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google might be defining the next generation of 'carrier class' networking technology.
Staying Productive With My Office-in-a-Bag
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/25/2015  |  23 comments
Covering the communications industry means plenty of travel and being prepared to work from any location – and that requires a certain type of tech baggage.
CEO Chat With Jerry Guo, Casa Systems
Between the CEOs  | 
6/25/2015  |  4 comments
Steve Saunders met up with Casa Systems' President and CEO Jerry Guo, who talked about his ambitions for the company, which, it turns out, include an IPO...
The Digital Service Provider
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'
No Heroes in the Battle for the Net
MariNation  | 
6/24/2015  |  4 comments
Who's at fault when Internet delivery goes bad?
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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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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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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.
Between the CEOs
Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

7|24|15   |   26:44   |   (5) comments


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

7|20|15   |   06:53   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   06:01   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   03:33   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   06:19   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   07:34   |   (0) comments


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.
LRTV Documentaries
The Six Million Dollar Business Man

7|20|15   |   01:52   |   (0) comments


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.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

7|20|15   |   38:51   |   (1) comment


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.
LRTV Custom TV
IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

7|20|15   |   03:18   |   (0) comments


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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I was pleasantly surprised when Ericsson recently agreed to let me interview its CEO, Hans Vestberg. Traditionally, mega-companies like Ericsson (or Cisco) have kept ...
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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