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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  |  14 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  |  9 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?
TalkTalk Unveils Cut-Price Gigabit Service
Shades of Ray  | 
6/23/2015  |  4 comments
UK operator is set to offer gigabit broadband services at the same price as DSL when its fiber-based service goes live in the fall.
Payments: A Third Pillar of Carrier Revenue?
Column  | 
6/23/2015  |  6 comments
As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.
Altice's Bouygues Bid Creates 700MHz Confusion
Morris Lore  | 
6/22/2015  |  1 comment
A possible merger between France's second- and third-biggest mobile operators raises questions about the country's forthcoming 700MHz auction.
Remembering Comcast's Ralph Roberts
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/19/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast co-founder and longtime CEO Ralph Roberts leaves behind a lasting legacy of business success and integrity after passing away Thursday night at the age of 95.
It's Not Just the Telcos: Vendors Are 'Transformers' Too
Shades of Ray  | 
6/18/2015  |  2 comments
An exclusive and unique Light Reading survey shows that it's not just network operators that are transforming their businesses and strategies -- the vendors are also changing to meet the evolving needs of their core customer base.
Building Momentum for the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/18/2015  |  1 comment
Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the primary benefits of the New IP.
VoLTE Triumphs (if Conditions Are Just Right)
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/17/2015  |  3 comments
P3's study of VoLTE in the DC area shows it delivers high-quality, crisp calling, but a lot of stars still have to align to be able to use it.
Bringing Together NFV MANO & OSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/16/2015  |  Post a comment
In part 3 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell considers how the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack needs to work with OSS functions to operationalize NFV.
Why We're Teaming Up With SCTE
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/16/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading and SCTE are joining forces to create multimedia content about a number of key cable tech topics, starting with DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi and IP video.
CEO Chat With Barry Mainz, Wind River
Between the CEOs  | 
6/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Steve Saunders sat down with Barry Mainz, ten-year veteran and President of Wind River, a leading embedded system software developer with solutions that cover everything from automotive to the surface of Mars.
Virtual Mobile Core: Time to Get Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators feel an urgency to virtualize the EPC, and are exploring a variety of ways to move forward, on an ambitious timeframe.
Defining Use Cases & Business Cases for SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Despite all the work that has already been put into defining and developing use cases, many service providers think more attention needs to be paid to the economics of SDN and NFV.
Calling All Women Startups! Intel Wants to Give You Money
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/10/2015  |  4 comments
And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.
Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN
Column  | 
6/8/2015  |  1 comment
There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.
Reinventing the Pay-TV Business
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/8/2015  |  3 comments
In LR's inaugural BTE Video Summit, speakers will look at how the video industry is changing and how service providers can cope with those changes.
BTE 2015: Making Old Technology New
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/8/2015  |  1 comment
Re-architecting VNFs, the changing telco data center and open source for service providers are themes for Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro at this week's Big Telecom Event.
BTE 2015: DCI's Here; Where's It Going Next?
DOS Attack  | 
6/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.
T-Mobile US Sale Fits DT's All-IP Game Plan
Morris Lore  | 
6/5/2015  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile US has little place in Deutsche Telekom's strategic vision, and its sale could even help the German operator to realize its true ambitions.
BTE 2015: Innovation Thrives on Diversity
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/4/2015  |  1 comment
Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.
Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
Column  | 
6/3/2015  |  10 comments
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
The Five Nines Makeover
Shades of Ray  | 
6/3/2015  |  3 comments
The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.
Fame, Glory & Ping Pong Await You at BTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/2/2015  |  3 comments
Support charity. Defeat Communism.
Cisco CTO Warrior Is Out Too – Report
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.
Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight
Column  | 
6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.
Will Ericsson Join the M&A Arms Race?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/29/2015  |  4 comments
Reports suggest Ericsson might respond to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia with a major deal of its own – but would that make sense?
Making Sense of It All at BTE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/28/2015  |  4 comments
Now more than ever, the industry needs to come together to ask and answer the big questions facing the communications networking industry -- and that's going to happen at the upcoming Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Gambling on Used Sprint Phones: Are Users Buying a Brick?
Jonestown  | 
5/28/2015  |  5 comments
Consumers have no way of knowing if the aftermarket Sprint phone they're buying will work on the operator's network -- and that's burning Sprint's MVNOs.
Sprint CEO Claims Next-Gen Network Will Be #1
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/28/2015  |  4 comments
Marcelo Claure had some bold claims to share at the Recode conference, including that its network would be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in every single market in the next 18 to 24 months.
Will Carriers Follow Facebook's Networking Lead?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/28/2015  |  7 comments
Facebook designs and builds its own networks, which sparks the question, will carriers want to do the same?
The Three Steps to Digital Dominance
Column  | 
5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the main steps that CSPs need to take in order to compete on the digital playing field?
BTE 2015: IoT Driving SDN, NFV Business Case
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading analyst Steve Bell explains how IoT deployments are driving operators to invest in SDN and NFV, but some are still waiting on LTE-M.
100G: Ready for Prime Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/26/2015  |  2 comments
Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.
Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2015  |  6 comments
This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?
Is 'Good Enough' Ever Enough for Telecom?
Rewired  | 
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.
Cisco Dodged Sanctions Barring Russian Trade – Report
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/21/2015  |  1 comment
Altered records in an attempt to provide equipment to Russian military and security services, according to a report on BuzzFeed News.
An Inflection Point in Telecom: The 5G Vector
Column  | 
5/20/2015  |  1 comment
The industry is at an inflection point, and one of the looming disruptors is 5G.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Business Value Trumps Moving Bits for Virtual Networks

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At the recent Open Networking Summit, carriers described how they're focused on increasing revenue rather than just improving technology. This requires cultural changes, which can be more difficult than technology changes.
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VeEX: Live from the Big Telecom Event 2015

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VeEX's Carl Goldschmidt provides new product updates, including the RXT modular test platform and TX300s. With the latest technology in pluggable physical interfaces, the RXT platform combines multiple technologies with testing range from 10 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s. The TX300s is an "All-in-one" advanced multi-service test platform from 64 Kbit/s to 100 Gbit/s that ...
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Light Reading Interviews MRV: 2015 Big Telecom Event

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Scott St. John, SVP of Global Sales & Service, discusses MRV's customer-centric culture, the new OptiPacket OP-X1 100G access platform, and recent customer wins with Light Reading at BTE 2015.
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Procera: Enhancing the Subscriber Experience

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Hear from Procera on the latest in Subscriber Experience solutions. Learn how Procera's RAN Perspective technology helps network operators monitor and manage network traffic, in real-time, solving congestion and other network issues.
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HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey

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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
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Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video

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Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
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PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
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Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products

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Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Arista's CloudVision

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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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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
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