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Why We're Working With NCTC
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.
Upskill U Kicks Off IoT Lectures With Ericsson
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/4/2016  |  3 comments
Today at 1 p.m. ET, Martin Zander, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, tackles the toughest IoT questions during "IoT 101," an introductory course to IoT at Upskill U.
WiC Leading Light Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.
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.
Nokia's Motley: Confidence Paves Career Paths
Mentor Monday  | 
5/2/2016  |  5 comments
Have the confidence to take the next step whether you're fully prepared for it or not, advises Nokia's Sandy Motley, whose long and varied career path proves it works.
WiCipedia: Woman Cards & Bitch Switches
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/29/2016  |  13 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Cell C's CEO under fire for radio show comments; Clinton plays the woman card; Intel discusses diversity backlash; and more.
Virtualization Powers Automation at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Dr. Stefan Vallin, Cisco, teaches Virtualization: Automation at Upskill U on Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
Welcome to Light Reading Enterprise Cloud
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/28/2016  |  5 comments
Light Reading brings you the latest news, information and insights about clouds for the enterprise. Yes, the enterprise.
Twitter Fire Hose Now a Video Tsunami
MariNation  | 
4/27/2016  |  4 comments
Twitter's video push is changing broadband dynamics.
Apple: Cloud Shines Light in Financial Gloom
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/27/2016  |  3 comments
While everything else declined, cloud services grew revenue briskly in Apple's most recent quarterly earnings.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable operators have some key hurdles to overcome if they wish to fill the growing mobility needs of small and large businesses alike.
WiC Welcomes 7 New Partners
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/25/2016  |  2 comments
WiC is proud to have Cisco, Hitachi Consulting, Infinera, Netcracker, Redknee, NetNumber and Open Networking Foundation joining our cause.
GoT Fans Curse HBO (Not Right) Now
MariNation  | 
4/25/2016  |  7 comments
This is what it looks like when apps are the future of TV.
'Women Who Code' CEO Paints Better Tech Pic
Mentor Monday  | 
4/25/2016  |  2 comments
Alaina Percival shares why she thinks it's a wonderful time to be a woman in the tech industry, despite what discouraging headlines might suggest.
Upskill U Goes Ivy League With Princeton Prof
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/25/2016  |  1 comment
Tune in to Upskill U to hear Princeton University's Nick Feamster present 'Virtualization: Network Design & Infrastructure' at 1PM ET on Monday, April 25.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.
WiCipedia: Victory in a 'Culture of Victimology'
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.
Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.
Comcast Answers the App Call
MariNation  | 
4/20/2016  |  6 comments
With 'Unlock the Box' looming, Comcast announces Xfinity apps for Samsung and Roku hardware.
Women in Comms Leading Lights: The Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/20/2016  |  2 comments
2016 finalists for WiC's inaugural Leading Lights -- Most Inspiring Woman in Comms, Female Tech Pioneer of the Year and Female-Led Startup to Watch -- are revealed.
The Key Steps to NFV Success
Shades of Ray  | 
4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
Upskill U: AT&T Shares Lessons From Network on Demand
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/20/2016  |  4 comments
This week at Upskill U, AT&T's VP Network on Demand, Josh Goodell, leads a course on Webifying the Network.
Tipping Point for 4K Video?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/19/2016  |  5 comments
Now that Sony has launched a 4K movie streaming service and AT&T/DirecTV is broadcasting golf and baseball action in UHD, is 4K video ready to go prime time?
The Future of TV Is... Wait, Where Are the Apps?
MariNation  | 
4/18/2016  |  16 comments
If apps are the future of TV, why don't we have more pay-TV apps?
Sony Investigating 5G: Wait, What, Sony?
Jonestown  | 
4/18/2016  |  10 comments
Like Apple, Facebook, and Google, Sony is examining the possibilities of 5G too.
Boingo Cultivates a New Spirit
Mentor Monday  | 
4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Boingo CTO Derek Peterson and VP Lauren de la Fuente give a glimpse into the WiFi provider's culture and share advice for men and women in the industry.
Upskill U Gets Back to Virtualization Basics
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/18/2016  |  5 comments
Upskill U's 'Virtualization 101,' class taught by Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro on 4/20, covers all the basics on virtualization and more.
WiCipedia: Young Women, Verizon Strikers Demand More
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/15/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: entry-level women ask for more money – and get it; Verizon workers demand better contracts; 4-H refocuses around STEM; and more.
Hall of Fame 2016: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.
Happy(?) Equal Pay Day, Ladies
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/12/2016  |  2 comments
Don't get too excited – April 12 marks how far women must work into the year to earn the equivalent of what men earned in 2015 as the gender pay gap persists.
LR & Cisco Launch Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
4/12/2016  |  16 comments
Light Reading and Cisco teamed to launch Upskill U, an online university aimed at educating the communications industry on the business behind NFV, IoT, SDN and more.
Cellular, WiFi & the 'CEO Pitch'
Column  | 
4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
WiFi is offering a challenge to the network-centric cellular status quo and that's something that mobile network operator CEOs recognize, believes Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser.
Will Layer3 TV Ever Launch?
MariNation  | 
4/11/2016  |  6 comments
Take two cable veterans, mix in a millennial co-founder, raise gobs of money and then make everyone wait years for a launch. So far that's the story of Layer3 TV.
Nokia's Mine: Let's Improve the 'T' in STEM
Mentor Monday  | 
4/11/2016  |  1 comment
Hilary Mine, Leader of Network Transformation at Nokia, shares thoughts on why tech seems to be the least popular field in STEM and what the industry can do about it.
Apple Quietly Hiring for 5G?
Jonestown  | 
4/8/2016  |  5 comments
The iPhone maker is looking for a wireless engineer who can develop hardware using emerging technologies.
Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.
WiCipedia: Parental Progress & Parity Payoffs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: New York and San Fran improve parental policies; gender parity boosts the GDP; female-led businesses take off; and more.
CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
Between the CEOs  | 
4/7/2016  |  5 comments
Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
NFV: The Unintended Consequences
Column  | 
4/5/2016  |  Post a comment
NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.
Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/5/2016  |  3 comments
There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
New York Scores a Big Win for Families
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/4/2016  |  5 comments
New York has passed the most progressive parental leave policy of any state, hopefully setting a precedent for other states and companies on how they support parents.
The Secret of the 5G Bandwagon: SDN Is the Engine
Column  | 
4/4/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.
How to Master Being a Jill of All Trades
Mentor Monday  | 
4/4/2016  |  1 comment
The IEEE's Karen McCabe shares her thoughts on why you must master your domain but branch out into others as well.
Google Practical Joke Goes Horribly Wrong
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/1/2016  |  12 comments
Who could have anticipated that people wouldn't like having practical jokes added to their email?
WiCipedia: The Solutions Edition
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/1/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup we compile stories offering practical solutions and tips for increasing the number and prominence of women in the tech industry.
Stream TV Splinters Net Neutrality Debate
MariNation  | 
4/1/2016  |  23 comments
Should Comcast's Stream TV count toward users' broadband data caps? It's complicated.
New Privacy Rules Are a Waste of Time
Rewired  | 
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.
AT&T Explores G.fast for MDUs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/31/2016  |  3 comments
In this first part of a new sponsored blog series, AT&T's Bill Smith explains how AT&T hopes to complement its GPON-powered GigaPower rollout with additional technologies, such as G.fast.
IoT's Year Zero
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/30/2016  |  6 comments
Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
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    At Atrinet's headquarters, Ray Le Maistre sits down with Roy Silon to get an in-depth look into the company's focus and the secret recipe for their success.
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    The benefits of SDN/NFV are well known, but the transition comes with some challenges, prominent among them is: how do you test a network that has been abstracted and has the potential to be endlessly reconfigurable? Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish ...
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    SDN and NFV have been inextricably bound with each other for so long that on a conceptual level, smooshing them together into one catch-all phrase – SDNFV – is now justifiable, according to Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Light Reading spoke to Pitt at the NFV World Congress, where he explained that the next ...
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    Dealing With a Disrupted Video Market

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    Ericsson's Simon Frost discusses how traditional pay-TV providers can cope with the big changes wrought by the rise of OTT video and IP technology.
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    Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
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