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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
Between the CEOs  | 
2/8/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.
Startup NFWare Takes Aim at Cisco, Juniper
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2/3/2016  |  2 comments
A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies for IoT
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Jasper provides a cloud platform to allow enterprises and service providers to connect and manage IoT devices.
NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.
Versa, EMC Validate 'vCPE in a Box' Offer
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Versa tested and validated the interoperability of its FlexVNF software on EMC's NFVi platform.
Viavi Reports Fiscal Q2
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Revenues of $232.1 million are up by 2.5% compared with a year ago and operating margins have improved.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.
Midokura Beefs Up OpenStack Tools for Network Virtualization
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Midokura Enterprise MidoNet 5.0 is scalable virtualization software designed for IaaS clouds; the new version adds tools for OpenStack operators.
Frontier Picks Viavi Testing Solutions
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier intends to deploy Viavi's EtherAssure throughout its network to provide end-to-end services activation testing and ongoing performance management.
Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.
RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
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1/31/2016  |  1 comment
RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  21 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Bell Canada Deploys Nokia's Core Router
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia and Bell Canada launch terabit-speed metro network performance to support consumer and business customers.
Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.
Cisco EVP Development Patel Says Sayonara
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1/29/2016  |  2 comments
Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief executive officer, bids Cisco adieu in the second half of 2016.
Amazon.com Announces Q4 Sales up 22% to $35.7B
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
AWS helped drive growth, with expansion in Asia/Pacific and new services going online.
CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray  | 
1/28/2016  |  3 comments
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Mitel Unveils New Mobile Enterprise Tools
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Mitel bolsters its mobile enterprise portfolio with new applications and cloud services.
MSOs: We're Not Building National Biz Net
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.
Facebook Wins Big in Q4
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Beating analyst estimates again, Facebook reported sky-high earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Sony Buys 4G IoT Chip Specialist Altair
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1/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.
Juniper Reports $4.9B 2015 Revenue, up 5%
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Quarterly revenues were $1.3 billion, up 20% year-over-year.
Global Capacity Expands Ethernet Nationally
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Expansion of Ethernet-over-copper solutions will deliver from 1 Mbit/s up to 100 Mbit/s access,including private line, VoIP and other services.
Major Telcos Join Facebook's Open Compute Project
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1/27/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, EE, SK Telecom, and Verizon are among those joining the new Open Compute Project Telco Project launched today.
Metro Connect Bubbles With Optimism
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
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1/27/2016  |  9 comments
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Helped by currency exchange fluctuations, Ericsson reports an increase in its fourth quarter and full year revenues for 2015.
VMware Announces 800 Layoffs, Executive Shake-Up
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1/27/2016  |  1 comment
As part of the decline in its on-premises computing business and shift to cloud and networking, the company is laying off 800 employees.
Juniper Flies Into DCI With BTI Acquisition
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Juniper is jumping into the data center interconnect (DCI) market and adding to its cloud portfolio with its acquisition of BTI Systems.
New IP Agency Launches With Massive Industry Support
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Service providers Deutsche Telekom, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, XO Communications plus major IP vendors part of initial set of members.
Encounters At the End of the Sundance Trail
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1/26/2016  |  5 comments
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?
BT Enters SD-WAN Fray With Cisco
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK's telecom incumbent takes wraps off SD-WAN service and unveils Walgreens Boots Alliance as its first customer.
Cedexis Closes $22M in Funding for Global Expansion
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Internet measurement and content delivery specialist Cedexis has closed a substantial Series B funding round with a goal of expanding further in Europe and North America and launching in Asia.
FirstLight Fiber Expands Further in New York
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
FirstLight Fiber adds 36,000 route miles of fiber in three New York counties to expand its Ethernet, mobile backhaul and enterprise services for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray  | 
1/25/2016  |  5 comments
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
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1/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.
Partnerships Drive Dell's NFV Strategy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Dell looks to provide the platform for NFV while other companies provide the application software.
Ciena Aims Blue Planet at Indian SDN, NFV
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1/24/2016  |  1 comment
Optical and Ethernet equipment maker is already piloting SDN and NFV technologies with Indian operators.
Imagine/HPE Deal Joins Media, Enterprise Tech
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  1 comment
New partnership deal between Imagine Communications and Hewlett Packard Enterprise pairs upgraded TV infrastructures with enterprise tech.
Two SDN Startups Join 2016 Funding Parade
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1/21/2016  |  1 comment
Google joins as an investor for Plexxi, while Cumulus scores a $35 million C round.
Light Reading's Women in Comms Launches With 21 Members
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1/21/2016  |  1 comment
Intel, Dell, Boingo, Hyperoptic and TalkTalk among the 21 companies supporting Light Reading's newly formed non-profit dedicated to redressing the gender imbalance in the next-gen comms industry.
Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP
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1/20/2016  |  Post a comment
At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
Genband Wins Round 1 in Court Clash With Metaswitch
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1/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The IP technology middleweights are going head-to-head in an intellectual property punch-up and Genband just won Round 1 on points.
Genband Wins Court Ruling Against Metaswitch
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1/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Jury finds Metaswitch infringes seven Genband VoIP patents.
EZchip Shareholders Approve Mellanox Acquisition
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1/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The transaction is expected to close in the second half of February 2016.
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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