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ADVA Offers Small Cell Synchronization
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit launches the OSA 5405 SyncReach, which features dual antenna GNSS technology for both indoor and outdoor deployment.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
Sonus & Genband Finally Combine to Form $745M Company
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5/23/2017  |  9 comments
Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.
Sonus & Genband Agree to Merge
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Transaction combines Sonus's software-based strengths in real-time communication virtualization, cloud-based session initiation protocol (SIP) and 4G/voice-over LTE solutions and security initiatives with Genband's network modernization, unified communications and mobility and embedded communications offerings.
Calix Demos NG-PON 2 Channel Bonding
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined access enables easier combination of channels to create local fiber network more multi-purpose.
Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.
Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
ZTE Wins More Than 70% Allocation in New China Mobile PTN Project
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
ZTE rated number one in China Mobile's new PTN procurement project.
AT&T Flexes On-Demand Muscle, Snags Ericsson
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.
Eurobites: Telia Buys Into SME Cloud Services
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  1 comment
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
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5/19/2017  |  6 comments
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
Intel Bets Chips on Network Platforms Consolidation
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.
Cisco to Cut 1,100 More After a Down Q3
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5/17/2017  |  3 comments
Another 1,100 jobs are getting the axe as Cisco reports yet another quarter of declining revenues.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
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5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.
Standardization Needs Room for Innovation
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  6 comments
Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.
Comcast Woos the Enterprise With SD-WAN
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.
CenturyLink CTO Updates on Transformation 'Journey'
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As CenturyLink steps up its enterprise push with Level 3, Aamir Hussain tells the BCE crowd transforming its internal operations is a challenging, ongoing journey.
Edge Content Drives Telia Carrier Expansion
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.
AT&T Wants OCP to Consider uCPE Spec
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  1 comment
Network operator asks to create team within OCP to develop a spec for CPE hardware on which virtualized network functions will run.
Ericsson Eyes Takeovers to Bolster Digital Services Unit
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says it is thinking of takeovers that could make it the 'partner of choice' in the digital era, and aims for a 'tangible turnaround' at its digital services business next year.
Windstream Opens 5 New US Fiber Routes
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New routes leverage assets Windstream acquired in buying Earthlink and were announced at this week's ITW show.
Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
Hong Kong operator draws attention to the shortcomings of open source technology.
AT&T Wavers on OpenStack Commitment
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Senior executive raises doubts after flagging interest in using microservices and containers as part of AT&T's NFV deployment.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Best Deal Maker shortlist and why.
ADVA Tests Deterministic Ethernet for 5G Fronthaul
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Newly released 100G IP Core from TransPacket is a main component in the trials.
Orange Zest in UK Bucks Wider Enterprise Slump
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
The small UK and Irish unit of Orange Business Services continues to grow despite difficult conditions in Europe's enterprise market.
Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
Shades of Ray  | 
5/11/2017  |  1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
Versa Branches Out SD-WAN Offering
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting.
Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
Telefónica Enters SD-WAN Fray With Nuage Deal
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator picks Nuage as SD-WAN supplier and plots service launch in Spain later this year.
Microsemi & Aquantia Tackle Multi-Rate Switches
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
New optimized multi-gigabit Ethernet solution to demonstrated at Interop.
Versa Goes Beyond SD-WAN to Software-Define the Branch
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa adds new security functions, local branch networking and third-party VNF hosting to its cloud IP platform.
Silver Peak Tops 400 Unity EdgeConnect Customer Deployments Worldwide
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5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions achieves 300% annual growth in SD-WAN solution customer acquisition.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
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5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
With six vendors on the shortlist, the shortlisted innovations in this category range from smart city technologies to embedded security systems.
Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity
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5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.
ITP Offers Apprenticeships to Boost Women in Telecom
Mentor Monday  | 
5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Crissi Williams is leading the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) in its apprenticeship program to help attract more qualified women to the telecom industry.
Mirantis Sails Into Vodafone Ocean
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5/4/2017  |  1 comment
UK-based operator picks Mirantis as its OpenStack vendor, citing the company's ability to work in a multivendor environment as critical to its choice.
First AWS, Now Microsoft Cloud; Who's Next?
Column  | 
5/4/2017  |  4 comments
Outages are inevitable, but how can we deal with them better?
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
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5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
MEF Leaps Into SDN-NFV Skills Fray
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5/2/2017  |  1 comment
New Third Network Professional Certification Framework promises training and certification in NFV, SDN, orchestration and more.
Service Management for the Telco Cloud
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5/2/2017  |  2 comments
The arrival of NFV and IoT is driving a greater need for Service Quality Management (SQM) capabilities, argues Sandeep Raina.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
Eurobites: Swisscom Commits to IP Timeline
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4/27/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Proximus stay friends in Belgium and Luxembourg; UK government angered by Twitter data block; Sky's OTT service launches in Ireland.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
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4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
Pai Picks Up Deregulatory Pace
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4/20/2017  |  4 comments
Under the leadership of its new Republican chairman, the FCC has approved broad deregulation of the business data market and effectively loosened limits on TV station ownership.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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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.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
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BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink

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Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function. He is an experienced senior technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business ...
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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
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