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Gaining 2020 Vision: Executive Summit Report
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1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading held its first 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, in December 2014. It was cold but the topics of discussion were most definitely hot.
Poll: Metro Apps Top of Mind for Optical
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1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.
Telekom Austria Adds Ethernet PoPs in UK, Turkey
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1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Group expands its international Etherlink footprint by establishing three new points of presence (PoPs) in London and Istanbul.
Eurobites: Vodafone Spain Checks Out 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
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1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sales up in Q4; Jay-Z buys Scandinavian streaming service; startups in ice-holes.
How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2015  |  1 comment
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
The Granddaddy of Gigabit Gatherings
The Gigabot  | 
1/29/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading will bring the Gigabit Cities community together in Atlanta May 13 and 14.
Light Reading Strengthens Editorial Team
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading strengthens editorial team by appointing Iain Morris as News Editor, Sarah Thomas as Editorial Operations Director and Eryn Leavens as Copy Editor.
Is Juniper's Cautious Confidence Justified?
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1/28/2015  |  2 comments
New CEO expects uptick in second half of 2015 after company reports fourth-quarter loss that wasn't as bad as analysts expected.
NTT Communications Deploys UBIqube
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
UBIqube announces the selection of the MSActivator Orchestration Framework by NTT communications for its extended Enterprise Cloud and WideAngle security services suite.
Juniper Reports Q4 Sales Dip
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Juniper's fourth-quarter revenues decreased 14% year-over-year and decreased 2% sequentially to $1.1 billion.
Kish to Cities: To Get Google, Get Ready
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber head Dennis Kish says the cities with the most-prepped infrastructure and processes are most attractive to Google.
Colt Bigs Up the Benefits of Virtual CPE
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2015  |  1 comment
NFV pioneer has seen significant benefits from introducing virtual CPE to enterprise customers during the past two years, executive tells webinar audience.
Overture Builds on NFV Foundation
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1/27/2015  |  9 comments
Orchestration and virtual CPE tools are designed to help service providers boost revenue, cut costs, and move fast.
The Rise of Virtual CPE
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/27/2015  |  5 comments
As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
Ericsson Feels US Capex Squeeze in Q4
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2015  |  3 comments
Swedish giant sees a further dip in US revenues but growth in other regions, including China, helped it to remain steady.
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2015  |  9 comments
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  10 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Voxbone Boasts Major Growth in 2014
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Voxbone signed up a number of major telco customers in 2014 and increased the volume of calls supported by its network by 29% to more than 4 billion.
Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
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1/22/2015  |  4 comments
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.
SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.
Virtual CPE: An Early Mover for Virtual Networks
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/21/2015  |  4 comments
Gets results on a small scale before embarking on a big SDN or NFV network transformation.
NTT Communications to Expand Operations in India
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Will open new office in Ahmedabad and obtain Unified License for network services.
Brocade Ships Its Open SDN Controller
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1/20/2015  |  6 comments
The Vyatta Controller, shipped today, is based on OpenDaylight and designed to let network operators give SDN a try.
Tier 2 Data Center Market Booming
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1/19/2015  |  5 comments
New breed of facility combines data center, interconnection and high bandwidth, say partners 365 Data Centers and TSIC.
Etisalat Expands NFV Deal With AlcaLu
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Middle East operator to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's virtual radio network controller in additional territories.
ZTE Boasts Router Wins at China Telecom
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
ZTE multi-service edge routers preferred in China Telecom IP network construction.
EdgeConneX Chooses Zayo for Connectivity
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center provider EdgeConneX chooses Zayo to provide connectivity to its distributed data centers, including diverse entrances/routes for survivability.
Netrality Launches New US Carrier Hotels
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1/16/2015  |  2 comments
New player touting stability and greater affordability including elimination of monthly recurring interconnection fees.
Amerimar, Newby Launch Netrality, New Carrier Hotel Firm
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Netrality owns and operates strategic carrier hotels in North America and has plans to acquire additional properties in Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets on the continent.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
The Gigabot  | 
1/15/2015  |  4 comments
President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?
The Network Appliance Platform: More Than a Carrier-Grade Server
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Improving processor performance and virtualized network architectures are opening up new opportunities for rackmount appliance platforms.
ETSI NFV Group Publishes Specifications
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
ETSI's Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specification Group (ISG) has completed its first phase with the publication of 11 NFV specifications.
Gorti to Pull the NFV Strings at Alcatel-Lucent
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1/14/2015  |  7 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's incoming President IP Platforms, Bhaskar Gorti, will have overall control of the vendor's NFV strategy, including CloudBand, but is he the right person for that role?
Momentum Mounting for Municipal Gigabit
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1/14/2015  |  5 comments
Supporters of municipal broadband gather in Kansas City, the site of the first Google Fiber deployment, as the US government gets behind munis.
Eurobites: Sunrise IPO on Horizon
News Analysis  | 
1/14/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Egypt signs wholesale deals; Telefónica boosts VoIP with Zaark; AlcaLu reaches vectoring milestone.
Key Carrier Ethernet Testing and OAM Standards Wall Chart
Information Resources  | 
1/14/2015  | 

A detailed and informative wall chart including a network overview, IEEE802.1/ITU Y.1731 OAM (Connectivity Fault & Performance Management), ITUY.1564 SAM (Service Activation Methodology (SAM)), and IEEE 802.3ah EFM OAM (Link Fault Management).

Integra Positions to Catch Bigger Fish
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Western US carrier Integra creates two new units to better address the needs of different-sized businesses.
AlcaLu Hires Oracle Big Hitter
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1/13/2015  |  6 comments
Longtime Oracle Communications executive Bhaskar Gorti has joined Alcatel-Lucent as the head of IP Platforms and takes responsibility for NFV.
Cisco: Software, Cloud to Be 'Main Focus'
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1/13/2015  |  4 comments
Having made its fortunes in hardware, Cisco is now planning to revamp its strategy and plan a future based on software and cloud developments.
Integra Creates New Business Units
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier aims Electric Lightwave unit at large enterprises, data centers, wholesale and government, while aligning Integra Business to serve mid-market customers.
Cyan Ups Q4 Outlook, Promises SDN Wins
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
Things are looking up for Cyan, which raised its fourth-quarter outlook this week on the heels of a new contract and new funding.
Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
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1/9/2015  |  9 comments
A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.
Brocade to Issue $500M in Convertible Notes
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade will restructure existing debt and use some proceeds for general corporate purposes.
Sonus Buys Itself an SDN Story
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1/8/2015  |  5 comments
IP systems vendor buys SDN technology from Treq Labs, announces a reverse stock split and provides preliminary fourth-quarter financials.
Sonus Buys Treq Assets, Updates on Q4
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1/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Sonus Networks has acquired SDN assets from Treq Labs, announced details of a reverse stock split and unveiled preliminary Q4 financials.
Global Capacity Sees Growth in MegaPath Deal
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1/7/2015  |  1 comment
By gaining an automated back-end system and data services portfolio, carrier lays groundwork for significant expansion strategy.
Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
Rewired  | 
1/6/2015  |  12 comments
Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.
Global Capacity Completes MegaPath's Network Services Buy
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Global Capacity plans to use the MegaPath network services business to expand the reach of its One Marketplace, an automated wholesale services deployment platform.
Coriant Claims Agile Networks Buildout
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1/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant 8600 router and network management software get the call for planned fiber and wireless network in Ohio.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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