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Nico Fischbach Leaves Colt, Joins Security Specialist Forcepoint
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2017  |  1 comment
One of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors has left Colt to join cybersecurity specialist Forcepoint.
Growing Pains Will Force Telcos to Shape Up
Morris Lore  | 
1/17/2017  |  5 comments
In a no-growth future, service providers will need to focus more keenly on cost savings and efficiency gains.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray  | 
1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are ten things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Ciscosson Scores Telco Cloud Deal Down Under
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Partners Cisco and Ericsson are to build a distributed telco cloud architecture for Vodafone Hutchison Australia and it's a deployment likely to attract a lot of attention.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia to Transform Core, IP Networks With Ericsson & Cisco
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Partners land deal to virtualize the Australian operator's core and IP networks.
Börje Ekholm Becomes Ericsson CEO
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's new CEO takes the reins.
Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.
EdgeConneX Puts Megaport SDN Fabric in Data Centers Nationwide
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Megaport Elastic Interconnection will let EdgeConneX to offer greater range of high-speed connectivity services from its edge data centers.
Equinix: The Data Explosion
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.
DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G
News Analysis  | 
1/13/2017  |  2 comments
Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.
MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.
Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/12/2017  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.
LG U+ Deploys Juniper's Virtual Routing Solution
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
LG U+ rolls out Korea's first-ever carrier-grade virtual routing deployment as part of a broad infrastructure solution.
Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  1 comment
UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.
Viptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  3 comments
Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.
Verizon Turns to SevOne for SD-WAN Visibility
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon is using SevOne tech to gain visibility into the performance of its SD-WAN service -- will other providers have to go the same route?
Verizon, SevOne Join Forces for SD-WAN Visibility
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon and SevOne are joining forces to deliver added levels of visibility into the performance of SD-WAN services.
Rackspace Picks Cotten as New Prez
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2017  |  1 comment
Jeff Cotten will lead global sales, international business and Rackspace's fastest-growing business segments.
5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2017  |  8 comments
The forthcoming 5G standard sounds impressive, but it seems unlikely to reinvigorate the telco business.
PTCL to Use Viptela for SD-WAN
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Partnership to deploy SD-WAN infrastructures for businesses and service providers in Pakistan.
Ericsson, Cisco Land IP Deal at Telefonica Guatemala
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Cisco to modernize IP network for Telefonica Guatemala.
IaaS, PaaS Drive Cloud Market
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud revenue increased 25% over the last four quarters, with most enterprises spending on IaaS and PaaS, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. Hosted private cloud and SaaS also helped drive the market.
China Mobile Taps Nuage for Public Cloud SDN
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Using the Nokia subsidiary's technology to connect 2,000 servers.
Alibaba Meets With Trump, Plans 1M New US Jobs
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1/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Looks to help US small businesses sell to China.
How Walmart Builds Open Source Culture
News Analysis  | 
1/9/2017  |  4 comments
Adopting open source requires buy-in from both management and teams.
Di Palma to Direct BroadSoft's Sales Operations
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1/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Unified communications specialist sends for Dino.
Netgear Shows Off at CES 2017
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1/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Netgear is showing off a range of products at CES, including the CM1000, its DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem that is certified by Comcast and Cox.
M&A Prospects in T&M 2017
Brianiac  | 
1/5/2017  |  4 comments
Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?
Digging Bluebird's Data Center
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1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray  | 
1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2017  |  1 comment
The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.
Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore  | 
1/4/2017  |  1 comment
The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.
CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/3/2017  |  2 comments
Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.
Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/3/2017  |  2 comments
As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.
The More Things Change...
Rewired  | 
1/3/2017  |  10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.
Huawei Snaps Up Israeli Vendors
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1/3/2017  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.
Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/3/2017  |  7 comments
It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?
Hybrid Cloud Will Be a Battlefield & Other Cloud Predictions
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Amazon will face major competitive threats in 2017 in hybrid cloud, AI and maybe blockchain.
Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2016  |  11 comments
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
Slideshow: Not Complaining in Barcelona
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2016  |  14 comments
Seen in Barcelona: Skate park, friendly dogs, excellent graffiti and street art and OpenStack Summit.
Lanner Launches White Box Hardware for NFVi Deployments
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12/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Lanner Electronics unveils NEBS-compliant network appliances designed for NFV infrastructure deployments.
ZTE Scores NFV Deal at Telefónica
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12/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor gets chance to prove its worth with a virtual IMS deployment that will cover seven markets in Latin America.
Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
Mentor Monday  | 
12/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Prime Reading  | 
12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
Shades of Ray  | 
12/23/2016  |  2 comments
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
Eurobites: Is Huawei About to Buy a Security Vendor?
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: UK's Snooper's Charter shot down by Euro court; Altiostar's virtual RAN surfaces in Italy; and more.
DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.
Telefónica Deploys ZTE's vIMS Tech
News Wire Feed  | 
12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Telefónica is to use ZTE's virtual IMS technology in seven Latin American markets.
NeoPhotonics Sells 10G Line to APAT
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The optical component vendor is selling off its lagging 10G lines to focus on the next generation of faster networking products, even as the company is experiencing lower yields on those new products.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore talks about the challenges of managing and monetizing bandwidth-intensive video, and how service providers will need to transform their networks to cope with the big video explosion.
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Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt

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Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst of IoT, Steve Bell, tells Light Reading how the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform service provider markets, business models and mindsets, and how virtualizing the network core and Fog networking is key to meeting the agility and flexibility demands of IoT in the future.
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