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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2015
Rarely do network players display much excitement about the proliferation of MVNOs. But as the chief executive of BICS, one of Europe's biggest international ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/28/2015
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
CenturyLink continues its global managed IT services expansion, announcing Monday night that it is partnering with Australian data center provider NEXTDC Ltd. to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/24/2015
When it comes to 5G, there are no shortage of potential challenges, but -- according to one third of those who voted in a recent Light Reading poll -- upgrading ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/24/2015
Vodafone India is hoping its expansion of network and retail facilities will help it to fend off its mobile rivals. The operator has recently published data revealing ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2015
China Unicom has blamed a new value-added tax for a fall in sales and profits during the first three months of the year while losing more than 4 million customers ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2015
US chipmaker Qualcomm has lowered its full-year revenue forecast by $1 billion after losing business with South Korea's Samsung and amid surging sales of Apple's ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/23/2015
5G should also mean 5X the number of industry associations, consortiums, research institutes and other groups tackling the formidable challenge of defining the use ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2015
Ericsson's share price has tumbled in early-morning trading in Stockholm after the equipment vendor revealed it had been hit by a slowdown in North American business ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/22/2015
Australia's Telstra has launched a global SDN platform that will allow international customers to order various network services on demand.
By Simon Stanley, 4/21/2015
The latest switch silicon and software is enabling white box switches that, together with standard servers systems, are replacing dedicated network systems. These ...
By Robert Clark, 4/21/2015
Huawei is to launch a public cloud service for enterprise customers in China, potentially putting it head to head against its operator clients.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/20/2015
Shortly after METIS put forth its recommended tools on how to use the above-6GHz bands for 5G, UK regulator Ofcom is identifying which high-frequency bands make the ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 4/28/2015
AT&T recently announced it's getting serious about open source. Its first major ...
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Chris Grundemann, Director, Deployment and Operationalization, Internet Society, 4/27/2015
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Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
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Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

4|28|15   |   10:32   |   (1) comment


Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

4|27|15   |   05:30   |   (0) comments


Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

4|23|15   |   05:41   |   (1) comment


Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

4|23|15   |   08:19   |   (1) comment


In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
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In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
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