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All the key communications industry developments taking place in the vast Asia-Pacific region.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/6/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor numbers get a lift from Myanmar; Swisscom impresses in Q1; Sky versus Skype.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/6/2015
The ONOS Project and partners said Wednesday they have demonstrated the real-world practicality of using a router with open source software to connect networks in ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/5/2015
John Chambers has picked a good time to step down as CEO of Cisco: He hasn't overstayed his welcome. (See Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO.)
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/4/2015
Equinix is climbing the cloud stack. After years offering enterprises direct connections to IaaS cloud providers, Equinix has signed up with its first SaaS platform. ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/4/2015
John Chambers's 20-year reign as Cisco CEO will soon come to an end, with the networking giant announcing Chuck Robbins as his successor, effective July 26.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/1/2015
Indian mobile operator Tata Teleservices has revealed it is in talks about forming partnerships with other WiFi players in the country.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/1/2015
What price to be a fly on the wall in some of the telecom vendor community's most influential boardrooms today after a brutal end to the first quarter of 2015?
By Robert Clark, 4/30/2015
HKBN likes to do it different. The employee-owned outfit, which recently completed an IPO, has become Hong Kong's biggest fiber provider by tearing up the playbook.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/30/2015
Towers company Crown Castle has announced a $1 billion cash takeover of Sunesys as it looks to strengthen its position in North America's fast-growing small cells ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/30/2015
Nokia has expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of its main networks business after the unit reported a 61% fall in operating profit for the first three ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/29/2015
Amdocs is acquiring Comverse's BSS business in a deal worth $272 million that will let Amdocs expand its geographical reach and allow Comverse to focus solely on its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/29/2015
Samsung Electronics has reported a huge fall in net income for the first three months of the year but insisted that earnings will recover in the second quarter thanks ...
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 ...
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Verizon's Enterprising SDN Play
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/6/2015
Verizon's SDN strategy will have a wide-ranging impact -- from its vendor ...
NFV Test: Proof Positive
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/5/2015
Overture Networks released results of an NFV test which showed the technology can ...
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French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
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Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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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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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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