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Key developments related to the Big Data strategies of communications service providers.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/26/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson opens its 5G Garage; OTE looks to raise €350 million on debt market; Israeli big data startup bags $15 million in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/19/2015
DALLAS -- While nearly all the talk around machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), the M2M traffic flows causing havoc in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu spreads the cloud in west Africa; Bouygues returns to revenue growth; former competition boss favors Openreach spin-off.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2015
Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt, says OSSs don't have to be microservices themselves but need to adopt some of those principles.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/11/2015
LONDON -- There was plenty to discuss and even argue about at Light Reading's OSS in the Era of NFV and SDN event last week.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/10/2015
Startup Versa Networks is officially decloaking from the least stealthiest pre-launch mode ever, shipping a software platform designed to allow service providers to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2015
In a classic case of bad timing, Verizon Enterprise Solutions today released its annual look at the state of enterprise cloud deployment and was able to report that ...
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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/5/2015
Cisco recently acquired two companies, ParStream and Lancope, to provide analytics and security in the face of exploding network growth.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/3/2015
We're a long way from machine sentience, but Comcast is nonetheless applying the philosophy of Rene Descartes to a new technology system designed to speed up ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2015
For me, the big question around the Internet of Things wasn't whether it was going to happen -- it seems inevitable even if it's arriving more slowly than expected -- ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/28/2015
Verizon today unveiled a major new strategy around the Internet of Things that it has had in the works for two years. It includes a new platform called ThingSpace, ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/27/2015
Hitachi Consulting is touting a big data analysis product that will enable network operators to do something with the oceans of data their networks generate: ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/26/2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle OpenWorld 2015 -- Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison kicked off the company's week-long customer conference by dishing dirt at longtime ...
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The New IP
Pics: Alcatel-Lucent Field Trip
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/25/2015
The New IP Editor Liz Coyne took a field trip to Alcatel-Lucent's Naperville, ...
White Boxes Not Necessarily Cheaper Option
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/25/2015
Panel of experts says the benefits of white boxes are considerable, but don't ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
EuroProfile: Astellia
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/30/2015
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
Disrupting Telefónica in a Small Way
Michelle Donegan , 2/10/2015
As head of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small is inventing ...
10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
Faster-Than-Light Reading
Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 1: Family Business
John Barnes , Author , 7/24/2015
Light Reading brings you something different from our usual fare -- a science ...
Big Data Storage Startup Raises $15M
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Cisco Introduces Software for Cloud-Scale Networking
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Procera Launches eVolution Virtual Probe
Monday, November 16, 2015
Guavus Intros CEM Analytics Suite
Thursday, November 12, 2015
CenturyLink Announces Virtualization Plans
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Enterprise Interconnection Accelerating, Says Equinix Study
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Mellanox to Buy EZchip
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Liberty Global Invests in Guavus
Monday, September 14, 2015
Verizon Creates Data Breach Prevention App
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Estonia's Starman Selects S3 Group
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
BT Deploys Cloudera Big Data Hub
Friday, August 21, 2015
Kahuna Banks $45M
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Megaphone Moment
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11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
10/24/2015 1:26:11 AM
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10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
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7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

11|25|15   |   5.41   |   (0) comments

Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

11|24|15   |     |   (9) comments

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

11|23|15   |   6.40   |   (0) comments

Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (1) comment

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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Hot Topics
Samsung to Sell Wireless Networking Unit?
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/23/2015
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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2015
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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/23/2015
How Might Open Source Fail?
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/24/2015
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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/25/2015
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