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Key developments related to the Big Data strategies of communications service providers.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/30/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast and complex ecosystem, but Cisco wants there to be one underlying factor that brings it all together: Cisco.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2015
NetScout is about to close a massive acquisition that will be the catalyst for a new strategy and broader push into the communications networking sector.
By Teresa Mastrangelo, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/24/2015
The Internet has had a profound impact on how services are consumed and delivered, with traditional models no longer providing adequate revenue streams for operators. ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/6/2015
NFV is just about the hottest term in telecom these days, so it's not surprising that the new Leading Lights category for most innovative NFV product strategy drew so ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/5/2015
There was a time when OSS and BSS was deemed as "back office." Now, as a result of business and technology transformation strategies, the systems that help manage the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/4/2015
Kansas City will soon join the ranks of Cisco's global Smart+Connected Cities thanks to a partnership between the vendor, the city and its hometown wireless operator ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/4/2015
NICE, France - Telefónica is in the midst of a major back-office business support system (BSS) transformation that will result in the deployment of new ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/3/2015
Nakina Systems is trying to establish a new beachhead in the network security space, launching what it calls a "secure network auditing platform," which applies big ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/21/2015
Connected cars might help their drivers to avoid traffic jams but they could make the congestion you find on mobile networks much worse, according to a new piece of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/19/2015
CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2015
CenturyLink is upping its game where small-to-midsized businesses are concerned, today announcing fiber-to-the-premises connections in 17 states that will bring ...
By Jason Meyers, 5/14/2015
When it comes to concocting the best underlying engine or innovative solution for addressing opportunities in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) sector, the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/13/2015
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Gigabit Cities Live! 2015 -- Building a Gigabit broadband network is the critical first phase in developing an "innovation-fuelled digital economy," ...
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Colt: The Value of NFV
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 6/30/2015
At BTE in Chicago, Colt's Nico Fischbach spoke to The New IP about the value of ...
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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 ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Between the CEOs
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
LRTV Documentaries
Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
LRTV Interviews
NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
LRTV Documentaries
Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!