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Key developments in the fixed broadband networking sector, including FTTX, PON, xDSL, and the networked home.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/13/2014
Sony has officially beaten out Dish, Verizon and several other would-be contenders in the race to bring new over-the-top video services to market.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/13/2014
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson has signaled his company's distaste for President Obama's recent call for regulating the Internet by putting the brakes on a major ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 11/13/2014
Flexing its fiber muscles further in its first market, Google Fiber has started rolling out commercial telecom services for small firms in the Kansas City area.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2014
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers weighed in against a proposal to classify service providers as Title II common carriers in an effort to preserve net neutrality. ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/12/2014
While the City of Seattle struggles to find the right business model to get ultra-high-speed broadband for its residents, a small ISP has broadened its own efforts to ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/12/2014
Further blurring the lines between live TV and video-on-demand (VoD), thePlatform is introducing mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV into a VoD asset ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
Alcatel-Lucent became the latest IP platform vendor to unveil a virtual router Wednesday, tapping into the NFV zeitgeist for offering virtual alternatives to existing ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2014
Nuage, the Alcatel-Lucent SDN business, plans to introduce a software-based solution designed to allow service providers to connect business customers to data centers ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/12/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.
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The Analytics/NFV/SDN Connection
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 11/13/2014
Making the connection between data analytics, NFV and SDN.
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Verizon's IoT Security Reality Check
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 11/12/2014
Verizon looks ahead at the coming year and provides insight into its IoT ...
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Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2014
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Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and ...
Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky ...
Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets ...
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Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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!