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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of business support systems such as billing platforms.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/1/2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- 2015 TC3 Summit -- Vendor startups are scrambling to help comms providers transform their networks, make increasing use of cloud-based ...
By Chris Menier, Vice President, Product & Strategy - Cable & MSOs, Guavus, 9/29/2015
As interdependencies between vast and complex systems grow -- and as competition increases -- revenue assurance has become vital to ensuring that cable businesses ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 9/28/2015
Future 5G networks will enable all kinds of new apps and services, and they may also be what gets more young women interested in the communications industry.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2015
DALLAS -- NFV Everywhere -- The telecom industry needs to agree on how it wants the various pieces of open source to come together in a platform for the future, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2015
There have been many great insights into the way telecom operators are revamping their networks, systems, skills, processes and cultures during this year's Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2015
Telefónica has made sure its ICT transformation process has been planned and executed with customers in mind.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/15/2015
What are the hot topics of debate on the first morning of the Global Services Forum 2015? Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss.
By Light Reading, 9/11/2015
Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/10/2015
Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/10/2015
There were four key takeaways from Huawei's Ultra-Broadband Forum in Madrid this week and they all begin with the letter 's'.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/11/2015
Verizon's new data plans may seem like a competitive response to T-Mobile's own uncarrier tweaks, but a Verizon executive vice president says they were in the works ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/11/2015
CENX today announced a new round of $12.5 million in funding, as it moves closer to commercial deployments of its virtualization lifecycle services orchestration ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 8/10/2015
They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but I probably sail pretty close to the wind in some of my interviews for LR. But then that's one of the things I ...
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Cyber Security: What CEOs Need to Know Now
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/13/2015
On The New IP's Tune in Tuesday radio show today, Jason Porter, VP of security ...
Opening Up the White Box Network
Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/12/2015
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big ...
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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 ...
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 ...
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
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9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
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Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
7/31/2015 3:01:36 AM
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7/8/2015 11:34:38 AM
The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
6/29/2015 9:27:39 AM
Facebook Open Switch
6/12/2015 1:07:00 PM
IoT specialist at LR?
From The Founder
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big questions around white box networks. No pressure...
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ZTE in Budapest ITU 2015

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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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Network appliances have a strong value proposition in today's networks and will continue to do so in the NFV and SDN-enabled networks of tomorrow.
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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!