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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/22/2016
UK mobile operators Vodafone and 3 are eyeing the use of new fiber-network products to boost backhaul connections to mobile towers, with Vodafone also keen to bolster ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 7/22/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Facebook reveals its LGBT employee stats; Microsoft's HoloLens insults through advertising; ladies in tech get a whole new ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/21/2016
Cellcom, Israel's biggest telco, is diversifying its BSS supply line with the addition of relative newcomer Vlocity as its CRM (customer relationship management) ...
By Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2016
I don't often get hot under the collar about executive chair-swapping. Tell me that "Fred's left so-and-so's optics division to head up so-and-someone-else's routing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/20/2016
Ericsson's Hans Vestberg is a CEO under pressure: His company's share price is down almost 25% this year, revenues and margins are falling and, according to Swedish ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 7/20/2016
How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/19/2016
Ericsson's year went from bad to worse on Tuesday when another weak set of quarterly results forced the Swedish equipment maker to "double" the cost savings it is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/19/2016
Enterprises and organizations of all types face a growing risk from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks -- just ask the folks behind the Pokémon Go gaming ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/18/2016
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, which counts major telecoms services operations in Japan and the US as part of its portfolio, is splashing out more than £24 billion ...
By Leo Zancani, CTO, Ontology, 7/18/2016
The recent Spring 2016 update of Heavy Reading's Future of Virtualization Index (available to all registered users of the Virtuapedia) raises some interesting ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/18/2016
AT&T has built further upon its Network On Demand platform with the launch of Network Functions On Demand, a managed service that enables enterprise users to run ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 7/18/2016
Cathy Martine's career path at AT&T was far from linear, but it was through embracing change, taking on new roles and learning new skills that she got to where she is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/17/2016
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Seen & Heard: Verizon, AT&T Target Enterprises With NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/22/2016
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, ...
Does Watchever's Demise Highlight a Looming Challenge for OTT?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 7/22/2016
German VoD service will shut down despite having French media giant Vivendi as a ...
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Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/18/2016
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
UBBS World Tour Moscow Highlights

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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.