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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
SDN and NFV are going to be adopted by network operators -- that now seems like a given, though there are still many questions yet to be answered. (See Analysts Warn ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/22/2014
AMSTERDAM -- Broadband World Forum 2014 -- Europe's telcos got their final telling-off from outgoing digital headmistress Neelie Kroes today -- and boy did they get ...
By Jeff Gordon, 10/22/2014
Many industries face a point in their evolution when upgrades to critical business operations and back office systems are required; telecoms is no different. Due to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- If anyone thought there might, at some point, be a pull-back by telcos from SDN and NFV, then such thoughts would have ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/16/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- One of the biggest challenges for telcos as they plan to introduce NFV and SDN into their existing networks is how ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/16/2014
The debate about the impact of "big data" on our personal and working lives has been raging for a few years -- now Telefónica wants to take that debate in a new ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/15/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- A group of 30 operators has issued a white paper that sets out the roadmap for the future development of network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/14/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- When I used to think of Germany, I would think "lovely people, amazing cake." Now, I also think of SDN, because this ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/13/2014
Alcatel-Lucent has struck a marquee carrier virtualization partnership with South Korea's national operator, KT Corp. (See Alcatel-Lucent, KT Collaborate on NFV.)
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/10/2014
It's pretty clear that not all consumers are convinced that they need a gigabit. It's also becoming increasingly clear that a lot of them might not even know what it ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/6/2014
HP is expected to announce a new corporate structure on Monday that would see former Alcatel-Lucent CEO Pat Russo play a major role in the vendor's enterprise ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/23/2014
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/22/2014

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Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, ...
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; ...
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/23/2014
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, ...
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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A Second Chance
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Unintended consequences
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CenturyLink Opens Cloud Development Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
HP to Split Into Two Companies
Monday, October 6, 2014
Cisco Broadens UCS Blade Server Line
Thursday, September 4, 2014
SingTel Deploys NetCracker OSS
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
NBN Expands Services Deal With Ericsson
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ericsson Reports Q2
Friday, July 18, 2014
Light Reading Announces The Big Telecom Event 2015
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Cellcom Israel Deploys Amdocs CES 9.1
Thursday, July 10, 2014
RainStor Launches Archive on Hadoop 2.0
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Telefónica Deploys Amdocs BSS in Chile, Peru
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Brocade Unveils Open Carrier Platform for SDN, NFV
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Prime Reading
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments


SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments


ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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