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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 5/27/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Our very own Women in Comms lunch and speaker panel; turning the tables on gender stereotypes; female-run startups lagging in ...
By Light Reading, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Women in Comms at BCE -- Women in Comms' eighth networking event was its biggest and best one yet thanks to the non-profit's 40 member companies, ten ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event (BCE) -- A move to create small teams focused on individual projects is helping Cisco to speed up service development and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/25/2016
AT&T may get involved in a bidding war with rival Verizon to acquire Yahoo, according to a report from Bloomberg.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/25/2016
Mitel's $1.96 billion bid for Polycom is facing competition from a private equity company called Siris Capital Group, according to a report from Bloomberg, which ...
By Jeff Gordon, 5/25/2016
As reported in my previous column in Light Reading, the telecom service layer has a significant role to play in the strategies of nine out of every ten telecom ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/25/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Organizations such as The New IP Agency (NIA) are taking over from "old standards bodies" in the era of SDN and NFV and ...
By Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Masergy is working on its app store, which will allow customers to decide when they need a different type of firewall or ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/24/2016
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has urged other telcos to join the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to escape the "prison" that vendors have built around them.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/24/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bigwig on his way; Swisscom fined over sports TV content arrangements; Spotify still losing money.
By Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Women in Comms at BCE -- There are a lot of notes to hit when it comes to creating diversity in the workplace for women and minorities, but a simple ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/24/2016
What better way to cap off a fantastic day of networking, panel discussions and a job fair than by honoring some of the leading women in the comms industry? That's ...
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BCE Does Texas-Two Step
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/27/2016
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a ...
CenturyLink's Feger: Real-World Transformation Underway
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2016
CenturyLink is putting SD-WAN through its paces and offering virtualized services ...
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Pics: Crowds Flood NIA Demos at BCE
Alison Diana, Editor, 5/27/2016
It was standing room only at the NIA Live Interoperability Demos during BCE in ...
Service Providers Make 5G Advances Despite Lack of Standards
Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/26/2016
Although standards are not yet finalized, service providers use unofficial ...
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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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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
Robert Clark , 3/16/2016
The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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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.