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By Sunil Khandekar , 7/21/2014
Software-defined networking (SDN) must be magic. Why else would researchers, educators, vendors, customers -- practically everyone and anyone connected to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/18/2014
Swedish giant Ericsson reported solid second-quarter financials Friday morning, the highlight of which was the consistent margin improvement driven by capacity ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/17/2014
BT today launched its first truly significant mobile service since it offloaded its cellular assets in 2001, but surprisingly the new assault on the wireless market ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/16/2014
Apple and IBM are making a joint bid to dominate the enterprise mobility market with a combination of Apple devices and IBM applications, at the heart of which are ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/14/2014
A report published today highlights how small businesses -- in this instance, in the UK -- feel they are being short-changed in the broadband economy, either because ...
By Stephen Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/9/2014
It's been about six months since I re-acquired Light Reading from our insect overlords at the end of 2013. (See Stephen Saunders Acquires Light Reading From UBM.)
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/9/2014
Bell Labs, the research unit of Alcatel-Lucent, is claiming to have achieved data transmission speeds of 10 Gbit/s over a 30-meters length of bonded copper using a ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/8/2014
Alcatel-Lucent puffed out its small cell chest Tuesday by announcing that it's in the running to win metro cell deployments with Vodafone as part of the mobile ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/8/2014
SDN demands carriers change their business models, creating challenges that go beyond the technical, says Jeff Smith, strategy and marketing director for the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/3/2014
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Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/24/2014

Facebook: 30% of Users Are Mobile-Only
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/24/2014
Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while ...
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/24/2014

Facebook: 30% of Users Are Mobile-Only
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/24/2014
Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
Brocade Weaves Software-Based Networking Strategy
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 6/17/2014
Brocade is making a transition from hardware provider serving primarily ...
Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists
, 5/7/2014
Find out who made it onto the shortlists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards.
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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/18/2014
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Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

7|4|14   |   4:09   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

7|4|14   |   2:45   |   (0) comments


As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

7|4|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

7|3|14   |   3:45   |   (0) comments


With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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