Light Reading
Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 10/1/2014
Global network operator GTT Communications has deepened its cloud services focus with the $40 million acquisition of UNSi, which provides data services primarily to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/1/2014
For any network operator planning to introduce SDN and NFV capabilities in an effort to become more efficient and agile, their starting point on the journey to a more ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/1/2014
Bare-metal SDN vendor Pica8 said today it raised $12.5 million Series B funding, bringing its total funding to date to more than $20 million.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/30/2014
The Linux Foundation today made its long-awaited formal announcement of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), promising to deliver a carrier-grade, open source ...
By Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, 9/29/2014
"T1 is like pizza -- you order it, you get it. The problem is, you order it for dinner and you get it for lunch next day, it's cold, there's no topping, and there's ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/29/2014
Cisco today announced advances to its Intercloud business, including new technical capabilities, partnerships with major telco and data center players including BT, ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/29/2014
OpenDaylight today introduced Helium, a major upgrade to its open source SDN controller. Helium is focused on building in the security, scalability, and stability ...
By Dan Joe Barry, 9/26/2014
From a business and technical perspective, SDN and NFV have now been proven: It is no longer a question of whether SDN and NFV will be deployed, but when and how.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/25/2014
In case you haven't noticed, the edge of the network is where everything is happening today.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/25/2014
HP today launched an app store for SDN applications that aims to make it easier for network operators to find apps that unleash the benefits of software-defined ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/24/2014
NEW YORK CITY -- Brocade Investor Day -- Brocade says that it has proof-of-concept virtual networking trials going on with 50 service provider customers now that it ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
2014 Awards
The New IP
Article:
Orange Brings Service Flexibility to Internet Access
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/1/2014
By offering its core MPLS-VPN customers an easier way to add secure Internet ...
Article:
Poll: The Networks They Are A-Changin’
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/30/2014
According to The New IP's latest poll results, 43% of respondents say the New IP ...
Regional News
Asia
Europe
India
Pica8 Raises $12.5M, Strengthens Japan Ties
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/1/2014
Investment from VantagePoint, Cross Head and Pacific Venture Partners brings the ...
What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/1/2014
Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for ...
TeliaSonera Snaps Up Cloud Minnow
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/1/2014
Adds to its enterprise and cloud operations with the acquisition of hosting and ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
9/25/2014 10:50:02 PM
Unintended consequences
mendyk
9/25/2014 6:36:55 PM
Ellison Sails Away
Ray@LR
9/17/2014 8:44:13 PM
hello
Ray@LR
9/16/2014 10:12:31 AM
Portals Perish
jabailo
9/3/2014 10:32:45 AM
Take the lead from Frankie
Infostack
8/21/2014 12:46:37 PM
8/21 Live Chat -- NFV in the Data Center
SReedy
8/18/2014 4:36:48 PM
Chat Subject Matter
gunify
8/14/2014 11:13:55 AM
All about the context
mendyk
Tip Us Off!
Send us your tip and we'll send you a t-shirt.
*Anonymity assured (within reason).
Pica8 Raises $12.5 Million Series B Funding
15 hours and 22 minutes ago
Big Switch Ships Big Cloud Fabric
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Radware Offers Network Security for Helium SDNs
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Linux Foundation Announces Open NFV Group
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
OpenDaylight Releases 'Helium' SDN/NFV Platform
Monday, September 29, 2014
MEF Introduces 'Third Network' Vision
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Broadcom Unveils Next Gen Ethernet Switch Chip
Thursday, September 25, 2014
HP Announces Availability of SDN App Store
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Saisei Introduces FlowCommand to Enhance Network Performance
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
China Telecom, Huawei Test Virtual CPE
Monday, September 22, 2014
CENX Unveils Service Orchestration Suite
Monday, September 22, 2014
Brocade Appoints APAC, EMEA Execs
Monday, September 22, 2014
Brocade Launches Vyatta SDN Controller
Monday, September 22, 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 ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
Flash Poll
From The Founder
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Innovating Access Technology With G.fast

10|1|14   |   3.42   |   (0) comments


Exploring the potential of G.fast technology from the point of view of the Broadband Forum, Huawei – and an end-user.
LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
UBB Forum News
Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (11) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

9|25|14   |   3:47   |   (1) comment


XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
UBB Forum News
The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
LRTV Documentaries
Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
Light Reedy
Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

9|24|14   |   0:55   |   (4) comments


Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
UBB Forum News
Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

9|19|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
Upcoming Live Events
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Hot Topics
Facebook Pokes Around LTE Direct
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/30/2014
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/25/2014
SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
Infographics
Half of the world's population will be connected to the Internet by 2017, but not just by smartphones and desktops.
Today's Cartoon
Live Digital Audio

Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX's cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX's all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX's VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed