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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/2/2016
When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/29/2016
It was a slow and bumpy start to the year for Juniper -- in large part because of weak telco spending in the first quarter -- but the vendor says it's expecting ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/28/2016
Bill Fathers, EVP & GM of VMware's Cloud Services business unit, is leaving the company as a "personal decision," and will be replaced by two co-general managers, a ...
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When natural disaster strikes, Swiss Re needs to move fast. The global reinsurance company -- it provides insurance to insurance companies -- is turning to cloud ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/26/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials programmable network in Scotland; Nokia buys health wearables company; TalkTalk launches non-subscription video ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/26/2016
Cloud security provider Zscaler today is announcing a new per-application approach to security that would replace virtual private networks and offer a more flexible ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/26/2016
Swisscom is deploying PlumGrid overlay SDN in its OpenStack cloud services, to increase flexibility and manageability for its enterprise customers.
By Light Reading, 4/25/2016
After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/25/2016
Verizon today is offering further details of its NFV architecture, which is now being billed as the industry's largest known NFV OpenStack cloud deployment, at the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/21/2016
Ericsson is dramatically restructuring its operations to sharpen the focus on cloud and IT as it tries to overcome a sales slump that saw revenues drop by 2% ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/20/2016
The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/20/2016
As a term, network functions virtualization (NFV) has been around for almost four years, yet 2016 will be the year when the global telecom network operator community ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/20/2016
VMware's quarterly earnings, released Tuesday, were a no-drama change of pace for the company. It reported revenue up 5% year-over-year, to $1.59 billion, driven in ...
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    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.
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    Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade

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    When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
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    Ericsson's Simon Frost discusses how traditional pay-TV providers can cope with the big changes wrought by the rise of OTT video and IP technology.
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    The VNF Responsibility of Red Hat

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    At MWC, Caroline Chappell of Heavy Reading visits the Red Hat booth and sits down with Chris Wright to talk about the responsibility the VNF needs to take on in order to ensure the operators get the carrier-grade performance they expect for their network.
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    AT&T Expert on the Key Pillars of UC

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    Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
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    Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
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    NFV World Congress Highlight

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    The highlight of the NFV World Congress contains exciting telecom news. Join us for an inside look at Huawei's ICT 2020 plan and its latest collaboration with industry leaders.
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    Unified Comms Finds Its Voice

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    Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
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    So... What Do We Do Now?

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    After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
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    NAB 2016 Highlights

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    Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
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    CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz

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    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.
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    Leading Lights 2016: Shortlists Announced

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    The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.
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    Introducing MulteFire – Qualcomm at MWC 2016

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    MulteFire is the latest option for using LTE in unlicensed spectrum. As oppose to its close 'siblings', LAA and LTE-U, MulteFire operates solely in unlicensed spectrum, which enables it to offer the best of two worlds – LTE-like performance with WiFi-like deployment simplicity. In this interview, Sanjeev Athalye, Sr. Director, Product Management at Qualcomm ...
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