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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/26/2017
GTT's latest acquisition is designed to make that company a major disruptor in the SD-WAN marketplace, according to its top executive.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2017
Remember all that dotcom madness at the turn of the millennium? I was in Sweden for a few weeks at the time, working on some monstrous, sleep-depriving bid for a 3G ...
By Robert Clark, 6/26/2017
ZTE is seeking a hefty $11.4 billion in credit financing, threatening to put the issue of Chinese state support for vendors back on the agenda.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2017
Ericsson has landed a potentially important network deal with Vodafone's UK business that could prepare the ground for an early launch of 5G technology and cement the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/23/2017
DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- With the rapid growth of the SD-WAN market in mind, AT&T's Rick Hubbard urged participants at Light Reading's recent event ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/23/2017
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/21/2017
NICE, France -- NGON 2017 -- BT has started the process of evaluating networking technology startups that, if selected, will end up in the operator's TIP Ecosystem ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/21/2017
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/20/2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cisco today unveiled what it calls the intuitive network, a move CEO Chuck Robbins described as "redefining the network for the next 30 years."
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2017
Most startups at tradeshows hold their meetings in the coffee lounge, or squeeze themselves into white boxes (of the cubicle variety, not the server one) around the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/20/2017
NTT was early to the software-defined networking party and now is claiming to have the first 100% software-defined global network, as well as the world's largest ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/19/2017
Continuing to expand the market reach of merchant switching chips, Arista today announced upgrades to its 7500R universal spine switches.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/16/2017
Verizon this week rolled out its cloud-based virtual services for enterprise customers, adding that option to both its gray box and white box edge solutions for ...
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Orange's Isch: Carriers Key to SD-WAN Play
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 6/26/2017
Isch says that SD-WAN as a service is a better bet than an over the top overlay ...
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Steve Sklar, Vice-President, Video Strategy, CenturyLink, 6/26/2017
CenturyLink's vice president of video strategy discusses the right approach to ...
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Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/25/2017
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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