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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/3/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free 1, Orange 0; Net Insight buys ScheduALL; du goes gigabit for gaming.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/2/2015
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 9/2/2015
Nokia Networks has unveiled its complete 5G framework, an architecture made up of the elements that will take wireless operators into the next generation. The ...
By Dan Joe Barry, 9/2/2015
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds? That was one of the key questions left open at the end of the previous ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/2/2015
The CloudRouter Project released a production version of its software Wednesday, for network operators looking for a no-hassle DIY SDN platform.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/1/2015
Having kept something of a low profile over the last couple of years -- and especially since it delisted and became a privately held company in March -- Geneva-based ...
By Michael Murphy, CTO for North America, Nokia Networks, 9/1/2015
Wireless, wireline, cable, satellite and over-the-top (OTT) providers are increasingly offering similar and often competing services -- data, video, voice and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/31/2015
VMware has introduced a new version of NSX with new capabilities designed to help network operators migrate to the cloud.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2015
AT&T's emergence as a leading force in the global transformation of telecom is facing a crucial period: Will its efforts, which company officials have been publicly ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 8/28/2015
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/28/2015
Also in today's regional roundup: Liberty Global and Vodafone still in talks; Inmarsat launches new satellite; Telkom mulls Cell C takeover; ECI wins SDN deal in Sweden.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2015
For Equinix, increasing revenues is an old story: The interconnect/data center company has seen revenue growth for the last 50 quarters and yes, that's more than 12 ...
By Dan Pitt, 8/27/2015
I've been hearing it and you probably have been too: people questioning the future of the OpenFlow protocol or even proclaiming (perhaps wishfully so) its demise.
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An Intimate View: Standards vs. Open Source
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Heather Kirksey knows both well, as a key player in developing the TR-69 standard ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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Between the CEOs
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

8|28|15   |   19:05   |   (0) comments


Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

8|26|15   |   07:54   |   (0) comments


Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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