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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event 2016 -- A growing number of service providers do not expect virtualization to reduce operating costs, while planning for NFV ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event (BCE) -- A move to create small teams focused on individual projects is helping Cisco to speed up service development and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN -- The Big Communications Event -- It will be up to one open source group, the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), to provide a "fair playing field" to sort the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Cisco needs open source to build a "badder ass" Internet -- a network with sufficient performance, reliability and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/25/2016
Margaret Chiosi, AT&T's well-known and outspoken Distinguished Network Architect who has been one of the lead individuals in the virtualization community, has retired ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 5/25/2016
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/25/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Organizations such as The New IP Agency (NIA) are taking over from "old standards bodies" in the era of SDN and NFV and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/25/2016
Building on its acquisition of the operations automation startup StackStorm in March, Brocade has announced Brocade Workflow Composer to provide automated IT and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is gaining momentum in its effort to bring the same open approach to hardware and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/24/2016
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has urged other telcos to join the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to escape the "prison" that vendors have built around them.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/24/2016
Nutanix is going downscale, spreading the hyper-convergence religion beyond its traditional customer base of global 2,000 enterprises. The company is introducing a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/27/2016
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a ...
CenturyLink's Feger: Real-World Transformation Underway
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2016
CenturyLink is putting SD-WAN through its paces and offering virtualized services ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, 5/27/2016
It was standing room only at the NIA Live Interoperability Demos during BCE in ...
Service Providers Make 5G Advances Despite Lack of Standards
Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/26/2016
Although standards are not yet finalized, service providers use unofficial ...
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Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
, 5/10/2016
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
, 3/22/2016
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 3/15/2016
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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Charting the CSP’s Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it’s going from two industry veterans.