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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 5/28/2015
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/28/2015
Quad-play is just so 2014. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox in French IoT deal; Ericsson opens cloud lab in Rome; Huawei and Volkswagen share the ride.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/28/2015
Facebook is turning the normal relationship between network operators and vendors upside down. Is this a lead that service providers will follow, and if so, how far?
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/27/2015
ConteXtream gives service providers the ability to configure networks with watchmaker precision, which was key to HP's decision to acquire the SDN company, says Saar ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/27/2015
Broadcom is in "advanced talks" to be bought by Avago Technologies, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/27/2015
Security company Fortinet plans to buy enterprise WiFi company Meru for $44 million, it revealed Wednesday.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/27/2015
If operators haven't yet determined a business case to deploy SDN and NFV in their networks, they may find one in the billions of small sensors that are already ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/27/2015
Savvy deal makers form strategic partnerships, make aggressive bets on future technologies and acquire companies that go beyond taking out a competitor, but help them ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/26/2015
HP said Tuesday it plans to acquire Comcast- and Verizon-backed SDN vendor ConteXtream, to accelerate open standard networking for service providers and boost HP's ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/26/2015
If there was one word that Genband wanted to leave with attendees of its recent customer and partner conference, it would be "transformation."
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/26/2015
CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/22/2015
For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/26/2015
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking ...
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 5/15/2015
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
LRTV Documentaries
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants? Find out on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM New York / 2:00 PM London when Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, interviews the CEO of Net Insight live on Light Reading!