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Key developments in the software-defined networking sector, including related technologies and specifications.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/23/2016
Software-defined networking used to be a term with specific meaning, but now "thanks to our friends in marketing," it's "a completely meaningless term," says Huawei's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2016
Data center operator and colocation provider Digital Realty today announced its new global interconnection service to enable easy hybrid cloud connections for ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/22/2016
As service providers move toward virtualized, New IP networks, the number of paths to take and the infrastructure decisions they need to make can be overwhelming and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/22/2016
Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/22/2016
MUNICH -- Mobile Edge Computing Congress -- Several of the world's largest telcos, including Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Vodafone, have raised fresh concerns about ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2016
Infinera laid down a benchmark in the data center interconnect (DCI) platform sector Wednesday by unveiling Cloud Xpress 2, its next-generation DCI platform, saying ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2016
In a booming and diverse data center market, Equinix still primarily exploits its heritage of rich network connections as its primary differentiator, according to ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/21/2016
CSPs crossing the virtualization chasm won't have an easy crossing due to the abundance of choices and approaches, and some are even going to have to go into the ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/21/2016
With two announced customers under its belt, Versa is taking the next step in SD-WANdom by launching its own SD-WAN ecosystem. Three of its members are virtual CPE ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2016
One of the things that makes today's fifth release of the OpenDaylight controller software -- dubbed Boron -- remarkable is the fact that more than half of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/20/2016
Ericsson rejigged its top table again today, this time by handing the vendor's CTO, Ulf Ewaldsson, the additional responsibility of group strategy.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/20/2016
After getting off to a relatively late start, cable technologists are starting to get pretty serious about their embrace of SDN, NFV and other virtualization ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/20/2016
Eager to engage with a new breed of hot virtualization startups, three of Europe's telecom operator old guard have taken inspiration from TV talent shows to issue a ...
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ONOS, OpenDaylight Update Open Source Platforms
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/23/2016
It was a busy week for open source groups as ONOS released the eighth version of ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 9/23/2016
OTT leader uses complex algorithms to deduce what you want to watch, and how long ...
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ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ericsson Appoints Ulf Ewaldsson as Head of Strategy & Technology
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Orange to Test AT&T's ECOMP
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Masergy Launches SD-WAN Solution
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Focuses on APSIS, Energy 2020 Program & More
Monday, September 12, 2016
DASAN Networks, Zhone Complete Merger
Monday, September 12, 2016
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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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.