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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/20/2016
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/12/2016
In an effort to compete with the broadband access equipment market's big hitters, US vendor Zhone Technologies and South Korea's DASAN Networks have merged to form an ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/8/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to relax network access rules; Virgin buys Arqiva; Ericsson partners with Google on Android TV; Bouygues goes with Mitel for UC.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/7/2016
Cementing its success in the WiFi business, Celeno today announced the close of a new $38 million funding round led by Red Dot Capital Partners and including ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/1/2016
Google could be exploring the concept of a 4G network all its own, but there's one problem: The FCC appears to be dragging its feet on the LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) ...
By David Fraser, 8/29/2016
Mobile communications is a forward-looking industry, one which takes pride in a philosophy that the job is never done. No sooner is one network technology deployed ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/26/2016
Brocade reported $591 million revenue for the third quarter, up 7% year-over-year, with growth primarily driven by the acquisition of Ruckus Wireless, which closed ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/25/2016
A group of 23 operators, including some of the world's biggest service providers, have clubbed together on a project to provide free public international WiFi roaming.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/24/2016
The megabytes racked up with the medal count, it seems. Besides Usain Bolt's swansong, a diving pool that inexplicably turned a lurid green and the shaming of US ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/22/2016
Interesting news for NYC subway riders. Transit Wireless is now planning to have WiFi available across 279 underground stations in the Big Apple by the end of 2016 ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/17/2016
Cisco said Wednesday it is eliminating 5,500 positions, 7% of its workforce, as part of an ongoing shift to recurring, software-based revenue models and the cloud.
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It looks like the massive project to unwire the New York subway is finally making its way into Brooklyn -- the city's largest borough -- by following the hipster ...
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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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.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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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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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.