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Light Reading's coverage of the cloud enablement technology sector provides insight into the trends influencing telecom cloud architectures.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- CenturyLink is working to get its network service cycles to match the 21- to 30-day cycles of its CenturyLink Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Telecom has been in a skills race -- some would say a skills battle -- for some time now. The need for new IT-related skills outpaces the availability of talent in ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2014
Chipmaker Cavium has thrust itself headlong into the Ethernet switching silicon sector with bold claims and an enticing new product set that looks set to ask a lot of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Another industry group is to develop specifications for NFV, this time focusing on how software-controlled functions should be shared across network operators in an ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
To speed the adoption of NFV, Telefónica wants the telecom industry to work together on a homogeneous supporting infrastructure for virtualized network functions that ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2014
Brocade has acquired the technology assets and team of Vistapointe, a network visibility and analytics firm whose technologies add depth to Brocade's pursuit of deals ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/12/2014
Now that JDSU has outlined its plan to split into separate optical components and network and service enablement companies, it's time to place bets on how quickly ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/12/2014
Ericsson has announced the $95 million acquisition of Fabrix Systems, which provides hosted storage, computing and video applications service delivery capabilities ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/10/2014
JDSU, which took one of the wildest rides of any telecom company during the industry's turn-of-the-century boom-and-bust cycle and survived (well, in some form ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/10/2014
The acquisition of Rackspace by CenturyLink, if it was ever to happen, could give the network operator's cloud and virtualization efforts a significant helping hand, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/9/2014
It's hard to find anyone these days who hasn't bought into the idea that cloud services will -- and already do, in many Tier 1 cases -- play a critical role in telco ...
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/11/2014
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Qualcomm Paves Way for Sub-$100 4G Phones
Robert Clark, , 9/11/2014
Qualcomm sparks up low-end LTE market with new chipset.
Eurobites: Orange Agrees €3.4B Jazztel Buy
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent buys Mobilethink; Nokia entrenches ...
Telefónica Pushes for Open NFV Agreement
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Spanish network operator pushing telecom industry to agree on open NFV ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Verizon Brings Thunder to the Cloud
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/12/2014
Verizon is looking to appeal to enterprise customers by marrying cloud elasticity ...
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX's cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX's all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX's VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
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