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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of cloud services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/6/2015
IBM is building the foundations for a new business unit that can pull together the many parts of its empire that are relevant to, and in many cases already engaging ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/6/2015
Don't call it industry domination. Call it the beneficence of a successful cable company sharing its technology for the betterment of an entire industry.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/2/2015
LONDON -- NTT Communications is set to continue its international expansion with the acquisition of a "large data center operator" in Indonesia in the coming months, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/1/2015
Mike LaJoie may have retired as CTO of Time Warner Cable, but his engineering work is still bearing fruit.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/1/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/1/2015
Cisco is to pay $635 million in cash for security business OpenDNS in anticipation of soaring demand for technologies that will protect networks against cyber attacks.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/30/2015
The traditional pay-TV set-top box business may finally be starting to show its age.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/30/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast and complex ecosystem, but Cisco wants there to be one underlying factor that brings it all together: Cisco.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/30/2015
Faced with the increasingly common dilemma of trying to support service flexibility for customers with growing end-points scattered around the globe, Masergy ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/30/2015
Colt Technology Services has revealed it will quit the IT services market as part of a restructuring aimed at focusing resources on its core network, voice and data ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/30/2015
While Microsoft relies on SDN to drive agility and cost savings for its Azure cloud service, it also uses customized hardware to give its network the performance it ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/29/2015
The OpenDaylight Project today introduced Lithium, the latest version of its SDN controller, positioning the software as the "path from the network you have to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/25/2015
Mobile operator Vodafone UK is looking to improve the service it provides to MVNO customers through a deal with a cloud-based technology provider called Digitalk.
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Masergy Casts Light on Divergent NFV Options
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/6/2015
Masergy's plans to deploy premises-based virtual router show how quickly the ...
OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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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 ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/6/2015
Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
LRTV Interviews
Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
LRTV Documentaries
IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business 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!