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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of cloud services.
By Jennifer Kyriakakis, 9/29/2014
During the past five years there has been a significant change in the way that people communicate and use mobile telecom services. The advent of 3G and 4G/LTE ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/29/2014
Cisco today announced advances to its Intercloud business, including new technical capabilities, partnerships with major telco and data center players including BT, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/26/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: VoLTE in Poland; Orange's network-sharing complaint rejected; cloud concerns.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/25/2014
In case you haven't noticed, the edge of the network is where everything is happening today.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/24/2014
As reported yesterday exclusively in Light Reading, the Metro Ethernet Forum today announced its plans to develop service orchestration, APIs and service model ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2014
As expected, Verizon today formally announced changes to its cloud services to give its enterprise customers more control over how they use network and security ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2014
The cable industry has been feasting on small to mid-sized businesses, driving up business service revenue by touting multi-gigabit Ethernet speeds that leave DSL and ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum is to challenge the emerging dominance of SDN specifications such as OpenFlow and the open source code coming from the OpenDaylight project ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/22/2014
Ericsson has invested in another cloud startup, taking a majority stake of undisclosed value in platform-as-a-service (PaaS) developer Apcera, similar to the move two ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2014
It might seem a bit of a stretch for CENX to go from operating an Ethernet exchange that never really took off to offering a service orchestration platform for SDN ...
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Why Helium Is a Crucial Step for SDN
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/29/2014
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Cloud & Telecom: Merging Like a Zipper
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/26/2014

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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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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 ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
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LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (10) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

9|25|14   |   3:47   |   (0) comments


XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
UBB Forum News
The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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