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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
If you were one of the folks in the cloud computing industry who spent the weekend celebrating the downturn in Amazon's financial results and their reflection on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
The latest round of municipal network battles has quickly escalated to the federal level, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promising to challenge state laws prohibiting ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/28/2014
In a move that should spur more multiscreen viewing without set-top boxes, Sling Media's new retail Slingbox M1 will shortly introduce Chromecast support for users ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/23/2014
Just days after a consortium was formed to pursue a 25Gbit/s specification for data centers, the IEEE has anointed its 802.3 25 Gbit/s Ethernet Study Group, the first ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 7/22/2014
Happy days are not quite here again for Comcast, even though the giant MSO does have much to cheer about these days.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Four-year-old Big Switch finally introduced its flagship product, the Big Cloud Fabric, following a long and winding road that included a change of CEO and a shift in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/21/2014
Startup VeloCloud this week debuted a cloud-based WAN offering for branch office networks that could shake up the economics of private-line enterprise services. It ...
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/18/2014
Verizon announced results this week of its field trial of 100G Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) deployed in support of its regional switched Ethernet ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/18/2014
IBM and Apple were the first big success stories for cloud computing, and they've had to stand by and watch other companies enjoy the fruits of the industry they ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/18/2014
Coming off a strong second quarter, the telecom vendor Ericsson is raising its game -- and its investments -- in a host of next-generation networking technologies. ...
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Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Qualcomm Looks to Soften China Antitrust Blow
Robert Clark, , 7/25/2014
Chipmaker's CEO builds bridges in China as the company faces a significant ...
Eurobites: Regulators Delve Into IoT
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN ...
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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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 ...
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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