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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 Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 6/18/2015
Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman talks about his company's push into the 100GigE switch market at a special launch event in New York City.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/18/2015
Mellanox is shaking up the Gigabit Ethernet networking market with the launch of a new product that, it claims, is the first "non-blocking" 100GigE switch and, to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/16/2015
French IoT technology specialist Actility has raised $25 million from a number of investors, including three European network operators -- KPN Telecom NV, Orange and ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 6/16/2015
When Intel bought Wind River in 2009 it elected to keep it at arm's length -- as a wholly owned subsidiary -- rather than spinning it in to the Intel mothership (or ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2015
With its virtualization strategy already well underway, AT&T is now working out how its central office facilities can evolve and become part of its next-generation, ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/15/2015
With two CEOs gone before the mid-year mark of 2015 and a stock price that never gained much ground after plummeting through the first half of 2014, Toronto chip ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/10/2015
Intel is once again putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to supporting women in the tech industry -- a lot of money too. The networking giant has ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/6/2015
NFV is just about the hottest term in telecom these days, so it's not surprising that the new Leading Lights category for most innovative NFV product strategy drew so ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/6/2015
Best New Product (Telecom) has always been the Leading Lights awards category that has attracted the most entries and in this, the 11th year of the awards, that ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/5/2015
The day has long passed since the cable industry was the bright young starlet on stage, stealing the spotlight from the bigger, older, stodgier broadcasters. Instead, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/28/2015
What will Avago do with Broadcom once it has completed the $37 billion acquisition to form a monster networking and storage chip vendor?
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/28/2015
Avago Technologies is forming what it calls the "world's leading diversified communications semiconductor company" by acquiring Broadcom for $37 billion in cash and ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
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NFV Doesn't Come Cheap
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/1/2015
As operators get closer to commercial deployment, the barriers to NFV and SDN are ...
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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 ...
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/2/2015
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech ...
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Carolyn Mathas , 5/1/2014
Chip packaging may not make many headlines but is critical in components ...
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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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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.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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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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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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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.

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