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By Ernie Bergstrom, Founder and President, Crystal Cube Consulting, 10/30/2014
What kinds of embedded hardware will telcos need in the 2020s? Surely they will want a mature modular standard with far greater capabilities than systems have today. ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/28/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
By Steve Vogelsang, CTO, IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent, 10/27/2014
There's a funny thing about the OSI stack: It's not just an abstraction of a communication system, but also a social hierarchy that creates a kind of class system in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/21/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/17/2014
Apple took another chip at the carrier business model Thursday, allowing users to change carriers for wireless connectivity anytime, for any reason at all, on new ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/15/2014
I'm in Düsseldorf at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, where much of the chat is centering around the role of open source software in the SDN and NFV sector. (See ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/15/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU-China exports dispute draws to close; Telefónica in potential tax trouble; Irish tax loophole closed.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/13/2014
The GSM Association has weighed in on the Internet of Things (IoT) standards discussion with new guidelines aimed at protecting mobile networks from being disrupted ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Don't know about G.fast yet? You soon will, because the noise level around this next generation of copper-enhancing broadband technology is about to be cranked to 11 ...
By Simon Sherrington, 10/7/2014
The market for packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) has grown rapidly, and shows no likelihood of slowing substantially in the coming years.
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Leo Zancani , CTO, Ontology , 10/30/2014
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Behind the Speed Scene
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 10/29/2014
As MSOs move to deliver increasing higher data speeds, CableLabs sheds light on ...
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CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European ...
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With $4.7B Rights Issue
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/29/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
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Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets ...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Calient Chooses Euro Sales Partner
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Huawei Plans Greater Procurement Spend in Europe
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Friday, September 26, 2014
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Broadcom Unveils Next Gen Ethernet Switch Chip
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Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

10|30|14   |   2:26   |   (0) comments


Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

10|30|14   |   4:13   |   (0) comments


SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

10|30|14   |   4:08   |   (0) comments


Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

10|30|14   |   5:46   |   (0) comments


Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

10|30|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With YuLiao

10|30|14   |   6:27   |   (0) comments


Yu Liao, chairman of the Chinese Association for Renewable Energy in Germany, discusses the role that ICT solutions play in helping to grow renewable energy resources in Germany.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview

10|30|14   |   2:54   |   (0) comments


Sifang has been working with Huawei on several projects. JingTao Wu, Assistant President of Beijing Sifang Automation Co. Ltd., believes that the cooperation with Huawei can facilitate Sifang's process of internationalization.
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A Better Connected Smart Grid: Powering Laos

10|30|14   |   5:38   |   (0) comments


Representatives of Electricite Du Laos (EDL), a state-owned corporation, discuss the importance of ICT solutions in serving their country's energy needs.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Junwei Lu

10|30|14   |   4:50   |   (0) comments


Professor Junwei Lu of Griffith University Australia describes his work with micro grid technology and the future of the power industry.
LRTV Documentaries
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect

10|29|14   |   01:23   |   (2) comments


There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
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Grow Your VPN Service Revenue

10|27|14   |   4:00   |   (0) comments


Watch how CSP product managers can better differentiate and maximize the value of their Internet, VPN and cloud services for business services customers, by adding premium application performance visibility to their data services.
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