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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/9/2014
Optical components firm Finisar said nothing on its fiscal second-quarter earnings call late last week to contradict the widely held belief that it could acquire ...
By Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 12/9/2014
If hardware platforms can sometimes appear a tad dull against the growing software buzz that's surrounding the likes of SDN and NFV, then there's always silicon ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2014
Only days after an important standards milestone, G.fast chip developer Sckipio has announced $17 million in new funding as it prepares to duke it out with some of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/5/2014
On cue, the ITU has given its final approval to the standard for G.fast, the emerging technology for fixed broadband access that could deliver super-fast downstream ...
By Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 12/3/2014
If you thought the Ethernet standards world was settling down, think again. Two separate alliances, one featuring Brocade and the other Cisco, are developing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/2/2014
Connecting remote communities in rural areas in an affordable way has long been a tough challenge for all communications network operators, but UK mobile operator EE ...
By Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
In a couple of weeks, Light Reading will be holding the first in a brand new series of executive summits, 2020 Vision, where telecom industry thought leaders will ...
By Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 11/21/2014
SANTA CLARA -- Intel Annual Investor Meeting -- Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was forced to defend his company's mobile market chip strategy Thursday as he told investors ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/20/2014
Verizon is taking its SDN strategy to the next level with a major push towards the deployment of bare-metal switches in its next-generation networking architecture, ...
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Tom Nolle , Founder & President, CIMI Corp. , 12/17/2014
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US Cellular: Analytics Key for Capacity Planning
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 12/16/2014

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Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
Robert Clark, , 12/17/2014
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good ...
Eurobites: Nokia's HERE in Maps Deal With Baidu
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/15/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks speeds up Sonera; Tele2 ...
Eurobites: Apple Suspends Online Sales in Russia as Rouble Collapses
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/17/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT braced to battle regulator; Dixons ...
Eurobites: Ericsson Claims LTE-A First
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT gets Sky Sports channels onto YouView ...
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
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Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network
Joanne Taaffe , 11/24/2014
French firm is developing partnerships with mobile operators to extend its reach ...
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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EE: The Road to 5G

12|16|14   |   16:02   |   (1) comment


Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

12|16|14   |     |   (0) comments


Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

12|16|14   |   5:23   |   (0) comments


Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

12|16|14   |   2:57   |   (1) comment


US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
LRTV Interviews
How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

12|15|14   |     |   (1) comment


Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

12|15|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
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Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

12|15|14   |   3:43   |   (0) comments


Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
LRTV Interviews
How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

12|12|14   |     |   (1) comment


Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
LRTV Documentaries
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

12|11|14   |   05:07   |   (3) comments


Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
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TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

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TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
LRTV Documentaries
AT&T's New Security Strategy

12|10|14   |   02:36   |   (1) comment


AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
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2020 Vision: A First View

12|9|14   |   02:25   |   (3) comments


At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
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