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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2016
Juniper Networks is the latest company to put its virtualization technology up for an independent evaluation with Light Reading and our test partner EANTC and the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/28/2016
France's Orange is carrying out trials of optical transport network (OTN) technology that could help it to realize its target of having an all-IP, "programmable" ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/28/2016
Juniper Networks on Tuesday introduced a Cloud-Enabled Branch suite, including CPE hardware and services to help connect enterprise branch offices to cloud services ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/27/2016
Qualcomm isn't just focused on millimeter wave for 5G: The chipmaker said Monday it has a lower-band "sub-6GHz" testbed for the next-generation wireless technology.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/27/2016
France's Sigfox has shrugged off concerns that have recently surfaced about the potential shortcomings of its wireless technology.
By Simon Stanley, 6/21/2016
Hyperscale and large data centers will need 400G connections to support rapidly growing server input/output (I/O) as the combination of higher server density and a ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/16/2016
Ericsson has developed network software modules that, it claims, will enable mobile operators to introduce 5G capabilities such as Massive MIMO (multiple input ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
At nearly the end of the business day on the West Coast on Wednesday night, Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM) announced it will acquire QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC) for ...
By Danny Dicks, 6/15/2016
Although standards for 5G won't be finalized for some years, the industry can't wait, and it's forging ahead to develop pre-standards networks for deployment within ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
Cisco introduced software designed to warm the hearts of obsessive-compulsive data center operators, tracking "every packet, every flow, every speed," the company ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
Startup Barefoot Networks has emerged from stealth with what appears to be the world's first programmable switch, an innovation that may have profound ramifications ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/7/2016
Vodafone is hoping to pile some pressure onto its Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity rivals by trumpeting plans to launch services based on the NB-IoT standard as ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 6/7/2016
Mellanox Technologies announced a new family of programmable processors for networking and storage applications.
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ZTE Pre5G & 5G Solutions

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At 5G World London, ZTE demonstrated two types of equipment, including 128 antenna Pre5G Massive MIMO and 15GHz high-frequency base stations.
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Energy 2020: Technology Innovation to Fuel Power Efficiency

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Managing energy costs and consumption as cable operators deploy new services requires new levels of innovation from technology partners. In this video, Dave Fellows, co-founder and CTO of Layer3 TV and chief scientist of the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 program, discusses such ambitious objectives as achieving a second 500% increase in efficiency in outside plant ...
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Packet optical networks are transitioning from proprietary converged systems to open disaggregated platforms. This video will describe the Fujitsu 1FINITY disaggregated platform, explore how 1FINITY interoperates with the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE platform and explain how 1FINITY is designed for software control, like with Fujitsu Virtuora NC.
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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Masergy: 'Now Is the Time for NFV'

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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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