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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor Anite has expanded its business horizons beyond its familiar territory of wireless devices and the radio access network, and is taking on some ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/25/2014
Back in 2011, Verizon began throttling its heaviest 3G data users in a bid to move them to its higher capacity LTE network, but now -- three years later -- it's ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
A municipal utility in Ft. Collins, Colo. is hoping a platform that provides mobile access to timely information about electricity, gas, and water consumption will ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/21/2014
Yahoo has made yet another acquisition to show the industry it's serious about mobile, this time picking up the mobile application analytics specialist Flurry.
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. ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/18/2014
A recent blog post by veteran industry analyst Tom Nolle points up where SDN is a tough sell to carriers: It's too ambitious, and the benefit is difficult to quantify.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/16/2014
Apple and IBM are making a joint bid to dominate the enterprise mobility market with a combination of Apple devices and IBM applications, at the heart of which are ...
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By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/15/2014
Apigee has landed another operator customer in Orange, which will be using the API specialist's technology to expose its network assets to developers and partners, a ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/15/2014
The percentage of operators offering some form of value-based pricing plan has grown 50% since 2011, according to new research from Allot. The deep packet inspection ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/10/2014
AT&T-sponsored data provider Syntonic Wireless opened its Sponsored Content Store for the carrier on Thursday, offering up more mobile apps and content that the ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/8/2014
Sprint is planning to personalize its prepaid mobile data, voice, and messaging service offers, and it's taking one of its MVNOs in house to do so.
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Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
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Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business ...
Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio ...
Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
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Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
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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 ...
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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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Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 4/8/2014
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 3/27/2014
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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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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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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.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
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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