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Key developments related to customer experience management (CEM) support systems and deployments.
By Jennifer Kyriakakis, 5/27/2015
Plenty of communications service providers (CSPs) are talking about making the transition to offer digital services. However, there's a spectrum of different ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/27/2015
Savvy deal makers form strategic partnerships, make aggressive bets on future technologies and acquire companies that go beyond taking out a competitor, but help them ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/20/2015
When he was part of AT&T's first cloud operations a decade ago, Andy Daudelin and his colleagues were charged with taking on the Amazons and Microsofts in a total ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/12/2015
Verizon has insisted in the past that it is not a content provider, but it's becoming increasingly hard to believe -- especially now that we know it lied about its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/12/2015
DENVER -- Light Reading Carrier SDN Networks -- Creating a standard version of SDN to which the entire industry can build is the telecom industry's next great ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/7/2015
Chicago was home to two big events for women in both the technology and the cable industries this week.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/6/2015
Having already pioneered the kind of automated customer control that many carriers are looking to develop with SDN, Level 3 Communications is now exploring what else ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Comcast is a strong candidate for the most-hated company in America, and if it doesn't take top honors, it comes pretty close. So what does one of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/5/2015
Sprint's network vision has morphed into what the carrier is now calling "Sprint Next-Generation Network," a massive densification project involving a combination of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/5/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot revenues up 4.4%; EU takes its time over Apple/Amazon tax probe; Abertis lists masts business.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2015
Oracle is in the headlines this week, not for the Evolved Communications Application Server it introduced for the mobile voice market, but for something its co-CEOs ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/30/2015
Sprint has been named as the carrier that's working with Boingo on a multi-year WiFi offload agreement to automatically connect its customers' handsets to WiFi when ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/29/2015
Amdocs is acquiring Comverse's BSS business in a deal worth $272 million that will let Amdocs expand its geographical reach and allow Comverse to focus solely on its ...
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Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 5/26/2015
In the service provider world, applying cloud-based virtualization to existing ...
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Paul Beastall, Consulting Director, Cambridge Consultants, 5/22/2015
5G is being positioned as 'the next big thing' in mobile technology but the need, ...
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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 ...
EuroProfile: Astellia
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/30/2015
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
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A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
Validating Cisco's Service Provider Virtualization & Cloud Portfolio
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How independent test lab EANTC and Light Reading put Cisco's programmable service ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
I recently popped down to Texas to chat with CEO Eric L. Pratt about his company, Taqua.
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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