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Analysis of the shifts in customer engagement strategies being undertaken by communications service providers.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/29/2015
Sprint may have found a way to keep unlimited data around for a while longer, this week revealing an unlimited data plan with Best Buy with some new fine print attached.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/29/2015
Although the Sprint Accelerator is less than two years old, the startup program has been busy shaking up how it operates just as quickly as its parent company shakes ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/25/2015
AT&T is accelerating its plans to build its North American Mobile Service area, pumping an additional $3 billion into extending LTE into Mexico.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/25/2015
T-Mobile is kicking off its promised series of updates to its first nine "Uncarrier" moves by tweaking its JUMP subsidy-free smartphone upgrade program, doing away ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/22/2015
MetroPCS's legacy has come to an end as T-Mobile shut down the last of its CDMA network in New York, Dallas and Miami, which -- combined -- had 190,000 customers ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/16/2015
Many people probably walked away from Light Reading's Big Telecom Event last week feeling that the industry is evolving rapidly in its embrace of cloud concepts for ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/16/2015
Small cell vendor SpiderCloud has been doing a pretty good job competing against the big infrastructure vendors on its own. But it's finding it can have a much bigger ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/8/2015
CHICAGO -- Procera is the latest network intelligence company to show that raw data collected from a network can, if accurate and processed in a way that makes sense, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/4/2015
NICE, France - Telefónica is in the midst of a major back-office business support system (BSS) transformation that will result in the deployment of new ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/4/2015
We don't live in a homogenous world. Operators haven't even operated homogenous networks for some time now, even before the rise of the HetNet. As such, the employees ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/3/2015
The move to SDN and NFV is as much as a technological change as it is a cultural one, according to the man in charge of the movement at SDN pioneer AT&T.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/3/2015
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! 2015 -- "Five nines reliability is dead as a concept at the node level" is the kind of statement that can capture the attention of most ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/2/2015
Among the many lessons Forrest Gump taught us was that the best way to fight the Communists was to play ping pong. It is for that reason (among others) that the Light ...
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OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
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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 ...
10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!