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Analysis of the shifts in customer engagement strategies being undertaken by communications service providers.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/1/2014
Verizon Communications and Cox Communications generally do the best job of delivering wireline data, voice and video services to US businesses, according to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/29/2014
Belgian cable operator Telenet has unveiled plans to invest €500 million (US$830 million) over the next five years in a massive network upgrade that will enable it to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/19/2014
Scorecard reports are usually notable for their vendor ratings, but a recent Infonetics report on service delivery platforms (SDPs) is also notable for a couple of ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/12/2014
RacoWireless has created a cloud-based platform aimed at removing standards-based roadblocks to developing applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/12/2014
At a time when most service providers are racing to tout their gigabit services, one operator is finding significant success selling voice services over copper phone ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/8/2014
It's a little jarring to go from regularly talking to, and writing about, the many entities that are deploying gigabit services to reading a report about how the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/8/2014
I met with James Dirksen, VP business development, Procera Networks, over Thai food to discuss the company's DPI software, and get some hot sauce tips. (Or was I ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/7/2014
A new cloud-based approach to the network operations center is aimed at helping utilities, municipalities and other entities deploying smart infrastructure to manage ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/5/2014
A utility co-op in Oklahoma that is readying a gigabit network deployment is leveraging a suite of software to not only help it deploy and optimize its network, but ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/4/2014
GVTC Communications is reaping the benefits of a decision it made more than a decade ago to focus not just on service adaptation and innovation, but also on arming ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/4/2014
Procera is taking a unique approach to ensuring quality of experience (QoE) in the radio access network (RAN) with a solution that relies on a simple software update ...
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Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices ...
Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/1/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh ...
Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
Verizon Brings Thunder to the Cloud
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/12/2014
Verizon is looking to appeal to enterprise customers by marrying cloud elasticity ...
Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
LRTV Custom TV
Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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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.
LRTV Documentaries
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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Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX's cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX's all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX's VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
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