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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/9/2015
Following a bountiful holiday season that included a contract win from an existing customer and new debt funding, Cyan this week raised its outlook for fourth-quarter ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/7/2015
Consolidation in the US competitive carrier space is so common, it sometimes escapes notice when a merger is about more than just the consolidation of two businesses.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/29/2014
Metro 100G data center interconnection deployments are expected to be the talk of the optical sector in 2015, but the rumor mill is getting a little bit of a head start.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/26/2014
This year saw the usual parade of folly, with corporate executives and government officials in clown shoes stumbling from one error to the next.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/24/2014
A year ago, the optical sector -- for better or worse -- seemed relatively free of the hype surrounding SDN and NFV. The primary owners of optical infrastructure were ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/22/2014
Verizon has made good on its previously stated plan to use 200G optical wavelengths in its network before the end of 2014.
By Robert Clark, 12/22/2014
Telstra has emerged as the latest potential savior for Hong Kong-based regional network operator Pacnet, with Australian incumbent having confirmed a Bloomberg report ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/19/2014
The OpenDaylight Project Technical Steering Committee has set up an official security response team following disclosure of a serious vulnerability in the open source ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2014
The abrupt change of leadership at the top of Windstream appears to be a response to the recent financial struggles of a company that seemed determined to innovate ...
By Robert Clark, 12/12/2014
Japanese enterprise services specialist KVH has expanded its Ethernet-based data center interconnect service to other APAC markets in an effort to attract customers ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/11/2014
Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal has torn into rival Cisco, calling an intellectual property lawsuit against Arista a "smear campaign" but conceding one accusation.
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 1/19/2015
Private cloud is either dead or alive, depending on who you talk to. While public ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 1/16/2015
As the physical networks of today evolve to the software-defined, virtualized ...
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ZTE Doubles Profit but Falls Further Behind Huawei
Iain Morris, , 1/19/2015
Judging by the fall in the Chinese company's share price, investors had been ...
AsiaInfo Lands New Euro Deal
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/19/2015
Chinese vendor expands its relationship with Telenor by landing a back office ...
T-Systems Looks to Restructuring for Recovery
Iain Morris, , 1/20/2015
Deutsche Telekom's IT business has named the heads of three new divisions charged ...
Ericsson Starts Over With MediaFirst
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/20/2015
Ericsson stripped Mediaroom 'down to bare metal' before starting over with the ...
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/7/2015
The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of ...
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
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TSIC, 365 Partner on Tier 2 US Data Center Connections
Monday, January 19, 2015
EdgeConneX Chooses Zayo for Connectivity
Monday, January 19, 2015
Juniper Taps Jonathan Davidson to Head Development
Friday, January 16, 2015
Infinera Announces New Sales Execs
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Integra Creates New Business Units
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Windstream Taps Cyan for 100G Upgrade
Monday, December 22, 2014
Plexxi Introduces SDN Starter Kits
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
MRV Names Bonney President, CEO
Monday, December 15, 2014
Ciena Meets Revenue Estimates, Reports Q4 Loss
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Big Switch Launches Japanese Subsidiary
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Cyan to Net $46.6M in Notes Sale
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Clouditalia Upgrades to 100G With Coriant
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Who Does What: SDN Controllers
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 12/5/2014
SDN is one of the technologies that all the vendors are talking about, but which ...
Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/9/2014
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
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One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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