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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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Monday, January 19, 2015
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SDN is one of the technologies that all the vendors are talking about, but which ...
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Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

Jonathan Ruff, senior director of global technical ...

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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