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Key developments related to the systems and technologies deployed in data centers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2015
The networking project of the Open Compute Project and the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab today jointly released what they are calling the "consumer ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/9/2015
Qualcomm, allied with fellow chip vendors Xilinx and Mellanox, has introduced its first IC for the server market, a 24-core system on a chip.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/6/2015
Speculation is growing that Juniper Networks is seeking new ownership, either from a trade sale to another listed technology vendor, or via an acquisition that would ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
The unusually large wave of consolidation in the semiconductor market this year rolls on, with Skyworks Solutions buying PMC-Sierra for $2 billion in cash.
By Chloe Jian Ma, Senior Director, Cloud Market Development, Mellanox Technologies, 10/6/2015
There are many high-profile love-hate relationships around us, one of the most noteworthy being between two of the billionaire Silicon Valley CEOs, Larry Ellison and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
Arista on Tuesday announced network software designed to help data center operators protect so-called "east-west traffic" between devices inside a data center.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After decades building a business on high-performance proprietary networking equipment, Cisco foresees a future where it can coexist with white ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/29/2015
It's been six weeks since I announced the first four participants in Light Reading's NFV interoperability evaluation. (See NFV Evaluation: Cisco, Juniper & Others Are ...
By Robert Clark, 9/28/2015
The controversial rollout of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) has triggered a wave of takeover activity in the over-supplied telecom market.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/25/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to play a key role in "Smartseille"; OBS connects shipping crews; Huawei wins big in France.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/23/2015
Have we been spending so much time in the last year talking about metro data center interconnect that we have ignored the obvious -- DCI is an application not ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2015
Managed services provider Masergy Communications is on the forefront of a growing trend, deploying virtual CPE. That's currently considered one of the strongest ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2015
DALLAS -- Telco Data Center Summit -- As enterprises come to see compute and networking as commodities, that means increased business opportunities for service ...
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Under the Hood: Connected Car Hacks
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/9/2015
With automakers expecting 75% of cars to be connected to the Internet in the next ...
T-Mobile Lauds Importance of New IP
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 10/8/2015
T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says the most important move on the ...
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Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/26/2015
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking ...
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 ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Faster-Than-Light Reading
Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 3: Principle One
John Barnes , Author , 7/31/2015
Yip and Markus assess damage from the attack, Yip and Yaz make plans, Yip flees ...
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Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
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What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
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7/8/2015 11:34:38 AM
The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
6/29/2015 9:27:39 AM
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From The Founder
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

10|9|15   |   8:17   |   (0) comments

Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

10|8|15   |   02:26   |   (0) comments

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

10|5|15   |   07:30   |   (0) comments

Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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