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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/28/2016
As it embarks on an ambitious expansion plan that involves the addition of data center and fiber network assets on multiple continents, French hosting and cloud ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/23/2016
Following a regulatory decision to ban importing Arista products manufactured in Asia, the networking company says it's ready with "design-arounds" that will meet ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/23/2016
Arista could face a ban on importing products from Asia, following a ruling by a US trade agency that Arista uses technology owned by Cisco, according to reports.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/22/2016
A network automation startup funded by David Cheriton, billionaire co-founder of Arista and early investor in VMware and Google, is exiting stealth mode. Apstra has ...
By Simon Stanley, 6/21/2016
Hyperscale and large data centers will need 400G connections to support rapidly growing server input/output (I/O) as the combination of higher server density and a ...
By Light Reading, 6/21/2016
Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/20/2016
Docker on Monday launched a new version of its container management with built-in orchestration support, in competition with the Google-led open source Kubernetes ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2016
Dell is on the verge of selling its software division for more than $2 billion to investment groups Francisco Partners and Elliot Management Corp, according to ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/16/2016
Microsoft's $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition hangs a big question mark over LinkedIn's ambitious plans to migrate its infrastructure to a private cloud. (See ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
At nearly the end of the business day on the West Coast on Wednesday night, Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM) announced it will acquire QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC) for ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
Cisco introduced software designed to warm the hearts of obsessive-compulsive data center operators, tracking "every packet, every flow, every speed," the company ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
Startup Barefoot Networks has emerged from stealth with what appears to be the world's first programmable switch, an innovation that may have profound ramifications ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2016
CenturyLink's acquisition of ElasticBox, announced today, will help jump-start its efforts to offer enterprise IT customers the maximum flexibility in managing a ...
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Survey: 94% of Operators Have NFV Plans
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/28/2016
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 6/28/2016
The Video Transformation track on this site will offer insight and information on ...
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All Aboard the Telecom Italia Express
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/29/2016
Telecom Italia invests in high-speed broadband for improved customer service and ...
Operators Lay NFV Groundwork
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/28/2016
As CSPs implement today's technologies, one critical consideration is its ...
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Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 3/15/2016
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
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Nokia's Advancement Plan: Bring Old Skills to New Roles

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Nokia's Sandy Motley advises women to change their mindsets; get aggressive about advancing their careers; develop strong, diverse support networks; and always bring forth learned skills to take on new challenges and different roles.
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CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
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Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services

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In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Masergy: 'Now Is the Time for NFV'

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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.