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By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/20/2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) on its own isn't enough to compete -- companies need industry-specific solutions to business problems.
By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2017
Oracle is continuing to build out its cloud computing capabilities with the acquisition of Apiary, a startup with several significant customers that specializes in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/19/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to build data center in Denmark; Telenor predicts social media fatigue; Sky Deutschland signs back-up deal.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/19/2017
January just got a bit brighter and more interesting courtesy of some preliminary financial numbers released by optical components specialist Oclaro.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2017
Windstream today joined the industry push to offer SD-WAN services, choosing VeloCloud technology to underpin the service and targeting mid-market business customers ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/18/2017
EdgeConneX's deployment of the Megaport SDN fabric in its data centers across the US is good news for its anchor tenants -- mostly cable operators -- but also creates ...
By Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 1/18/2017
On matters of computing infrastructure, when Google talks, people listen. Because, you know, they have a lot of it. And when they speak on matters of infrastructure ...
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By Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/18/2017
The United States Army has recruited IBM to build a new, secure private cloud at one of its main missile testing and deployment arsenals. Big Blue will also offer ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/18/2017
Here's an interesting deployment scenario for the virtualization community: China Mobile is to deploy a virtual network function (VNF) from Brocade as part of a ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/17/2017
HPE is buying SimpliVity, a pioneer in so-called "hyperconverged" cloud servers, for $650 million, to help increase HPE's muscle in the hybrid cloud infrastructure ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/17/2017
Cisco is gaining revenue and market share providing cloud infrastructure, while Dell and HPE are losing ground, according to a recent report from analysts ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/17/2017
Telecom hardware and software vendors are well aware of what their network operator customers want as virtualization takes hold. But many of them are telling me the ...
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Smart city services will be available to all of the residents of Dubai once the ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 1/20/2017
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ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
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Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
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A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent web-scale operators report, which featured research on how web-scale operators view the market, the best web-scale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.