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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/24/2017
Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
By Denise Culver, 3/23/2017
Increasing demand for cloud computing resources, the increasing use of SDN capabilities and the virtualization of network functions and data center architecture are ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/22/2017
CenturyLink has delivered broadband DSL services over a CORD platform -- taking its first step in moving toward virtualization in its access network and central ...
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By Denise Culver, 3/22/2017
Despite the daily hoopla surrounding 5G, carriers continue to invest heavily in 4G-related technologies, especially IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem). Although it doesn't ...
By Kaela Loffler, Director, Marketing & Industry Alliances, Netrounds, 3/22/2017
Last month I sat on a plane full of anticipation -- this year marked my second journey to the tech industry's hallowed event, Mobile World Congress. The big show. The ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/21/2017
As part of its ongoing effort to help businesses cope with digital transformation, CenturyLink is making a big push into managed storage by joining NetApp's Partner ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/21/2017
China Telecom has delivered unwelcome news to its equipment suppliers, announcing plans to slash capital expenditure by as much as 8% this year.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2017
The latest in the seemingly endless string of ADVA product announcements is essentially the "yin" to last week's direct detect announcement "yang." Today, ADVA is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/20/2017
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2017 -- Ciena broke with tradition Monday by making one of its key in-house technologies, the WaveLogic Ai chipset, available to third-party ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/20/2017
Cisco's Yvette Kanouff attributes a lot of her professional success to the support of sponsors over the course of her career. Now she's calling on the rest of the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/17/2017
Telia Carrier's successful test of the Voyager white box transponder-router on its fiber optic network between Stockholm and Hamburg is proof that an open multivendor ...
By Simon Stanley, 3/17/2017
As the optical networking community gathers at OFC'17 in Los Angeles, we are seeing an unprecedented number of new technologies and solutions being developed and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/17/2017
The annual optical fest that is OFC is about to open its doors at the LA Convention Center and, like most networking industry events, cloud cover is very evident.
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Enterprise Cloud Uses Mature, CenturyLink's Matherson Says
Brannan Matherson, Director of Product Management for CenturyLink’s Hybrid IT Business Unit, 3/24/2017
Enterprise cloud is still evolving, but it's already starting to mirror legacy on ...
OTT Picks Up Pace in New Zealand
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/24/2017
The rapid pace of OTT adoption really is a worldwide phenomenon, as a recent ...
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The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/13/2017
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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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.