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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/29/2014
The introduction of virtualized network functions and SDN capabilities into telco networks, plus the enhanced use of analytics, is going to make 2015 a bumper year ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
Amdocs is targeting new business in India as part of its growth strategy in the coming year, the CEO has told Light Reading in an exclusive video interview.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 12/26/2014
2015 is gearing up to be a big one for small cells: Operators are ready to move beyond the macro network, long-awaited vendor deployment announcements will begin to ...
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 Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 12/24/2014
Because we all need a little cynicism around the holidays, it's time to consider the list of things that US cable companies failed to deliver in 2014. Sure we got a ...
By Danny Dicks, 12/24/2014
The Linux Foundation Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) collaboration project is only a couple of months old -- it was launched at the end of ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 12/24/2014
Security is a major concern for mobile operators, but it's not the main issue that has held carriers back from the cloud. And -- perhaps counter-intuitively -- data ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 12/24/2014
With gigabit services now available in 19 markets across its operating territory now, TDS Telecom is getting a sense of the impact gigabit networks can have on ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/24/2014
Vodafone is teaming with an emerging telehealth vendor, Lively, to offer a network of sensors that allow older people to remain independent longer.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 12/23/2014
The Rockstar Consortium, made up of Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, BlackBerry and other big names in tech, has agreed to sell more than 4,000 patents to patent clearing ...
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Preparing for Virtualization
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 12/26/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) leveled the playing field this year with ...
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Opening up OSS/BSS in a Virtualized Network
Anita Karvé , Freelance Contributor , 12/23/2014
No discussion of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions ...
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Who Will Make the SPIT Headlines in 2015?
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/29/2014
We're expecting major news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) fraternity next year.
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Who Will Make the SPIT Headlines in 2015?
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/29/2014
We're expecting major news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) fraternity next year.
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Telstra Woos Pacnet
Robert Clark, , 12/22/2014
Acquisition of regional long-distance operator would add to Australian ...
Heavy Reading
Orchestration for NFV: The Big Players' View
Vol. 10, No. 5, December 2014
This report examines NFV orchestration, and the battle for mind-share among industry bodies. It considers how services built of VNFs are managed through their lifecycle, and the ways vendors are responding to the challenge of delivering NFV MANO platforms. It profiles 11 vendors, describing their NFV orchestration strategies and relevant products, solutions and services.
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NFV Testing Provides Critical Step in Virtualizing Networks
Vol. 5, No. 6, December 2014
This report examines the market for testing NFV, analyzing what types of NFV applications are being tested and looks at areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses drivers and challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, this report examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
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10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
Small Cell Movers & Shakers: Update
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 12/26/2014
It's been a year of major change for small cells and those championing them, so ...
Taking NFV to the People
Michelle Donegan , 12/11/2014
When you talk to Telekom Austria CTO Günther Ottendorfer about NFV, the ...
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LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Integration Towards the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Era

12|23|14   |   9:50   |   (0) comments


NFV offers communication service providers a way to drastically simplify their network by decoupling software and hardware. This makes an organization more agile and it also reduces operational expenses. Today we're talking to Huawei and current analysis about how an operator can build an NFV platform with specific focus on how they can capitalize on the ...
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Amdocs CEO Interview

12|23|14   |   19:05   |   (2) comments


Amdocs CEO Eli Gelman talks data analytics, global markets, acquisitions, NFV and the move to software virtualization, and more in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Light Reading.
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EE Talks Biz Transformation on Road to 5G

12|23|14   |   2:10   |   (0) comments


EE's Director of Network Strategy David Salam discusses how data growth on its wireless network is driving business transformation and the move to 5G for the UK-based carrier.
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Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans

12|22|14   |   03:26   |   (0) comments


Gary Johnson, the CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications, discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
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CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV

12|19|14   |   02:14   |   (0) comments


At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
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Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

12|18|14   |     |   (0) comments


Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
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EE: The Road to 5G

12|16|14   |   16:02   |   (2) comments


Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

12|16|14   |     |   (0) comments


Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

12|16|14   |   5:23   |   (0) comments


Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

12|16|14   |   2:57   |   (1) comment


US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

12|15|14   |     |   (2) comments


Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
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Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

12|15|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
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