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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 7/26/2016
In an effort to continually deliver essential education on the most pressing issues in the telecom industry, Upskill U is thrilled to welcome AT&T's Chris Rice, vice ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/26/2016
Appcito has been acquired by A10 Networks and will become the cloud business unit of its new parent, complementing A10's existing application delivery controller ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/26/2016
BT has managed to avoid the imposed structural separation of Openreach, its access network division, following plans announced Tuesday by UK regulator Ofcom, but the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/26/2016
Mirantis today announced a plan to rearchitect OpenStack to run on Kubernetes, which a company official says will likely "piss off" some in the OpenStack community ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 7/26/2016
DDoS attacks have grown so vast that enterprises have no legitimate option but to offload at least some traffic to the cloud as a necessary counter-measure. What's ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 7/25/2016
Even before the launch of its services, Reliance Industries' devices unit, Lyf, had emerged as the third-bestselling mobile phone brand in the quarter ending in March ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 7/25/2016
Customers of any cloud should cheer any new installation, but for companies that prize consistent cloud latency performance throughout the day, {complink ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/25/2016
In ousting its CEO, Hans Vestberg, following a dip in the vendor's fortunes, Ericsson has fallen into the trap of being reactive rather than reading the market and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/25/2016
Known as one of the first big brands on the Internet -- and trademarked by its yodeling jingle and the exclamation point at the end of its name -- Yahoo is now ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/25/2016
In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/25/2016
Hans Vestberg has been replaced as Ericsson CEO following a string of poor financial results and a slide in the company's share price. The CEO role has been handed ...
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Huawei has once again reported jaw-dropping sales numbers for its latest trading period, reporting a 40% year-on-year increase in sales (in local currency terms) for ...
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Vodafone's Morawski Checks IoT's Pulse
Andrew Morawski, Head of IoT, Americas, Vodafone, 7/25/2016
According to Vodafone's recent IoT report, most businesses have a clear target in ...
Seen & Heard: Verizon Nabs Yahoo for $4.83B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/25/2016
Verizon is adding Yahoo's digital advertising to its AOL division.
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Future of Virtualization: Focus on Hypervisors
July 2016
This report examines hypervisors, using data collected from 10 companies that provide such solutions. It analyzes vendor investment strategies, challenges the market faces and trends expected over the next 18-24 months, and offers a detailed comparative analysis of solutions.
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Taking Flight: Cable's New Routes to Wireless Mobility
July 2016
This report explores cable's WiFi mobility options, the market drivers, opportunities and challenges. Included are updates on WiFi activities by the four largest cable providers and profiles of 12 suppliers that promoted WiFi products and solutions during the INTX 2016 cable and broadband convention in May 2016.
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The Future of Virtualization Index Report – Spring 2016
June 2016
The Future of Virtualization Indexes -- part of Light Reading's Virtuapedia initiative – track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. This report provides the findings of our second survey, based on data gathered in May 2016.
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10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
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Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
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CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
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From The Founder
In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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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.