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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/30/2015
Amazon may have learned a thing or two from Apple about using hardware to control an ecosystem. On the brink of the holiday season, Amazon suddenly stopped selling ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/30/2015
Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/30/2015
Bharti Airtel, India's biggest operator, has unveiled plans to spend around 600 billion Indian rupees (US$8.9 billion) over the next three years on improving the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/30/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA bags optical monitoring team; Orange in African energy deal; BT offers link to HP cloud.
By Robert Clark, 11/30/2015
Another piece of China's broadband reform has fallen into place with China Mobile's acquisition of the core assets of fixed-line provider TieTong for 31.88 billion ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/30/2015
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) CEO Alex Lidow tells Light Reading he might be within two years of a breakthrough that would upend the entire semiconductor market: ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 11/30/2015
Having a desire to effect change is paramount to any job, according to Syniverse CMO Mary Clark. But, having a desire to effect change that is actually driving ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 11/27/2015
If there's one thing that cable operators can be thankful for this holiday season, it's business services.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
"Facebook used to be either beauty or the beast, depending on whether you were looking at its market capitalization or its value proposition, but the beast is ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/27/2015
Realizing the 4G market is going to be more about quality than basic coverage, India's telcos are committing much greater sums to 4G capital expenditure.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
Also in today's 'Black Friday' EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves ...
By Alan Arolovitch, Chief Technology Officer, PeerApp, 11/27/2015
There's a reason, other than free WiFi, that people appreciate having coffee shops on virtually every corner. A local source for a dose of caffeine limits waiting. ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/26/2015
Hong Kong is an amazing place, something I had almost forgotten in the eight or so years since my last visit. It's very hard to take a ten-minute wander and not find ...
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The New IP
Connected Cars, Data & the Cloud
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 11/30/2015
Thanks to the combination of connected cars, analytic engines and the cloud, ...
Verizon Gets Smart With Cloud Control
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/30/2015
Verizon's partnership with VMTurbo allows enterprises to speed their critical ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Heavy Reading
Programmable Transport: Use Cases Emerge as Capability Improves
November 2015
This report examines SDN-enabled bandwidth-on-demand/network-as-a-service (NaaS) solutions, comparing the solutions offered by 12 leading transport network and data center networking vendors. The report also considers what hurdles are still in the way of achieving truly dynamic, multiservice, virtualized multi-vendor networks supported seamlessly with dynamic, automated bandwidth on demand.
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The African Data Center Rises: Colocation Demand, Supply, Forecasts & Business Models
November 2015
This report offers in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis of demand for data center services in sub-Saharan Africa, along with estimates and projections of available white space supply, analysis of the colocation business model and profiles of key African colocation providers.
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LTE Base Station, Handset & IoT/M2M Components 2015: A Competitive Analysis
November 2015
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing LTE and LTE-A components for base stations and user devices, including IoT/M2M. In total, the report contains detailed analysis of 133 products.
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When a Telco Goes OTT
Robert Clark , 11/25/2015
Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 11/13/2015
Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants ...
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/11/2015
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. ...
Faster-Than-Light Reading
Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
ABOX42 Lands Set-Top Win with EVIO in Poland
7 hours and 4 minutes ago
RCN Adds 100G Links to Ethernet Backbone
7 hours and 9 minutes ago
ADVA Acquires Optical Monitoring Team
11 hours and 11 minutes ago
Polkomtel VoWiFi With Nokia Networks
Friday, November 27, 2015
Cosmote Demos 500Mbit/s LTE With Ericsson
Friday, November 27, 2015
Net Insight Lands Tata as First Live OTT Customer
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Ericsson Opens 5G 'Garage' in Hungary
Thursday, November 26, 2015
CityFibre Adds Glasgow to Gigabit Cities List
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Ericsson, Ooredoo Team Up on 5G R&D
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Big Data Storage Startup Raises $15M
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Pakistan Operators Merge
Thursday, November 26, 2015
CSG Appoints New CEO
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Broadband Forum Brings Fiber Closer to Home
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
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VZ Layoffs
10/24/2015 1:26:11 AM
Smart technology!
10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Wagner’s Ring
The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
Webinar Archive
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
Flash Poll
Live Streaming Video
CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Educational Resources Archive
Cats with Phones
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Hot Topics
Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/25/2015
How Might Open Source Fail?
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/24/2015
Hong Kong Moments
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/26/2015
Facebook in Africa: Beauty or Beast?
Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 11/27/2015
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.