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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/27/2015
As the optical networking sector consolidates, midsized packet optical vendor ADVA sees a growing opportunity to beat larger vendors whose focus could stray as they ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
Fiber optic network providers Lightower Fiber Networks and Fibertech Networks are merging in an all-cash deal valued at $1.9 billion, the two companies announced ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/27/2015
Stepping into the 4K TV space, Marvell is adding a new Ultra HD system-on-a-chip (SoC) product to its Armada 1500 line of Android TV chipsets.
By Michelle Donegan, 4/27/2015
Charismatic Tele2 Group CTIO Joachim Horn is leaving the pan-European competitive operator after four years to join an as yet unidentified Asian telecom company.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/27/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry mulls closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia rebuffed by Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/27/2015
UK mobile operator EE has reported its worst quarter for postpaid subscriber additions in more than two years while continuing to lose customers at its prepaid unit.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/24/2015
Pica8 this week added support for the Labeled BGP protocol to its white box SDN switch operating system, providing a standardized means of connecting data centers ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/24/2015
When it comes to 5G, there are no shortage of potential challenges, but -- according to one third of those who voted in a recent Light Reading poll -- upgrading ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/24/2015
In an effort to make interconnection of Ethernet services ubiquitous, the Metro Ethernet Forum has organized large Carrier Ethernet providers in an initiative to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/24/2015
Broadband access infrastructure vendor Adtran may have had a setback at AT&T this week but it has a new access product in development that, in the future, might open ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/24/2015
Fourteen months after it all began, Comcast has officially withdrawn its $45 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable. The deal, which would have combined the two ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/24/2015
Vodafone India is hoping its expansion of network and retail facilities will help it to fend off its mobile rivals. The operator has recently published data revealing ...
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The New IP
Shaping the Future of the New IP
Chris Grundemann, Director, Deployment and Operationalization, Internet Society, 4/27/2015
The IETF is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet ...
Spring on the Road
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/27/2015
Spring is a busy time for European tradeshows and conferences, with Mobile World ...
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Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era
Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2015
This report analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative SDN switch systems, identifying the key requirements and highlighting their advantages for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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Connected Drones… Seriously
Vol. 15, No. 3, April 2015
This report examines the emerging market for commercial, connected drones. It describes the emerging value chains and functional stratification of technologies that make up a connected drone, examines the most significant issues facing the sector, summarizes the development of drones as network nodes, and profiles 14 companies in the industry.
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NFV Partnerships Underscore Importance of Collaboration
Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2015
This report examines the market for NFV partnerships and ecosystems, analyzing their features, as well as areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. The report discusses industry drivers and challenges and analyzes available solutions from 15 leading vendors.
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Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
, 4/23/2015
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
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