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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/22/2016
TGIF. In this week's Gigabites, anchor institutions weigh in on gigabit broadband plans, Google Fiber postpones its Portland plans, the NTCA celebrates rural ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/22/2016
UK mobile operators Vodafone and 3 are eyeing the use of new fiber-network products to boost backhaul connections to mobile towers, with Vodafone also keen to bolster ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/22/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/22/2016
Is it a bird? Is it…. OK, enough of that. It's Aquila, the giant unmanned high-altitude Facebook drone designed to help provide Internet access to remote areas that ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/22/2016
AT&T is pumping up its 4G LTE network further this year, even as it moves subscribers off its old 2G network, and anticipates the arrival of 5G in the near-ish future.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/21/2016
Cellcom, Israel's biggest telco, is diversifying its BSS supply line with the addition of relative newcomer Vlocity as its CRM (customer relationship management) ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/21/2016
The ONOS Project and the Open Networking Foundation have collaborated to create the first open-source leaf-spine fabric, based on the ONOS SDN controller, OpenFlow ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 7/21/2016
The subscriber losses just keep mounting at Dish Network as even its still-growing Sling TV OTT service can't make up for the rapid contraction of its core ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/21/2016
As a consumer, you'd be forgiven for not knowing the brand iPass. Unlike WiFi hotspot aggregator Boingo, iPass doesn't do any direct-to-consumer business. But with ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/21/2016
ADVA Optical has found its sales groove, it seems. Earlier this year the European optical and Ethernet systems vendor reported a 30% leap in full-year revenues for ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/21/2016
South Korean telecom giant SK Telecom is basing its entire Internet of Things (IoT) strategy for low-power, wide-area (LPWA) communications on the "two main pillars" ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/21/2016
Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced its first set of virtual network services, including the usual suspects of security, WAN optimization, software-defined ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 7/21/2016
The emergence of cloud networking, SDN and NFV is a game changer in the data center landscape, and these trends are triggering new growth opportunities in optical ...
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Seen & Heard: Verizon, AT&T Target Enterprises With NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/22/2016
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, ...
Does Watchever's Demise Highlight a Looming Challenge for OTT?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 7/22/2016
German VoD service will shut down despite having French media giant Vivendi as a ...
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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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Prime Reading
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
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
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
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
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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There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
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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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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
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The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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UBBS World Tour Moscow Highlights

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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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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.