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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 10/7/2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- CCA Annual Convention -- T-Mobile has been furiously focusing on building out its 4G LTE network across the US, but, as it looks to 5G, it ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/7/2015
Nokia has revealed details of the planned top management team that will run the company once it has completed its €15.6 billion (US$17.6 billion) takeover of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/7/2015
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2015
Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
By Simon Stanley, 10/7/2015
The rapidly growing use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in networking and telecom systems is driven by shorter time to market, the introduction of very ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/7/2015
Throw spaghetti at the wall and something's bound to stick. That seems to be the prevailing viewpoint in the video sector right now, and it looks like Amazon is ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/7/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefónica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/7/2015
Facebook, NTT and Big Switch plan on Friday to demonstrate a combination of open source software that can be used to run a working networking switch -- a step forward ...
By Brett Sappington, 10/7/2015
The new wave of over-the-top (OTT) video services in 2015 and the slow decline in pay-TV penetration among US broadband households is causing traditional players to ...
By Danny Dicks, 10/7/2015
My history teacher always told me that I needed to be able to recite the "who, what, when, where, how and why" related to any given event or set of events I was ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/6/2015
Speculation is growing that Juniper Networks is seeking new ownership, either from a trade sale to another listed technology vendor, or via an acquisition that would ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With political outsiders running hot in the current Presidential elections, former Cisco CEO John Chambers might seem like a natural choice for a ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
The unusually large wave of consolidation in the semiconductor market this year rolls on, with Skyworks Solutions buying PMC-Sierra for $2 billion in cash.
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The New IP
AlcaLu Execs to Lead New IP at Nokia
Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/7/2015
Alcatel-Lucent's New IP experts will have critical leadership roles to play in ...
AT&T Offers Cyber Security Strategy Fit for New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/6/2015
AT&T is now offering virtualized security to its customers as part of a ...
Heavy Reading
FPGAs & ASICs for Telecom
October 2015
This report analyzes current and projected use of 100G optical modules and PHY semiconductor components by equipment vendors, based on an exclusive worldwide survey. These devices are critical components in many types of networking equipment, from long haul to the access edge, data center and core of the network.
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5G Lab Report: Status of 5G Development
October 2015
This report examines why 5G is necessary and the applications that are driving the development of its technology components, focusing on radio access. It details the timetable for standardization work of various kinds, and reviews the key technology issues in 5G development. Further, it summarizes views on the likely timetable for network and service deployment, and profiles eight major vendors that are working to advance 5G technology.
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Is Europe Ready for Gigabit Cities?
September 2015
Are European cities ready to supply gigabit services to businesses and households? In this report, we discuss the key factors – supply-side, demand-side and regulatory – that are encouraging or retarding the supply of gigabit services in Europe.
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Prime Reading
Getting to NFV Everywhere
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/5/2015
Real-world challenges come with the territory as NFV starts to see practical ...
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
, 8/24/2015
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Cable Execs Are Minting Money
, 8/18/2015
Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to ...
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.
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Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
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What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
7/31/2015 3:01:36 AM
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The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
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Facebook Open Switch
6/12/2015 1:07:00 PM
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From The Founder
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

10|7|15   |   4:08   |   (0) comments

Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

10|5|15   |   07:30   |   (0) comments

Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

10|5|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

10|5|15   |   4:27   |   (1) comment

Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

10|2|15   |   7:22   |   (0) comments

Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
LRTV Interviews
CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

10|1|15   |   03:18   |   (1) comment

Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

10|1|15   |   6:34   |   (0) comments

Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

9|29|15   |   05:47   |   (5) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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October 14-15, 2015, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
November 5, 2015, Hilton Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
November 17, 2015, Santa Clara, California
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 2, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
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Communication service providers realize that an ICT transformation is critical to their long-term survival, but most haven't yet committed to making it happen.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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