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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/6/2015
If you go back a decade, MVNO used to be a dirty word in the wireless industry with high-profile flops from the likes of Disney, Amp'd Mobile and ESPN discouraging ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/6/2015
IBM is building the foundations for a new business unit that can pull together the many parts of its empire that are relevant to, and in many cases already engaging ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/6/2015
Telekom Austria will shortly announce that another one of its subsidiaries has completed its migration to all-IP technology, Light Reading has learned.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/6/2015
Don't call it industry domination. Call it the beneficence of a successful cable company sharing its technology for the betterment of an entire industry.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/6/2015
Taiwanese mobile operator Far EasTone Telecommunications is poised to announce a $2.3 billion deal to acquire China Network Systems, the country's biggest cable TV ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/6/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot disappoints; Proximus dismisses KPN takeover talk; UPC buys Irish broadcaster.
By Light Reading, 7/6/2015
A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/6/2015
Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 7/6/2015
The next six months are shaping up to be a crucial period for India's mobile operators and the 3G technology they are deploying. As the Reliance Jio juggernaut gets ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/6/2015
John Donovan, head of AT&T's global network, recently described the company's next steps in its ambitious plans to achieve 75% virtualization and software control on ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2015
Orange is planning to shut down PSTN networks across its entire footprint and run every service over all-IP technology by 2020, according to Marc Rennard, the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 7/3/2015
A&E Networks has become the latest major US TV programmer to join the over-the-top (OTT) video parade, launching an online video streaming service styled after ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/3/2015
Alcatel-Lucent has struck "frame agreements" with two of China's major operators for a range of fixed, mobile, IP, optical and carrier cloud/virtualization ...
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The New IP
Masergy Casts Light on Divergent NFV Options
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/6/2015
Masergy's plans to deploy premises-based virtual router show how quickly the ...
OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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Looking Beyond the Network: The Case for Service Quality Metrics
Vol. 13, No. 4, June 2015
Mobile operators need to focus much harder on improving the customer experience, building much closer links between network service quality and the customer experience. This report examines the background to this effort and describes the emerging toolset that can help to make it happen.
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100G Components User Survey: Market Outlook
Vol. 11, No. 2, May 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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The Telecom Industry Rates Its Standards & Trade Groups
Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2015
This report presents and analyzes the results of the survey, including demographic data on survey participants, as well as results and commentary for several key survey questions. Further, the report includes FIIRP scores and comparative ratings for all 17 organizations included in the survey, as well as summary conclusions.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
, 6/29/2015
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/26/2015
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking ...
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 5/15/2015
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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LRTV Documentaries
PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
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Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!