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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/2/2015
LONDON -- NTT Communications is set to continue its international expansion with the acquisition of a "large data center operator" in Indonesia in the coming months, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/2/2015
Level 3 Communications' acquisition of DDoS mitigation company Black Lotus not only will let the company speed up its upgrade plans for its own DDoS mitigation ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2015
Following on its recent acquisition of SafeNet, security specialist Gemalto has announced a multi-link, high-speed Layer 2 encryption solution designed to better ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/2/2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes the impact of railroad and telegraph networks in the 19th century still outweighs that of the Internet in today's society. ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/2/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; "father of SMS" dies.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/2/2015
SoftBank is deploying Procera's analytics system on its LTE network in Japan in a bid to get a deeper dive into the data on wireless broadband performance as more ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/1/2015
There's definite progress being made on the road to 5G, or at least planning for progress still to come, as operators and vendors team up to work out the kinks in ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 7/1/2015
In a bid to provide a massive push to connectivity and ICT adoption, India's government has formally unveiled an ambitious initiative called Digital India. Launched ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/1/2015
Eight weeks into being a gigabit Internet service user, I can confidently say that… not a lot has changed. (See Geeking Out Over Gigabit.)
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/1/2015
Mike LaJoie may have retired as CTO of Time Warner Cable, but his engineering work is still bearing fruit.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/1/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/1/2015
Cisco is to pay $635 million in cash for security business OpenDNS in anticipation of soaring demand for technologies that will protect networks against cyber attacks.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/1/2015
Many network interconnection arrangements are deliberately kept confidential. On the other hand, some are not.
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The New IP
Webinar Sneak Peek: Dealing With the Breach
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
NFV Doesn't Come Cheap
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/1/2015
As operators get closer to commercial deployment, the barriers to NFV and SDN are ...
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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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BTE 2015 Sponsor Keynote: HP
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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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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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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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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!