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Stephen Bye
CTO, Sprint
Diego Lopez
Senior Technology Expert, Telefónica
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Keynote Speakers
Bikash Koley
Principal Architect & Manager, Ntwrk Architecture Google
Dor Skuler
VP & GM, Cloud Business Unit, Alcatel-Lucent
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Featured Content
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/16/2014
While 100G is quickly becoming bandwidth table stakes in the submarine cable sector, Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/16/2014
Nagra Kudelski, a division of the Kudelski Group, is ready to take content security into a new age.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/16/2014
AT&T is quickly becoming the carmakers' connectivity provider of choice. The carrier said on Wednesday it has added another carmaker, Volvo, to its roster of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2014
Current standards efforts around NFV and SDN are failing to take into account what service providers will need to manage services on an end-to-end basis, once they ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/16/2014
Fresh off an IPO last month, A10 Networks today introduced an appliance designed to help carriers make the transition to 100G and IPv6, as well as providing NAT ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB teams up with Twitter; Ericsson in OpenStack deal; Glastonbury latest!
By Alon Bar, 4/16/2014
We've all watched service providers move from offering a single service to bundles, triple play, quad play and now multi-play. Because we've personally witnessed this ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/15/2014
Zebra said Tuesday that it is spending $3.5 billion in cash for Motorola Solutions' enterprise unit to ensure a future at the forefront of the business end of the ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/15/2014
BlackBerry has invested an undisclosed sum in the healthcare IT startup NantHealth in the hopes that the struggling handset maker can build a future in the medical ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/15/2014
Playing catchup ball with its two RDK Management partners, Time Warner Cable has finally spilled some of the beans about its first IP set-top box to be equipped ...
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Heavy Reading
The Rise of Virtual EPC: A Mobile Packet Core Forecast & Analysis
Vol. 12, No. 4, March 2014
The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is one of the key network domains identified as a candidate for network functions virtualization (NFV). This report examines virtual EPC from the perspective of operators and vendors. It identifies the opportunities in this market transition and addresses the biggest challenges in virtualizing the EPC.
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The Rise of 100G & Terabit Transport Networks
Vol. 12, No. 3, March 2014
As 100Gbit/s (100G) transport enters mass commercialization and "beyond 100G" (B100G) technology proceeds to trials, setting the stage for the terabit era, this report explores the future of optical transport networks. The report also profiles major optical systems suppliers, detailing their products and strategies for 100G as well as B100G.
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Prime Reading
C Spire Lets SPIT Percolate
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 4/8/2014
C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional ...
Doing the Dirty Work Pays Off
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 3/27/2014
Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
Stephen Bye: Sprint's Network Visionary
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 3/19/2014
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye has a huge network challenge ahead of him and a new ...
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Hot Topics
BlackBerry's Chen: We're Not Dumping Devices
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/10/2014
AT&T's Going to Carolina With 1 Gig
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/10/2014
Cisco, Juniper Treating Gear Against Potential Heartbleed
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/11/2014
Cisco & VMware Are Apple & Google of SDN
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/14/2014
T-Mobile Petitions Operators to Kill Overages
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/14/2014
LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

4|16|14   |   03:02   |   (3) comments


US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

4|15|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments


Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

4|10|14   |   04:17   |   (6) comments


Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

4|8|14   |   04:13   |   (1) comment


Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

4|7|14   |     |   (1) comment


At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

4|7|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

4|7|14   |   2:31   |   (0) comments


Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

4|7|14   |   1:38   |   (0) comments


Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

4|7|14   |   1:37   |   (0) comments


Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Documentaries
Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

4|3|14   |   07:11   |   (8) comments


Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

4|1|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

4|1|14   |   1:11   |   (0) comments


After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) has taken the lead as a vital technology enabler to deliver end-to-end orchestrated services. Accordingly, the industry has defined nine potential areas and related use cases where NFV can be applied with the greatest effect. As a result, there are now several proof-of-concept (POC) trials running in labs across the globe in operator networks.
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