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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/24/2016
The megabytes racked up with the medal count, it seems. Besides Usain Bolt's swansong, a diving pool that inexplicably turned a lurid green and the shaming of US ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/24/2016
Comcast has been an OpenStack proponent and core user since 2012, and in the four years since, the nation's largest cable company has racked up some impressive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/24/2016
Two service provider executives from companies deeply engaged in virtualization offered some words of caution Tuesday: When it comes to using SDN and NFV to automate ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 8/24/2016
The trend toward network functions virtualization (NFV) presents new challenges not only to network operators but also to the vendors those operators rely upon to ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2016
Could backhaul be the bottleneck that holds back the advance of 5G networks? Readers certainly seem to think that's a possibility.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/23/2016
India's service providers have come under pressure following the publication by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) of a consultation paper on ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/23/2016
The US Trade Representative has upheld a ban on importing Arista products, effective Tuesday, according to a report on Cisco's blog. The ban is a result of ongoing ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/23/2016
When NTT America set out two years ago to create a channel partner program to boost its wholesale efforts, the company faced one major challenge: A certain lack of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/23/2016
For as much rancor as the net neutrality debate has generated in the US, the FCC's "Unlock the Box" initiative has now arguably risen to near-equal levels of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/23/2016
There's never a dull moment where the company now known as Xura is involved: Following a few years of selling and buying various assets, it's been acquired by Siris ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/23/2016
The telecom software sector's leading fugitive, former Comverse CEO Kobi Alexander, is returning to the US to finally have his day in court after ten years hiding out ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/23/2016
In what could lead to one of the biggest-ever M&A deals in the Indian telecom market, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, the country's second- and third-largest operators, ...
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China Telecom has reported healthy gains in sales and net profit for the first half of the year thanks to growth in its customer numbers and the take-up of pricier 4G ...
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Report: 81% of SPs Will Deploy NFV by 2017
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/24/2016
While SDN and NFV are reforming the service provider landscape, there are still ...
Streaming vs. TV: Who Wins Gold From Advertisers?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 8/24/2016
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Test & Measurement for NFV
August 2016
This report examines the approaches being taken in testing, measuring and monitoring a virtualized network. Virtualization is blurring the lines between test/measurement and service assurance, and the layers of the technology stack are collapsing. It profiles a testing services consultancy that has documented an NFV testing framework, as well as a high-level service assurance solution provider that is competing with assurance platforms built by probe vendors.
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Multicore Processor Survey: 2017 Market Outlook
August 2016
This report analyzes the use of multicore processors by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for telecom and networking system equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical in most types of networking equipment.
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Data Center Outsourcing: Rise of the Reseller
July 2016
This report examines the data center investment and service strategies of the world's biggest telecom operators. It reviews the trends shaping the data center industry and analyzes how the value chain is evolving. It also profiles a selection of leading carrier-independent data center operators and data center solution providers and pinpoints what they have to offer telecom operators.
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BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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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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Charting the CSP's Future
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.