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Stephen Bye
CTO, Sprint
Diego Lopez
Senior Technology Expert, Telefónica
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Bikash Koley
Principal Architect & Manager, Ntwrk Architecture Google
Dor Skuler
VP & GM, Cloud Business Unit, Alcatel-Lucent
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Featured Content
By Robert Clark, 4/23/2014
Huawei's ambitious devices team finished 2013 on a high, boosting sales nearly 18% and bustling into third place in the global smartphone rankings. (See Asia ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/23/2014
Ericsson suffered a 9% slump in revenues during the first quarter of 2014 as major 4G network rollout projects in the US and Japan tailed off, but the vendor's ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson reports Q1; Orange lines up man from the ministry; Spirent profits up; Russia's Zuckerberg does a runner.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/22/2014
While Juniper Networks is working its way through a corporate restructuring and watching personnel leave for other companies, these challenges apparently haven't ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/22/2014
Less than a year after failing to buy out Hulu in a joint bid, AT&T and The Chernin Group have joined forces again to create and roll out their own over-the-top ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/22/2014
AT&T's recent changes in its pricing and subsidy models are paying off; more than 1 million of its customers have moved from unlimited data plans to tiered Mobile ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/22/2014
Two years after Google announced it would move Motorola Mobility's headquarters to downtown Chicago, the handset company is finally opening the doors to its sprawling ...
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By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/22/2014
After a false start last year, Fan TV is officially breaking into the cable business. In a new deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Fan TV will bring ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/22/2014
Comcast appears to have recaptured its old video mojo, thanks largely to its new X1 IP video gateways.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/22/2014
Is Infinera ready to tackle a 100G metro market that at least one other vendor says is already ramping up? That is likely to be one of the questions that comes up as ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/22/2014
Microsoft is moving its Azure ExpressRoute cloud service into mass deployment and partnering with Equinix to do so, the two companies announced today. (See Microsoft ...
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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
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
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 ...
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LRTV Custom TV
Wind River Demonstrates Carrier-Grade Software for NFV

4|22|14   |   5:00   |   (0) comments


Wind River VP of Product Management, Glenn Seiler, takes a look the industry's first and only complete NFV software platform designed specifically for the unique carrier-grade and high-performance needs of telecom networks.
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

4|16|14   |   03:02   |   (4) 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   |   (7) 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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