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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/20/2014
Verizon needs to spend on small cells and network densification to support VoLTE and multicast video, according to its CFO.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/20/2014
Apple appears to be gearing up for high-definition voice-over-LTE (HD VoLTE) support in future mobile products
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 8/20/2014
Netflix has added one more major service provider to its list of pay-to-peer partners, signing a paid interconnection agreement with Time Warner Cable.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/20/2014
When I saw the report that Verizon is planning to launch its own app store, I figured it was an old article. It's gone down this path before… and not successfully either.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/20/2014
Opening up yet another front in the US Gigabit Cities wars, Cincinnati Bell has unveiled plans to launch 1-Gig service in the greater Cincinnati area early next month.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2014
There was a time when the fact that phone lines provided their own electrical power was a differentiation point for telcos in their competition against the cable ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/20/2014
Iliad is now turning to Google and Microsoft for some help padding its rejected $15 billion bid for T-Mobile, reports suggest.
By Robert Clark, 8/20/2014
China's hefty 4G rollout has come to the rescue of ZTE's interim result, propelling it to a healthy 1.28 billon yuan (US$180 million) profit despite a drop in handset ...
By Denise Culver, 8/20/2014
It's difficult to track just how many companies are now moving their data from servers into the cloud, where a third-party network of remote servers stores and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/19/2014
Tests run by Telefónica in its labs show Brocade's software-based router can achieve 80Gbit/s throughput, matching the performance levels required for carrier ...
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ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
Robert Clark, , 8/20/2014
Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; ...
Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
Heavy Reading
Performance Monitoring Proves Key for Cloud Services
Vol. 10, No. 2, August 2014
This report examines the cloud performance testing market. It discusses drivers and challenges in the industry, including a comparative analysis of solutions on the market. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
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LTE-A Infrastructure: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 5, No. 4, August 2014
This report summarizes the drivers of LTE-A network investment, and assesses the products and solutions offered by the leading LTE infrastructure vendors. It also applies a ranking overall to eight leading vendors, and describes their LTE-A approaches and offers.
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Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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Sprint CEO: Price Cuts First, Best Network Next
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