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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/29/2014
After talking it up since November 2013, Cisco is this week set to ship its version of SDN, the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/29/2014
Cisco's Transceiver Module Group has lost its second high profile employee this month. Adam Carter, the general manager of the optical unit, has left to become Chief ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
The 4G voice revolution is gaining momentum: Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services have been commercially launched by 10 operators in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
If you were one of the folks in the cloud computing industry who spent the weekend celebrating the downturn in Amazon's financial results and their reflection on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
The latest round of municipal network battles has quickly escalated to the federal level, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promising to challenge state laws prohibiting ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/28/2014
The good news for those that wish to jump carriers or unlock their device when traveling abroad is they will no longer face fines of up to $500,000 and a jail ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/28/2014
Operators and vendors in the 3GPP are doing a lot of work to make LTE specifications more applicable to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications so that 4G can provide ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/28/2014
In a move that should spur more multiscreen viewing without set-top boxes, Sling Media's new retail Slingbox M1 will shortly introduce Chromecast support for users ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 7/28/2014
In a potentially game-changing shift for the cable industry, US MSOs will soon have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers for the first time in the ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/28/2014
The municipalities and municipally-owned utilities that have been successfully providing broadband services are gearing up for a long battle, determined to address ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN trials VoLTE; Telecom Italia joins the drones brigade.
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VoLTE Gains Velocity: GSA
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 ...
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Eurobites: Regulators Delve Into IoT
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN ...
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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LTE Base Station & Handset Components 2014: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 12, No. 7, July 2014
This report analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing LTE components for both base stations and user devices. The report evaluates the products and strategies of 31 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, including 119 baseband, RF and application processor devices.
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LTE-A: State of the Market
Vol. 5, No. 23 June 2014
This report looks at the state of the market for LTE-A networks and services. It reviews features of the 3GPP specifications for Release 10 and beyond. It also looks at availability of chipsets and devices supporting LTE-A features and gives the perspectives of eight leading vendors of LTE-A network infrastructure.
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Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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