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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/4/2015
Ciena's bid to acquire Cyan pushes the packet-optical vendor deeper into the SDN/NFV software market, giving Ciena the keys to Cyan's Blue Planet ecosystem just as ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/4/2015
John Chambers's 20-year reign as Cisco CEO will soon come to an end, with the networking giant announcing Chuck Robbins as his successor, effective July 26.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 5/4/2015
When Comcast CEO Brian Roberts takes the stage at the Internet & Television Expo (INTX, formerly The Cable Show) in Chicago this week, you can bet that every person ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/1/2015
Seeking fresh ways to attract new video subscribers, Charter Communications is studying how to craft skinnier, cheaper TV bundles that feature popular Internet ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2015
Oracle is in the headlines this week, not for the Evolved Communications Application Server it introduced for the mobile voice market, but for something its co-CEOs ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/1/2015
Despite its relatively small size, Bright House Networks may hold the fate of both Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications in its hands.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/1/2015
Indian mobile operator Tata Teleservices has revealed it is in talks about forming partnerships with other WiFi players in the country.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/1/2015
What price to be a fly on the wall in some of the telecom vendor community's most influential boardrooms today after a brutal end to the first quarter of 2015?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/1/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom. - Pan-European service provider ...
By Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst, 5/1/2015
In the effort to build so-called Gigabit Cities that more widely diffuse very-high-broadband access speeds across US metropolitan areas, public-private partnerships ...
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 5/1/2015
Here at Light Reading, we tend to focus on words like connectivity and communication. The thrill of being always-on and at the frontline of breaking news is what ...
By Ravi Kumar Palepu, 5/1/2015
Mobile communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide are facing a rising threat to their business model with the advent of disruptive technologies and ...
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Outerspace IoT
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 5/4/2015
Service providers have long been struggling with broadening Internet of Things ...
Unlocking RCS Revenue Potential
Mohan Palat, Director, Product Marketing - Digital Services for Mobile Operators, Comverse, 5/1/2015
Mobile operators have struggled to find a viable business case, but the RCS API ...
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Gigabit Cities Public-Private Initiatives: Four Case Studies
Vol. 15, No. 4, May 2015
This report presents four case studies of public-private partnerships for U.S. Gigabit Cities. It discusses the concerns that led to partnership proposals, how these were addressed, and the projects' results at their various stages, derived from documentation and recent interviews with nine representatives of cities and operators of various kinds.
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Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era
Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2015
This report analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative SDN switch systems, identifying the key requirements and highlighting their advantages for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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Connected Drones… Seriously
Vol. 15, No. 3, April 2015
This report examines the emerging market for commercial, connected drones. It describes the emerging value chains and functional stratification of technologies that make up a connected drone, examines the most significant issues facing the sector, summarizes the development of drones as network nodes, and profiles 14 companies in the industry.
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EuroProfile: Astellia
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/30/2015
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
, 4/23/2015
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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