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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
Mobile browser and applications specialist Opera Software is to be acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for 71 Norwegian kroner (US$8.32) per share, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/10/2016
Enterprise small cell provider SpiderCloud is expanding its relationship with Verizon Wireless. The carrier is to test the vendor's LTE-U small cells, which are ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 2/9/2016
Dialogic said Tuesday it's completed acquisition of Apex Communications, and plans real-time comms apps based on Apex's technology.
By Light Reading, 2/9/2016
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/9/2016
Qualcomm Technologies today offered the first glimpse into the guts of the new LinkNYC free WiFi kiosks being installed in New York City. Oddly enough, there are a ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/9/2016
Greg Raleigh does not mince words when explaining why so many operators find digital transformation such a nightmarish task. "They are going back to the same old ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/9/2016
Creating data centers at the edge of the network would seem to play well into the desire of legacy telecom operators to repurpose their traditional Central Offices as ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/8/2016
Indian authorities today took the dramatic step of banning "differential pricing" for data services, effectively outlawing controversial offers such as Facebook's ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/8/2016
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/8/2016
It's not surprising that Margaret Chiosi ended up being a Distinguished Network Architect; she's been distinguished -- or at least distinguishable -- her whole life.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/5/2016
Long-time Free-Space Optics (FSO) player AOptix has shut up shop and is selling off its assets at auction next week, Light Reading has learned.
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Telco Transformation
Report Examines Digital Transformation Priorities
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/9/2016
CSG International's survey says that 69% of communications service providers will ...
Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
The New IP
The Evolution of NFV
Kevin Shatzkamer, CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade, 2/10/2016
Brocade CTO Mobile Networking shares his perspective on where NFV has been, where ...
Putting Nokia's VNFs to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/9/2016
Light Reading commissioned EANTC to put Nokia VNFs through performance and ...
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Heavy Reading
Cable Has Its Eyes on the Enterprise Business Prize
January 2016
This report explores cable's prospects in the enterprise market and the opportunities and challenges ahead. Much of the information was obtained at the Light Reading Future of Cable Business Services conference in December 2015, which featured extensive discussions among cable providers, vendors and industry analysts about cable's enterprise efforts. The report includes profiles of eight technology suppliers that support U.S. cable's business services.
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IoT Platforms: Chasing Value in a Maturing Market
January 2016
This report examines the market for horizontal, multi-sector platforms to enable IoT applications. It considers the opportunities for telecom operators in this market; where value resides in the process of developing, supporting and delivering an IoT application; and how much of this value can be captured through the use of a horizontal platform. The report also assesses the offerings of 10 leading vendors of IoT platforms.
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The Future of Virtualization Index Report
January 2016
The Future of Virtualization Indexes – part of Light Reading's Virtuapedia initiative – track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. This report provides the findings of our inaugural survey, based on data gathered in November 2015.
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Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
, 2/9/2016
Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their ...
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 2/2/2016
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of ...
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Encounters At the End of the Sundance Trail
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 1/26/2016
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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