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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/25/2015
Deutsche Telekom may be on the verge of launching its hybrid router in markets outside Germany, Light Reading has learned.
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 11/25/2015
The recent Best Experience Mobile Backhaul Summit event in Bali, Indonesia, provided insights into how some of Asia-Pacific's operators are evolving their networks ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/25/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/25/2015
In its final earnings report as a unified company, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday reported net revenue of $103.4 billion in fiscal 2015, down 7% year-over-year. But ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/25/2015
A recent interoperability validation between Wind River and Huawei is a step forward for both companies. Wind River scores Huawei as a big partnership win for its NFV ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/24/2015
Has Telefónica over-extended itself? The Spanish operator has indicated its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment plans are "under review" after the national regulator ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/24/2015
Microsemi is ending up with PMC-Sierra after Skyworks dropped out of a bidding battle for the maker of components widely used in data center equipment.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/24/2015
After a dismal couple of quarters on the telco TV front in the US, Frontier is hoping to add some spark with the launch of its IP-based FrontierTV service in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/24/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks demos LTE breakthrough; AlcaLu upgrades Orange in Romania; European Commission nods through Avago/Broadcom deal.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/24/2015
Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/24/2015
Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plans have been thrown into doubt by a new draft ruling from Germany's regulator that will require the operator to offer additional ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/24/2015
Gains in IP networking offset disappointing storage area networking (SAN) sales for Brocade, driving annual revenue to $2.263 billion, up 2% year-over-year, the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/23/2015
Light Reading is hearing from industry sources that Samsung is considering selling its wireless networking business.
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The New IP
Pics: Alcatel-Lucent Field Trip
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/25/2015
The New IP Editor Liz Coyne took a field trip to Alcatel-Lucent's Naperville, ...
White Boxes Not Necessarily Cheaper Option
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/25/2015
Panel of experts says the benefits of white boxes are considerable, but don't ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Heavy Reading
Programmable Transport: Use Cases Emerge as Capability Improves
November 2015
This report examines SDN-enabled bandwidth-on-demand/network-as-a-service (NaaS) solutions, comparing the solutions offered by 12 leading transport network and data center networking vendors. The report also considers what hurdles are still in the way of achieving truly dynamic, multiservice, virtualized multi-vendor networks supported seamlessly with dynamic, automated bandwidth on demand.
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The African Data Center Rises: Colocation Demand, Supply, Forecasts & Business Models
November 2015
This report offers in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis of demand for data center services in sub-Saharan Africa, along with estimates and projections of available white space supply, analysis of the colocation business model and profiles of key African colocation providers.
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LTE Base Station, Handset & IoT/M2M Components 2015: A Competitive Analysis
November 2015
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing LTE and LTE-A components for base stations and user devices, including IoT/M2M. In total, the report contains detailed analysis of 133 products.
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When a Telco Goes OTT
Robert Clark , 11/25/2015
Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 11/13/2015
Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants ...
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/11/2015
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. ...
Faster-Than-Light Reading
Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
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VZ Layoffs
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China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
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Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
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Modi's visit to the US
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Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Mobily CEO Ahmad Farroukh talks to Steve Saunders about the realities of being a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

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The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Huawei, together with Ethiopia's Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, hosted the Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event gathered industry experts and senior executives of global electric power companies to discuss emerging industry trends including: improvements in new energy conversion efficiency, reduction of line losses ...
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
Webinar Archive
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
Flash Poll
Live Streaming Video
CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Educational Resources Archive
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.