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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/29/2015
Sprint may have found a way to keep unlimited data around for a while longer, this week revealing an unlimited data plan with Best Buy with some new fine print attached.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/29/2015
LinkNYC will start testing free WiFi hotspots in New York City this summer, but it's not at all clear who is providing the infrastructure for this ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/29/2015
Sky has urged UK regulatory authorities to carry out a full market investigation into BT after accusing its Openreach access business of failing to do its job properly.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/29/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/29/2015
Caribbean telecom operator Digicel is planning to raise funds through an initial public offering of shares in New York.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/29/2015
The OpenDaylight Project today introduced Lithium, the latest version of its SDN controller, positioning the software as the "path from the network you have to the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/29/2015
Although the Sprint Accelerator is less than two years old, the startup program has been busy shaking up how it operates just as quickly as its parent company shakes ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/26/2015
The Great White North is joining the Gigabit Parade, thanks in large part to a major new initiative from Bell Canada.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2015
Altice has announced a financial restructuring aimed at supporting future takeover activity following the rejection of its €10 billion ($11.2 billion) offer for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/26/2015
Redknee CEO Lucas Skoczkowski is planning on further M&A activity in an effort to make his company a $1 billion turnover communications software and services powerhouse.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/26/2015
Very soon, like next month, members of the white box ecosystem will lose their one of their biggest advocates when Cisco chief John Chambers retires. You can hardly ...
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Generation Cloud & the Mighty Thumb
Ari Vänttinen, Chief Marketing Officer, Comptel, 6/29/2015
Consumers have digital and communications services providers under their thumbs – ...
Poll: SDN's Many Benefits
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 6/26/2015
SDN's benefits are wide reaching and include flexibility, cost savings, ...
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Looking Beyond the Network: The Case for Service Quality Metrics
Vol. 13, No. 4, June 2015
Mobile operators need to focus much harder on improving the customer experience, building much closer links between network service quality and the customer experience. This report examines the background to this effort and describes the emerging toolset that can help to make it happen.
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100G Components User Survey: Market Outlook
Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2015
This report analyzes current and projected use of 100G optical modules and PHY semiconductor components by equipment vendors, based on an exclusive worldwide survey. These devices are critical components in many types of networking equipment, from long haul to the access edge, data center and core of the network.
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The Telecom Industry Rates Its Standards & Trade Groups
Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2015
This report presents and analyzes the results of the survey, including demographic data on survey participants, as well as results and commentary for several key survey questions. Further, the report includes FIIRP scores and comparative ratings for all 17 organizations included in the survey, as well as summary conclusions.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
, 6/29/2015
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/26/2015
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking ...
Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 5/15/2015
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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BTE 2015 Sponsor Keynote: HP
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Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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LRTV Custom TV
NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Between the CEOs
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
LRTV Interviews
NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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SDN, the Road to Open Innovation

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Open source is changing the industry, and Huawei is committed to Open Innovation.
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Cox Business Pursues $5B Market

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In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
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Staying Productive With My Office-in-a-Bag
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/25/2015
WiFi Calling Catches on Globally
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/23/2015
Who's Feeding Fiber to LinkNYC Hotspots?
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/29/2015
Verizon Closes AOL, Hints at Summer Launch
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2015
First Net Neutrality Complaint Hits TWC
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2015
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!