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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event 2016 -- A growing number of service providers do not expect virtualization to reduce operating costs, while planning for NFV ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/27/2016
BOSTON -- INTX -- Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age. As ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Every TV technology transition arrives with the same set of circumstances that suppress the initial rate of adoption: ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook plan to build a subsea transatlantic cable designed to support cloud apps, with construction starting in August and finishing up 14 months ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/26/2016
What started out as an education-based initiative in Dayton, Oregon, has evolved into a program offering 10-gigabit-per-second broadband services to local ...
By Light Reading, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Women in Comms at BCE -- Women in Comms' eighth networking event was its biggest and best one yet thanks to the non-profit's 40 member companies, ten ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event (BCE) -- A move to create small teams focused on individual projects is helping Cisco to speed up service development and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN -- The Big Communications Event -- It will be up to one open source group, the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), to provide a "fair playing field" to sort the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/26/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Cisco needs open source to build a "badder ass" Internet -- a network with sufficient performance, reliability and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/26/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Member states approve 700MHz proposals; 3 to trial ad-blocking technology; Ireland's privacy watchdog bares teeth at Facebook.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/25/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event (BCE) -- The "smart cities" trend has led to the development of one of the bigger markets in the Internet of things (IoT), ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/25/2016
Last year, the top telcos in the nation signed on to accept more than $9 billion in funding over six years from the FCC to support rural broadband deployments. But ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/27/2016
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a ...
CenturyLink's Feger: Real-World Transformation Underway
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2016
CenturyLink is putting SD-WAN through its paces and offering virtualized services ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, 5/27/2016
It was standing room only at the NIA Live Interoperability Demos during BCE in ...
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Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/26/2016
Although standards are not yet finalized, service providers use unofficial ...
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Future of Virtualization: Focus on IoT Platforms
May 2016
This report examines application enablement platforms for the IoT, utilizing data collected from nine companies that provide such solutions. It also analyzes where the market is today, as well as investments vendors are making into the technology and trends expected over the next 18-24 months. Further, the report discusses vendor strategies and profiles. Finally, it provides a detailed comparative analysis of solutions.
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Blockchain & Its Impact on the Telecom Industry
May 2016
This report analyzes the market for blockchain solutions and services, looking at the applications in development and considering what they mean for telecom network operators and vendors, including their implications for cost-cutting, revenue growth or supply-chain evolution. The report also examines the value chain for blockchain-based products and services, and profiles nine innovative players active in the development and supply of relevant blockchain platforms, products or services.
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Cable Mining Its Big Data to Improve Service Performance
April 2016
This report describes the ways that cable providers are exploring big data analytics to improve performance on a variety of fronts. It identifies five key performance indicator areas where cable providers are seeking to apply big data: network performance, service performance, customer care, predictive modeling and virtualization. The report also includes a comparison of key data analytics suppliers that are working with U.S. cable providers.
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CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/18/2016
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly ...
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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Charting the CSP’s Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it’s going from two industry veterans.