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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/29/2015
Like Old Man River, TiVo just keeps rolling along.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/29/2015
There's no doubt the communications networking industry has caught M&A fever, both in the service provider and vendor markets as companies seek scale and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/29/2015
Ten companies from all parts of the value chain entered the awards process for "Company of the Year (Public)" and seven made it through to the next round, including ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/29/2015
If you want to rise to the top of carrier SDN deployments this year, you need to think big. Like, big as the whole planet.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/29/2015
Conveniently ahead of June 12, the date when the FCC's new Open Internet rules are scheduled to take effect, several major ISPs have signed new multi-year ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/29/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's spectrum auction heats up; Telefónica closes GVT buy; Jolla sails into Africa.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/29/2015
Remember the days when you could win a category like "Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service" just by being the first provider to offer 10G? 40G? 100G?
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/28/2015
Buyer beware! US consumers who purchase a used phone with the intention of activating it with an independent MVNO that runs over the Sprint network may well be buying ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/28/2015
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made some bold claims about Sprint's network in the coming months at Thursday's Code conference, leaving many to wonder just what Softbank ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/28/2015
Netflix streaming continues to take over the Internet during the evening hours in North America, with Sandvine stating in its Global Internet Phenomena Report that ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 5/28/2015
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/28/2015
What will Avago do with Broadcom once it has completed the $37 billion acquisition to form a monster networking and storage chip vendor?
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The New IP
Bridging the Network Archipelago
Leo Zancani, CTO, Ontology, 5/29/2015
Current standardization processes are limiting NFV adoption and the ability to ...
AT&T Targets Cloud Security
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/28/2015
As communications and enterprise networks in the New IP become more dependent on ...
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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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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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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 ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/6/2015
Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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 for NFV 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!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

5|28|15   |   40:26   |   (2) comments


Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
LRTV Documentaries
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
LRTV Custom TV
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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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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Bidding War for TWC Looks Likelier
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/22/2015
Charter Seals Deals for TWC, Bright House
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/26/2015
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Trials 400G in Czech Republic
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/26/2015
Will Carriers Follow Facebook's Networking Lead?
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/28/2015
Charter Plans Business Services, Wireless Push
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/27/2015
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LIVE! 5/29/2015 1pm EDT

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 for NFV 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!