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Nutanix is going downscale, spreading the hyper-convergence religion beyond its traditional customer base of global 2,000 enterprises. The company is introducing a ...
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It's been a big month for the 2550100 Alliance: It celebrated the recent commercial introduction of some of the first servers and NICs supporting 25G interconnect, ...
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What better way to cap off a fantastic day of networking, panel discussions and a job fair than by honoring some of the leading women in the comms industry? That's ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
All of the advances with NFV, SDN and virtualization will be moot if the legacy ...
The Future Is Now for IoT
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
The Internet of Things is comprised of many interconnected verticals, but the ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, 5/24/2016
Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/24/2016
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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
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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 ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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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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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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UBBS 2016 Highlights

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Highlights of Huawei's UBBS event in Hong Kong.
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European 2020 Digital Agenda

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Anacom's Fatima Barros discusses the plan to bring ultrafast broadband to Portugal by 2020.
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