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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/13/2015
In what is "one of the first comprehensive, independent and public vSwitch performance evaluations" ever, Cisco's virtual switch and routing technology has been put ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/13/2015
DUSSELDORF -- SDN Openflow World Congress -- France's Orange is accusing vendors of undermining the business case for SDN and NFV by "overselling" the technologies ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/13/2015
Enterprise IT leaders are more concerned about growing their capabilities and helping to drive revenue than with controlling costs, a new global survey of 1,000 IT ...
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/13/2015
Mobile networks are seemingly in a constant state of change, as new technology is added to enable more users to share and access increasing amounts of content. A ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/13/2015
DUSSELDORF -- SDN & Openflow World Congress -- Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone have both announced plans for a broad deployment of VPN services based on the use of SDN ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/13/2015
While thePlatform has acted independently as a subsidiary of Comcast for more than seven years, times they are a changin'.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/13/2015
ONOS and the Linux Foundation on Tuesday announced they're partnering on community development, heading off a potential platform war between ONOS and the Linux ...
By Craig Leddy, 10/13/2015
To gigabit or not to gigabit, that is the question. After considerable debate over whether to offer gigabit Internet service, most cable providers have reached their ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/13/2015
Also in today's roundup: Sky bangs the 'split BT' drum; operators talk of mixing open source with proprietary cloud technology; an update on 3's profitability.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/13/2015
Anxious to prove that apps really are the future of TV, Charter has packaged up its Spectrum TV service into an app for the Roku platform.
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2015
The converged telecommunications space is an exceptionally competitive arena, and probably nowhere more so than in the Hong Kong market.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/12/2015
Dell, with financial backing from Dell owners Michael S. Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, has sealed a deal to purchase EMC in a cash and stock transaction ...
By Light Reading, 10/12/2015
Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Cyber Security: What CEOs Need to Know Now
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/13/2015
On The New IP's Tune in Tuesday radio show today, Jason Porter, VP of security ...
Opening Up the White Box Network
Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/12/2015
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big ...
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Billing Vendors Vary in Reactions, Solutions to IoT
October 2015
This report examines the IoT billing market, utilizing data collected from 12 IoT billing providers. The report analyzes how IoT is impacting billing and billing solution trends, discusses drivers and challenges in the industry, and offers a comparative analysis of IoT billing solutions available. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur over the next 18-24 months.
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40/100GE Service Update: Growth Takes Off Though Cost Ratios Lag
October 2015
This report updates earlier reports on this subject, reviewing how both U.S.-based and some international carriers are addressing UHB Ethernet services. It explores significant issues affecting adoption of 100GE and 40GE services, including a market forecast of U.S.-based UHB services and reports on how various carriers are deploying and selling services.
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Security in a Virtualized Network Environment
October 2015
This report considers how virtualization changes security in telecom. It digs into the challenges of securing virtualized and hybrid network environments, and the approaches, solutions and products that are being suggested and deployed. It reviews the supply-side landscape for relevant products and profiles 14 leading suppliers, from large network equipment providers to smaller specialists.
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Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
, 10/12/2015
Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation ...
Europe's Broadband Hangover
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/8/2015
Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may ...
Getting to NFV Everywhere
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/5/2015
Real-world challenges come with the territory as NFV starts to see practical ...
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Finale: When in Rome
John Barnes , Author , 8/25/2015
Yip and Marcus find out who kidnapped them -- and why.
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Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
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What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
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The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
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Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big questions around white box networks. No pressure...
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ZTE in Budapest ITU 2015

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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
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Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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October 14-15, 2015, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
November 5, 2015, Hilton Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
November 17, 2015, Santa Clara, California
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 2, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
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Network appliances have a strong value proposition in today's networks and will continue to do so in the NFV and SDN-enabled networks of tomorrow.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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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!