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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/31/2015
Several small networking and software companies are teaming up to introduce CloudRouter, an open source router to simplify cloud migration.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/31/2015
To help network operators better manage the variable costs of cloud platforms, Arista said Tuesday it will bill customers separately for software licenses and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/30/2015
Sprint is making Chicago its chosen city to showcase its network, investments and civic commitment, as the carrier says that it will deploy LTE-Advanced in Chicago ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/30/2015
As it continues to build out its long-haul 100G network, Verizon will be able to leverage new software-based wavelength routing capabilities from Alcatel-Lucent that ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 3/30/2015
In a market considered the world's best prepared for the rollout of Ultra HD, or 4K TV, South Korea's largest cable operator is introducing its Ultra HD lineup ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/30/2015
The FCC is finding it difficult to recommend an industry-wide downloadable content security strategy at a time when both content and security are rapidly changing.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/30/2015
T-Mobile is trying to ditch its reputation of having poor coverage outside of the major cities, and it's launching what it claims is the industry's only crowd-sourced ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/30/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone fattens up Wallet offering; Sicily gains Internet exchange; Telecom Italia prepares towers listing.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/30/2015
Alcatel-Lucent has landed a major 4G contract with China Telecom that will make it one of the operator's top three suppliers of the high-speed mobile broadband access ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/27/2015
Intel is reportedly in talks for a $10 billion-plus takeover of basestation chipmaker Altera.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/27/2015
Details of license winners in India's $17.5 billion spectrum sale were released yesterday, showing that India's three biggest mobile operators had managed to cling on ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/27/2015
The good news for BlackBerry is that it's experiencing the best carrier retail support it's seen in a number of years, helping it pull off a profit in the fourth ...
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Radio Show: Seeking the New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 3/30/2015
On Tuesday, March 31, The New IP's Tune in Tuesday radio show answers a big ...
Telefónica Puts NFV to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 3/27/2015
Global service provider Telefónica recently partnered with several vendors to put ...
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TV Everywhere Gaining Traction, Looking to Go Far
Vol. 10, No. 5, March 2015
This report analyzes the state of TV Everywhere, prospects for next-generation enhancements and the opportunities and challenges ahead. It includes profiles of 19 software suppliers that offer solutions that support cable's TV Everywhere development in various ways.
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Overlays for Data Center Networking: Drivers & Challenges
Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2015
This report analyzes the potential impact of overlay networking on the telco data center domain, including the drivers that support its deployment and the main challenges it presents. The report profiles 10 leading overlay networking solution suppliers, including details of their approaches, solutions and partnerships.
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NFV MANO: What's Wrong & How to Fix It
Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2015
This report analyzes the issues influencing vendors' interpretations of Management and Orchestration (MANO) and the need for greater functional clarity. The report profiles 19 leading vendors of NFV MANO solutions and assesses their strategies, positioning and products.
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Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
Validating Cisco's Service Provider Virtualization & Cloud Portfolio
, 3/3/2015
How independent test lab EANTC and Light Reading put Cisco's programmable service ...
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
Chattanooga’s EPB publicly owned utility comms company has become a poster child for how to enable a local economy using next-gen networking technology. Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, sits down with Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB, to learn how EPB is bringing big time tech to small town America.
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Huawei Intros Smart Device for eLTE

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Huawei has developed a secure, location-aware multimedia smartphone for its eLTE trunked radio solution, says Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Win Video, Win All

3|30|15   |   06:44   |   (0) comments


Video is going to be the next main source of revenue for operators. Operators have big opportunities and advantages to monetize video services. Globally, Huawei has helped more than 70 operators achieve over 30 million video subscribers. Watch this video for more.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

3|26|15   |   5:56   |   (0) comments


Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
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