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By Kelly Davis-Felner, Vice President of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance, 3/27/2015
The mobile experience is user-initiated. Whether it's searching for the closest bus station or making a call to see if friends are nearby, the experience relies on ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 3/26/2015
While the telcos have made a lot more noise about SDN and NFV, the cable industry is quietly making strides on virtualization as well, focusing mainly on ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/26/2015
SMBs have a number of suitors and technologies to choose from these days, with the latest courtship coming from AT&T, which announced a new WiFi-Small Site service ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/26/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015Huawei came to OFC this week armed with multiple transport SDN demonstrations, along with the belief it could complete ten or more transport ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/26/2015
Having just agreed to sell its O2-branded UK business to Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25 billion ($15.2 billion), Spain's Telefónica has been all over the news this ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/26/2015
IBM has consolidated its networking capabilities into a single business unit and is talking publicly about its strategy, after a long period of silence.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/26/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/26/2015
Fresh from a $16.5 million funding round, Corsa Technology is looking to bring SDN to the WAN using its own custom hardware.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/26/2015
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Oracle Industry Connect 2015 -- US politicians have trained us not to expect direct answers to direct questions. So it was interesting to hear ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/25/2015
If 25 Mbit/s is the new broadband threshold, then US connectivity leaves a lot to be desired. (See FCC Sets 25/3 as New Broadband Bar.)
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/25/2015
The cloud is proving a boon to enterprise disaster recovery efforts by reducing cost and improving flexibility, but most business IT departments aren't taking ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/25/2015
India's mega auction of spectrum has finally wrapped up, with bids reaching INR1.09 trillion ($17.5 billion) after 19 days and 115 rounds. (See India's Spectrum Sale ...
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Telefónica Puts NFV to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 3/27/2015
Global service provider Telefónica recently partnered with several vendors to put ...
The New IP Keynote: Ericsson's Siva Ananmalay
3/26/2015
Ericsson's Head of IP Router Product Line Siva Ananmalay shares his view on how ...
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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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G.fast Turbocharges Next-Generation Access
Vol. 10, No. 6, February 2015
G.fast, a new technology that supports up to 1 Gbit/s over short copper lines, is poised to transform the competitive landscape for gigabit telecom access. This report analyzes chipsets from four leading vendors in this important market, identifying their key features and advantages for system developers and service providers.
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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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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


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

3|26|15   |   5:59   |   (0) comments


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, ...
Between the CEOs
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

3|24|15   |   7:51   |   (0) comments


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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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

3|19|15   |   3:23   |   (0) comments


GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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Converged Communications: Working Simply & Smartly

3|17|15   |   03.24   |   (0) comments


Edwin Diender, CTO of Huawei's Enterprise Switch & Communications division, outlines the four main pillars of Huawei's unified communications portfolio and explains how the addition of 4K video capabilities has helped Huawei develop a groundbreaking videoconferencing solution.
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