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By Brendan O’Brien, Co-Founder, Aria Systems, 8/30/2016
About one third of US adults want connected car features. However, in 2015, only about 5.3% bought a new car, and the average age of cars on the road in the US is ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 8/30/2016
High above Chicago's Soldier Field in the Skyline Suite yesterday, Sprint COO of Technology Gunter Ottendorfer demonstrated "what's next" for the Sprint network -- ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/30/2016
Doing business with Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman is evidently not for the faint-hearted. For years, his uncompromising investment arm battled Norway's Telenor ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/30/2016
Creating a network capable of automatically responding to its own issues -- congestion, equipment failure, traffic spikes -- is one of the stated goals of today's ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/30/2016
LAS VEGAS -- VMworld 2016 -- While applications are moving to the cloud at breakneck speed, they still require the same values of security, reliability, manageability ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/30/2016
The ever-acquisitive Cisco has snapped up ContainerX for an undisclosed sum amid fast-growing interest in the potential use of container technology by enterprise ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/30/2016
After all the fuss around HEVC licensing -- the multiple patent pools and arguments over rate schedules -- one industry player is introducing a new proposal that he ...
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/30/2016
Like most spectrum auctions in India, the forthcoming sale of airwaves across a number of different bands has been mired in controversy. But perhaps the most ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/29/2016
LAS VEGAS -- VMworld 2016 -- Michael Dell and VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger took the stage together Monday and said NFV, and the service provider market in general, will ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/29/2016
Verizon rolled out a major update to its 4G network Monday, launching LTE-Advanced across 461 cities in the US, which could mean data downloads up to 50% faster for ...
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The combination of software-defined networking and machine learning/artificial intelligence is becoming a powerful tool for making networks more reliable and secure.
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Momentum continues to build behind 4K Ultra HD TV, but the path hasn't been as smooth as many had hoped.
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IoT: Khan Lays Out AT&T's Investments, Partnerships & Challenges
Mobeen Khan, AVP, Strategy and Product Management, AT&T IoT Solutions, 8/30/2016
AT&T is building out its IoT platform across several fronts, including satellite ...
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Janice Lee, Managing Director, PCCW Media Group, 8/30/2016
Part II of Telco Transformation's exclusive interview with PCCW Media's managing ...
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Test & Measurement for NFV
August 2016
This report examines the approaches being taken in testing, measuring and monitoring a virtualized network. Virtualization is blurring the lines between test/measurement and service assurance, and the layers of the technology stack are collapsing. It profiles a testing services consultancy that has documented an NFV testing framework, as well as a high-level service assurance solution provider that is competing with assurance platforms built by probe vendors.
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Multicore Processor Survey: 2017 Market Outlook
August 2016
This report analyzes the use of multicore processors by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for telecom and networking system equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical in most types of networking equipment.
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Data Center Outsourcing: Rise of the Reseller
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This report examines the data center investment and service strategies of the world's biggest telecom operators. It reviews the trends shaping the data center industry and analyzes how the value chain is evolving. It also profiles a selection of leading carrier-independent data center operators and data center solution providers and pinpoints what they have to offer telecom operators.
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BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
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The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.