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By Dan Joe Barry, 11/22/2017
What a difference a year makes! At last year's SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in The Hague, there were a number of presentations highlighting the fact that NFV was ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/21/2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that chief executive Meg Whitman will step down as of Feb. 1, to be replaced by Antonio Neri, currently HPE's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/21/2017
Three major regulatory moves this week are throwing the media and telecom world into collective hysteria.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/21/2017
SD-WAN supplier Talari Networks has hired former SonicWall executive Patrick Sweeney as CEO, replacing former CEO Mark Masur.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/21/2017
If there is one thing the telecom industry has been able to count on, it's that every few years a new generation of mobile technology is unleashed on the market. But ...
By Barry D. Umansky, 11/21/2017
Several years ago some politicians sparred over whether American entrepreneurs really "built" their companies by themselves, or if their success was due in part to ...
By Light Reading, 11/21/2017
Scott, Jamie and wireless industry consultant William Webb on hype and hopes surrounding 5G.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/21/2017
There's an old horror movie where the victim is repeatedly terrorized over the phone only to discover her stalker is calling from inside the house. Now, in a less ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/21/2017
Rarely has the division between a pushy supplier and a down-at-heel telco been laid so bare.
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 11/21/2017
Movistar will be getting smarter next year, according to Telefónica. The company announced that its pay-TV service will be incorporating the Aura Artificial ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovak Telekom goes with Netcracker for billing; DT teams up with Fraunhofer for IoT; Intracom backhauls video in Warsaw.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2017
Cable hardware provider Casa Systems is finally preparing for a $150 million initial public offering, after first talking to Light Reading about the possibility of ...
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Can Cable Make Inroads With Enterprises?
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/22/2017
Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate ...
HPE CEO Whitman to Leave, Soon After Saying She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/21/2017
Whitman says HPE's next CEO needs to be a technologist, as current president ...
Telco Transformation
Appetite for Risk Key to IoT Monetization Strategy – IHS Markit's Watson
Julian Watson, Senior Principal Analyst, IoT, IHS Markit, 11/22/2017
Smart cities represent risks and rewards for mobile network operators, according ...
Digital Transformation: A Wholesale Service Provider's View
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/21/2017
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Smart NICs: Accelerating Virtualized Applications
November 2017
Smart network interface cards (NICs) offload low-level functions from server CPUs, dramatically increasing network and application performance. By using the right smart NIC and providing the best software support, service providers can significantly enhance the services they offer. This report covers the market and applications for smart NICs, examines the technology and devices inside smart NICs and profiles 18 of the leading vendors.
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Emerging Technology Focus Group: CSPs See Big Promise in Machine Learning
November 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers about emerging technologies. The focus group was asked about technology exploration, target service provider transformation strategies and virtualization and automation. The results clearly illustrate that many service providers are well on their way to using emerging technologies to improve their networks, make their products and services more competitive and, as much as possible, reduce churn.
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Cable Operators Target SMBs With Managed Security Services
October 2017
This report examines the current state of MSO efforts in managed security in North America. It assesses MSO MSS strategies, and also examines major market trends and issues, including MSO strengths, obstacles to growth and the roles of partnerships. Further, it defines the most significant components of managed security services, and profiles several significant North American cable companies in relation to their activities in the managed security services market.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 9/5/2017
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
Having virtualized enterprise networks, VMware sees NFV as a chance to crack into carrier networks. Shekar Ayyar's job is to make sure the company is poised to give ...
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