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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/28/2015
A change in Sprint's policy on activating devices could affect many of the independent mobile virtual network operators that use its network and which have been ...
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 5/22/2015
Blame it on any number of factors, but it's indisputable that the past few years have heralded the downfall of the shiny tablet.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/12/2015
Verizon has insisted in the past that it is not a content provider, but it's becoming increasingly hard to believe -- especially now that we know it lied about its ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/12/2015
If you wanted to know about the future of commercial drones, Atlanta was the place to be last week.
By Soyola Baasan, Managing Director, DASpedia / Infinity Communication Group, 5/8/2015
Human beings have always depended on light. The sun's rays provide energy. For millennia fires have kept us warm at night and predators at bay. We learned to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/5/2015
Sprint's network vision has morphed into what the carrier is now calling "Sprint Next-Generation Network," a massive densification project involving a combination of ...
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 5/1/2015
Here at Light Reading, we tend to focus on words like connectivity and communication. The thrill of being always-on and at the frontline of breaking news is what ...
By Ravi Kumar Palepu, 5/1/2015
Mobile communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide are facing a rising threat to their business model with the advent of disruptive technologies and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2015
UK operators need to brace themselves for a 20% increase in smartphone customer care costs over the next five years, while service providers in Germany and the US ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/27/2015
Former TIM Brasil CMO Roger Solé will be joining Sprint to take on the new dual-role of senior vice president for the Hispanic market and senior vice president of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2015
Google has seen off the challenge posed by the strong dollar to report a healthy jump in sales and profits for the first three months of the year.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/22/2015
AT&T CFO John Stephens shrugged off Google's new Fi MVNO on the carrier's earnings call on Wednesday, implying it's too limited in devices, distribution and customer ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/14/2015
Cloud communications vendor Twilio is adding another dimension to WebRTC, with the addition of video support and the promise to provide all the necessary backend ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/28/2015
As communications and enterprise networks in the New IP become more dependent on ...
NFV to Boost WiFi Bucks
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV 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!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
LRTV Documentaries
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants? Find out on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM New York / 2:00 PM London when Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, interviews the CEO of Net Insight live on Light Reading!