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Key developments from the copper broadband sector, including xDSL, vectoring, and
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/30/2015
Bharti Airtel, India's biggest operator, has unveiled plans to spend around 600 billion Indian rupees (US$8.9 billion) over the next three years on improving the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/25/2015
Deutsche Telekom may be on the verge of launching its hybrid router in markets outside Germany, Light Reading has learned.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/24/2015
Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plans have been thrown into doubt by a new draft ruling from Germany's regulator that will require the operator to offer additional ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/16/2015
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has been gradually warming to emerging fixed broadband technology and is now suggesting a recent innovation might support gigabit ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/11/2015
Telefónica's Global CTO Unit has introduced a new technology development model that it believes will drastically reduce time to market for new products, services and ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/5/2015
Verizon might be planning to make some very different choices when it comes to building next-generation 5G wireless networks, which the operator plans to start field ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/3/2015
Intel's financial arm has made an investment in chipmaker Sckipio, raising the likelihood the semiconductor giant is preparing for a full takeover of the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/30/2015
CenturyLink's announcement today that it has new fiber links into five more CyrusOne data centers is just the latest in a long string of such deals, linking ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/29/2015
BT CEO Gavin Patterson has told investors the operator is already exploring the possibility of providing sports content to EE mobile customers after BT completes its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/27/2015
Calix unveiled its plans for software-defined access Tuesday, bringing virtualization technology developed for the data center to the sometimes harsh environment of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/22/2015
If you're looking for the next likely acquisition candidate in the comms chip market then take a look at Israeli startup Sckipio, which has dedicated its existence to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/21/2015
LONDON -- Broadband World Forum -- Having already received a major boost from the UK's BT, technology could also figure prominently in the plans of Australia's ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/21/2015
LONDON -- Broadband World Forum -- equipment suppliers are making swift progress on developing the distribution point units and chipsets that will allow BT to ...
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Connected Cars, Data & the Cloud
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 11/30/2015
Thanks to the combination of connected cars, analytic engines and the cloud, ...
Verizon Gets Smart With Cloud Control
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/30/2015
Verizon's partnership with VMTurbo allows enterprises to speed their critical ...
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Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/19/2015
Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures ...
Europe's Broadband Hangover
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/8/2015
Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may ...
MTS's Russian Resolution
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/3/2015
Russia's biggest mobile operator is charting a new course to remain ahead of its ...
Megaphone Moment
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VZ Layoffs
10/24/2015 1:26:11 AM
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10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
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7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Wagner’s Ring
The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.