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Key developments related to Carrier Ethernet infrastructure and capabilities.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2015
Following on its recent acquisition of SafeNet, security specialist Gemalto has announced a multi-link, high-speed Layer 2 encryption solution designed to better ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/30/2015
Faced with the increasingly common dilemma of trying to support service flexibility for customers with growing end-points scattered around the globe, Masergy ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/30/2015
Packet optical vendor Ciena is not known primarily for its customer premises equipment, so it might come as a surprise (well, it surprised us, anyway) that the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/23/2015
Infinera has added more firepower to its data center interconnect (DCI) arsenal, announcing a new version of its Cloud Xpress metro cloud platform with 100 Gigabit ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 6/19/2015
RAD CEO Dror Bin talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the communications networking industry and how RAD has evolved to meet the market's new demands.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/18/2015
Mellanox is shaking up the Gigabit Ethernet networking market with the launch of a new product that, it claims, is the first "non-blocking" 100GigE switch and, to ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/17/2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T on Wednesday announced it will open source key networking software used in its gigabit Internet service.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/17/2015
ADVA has increased its second-quarter guidance for both revenue and profitability, suggesting that the web-scale market, particularly Internet Content Providers and ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/15/2015
The readiness of the 100Gbit/s Ethernet market was a topic of some debate during Light Reading's Big Telecom Event last week, but to vendor MRV Communications, there ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/9/2015
CHICAG0 -- Big Telecom Event -- Google network architect Bikash Koley said in a BTE keynote presentation that Google is open sourcing some of its own optical topology ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/7/2015
The test and measurement sector is alive and kicking if this year's entries to the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category are anything to go by.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/5/2015
Data center interconnect has had tremendous influence and impact on the transport networking sector over the last year, so it should come as no surprise that Light ...
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Building Momentum for the New IP
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, 7/7/2015
Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the ...
Masergy Casts Light on Divergent NFV Options
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/6/2015
Masergy's plans to deploy premises-based virtual router show how quickly the ...
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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Wagner’s Ring
Business Value Trumps Moving Bits for Virtual Networks

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At the recent Open Networking Summit, carriers described how they're focused on increasing revenue rather than just improving technology. This requires cultural changes, which can be more difficult than technology changes.
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VeEX: Live from the Big Telecom Event 2015

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VeEX's Carl Goldschmidt provides new product updates, including the RXT modular test platform and TX300s. With the latest technology in pluggable physical interfaces, the RXT platform combines multiple technologies with testing range from 10 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s. The TX300s is an "All-in-one" advanced multi-service test platform from 64 Kbit/s to 100 Gbit/s that ...
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Light Reading Interviews MRV: 2015 Big Telecom Event

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Scott St. John, SVP of Global Sales & Service, discusses MRV's customer-centric culture, the new OptiPacket OP-X1 100G access platform, and recent customer wins with Light Reading at BTE 2015.
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Procera: Enhancing the Subscriber Experience

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Hear from Procera on the latest in Subscriber Experience solutions. Learn how Procera's RAN Perspective technology helps network operators monitor and manage network traffic, in real-time, solving congestion and other network issues.
Between the CEOs
HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey

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Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
LRTV Documentaries
Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video

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Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
LRTV Documentaries
PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
LRTV Interviews
Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products

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Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
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Arista's CloudVision

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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business 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!