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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/23/2014
Just days after a consortium debuted to pursue a 25 Gbit/s specification for data centers, the IEEE has anointed its 802.3 25 Gbit/s Ethernet Study Group, the first ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/18/2014
Verizon announced results this week of its field trial of 100G Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) deployed in support of its regional switched Ethernet ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/16/2014
Rural Broadband Services Corp. is shaping up to be one of the new enablers of the Gigabit Cities vision, but with an eye trained on rural markets.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/15/2014
The news today that Network Hardware Resale has rebranded itself as Curvature might not have grabbed a lot of big headlines in the telecom space. But that is probably ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/14/2014
WAN optimization vendor Riverbed is facing a renewed pressure to sell after warning that second-quarter revenue came in lower than previous guidance. Activist ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/11/2014
NetSocket this week announced the next step in its evolving Virtual Edge Networking strategy, creating a Virtual Partner Program for third-party application ...
By Stephen Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/9/2014
It's been about six months since I re-acquired Light Reading from our insect overlords at the end of 2013. (See Stephen Saunders Acquires Light Reading From UBM.)
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/7/2014
The interesting stuff always happens when you're on vacation. Last week's launch of the 25G Gigabit Ethernet Consortium seems like a great example of companies moving ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/7/2014
Carriers should adopt a hybrid hardware approach to their NFV deployments, enabling them to benefit from commodity servers as well as the performance of dedicated ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/2/2014
Rapid expansion of cloud services is driving development of a new Ethernet spec by a fresh consortium that includes powerhouse companies such as Google and Microsoft.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/1/2014
A few random observations as I scan my notes, remember conversations (or try to) and just generally try to make sense of Light Reading's recent Big Telecom Event:
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Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
Ciena's Alexander: The Future's Open
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/20/2013
The telecom sector needs to embrace the concept of open networking, says Ciena ...
Top 10 Carrier SDN Vendors
Craig Matsumoto , 8/14/2013
Who's poised to make a mark in carrier-grade software-defined networking? Your ...
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

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Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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