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Increasing demand for cloud computing resources, the increasing use of SDN capabilities and the virtualization of network functions and data center architecture are ...
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CenturyLink has delivered broadband DSL services over a CORD platform -- taking its first step in moving toward virtualization in its access network and central ...
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PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- It's widely recognized that using lightweight containers as an alternative to more clunky virtual machines could lower ...
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PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- The open source ONAP initiative is set to release code to the public in the next few weeks, according to Oliver ...
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PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress -- Major service providers Tata Communications and Colt have voiced all-too familiar complaints about the vendors of SDN and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/17/2017
Telia Carrier's successful test of the Voyager white box transponder-router on its fiber optic network between Stockholm and Hamburg is proof that an open multivendor ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/17/2017
Telecom bosses love to associate technology innovation with the glitz of major sports events. Operators in South Korea plan to showcase 5G at next year's Winter ...
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Nokia will split its mobile networks business into separate product and global service units after revealing that Samih Elhage is to quit his role as mobile networks ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/16/2017
Time is rapidly running out for you to stand a chance of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/16/2017
A year ago at OFC, when Microsoft and optical components vendor Inphi Corp. announced a major new alternative approach to data center interconnect, little attention ...
By Denise Culver, 3/16/2017
The potential to onboard virtual network functions (VNFs), the basic components of network virtualization, is being supported by an increasing number of networking ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2017
Orange Business Services will enter the crowded SD-WAN market later this year by integrating Riverbed Technology's SteelConnect software into its existing Easy Go ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/14/2017
Some reporter I am. I spent nearly a week at Mobile World Congress, and the hottest rumor I heard was the one about me.
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CL's Matherson: Future Is Now for Enterprise Cloud
Brannan Matherson, Director of Product Management for CenturyLink’s Hybrid IT Business Unit, 3/23/2017
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The Growing Pains of 5G
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The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/13/2017
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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Mastercard: Payment From Every Device

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A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in ...
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InterDigital's Role in the 5G, IoT Era

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Alan Carlton, managing director and VP for Europe at InterDigital, talks about the company's role in 5G projects in Europe and the prospects for the company in the IoT market.
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Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation

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Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
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NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's

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The telecom industry is transforming the world, and diversity plays a critical role in driving the innovation behind it. NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
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Software-Driven Architecture for 5G & IOT

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We present Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges's report from Mobile World Congress -- where operators and vendors are working to bring a variety of technologies together to make virtualization a reality in the era of 5G and IoT.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.

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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.