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Key developments in the Carrier Ethernet and IP/routing infrastructure and services sectors.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/27/2014
FirstLight Fiber has augmented its years-long mission to amass a New England fiber empire with an acquisition more geared toward expanding its enterprise customer base.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/26/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/26/2014
The optical market is shrinking. So, why have several optical transport vendors sounded fairly optimistic about the future in recent months? The answer lies in what ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/25/2014
After successfully deploying WiFi on a broad scale at the American Tobacco Campus (ATC) in Durham, N.C., Frontier Communications is now taking a different approach to ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/22/2014
Competing intensely in a still-expanding market, Comcast and Level 3 Communications are scoring the biggest gains among US Ethernet service providers this year.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/22/2014
Brocade saw decreased demand from carriers for routers, but increased revenue and profitability, according to quarterly earnings announced Thursday.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/18/2014
With its move to acquire the LSI Axxia networking chip unit from Avago late last week, Intel's Internet of Things (IoT) and data center strategies are clicking into ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/14/2014
PEG Bandwidth has expanded its optical backhaul system to accommodate not only the ever-growing capacity needs of mobile networks, but also the rise in gigabit ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/13/2014
SDN cast a glimmer of good news on a financial quarter in which Cisco continued to struggle, announcing plans for up to 6,000 layoffs amid steeply declining carrier ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/13/2014
Cisco reversed a three-quarter revenue slump in the fourth quarter, delivering $12.4 billion revenue, same as the year-ago quarter. Revenue for 2014 was $47.1 ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/13/2014
Cisco reports its fourth-quarter earnings after markets close Wednesday. The company's had problems, with revenues declining three consecutive quarters. We've also ...
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China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark, , 8/27/2014
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
TiVo Continues Cable Run
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/27/2014
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it ...
MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/27/2014
Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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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 ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

8|27|14   |   5:40   |   (0) comments


Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

8|26|14   |   2.56   |   (0) comments


SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

8|26|14   |   4.43   |   (0) comments


Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

8|26|14   |   4.06   |   (0) comments


Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

8|26|14   |   3.34   |   (0) comments


At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

8|21|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

8|11|14   |   1:13   |   (0) comments


Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

7|24|14   |   18:43   |   (1) comment


Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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