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News of "short term" implementation delays by "three to four" North American Tier 1 customers put a damper on Ciena's fiscal third-quarter earnings, and left revenue ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 9/1/2015
Apple and Cisco have teamed up to create an enterprise Internet "fast lane" for iOS users in workplaces that have deployed Cisco's video and networking infrastructure.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2015
AT&T's emergence as a leading force in the global transformation of telecom is facing a crucial period: Will its efforts, which company officials have been publicly ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
We continue to see great progress toward all-IP networks, and it's become a forgone conclusion that TDM is dead.
By Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group, 8/24/2015
You could hardly be blamed for seeing telecom network operators as dinosaurs. Historically, they avoided innovation as costly and risky. They moved slowly -- so ...
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Infinera's Transmode acquisition should close within a week, following news that about 96% of the Swedish company's shareholders had accepted Infinera's bid. With 37% ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/12/2015
AT&T has had its SDN-enabled Network On-Demand service live for less than a year, but it's already yielding impressive results, including a reduction in provisioning ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/6/2015
The first beneficiary of Ciena's completed Cyan acquisition should be the Blue Planet software so central to the deal, which now gains the marketing energies and foot ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/6/2015
Competitive carriers are cheering the FCC's interim rules governing the transition to an all-IP network, while Republican commissioners are calling it ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/5/2015
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/30/2015
Despite posting its first quarterly loss after six straight profitable quarters, Level 3 Communications is successfully integrating its tw telecom acquisition and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/29/2015
Ericsson has seen so much success spreading Technology for Good in emerging markets across the globe that it's considering bringing the program to the US, where the ...
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Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
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ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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Between the CEOs
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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