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Key developments related to Ethernet services strategies and capabilities.
By Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, 9/29/2014
"T1 is like pizza -- you order it, you get it. The problem is, you order it for dinner and you get it for lunch next day, it's cold, there's no topping, and there's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/24/2014
As reported yesterday exclusively in Light Reading, the Metro Ethernet Forum today announced its plans to develop service orchestration, APIs and service model ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum is to challenge the emerging dominance of SDN specifications such as OpenFlow and the open source code coming from the OpenDaylight project ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2014
It might seem a bit of a stretch for CENX to go from operating an Ethernet exchange that never really took off to offering a service orchestration platform for SDN ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/17/2014
AT&T's first commercial offering using its new cloud network architecture is coming to Austin by the end of this year and will allow businesses to change Ethernet ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2014
Chipmaker Cavium has thrust itself headlong into the Ethernet switching silicon sector with bold claims and an enticing new product set that looks set to ask a lot of ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/15/2014
Representatives of state and local government in Connecticut have formed an alliance designed to attract investment in gigabit networks throughout their state.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2014
Brocade has acquired the technology assets and team of Vistapointe, a network visibility and analytics firm whose technologies add depth to Brocade's pursuit of deals ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/11/2014
As anyone who's met me knows, it's not often that I'm stuck for words, but the huge changes that are currently sweeping the telecom industry this year have had even ...
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Poll: The Networks They Are A-Changin’
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/30/2014
According to The New IP's latest poll results, 43% of respondents say the New IP ...
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Accelerating NFV: Open Source vs. Open Process
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/30/2014
The new OPNFV project is bringing open source to the NFV world, which stands to ...
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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Cable Preps for DOCSIS 3.1 Debut
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/30/2014
CableLabs is gearing up for certification testing of new D3.1 cable modems and ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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Windstream Expands Long-Haul 100G
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
MEF Introduces 'Third Network' Vision
Thursday, September 25, 2014
VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
Friday, September 19, 2014
Brocade Buys Vistapointe NFV Assets
Monday, September 15, 2014
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Guth Replaces O'Hara As Integra CEO
Monday, September 8, 2014
EXFO Kit Monitors Virtualized Networks
Friday, August 29, 2014
BT's Openreach Deploys Ciena Gear
Thursday, August 28, 2014
FirstLight Fiber to Buy G4 Communications' Assets
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
MegaPath Launches Managed UC Services
Monday, August 25, 2014
Finland's Corenet Taps ECI Telecom
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Comcast Business Extends Fiber Network
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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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 ...
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LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (11) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

9|25|14   |   3:47   |   (1) comment


XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
UBB Forum News
Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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