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Light Reading's coverage of the European communications market provides insight into the region's mobile, video and fixed services trends.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2014
Ericsson's efforts to command the telco TV technology market through a series of major acquisitions and investments may have been rewarded with market leadership ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2014
Nokia Networks is kick-starting the post-summer news binge with a series of portfolio enhancement and product innovation announcements, starting with an automated ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/2/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica exits Telecom Italia; Nokia's in collaborative mood; eircom IPO latest.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/1/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around ITV; Vodafone protests net ...
By Roz Roseboro, 8/29/2014
Virtualization has been making its way through the telco data center for years, with network functions the next in line to be virtualized.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia's quest to find new smartphone partners now that it's shed its handset division and Samsung's struggle to create an identity unique from Android have made the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/29/2014
Belgian cable operator Telenet has unveiled plans to invest €500 million (US$830 million) over the next five years in a massive network upgrade that will enable it to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/29/2014
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" craze has been sweeping social media for the past few weeks, raising awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) -- also known as ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4 Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more. - {complink ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
Telefónica and Telecom Italia are engaging in a bidding battle to buy Brazilian broadband operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) from French media giant Vivendi, with ...
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Ericsson Suffers IPTV Evolution Pains
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2014
Ericsson's evolution of the Mediaroom IPTV system it acquired from Microsoft has ...
Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices ...
Ericsson Suffers IPTV Evolution Pains
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2014
Ericsson's evolution of the Mediaroom IPTV system it acquired from Microsoft has ...
Nokia Networks Boasts CEM Advance
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2014
Infrastructure vendor is set to announce a series of portfolio enhancements as it ...
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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Telefónica Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 100G Gear
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Ericsson-LG, SKT Team on 5G, NFV R&D
Monday, September 1, 2014
Fibercore Buys Fibertronix
Monday, September 1, 2014
Polkomtel Tests LTE Broadcast With Ericsson
Monday, September 1, 2014
Eircom Reports Revenues Dip for Fiscal Year
Friday, August 29, 2014
MTN Trials Transport SDN, 2.4T WDM With Huawei
Thursday, August 28, 2014
BT's Openreach Deploys Ciena Gear
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wi-Next Uses Axiros to Support IoT Plans
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
S3 Group Unveils StormTest Warning Center
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
thePlatform Signs Multi-Year Pact With BT
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Harmonic Reaches New Encoding Milestone
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Swisscom Intros WLAN Interworking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Huawei's LampSite Deployed in Iceland
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Prime Reading
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 ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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.
LRTV Custom TV
A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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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.
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint's Network Evolution

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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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