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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
The market for optical and Ethernet services continues to thrive, providing the catalyst for network operators to further innovate and provide customers with products ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Orange CIO Pascal Viginier had to address board-level concerns that lack of IT sophistication would be the downfall of the ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/11/2016
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Open Networking User Group Spring 2016 -- Network operators seeking innovation are caught in a Catch 22: They need to focus on incremental ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/27/2016
Cloud services were a bright spot in a gloomy quarterly financial report for Apple this week.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/21/2016
Orange has burnished its mobile money credentials in Africa through a new partnership with Ecobank that allows customers to transfer money between their bank accounts ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/11/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional round: Google extends "right to be forgotten"; snoopers' charter needs work; customers confused by bundles.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/1/2016
Aircel has awarded a contract to messaging and mobile services provider Infobip to manage its application-to-person (A2P) platform.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/20/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels approves proposals to end geo-blocking; ARM's 4K chip; Swisscom pushes ID-by-video service for banks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/14/2016
Orange says one third of its customers have expressed interest in opening a bank account with the French telecom incumbent, which is planning a radical move into ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/5/2016
France's Orange has revealed it is in negotiations to acquire a 65% stake in Groupama Banque and set itself up as a fully fledged bank offering savings, loans, ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/18/2015
A California Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Arista in an important intellectual property lawsuit filed by one of the company's co-founders, who is also ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2015
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- OPNFV Summit -- While comms companies are putting the old benchmark of five-nines reliability behind them, the services they deliver still need ...
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BCE Does Texas-Two Step
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/27/2016
Light Reading's Big Communications Event touched down in Austin this week for a ...
CenturyLink's Feger: Real-World Transformation Underway
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2016
CenturyLink is putting SD-WAN through its paces and offering virtualized services ...
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Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/26/2016
Although standards are not yet finalized, service providers use unofficial ...
NIA Chair Sets NFV Testing Bar
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/26/2016
In BCE keynote, Nokia's Steve Vogelsang updates attendees on the New IP Agency's ...
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MTS's Russian Resolution
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/3/2015
Russia's biggest mobile operator is charting a new course to remain ahead of its ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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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.