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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/3/2015
This weekend as Americans eat hot dogs, drink US-brewed beers and watch fireworks, they can be proud to be Americans for another reason -- it's the best country in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/2/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; "father of SMS" dies.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/1/2015
Cisco is to pay $635 million in cash for security business OpenDNS in anticipation of soaring demand for technologies that will protect networks against cyber attacks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/30/2015
Colt Technology Services has revealed it will quit the IT services market as part of a restructuring aimed at focusing resources on its core network, voice and data ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2015
Altice has announced a financial restructuring aimed at supporting future takeover activity following the rejection of its €10 billion ($11.2 billion) offer for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/26/2015
Redknee CEO Lucas Skoczkowski is planning on further M&A activity in an effort to make his company a $1 billion turnover communications software and services powerhouse.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2015
Altice has complained that Bouygues' directors did not seek full details of its €10 billion (US$11.2 billion) offer for Bouygues Telecom before rejecting the deal ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/24/2015
Redknee is adding further BSS capabilities to its telco software portfolio with the acquisition of charging and billing systems specialist Orga Systems, which had ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/24/2015
Bouygues Group's directors have turned up their noses at a bid for Bouygues Telecom from cable company Altice, which had hoped to merge the company with its own ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/23/2015
Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy and explains why promoting women in tech is good business.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/17/2015
Stephen Elop is out at Microsoft, the company announced Wednesday, as part of several changes to its senior leadership team and operational groups to "drive ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/16/2015
Having shed itself of its BSS business, Comverse is wasting no time in honing its strategy to be a digital services provider, announcing this week it has acquired IP ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/10/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE moves to second stage of scrutiny; TeliaSonera buys a chunk of Spotify; OTE sheds more jobs.
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
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Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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