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By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/24/2014
The mobile core network is a prime target for virtualization. In a Heavy Reading operator survey completed earlier this year 29% and 23% of respondents said they ...
By Jeff Gordon, 10/22/2014
Many industries face a point in their evolution when upgrades to critical business operations and back office systems are required; telecoms is no different. Due to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/25/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone develops 5G in Dresden; Serbian operator dips a toe in Clearwater; YouView bags Cisco brains.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- NFV requires operators to find new ways of looking at basic values like performance, reliability and security.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/5/2014
Service provider IT giant Comverse has acquired Solaiemes, a Spanish WebRTC and rich communications services (RCS) gateway startup, for an undisclosed fee.
By Simon Stanley, 6/25/2014
Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) remains the leading carrier-grade commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform, driven by 4G and 3G wireless infrastructure.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's cable operators strategize; UK spooks licensed to spy on Facebook et al; Telefonica's new doubles partner.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/2/2014
Is AT&T slowing down its capital spending, or is it just "truing up"?
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/29/2014
What a difference a year makes. In 2013, when the TM Forum's annual Management World event returned to Nice, virtualization was, at best, a side topic. Next week, ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/29/2014
Evaluating entries for the Leading Lights award category of Best Telecom Product is inherently the most difficult job that exists at Light Reading. Don't let anyone ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/21/2014
Is Chinese vendor giant Huawei still paying attention to the US market, and, if so, how much? Is it business as usual for Huawei here, or is the company lying low, ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/24/2014
New Seattle facility aims to spur software development strategy companywide and ...
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Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets ...
Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Eurobites: Will EC's New Broom Sweep Away Regulation?
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/24/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Vodafone Australia Taps Ericsson for IP Transition
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Genband Joins Intel's Network Builders Club
Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
Top 5 NFV Movers & Shakers
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 1/8/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is just about the hottest trend in the ...
Telstra CTO Explores the Tech Horizon
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/22/2013
Hugh Bradlow is looking beyond the technology horizon at Telstra.
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

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ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

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Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

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SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

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Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

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Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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