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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of IP Multimedia Subsystem platforms.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
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By Jeff Gordon, 5/25/2016
As reported in my previous column in Light Reading, the telecom service layer has a significant role to play in the strategies of nine out of every ten telecom ...
By Jeff Gordon, 5/6/2016
Telecommunications can simplistically be thought of as comprising two fundamental components: the access network and the service layer. The access network provides ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/28/2016
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/25/2016
Over the past decade, cable operators have made impressive inroads in the very small and small-to-midsized (SMB) business markets, capturing up to 20% or more of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/29/2016
Time is running out to participate in Leading Lights 2016, the industry's most prestigious awards program, but the good news is that it's quick and easy to enter and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/20/2016
If you hear shouts of "FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!" from the IP technology set in the coming months there's a good chance they are watching the unfolding intellectual ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/4/2015
LONDON -- While many communications service providers are pressing ahead with plans to virtualize their networks, most admit they are still struggling with how their ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/3/2015
Building on its launch of Rich Communications Services (RCS)-powered messaging in July, T-Mobile has now added video calling to the mix.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/27/2015
ZTE, so often in the shadow of its bigger, more aggressive domestic rival Huawei, is having a good week and one that will likely boost its credibility in markets ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/19/2015
Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone has sold a majority stake to private equity firm Vitruvian Partners and is planning a program of accelerated expansion and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 7/16/2015
NetScout has closed its $2.3 billion acquisition of Danaher's communication businesses, including Tektronix Communications, Arbor Networks and parts of the Fluke ...
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Elbaz: Foundries Are Driving AT&T's New Products & Services
Igal Elbaz, Vice President - Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T Services, 6/24/2016
The AT&T Foundry program is key to the company's digital ecosystem expansion.
What Exactly Is Mobile Video?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 6/24/2016
Definitions of mobile video vary across different studies and can lead to ...
The New IP
Virtual Newsbites: Service Providers Make Executive Moves
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/24/2016
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
Observations & Recommendations for Carrier-Grade vCPE
Gal Ofel, Head of Software Solution Product Line Management, Telco Systems, 6/24/2016
Carrier-grade standards have not yet been established and, as a result, many ...
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Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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 ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 1/8/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is just about the hottest trend in the ...
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At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
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Huawei 2016 UBBS World Tour: Singapore

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Highlights from Huawei's UBBS World Tour event in Singapore.
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The FlowBROKER Solution

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During a demo at the Big Communications Event 2016, Accedian director of product line solutions Greg Spear demonstrates how the FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution (part of Accedian's SkyLIGHT platform) can be used to troubleshoot and resolve QoE issues.

FlowBROKER is the industry's first lossless remote packet capture solution, which uses ...

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BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order

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Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
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BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future

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Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding? A panel of experts at BCE considered the evidence...
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.