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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of IP Multimedia Subsystem platforms.
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, ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 5/15/2014
As expected, AT&T will launch its first voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) markets on May 23. (See AT&T to Gain 4G Voice May 23?)
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/9/2014
Alcatel-Lucent set itself a financial foundation for the rest of 2014 in the first quarter, as it reported much lower losses and showed strength in some of the key ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/2/2014
Could carrier capital spending become less seasonal and more linear from quarter to quarter in the future?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson reports Q1; Orange lines up man from the ministry; Spirent profits up; Russia's Zuckerberg does a runner.
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ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
Robert Clark, , 8/20/2014
Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; ...
Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's ...
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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Vodafone Australia Taps Ericsson for IP Transition
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Genband Joins Intel's Network Builders Club
Thursday, August 7, 2014
BT Uses Metaswitch's Virtual SBC
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Valley Vet Joins Metaswitch Board
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Light Reading Announces The Big Telecom Event 2015
Thursday, July 17, 2014
He Heads Huawei US Operations
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Telefonica Launches IPX Suite
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
OpenCloud Boasts Strong Growth in 2013
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Ericsson Reports Q1
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
One Source Lands Microsoft Lync Qualification
Monday, April 21, 2014
Openet, OpenCloud Team on Next-Gen Service Support
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Verizon Wireless Deploys Alcatel-Lucent SDM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Mavenir Unveils Virtual EPC
Thursday, February 13, 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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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.
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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.
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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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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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