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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
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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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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/22/2016
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 7/22/2016
German VoD service will shut down despite having French media giant Vivendi as a ...
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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 ...
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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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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
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The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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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.