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Key developments related to Internet Protocol software, stacks and address management, including IPv6.
By Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, 11/18/2015
The past few weeks have provided a couple of poignant reminders of the security threats faced by communications service providers (CSPs) and how prominent security is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/18/2015
An alarming escalation in the development of security threat tools known as "exploit kits" has been identified in the latest DNS Threat Index report published by ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2015
Packet Design today launches what it calls a missing link in the SDN chain -- a layer of intelligence between the controllers and the applications similar to what the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/10/2015
Cisco and Ericsson decided to engineer a strategic global partnership, rather than make acquisitions or create joint ventures, because a partnership is the quickest ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/9/2015
Cisco and Ericsson, two of the biggest suppliers of communications networking technology and services in the world, altered the dynamics of the industry Monday ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/7/2015
Nokia has revealed details of the planned top management team that will run the company once it has completed its €15.6 billion (US$17.6 billion) takeover of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2015
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
By Chris Menier, Vice President, Product & Strategy - Cable & MSOs, Guavus, 9/29/2015
As interdependencies between vast and complex systems grow -- and as competition increases -- revenue assurance has become vital to ensuring that cable businesses ...
By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 9/25/2015
In a terrific video presentation posted from the company's @Scale Conference earlier this month, Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/25/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to play a key role in "Smartseille"; OBS connects shipping crews; Huawei wins big in France.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2015
Verizon today added a mission-critical service class to its 4G LTE service, allowing businesses to give selected applications higher traffic prioritization and ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/14/2015
In this interview, Steve Saunders speaks with Gary Messiana, CEO of Nominum, a company founded by the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS). Messiana discusses how digging deeper into the DNS query stream from a household can yield valuable subscriber data.
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/3/2015
News of "short term" implementation delays by "three to four" North American Tier 1 customers put a damper on Ciena's fiscal third-quarter earnings, and left revenue ...
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The New IP
Brocade, Cisco, HP & Huawei Among Enterprise Networking Leaders
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 12/1/2015
The latest research from IHS shows Brocade, Cisco, HP, Huawei and Juniper rank at ...
Connected Cars, Data & the Cloud
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 11/30/2015
Thanks to the combination of connected cars, analytic engines and the cloud, ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Prime Reading
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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 ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/6/2015
Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to ...
HP Reports 2015 Revenue $103.4B Down 7% Year-Over-Year
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Brocade Reports $2.26B Revenue, up 2%, Driven by New IP
Monday, November 23, 2015
BroadSoft Unveils Its Project Tempo
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Cisco Powers AT&T's Virtual CPE Push
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
UTC Names Security Group Chairman
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Ciena Sales Lower Than Expected
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ciena Names Locoh-Donou COO
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Huawei Wins SBC Deal at Telefónica
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
AT&T Chooses Metaswitch Virtual SBC
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
ATIS, SIP Forum Announce VoIP Interconnect Milestone
Friday, July 24, 2015
HKNet Earns CE 2.0 Certification
Friday, July 10, 2015
Gemalto Launches 100G Multi-Link Encryption
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Infinera Unveils 100GE Cloud Xpress
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
10/24/2015 1:26:11 AM
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10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Between the CEOs
Meet the Architect Behind LinkedIn

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Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Service Gateway Virtual Edition

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Allot's Jay Klein talks to Steve Saunders about its new Service Gateway Virtual Edition.
Wagner’s Ring
The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/25/2015
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/26/2015
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Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/30/2015
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