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Analysis of the key appointments, dismissals, job cuts/expansions (headcount), and skills requirements affecting the communications networking and services sector.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/22/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia tests 5G in Oulu; French minister makes plea for market stability; BT boss minted.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/21/2015
Sprint's executive shake-ups continue this week as the carrier announced former Bell Media executive Kevin Crull will be coming on board as chief marketing officer at ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/21/2015
Will deploying software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities and implementing a network functions virtualization (NFV) strategy pay off for fixed-line, cable and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/15/2015
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Gigabit Cities Live 2015 -- Not everyone's lucky enough to live in a Google gigabit city, or in a community where the local ISP has decided to roll ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/15/2015
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- AT&T has spent the past two years transforming how its partner solutions division does business, and its next goal is to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/14/2015
No stranger to legal battles, Rovi lost a different kind of fight yesterday with the ousting of two members from its Board of Directors, Chairman Andrew Ludwick and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/14/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Technologies cuts jobs; Orange under competition scrutiny in France; AlcaLu sells optical plant.
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Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa has confirmed it is in discussions with VimpelCom about a merger of their Italian operations following weeks of speculation about a ...
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SoftBank President and CEO Masayoshi Son has revealed that former Google executive Nikesh Arora is to succeed him as president of a new-look SoftBank with bolder ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Comcast is a strong candidate for the most-hated company in America, and if it doesn't take top honors, it comes pretty close. So what does one of ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/5/2015
John Chambers has picked a good time to step down as CEO of Cisco: He hasn't overstayed his welcome. (See Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO.)
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/4/2015
John Chambers's 20-year reign as Cisco CEO will soon come to an end, with the networking giant announcing Chuck Robbins as his successor, effective July 26.
By Robert Clark, 4/30/2015
HKBN likes to do it different. The employee-owned outfit, which recently completed an IPO, has become Hong Kong's biggest fiber provider by tearing up the playbook.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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