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Key developments related to MPLS systems and standards.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 12/17/2015
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects cable's Ethernet success and examines the challenges operators face in the enterprise market.
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 11/25/2015
The recent Best Experience Mobile Backhaul Summit event in Bali, Indonesia, provided insights into how some of Asia-Pacific's operators are evolving their networks ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/19/2015
DALLAS -- While nearly all the talk around machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), the M2M traffic flows causing havoc in ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/10/2015
Startup Versa Networks is officially decloaking from the least stealthiest pre-launch mode ever, shipping a software platform designed to allow service providers to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/30/2015
CenturyLink's announcement today that it has new fiber links into five more CyrusOne data centers is just the latest in a long string of such deals, linking ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/20/2015
Level 3 Communications has launched a new service to allow companies that use cellular Internet access as a backup or even primary service to do so securely.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/20/2015
CenturyLink is revving up for the race to total virtualization, saying Monday that it will have 40% of its global IP core network locations virtualized this year with ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/19/2015
Much has been made lately about data center connectivity, and how those connections are driving the bandwidth explosion in the metro market. So it's interesting to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/15/2015
Verizon's new, expanded SDN-based Secure Cloud Interconnect service reinforced one basic principle of virtualization that can't be overlooked: It relies heavily on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/7/2015
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
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 Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavyreading.com, 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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Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
The Burning Platform of African Telecom
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 2/5/2016
Africa's operators need to overhaul their business models and strategies if they ...
The New IP
Virtual Reality Newsbites: The Calm Before the MWC Storm
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/5/2016
A weekly roundup of New IP news from around the globe.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/5/2016
Intrepid builders of fiber optic networks brave the Miami winter to talk about ...
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Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
Doing the Dirty Work Pays Off
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 3/27/2014
Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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