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Key developments from the passive optical network sector, including WDM-PON and NG-PON2.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/16/2015
With the growing proliferation of intelligent connected devices and burgeoning appetite for cloud-based services and applications, much is being made these days of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/3/2015
Alcatel-Lucent has struck "frame agreements" with two of China's major operators for a range of fixed, mobile, IP, optical and carrier cloud/virtualization ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2015
Calix is the latest fixed access network equipment vendor to unveil its next-generation, high-capacity fiber broadband technology based on the NG-PON2 standard.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/17/2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T on Wednesday announced it will open source key networking software used in its gigabit Internet service.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2015
With its virtualization strategy already well underway, AT&T is now working out how its central office facilities can evolve and become part of its next-generation, ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/10/2015
CHICAGO -- Big Telecom Event -- UK incumbent telco BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) and access network technology vendor Allied Telesis highlighted two options for the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/19/2015
ORLANDO -- Genband Perspectives 2015 -- Verizon has transformed only seven of its central offices from copper to fiber, but the benefits realized from the first ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2015
CenturyLink is upping its game where small-to-midsized businesses are concerned, today announcing fiber-to-the-premises connections in 17 states that will bring ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2015
Having already deployed NFV in almost 70 of its central offices, AT&T is now testing an approach to virtualizing its optical access, with the intent of reducing costs ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/12/2015
Verizon is making its biggest bet yet that digital media and advertising will be its newest revenue sources, announcing today that it will buy AOL for $4.4 billion in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/8/2015
I wrote my first article on fiber-to-the-home back in 1987, courtesy of the late Richard K. Snelling, BellSouth's fiber guru and a wonderful source of information. I ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/22/2015
CenturyLink's announcement this week of its major Utah fiber deployment on behalf of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network is an example of a public-private ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/13/2015
ORLANDO -- ComptelPlus Spring 2015 -- The ranking Democrat on the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation said here that a new communications law ...
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Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/20/2015
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and ...
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2015
Heavy Reading looks at the biggest challenges for SDN today.
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6/29/2015 9:27:39 AM
Facebook Open Switch
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Women in Tech at BTE
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Ciena Acquires Cyan
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
Mobily CEO Ahmad Farroukh talks to Steve Saunders about the realities of being a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia.
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.
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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

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (1) comment

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

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

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.
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WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

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.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Huawei, together with Ethiopia's Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, hosted the Huawei Electric Power Summit 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event gathered industry experts and senior executives of global electric power companies to discuss emerging industry trends including: improvements in new energy conversion efficiency, reduction of line losses ...
Between the CEOs
Mobily on Bringing Innovation to Saudi Arabia

11|13|15   |     |   (2) comments

Mobily CEO Ahmad Farroukh talks to Steve Saunders about the realities of being a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia.
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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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.