Light Reading
Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/25/2015
A recent interoperability validation between Wind River and Huawei is a step forward for both companies. Wind River scores Huawei as a big partnership win for its NFV ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/24/2015
Gains in IP networking offset disappointing storage area networking (SAN) sales for Brocade, driving annual revenue to $2.263 billion, up 2% year-over-year, the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/23/2015
Will the Cisco/Ericsson partnership model work? That's the question we put to the Light Reading community following the announcement that the networking technology ...
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 Scott Sumner, VP solutions marketing, Accedian Networks, 11/18/2015
Routers are everywhere. There are literally gazillions of them. They overpopulate every type of network, not to mention the old ones that are past their use-by date ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/18/2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- White Box Strategies for CSPs -- Telecom operators have an opportunity to create their own "white cloud" to deliver applications and services ...
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, 11/13/2015
This week's announcement that Cisco and Ericsson have decided they can more easily and quickly crush their rivals by playing telecom tag team heralded an eye-watering ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2015
A debate is raging over whether solving the management and orchestration challenge of virtualization requires a common information model -- or whether the effort to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/13/2015
It's fair to say that the planned $811 million acquisition of EZchip by Mellanox has not gone smoothly.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/13/2015
If you don't do anything else today, watch this short video interview with Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt Technology Services Group Ltd (London: COLT).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2015
Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt, says OSSs don't have to be microservices themselves but need to adopt some of those principles.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2015
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- OPNFV Summit -- While comms companies are putting the old benchmark of five-nines reliability behind them, the services they deliver still need ...
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The New IP
Data Center & Enterprise LAN SDN Tops $1.4 Billion
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/27/2015
IHS forecasts that by the end of 2015, data center and enterprise LAN SDN ...
Pics: Alcatel-Lucent Field Trip
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/25/2015
The New IP Editor Liz Coyne took a field trip to Alcatel-Lucent's Naperville, ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Prime Reading
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 2
, 10/23/2015
The second instalment of a two-part report into what test specialists EANTC found ...
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
, 10/12/2015
Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation ...
Getting to NFV Everywhere
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/5/2015
Real-world challenges come with the territory as NFV starts to see practical ...
An Intimate View: Standards vs. Open Source
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 7/20/2015
Heather Kirksey knows both well, as a key player in developing the TR-69 standard ...
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
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

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

11|25|15   |   5.41   |   (0) comments

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

11|24|15   |     |   (9) comments

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

11|23|15   |   6.40   |   (0) comments

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   |   (2) comments

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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
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

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

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

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

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

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

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

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

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.
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
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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