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Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/22/2015
Australia's Telstra has launched a global SDN platform that will allow international customers to order various network services on demand.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/21/2015
Alcatel-Lucent today introduced Rapport, a new approach to communications and collaboration for service providers and large enterprises. Rapport uses cloud-based ...
By Simon Stanley, 4/21/2015
The latest switch silicon and software is enabling white box switches that, together with standard servers systems, are replacing dedicated network systems. These ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/21/2015
With network security at all levels becoming an increasingly hot topic, ADVA, an early backer of optical layer encryption, has expanded and extended its portfolio of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/15/2015
Nokia claims it will become the second-largest provider of networking hardware, software and services to communications service providers globally if its acquisition ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/15/2015
Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/14/2015
Proof-of-concept trials are essential steps on the way to making network function virtualization practical, helping iron out technology problems and build confidence.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/14/2015
The potential combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent is a fascinating one for many reasons: It's a risky game-changer that could either extend the shelf life of both ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/14/2015
So Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are officially at the M&A table, engaging in merger talks and plotting their future/survival. (See Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent in Merger Talks.)
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/13/2015
Following the recent test of its service provider virtualization and cloud portfolio by independent test lab EANTC, Cisco is ready for further third-party assessments ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2015
If the telecom industry uses virtualization to make networks more dynamic without also having agility, flexibility and automation in their operations and business ...
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Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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