& cplSiteName &
Key developments related to the virtualization of network functions by the vendor community.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2016
Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2016
SEATTLE -- Open Daylight Summit -- Telstra is gearing up to essentially quadruple its data network capacity by 2020, to keep up with expected demand, but that is only ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2016
Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says Bill Walker.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/28/2016
Sonus has beefed up its IP voice system portfolio and accelerated its virtualization strategy with the $20 million cash acquisition of Richardson, Texas-based Taqua, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2016
The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/27/2016
Masergy's Ray Watson says attackers are gaining the upper hand in security because of the growth of virtualization.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/26/2016
Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, talks about where Verizon is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2016
OPNFV today issued its third software release, ending the agonizing six-month period in which folks had to pronounce and spell Brahmaputra. (See OPNFV Issues Third ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/22/2016
As service providers move toward virtualized, New IP networks, the number of paths to take and the infrastructure decisions they need to make can be overwhelming and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2016
One of the things that makes today's fifth release of the OpenDaylight controller software -- dubbed Boron -- remarkable is the fact that more than half of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/20/2016
Eager to engage with a new breed of hot virtualization startups, three of Europe's telecom operator old guard have taken inspiration from TV talent shows to issue a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- One of the more telling moments of our NFV & Carrier SDN event here this week actually happened before the conference itself had ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Telco Transformation
Verizon's Lonker Talks About New Cloud Virtualization Service
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/30/2016
Verizon's Victoria Lonker provides details about the launch of her company's ...
Level 3's Richter: Security Is Better & Cheaper in the Cloud
Chris Richter, Senior Vice President of Global Security Services, Level 3 Communications, 9/30/2016
Level 3 eases cloud security concerns for its customers by putting firewalls on ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
, 5/10/2016
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
WOW Trials Juniper vCPE for Business
Thursday, September 29, 2016
ETSI Announces NFV Release 2
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
OPNFV Issues Third Software Release
Monday, September 26, 2016
OpenDaylight Issues Boron Release
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Versa Establishes SD-WAN Ecosystem
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Orange to Test AT&T's ECOMP
Thursday, September 15, 2016
HPE Aruba Intros Mobile First Platform
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Masergy Launches SD-WAN Solution
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
RAD Adds Whitebox Option to vCPE
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Adtran Brings Mosaic Architecture to Life With Cloud Platform
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Ciena's Blue Orbit Ecosystem Adds 30 Partners
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
NEC & Netcracker Provide vEPC to ITRI in Taiwan
Thursday, August 4, 2016
AT&T Selects Radcom vProbes for Network Monitoring
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Awards
Intel Capital Diversity Fund
Know a female-led, communications-focused startup worthy of Intel's $125M Capital Diversity Fund?

Tell us more about it here!
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
9/14/2016 2:53:16 AM
Automatic Power Factor Controller Market worth 4.78 ...
pabhishek
9/7/2016 3:32:32 AM
Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Market by ...
pabhishek
9/7/2016 1:52:22 AM
Child Safety
brainfeedmagazine
8/31/2016 2:47:53 AM
Apple Launches 2TB iCloud Storage Plan Ahead of iPhone 7 ...
pabhishek
8/30/2016 8:20:40 AM
Dissertation writing service
angela ketty
5/13/2016 4:55:16 PM
83highbury
83highbury
4/14/2016 10:09:21 AM
Basil! BASIL!!!
mendyk
3/29/2016 2:03:55 PM
Code cracked
mendyk
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
Flash Poll
Light Reading’s Upskill U is a FREE, interactive, online educational resource that delivers must-have education on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the communications industry.
NEXT COURSE
Wednesday, October 5, 1:00PM EDT
Gigabit & Smart Cities
Joe Kochan, COO & Co-Founder, US Ignite
UPCOMING COURSE SCHEDULE
Friday, October 7, 1:00PM EDT
Gigabit & DOCSIS 3.1
Ty Pearman, Director, Access Architecture, Comcast
Wednesday, October 19, 1:00PM EDT
Securing a Virtual World
Rita Marty, Executive Director, Mobility and Cloud Security, Chief Security Office, AT&T
Friday, October 21, 1:00PM EDT
Security: Evolving the Data Center
Rasool Kareem Irfan, Head, Telecom & Infrastructure Security Practice, Tata Communications Transformation Services Ltd (TCTS)
in association with:
LRTV Documentaries
From Philly, With Love

9|30|16   |     |   (5) comments


Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

9|30|16   |   5:31   |   (0) comments


At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
LRTV Custom TV
Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

9|29|16   |     |   (0) comments


For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

Jonathan Ruff, senior director of global technical ...

LRTV Interviews
Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

9|29|16   |   05:27   |   (0) comments


Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

9|28|16   |   04:37   |   (0) comments


Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
LRTV Interviews
Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

9|28|16   |     |   (0) comments


At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
LRTV Custom TV
Introducing IoT World News

9|27|16   |   01:43   |   (0) comments


Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

9|27|16   |   06:03   |   (0) comments


The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
LRTV Interviews
Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

9|27|16   |   5:10   |   (2) comments


At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
LRTV Interviews
Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

9|26|16   |   4:38   |   (2) comments


At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
LRTV Interviews
Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

9|26|16   |   05:53   |   (1) comment


More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
LRTV Documentaries
MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

9|22|16   |   03:25   |   (3) comments


Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
Upcoming Live Events
November 3, 2016, The Montcalm Marble Arch, London
November 30, 2016, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 1, 2016, The Westin Times Square, New York, NY
December 6-8, 2016, The Westin Excelsior, Rome
May 16-17, 2017, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
Live Digital Audio

A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

During this show, we'll talk to Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Industry and Sales Enabling (ISE) in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, about why those challenges exist and how companies can overcome them. She'll provide insight into how Intel has worked to create a culture that supports work-life balance, and provide steps and guidance for other companies wishing to do the same. We will also leave plenty of time to get your questions answered live on the air.

Animals with Phones
There's Nothing Like Missing a Full Minute of Pokémon Go Click Here
Hot Topics
Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Juniper for Network Security
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/26/2016
Powell Kills the Cable Show
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/29/2016
Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2016
From Philly, With Love
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/30/2016
Open Source Getting on My Nerves
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2016
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Live Streaming Video
Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.