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Key developments related to the network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies of the communications service provider community.
By Dan Joe Barry, 9/2/2015
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds? That was one of the key questions left open at the end of the previous ...
By Michael Murphy, CTO for North America, Nokia Networks, 9/1/2015
Wireless, wireline, cable, satellite and over-the-top (OTT) providers are increasingly offering similar and often competing services -- data, video, voice and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2015
AT&T's emergence as a leading force in the global transformation of telecom is facing a crucial period: Will its efforts, which company officials have been publicly ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 8/28/2015
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2015
For Equinix, increasing revenues is an old story: The interconnect/data center company has seen revenue growth for the last 50 quarters and yes, that's more than 12 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/25/2015
Verizon's choice of Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System to automate its data center is another clear example of a major telecom operator adopting technology that ...
By Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group, 8/24/2015
You could hardly be blamed for seeing telecom network operators as dinosaurs. Historically, they avoided innovation as costly and risky. They moved slowly -- so ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/24/2015
Mirantis has secured its reputation as the leading developer of commercial OpenStack software for communications service providers and large enterprises with its ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/20/2015
Brocade increased quarterly IP networking revenues by double-digits, offsetting a decline in the company's much larger SAN business, in earnings reported Thursday.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2015
Google says it's "pulling back the curtain" on its global network architecture, providing details of its fifth-generation Jupiter network. It's one company's version ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2015
Metaswitch today announced what it is calling a "milestone" release of the cloud virtual networking software it has been developing through its Project Calico open ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/19/2015
As optical vendors have begun to bring more programmability to their architectures in a nod to the SDN evolution progressing at higher layers of the network, Fujitsu ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2015
AT&T's announcement today that it is using Metaswitch's Perimeta Session Border Controller in its software-centric network is not a surprise -- Metaswitch was ...
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Heather Kirksey knows both well, as a key player in developing the TR-69 standard ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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