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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is gaining momentum in its effort to bring the same open approach to hardware and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/24/2016
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has urged other telcos to join the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to escape the "prison" that vendors have built around them.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators ...
By Alison Diana, Editor, 5/24/2016
At its Board of Directors meeting in Austin on Monday, the New IP Agency welcomed Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt Technology ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/24/2016
What better way to cap off a fantastic day of networking, panel discussions and a job fair than by honoring some of the leading women in the comms industry? That's ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/23/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- The 2016 Leading Lights awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner attended by hundreds of communications industry executives at the Hotel ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/23/2016
Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/22/2016
Virtualization might be the flavor of the decade but the shortlist for Best New Product (Telecom) in this year's Leading Lights awards shows there's still plenty of ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/22/2016
This year, it has become clear that 5G is set to become a major change agent in mobile -- and quite possibly the way we live our lives -- as the next decade in the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/21/2016
Three years after introducing the category, the number of submissions for the Leading Lights Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category continues to grow and the quality and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
We might still be in the early stages of the virtualization deployment cycle but there are plenty of early movers, including the four companies shortlisted in this ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
I'm jumping on a plane Saturday morning to head to Austin, Texas (my first ever visit to the Lone Star State). For sure I'm looking forward to the renowned ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/20/2016
As someone once noted elsewhere, modern networks are vast and there isn't a single element that can't be compromised one way or another. That there are so very many ...
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DT Exec: OSS/BSS a Big Problem for Operators
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
All of the advances with NFV, SDN and virtualization will be moot if the legacy ...
The Future Is Now for IoT
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/24/2016
The Internet of Things is comprised of many interconnected verticals, but the ...
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Colt Exec Joins NIA Board
Alison Diana, Editor, 5/24/2016
Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/24/2016
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
, 3/22/2016
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 3/15/2016
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, ...
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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Highlights of Huawei's UBBS event in Hong Kong.
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