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Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Denise Culver, 12/8/2016
There's little question that IoT security is drawing attention on many fronts. Witness these recent Light Reading posts:
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2016
"The number one reason a company fails is that they don't get market transitions." -- John Chambers, then CEO of Cisco Systems, March 2015.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/8/2016
The number of telcos saying they are extremely confident about meeting targets for the rollout of "high-priority" virtualized functions has fallen over the last year, ...
By Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director, EANTC, 12/7/2016
Introduction In the first year of its industry-wide interoperability program, the New IP Agency included 33 commercial solutions from 23 member companies. We ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/7/2016
ROME -- Executive Summit -- SD-WAN technology is either critical or important for telecom operators looking to automate their operations and reduce service costs, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/7/2016
ROME -- The latest New IP Agency (NIA) report, being released here today, shows advanced software from multiple vendors is addressing some NFV deployment challenges ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/6/2016
Mellanox Technologies has enabled stateful packet processing at 400Gbit/s, which makes it possible to do deep packet inspection at a blazingly fast rate, which means ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/5/2016
Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/5/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK cybersecurity company set to float; traffic management in Germany; net neutrality naughtiness in Hungary.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/2/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/2/2016
Orange has revealed that its ECOMP trials in Poland will focus on virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) in the residential sector as a first use case.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2016
ADVA today is launching a new SD-WAN solution that goes beyond an appliance approach to offer flexibility in adding this hottest of new services at the edge of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/29/2016
Huawei has unveiled a mobile spectrum management solution that could open up new possibilities for the dynamic and efficient sharing of valuable capacity.
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NFV: Security Issue or Security Opportunity?
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
NFV infrastructures include new security issues that operators need to be aware ...
Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/7/2016
VNFs are set to proliferate across four areas for carriers.
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Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/28/2016
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
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 ...
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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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.