& cplSiteName &
Key developments related to network functions virtualization, including telco strategies and vendor updates.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/22/2016
CenturyLink is setting its cap at SD-WAN services for its business customers as a way to meet enterprise demands for high-speed network services, especially those ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/22/2016
MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
By Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader, Cloud & NFV, Heavy Reading, 6/22/2016
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was automation. Important questions were addressed: ...
By Light Reading, 6/21/2016
Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
By Light Reading, 6/20/2016
Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2016
Dell is on the verge of selling its software division for more than $2 billion to investment groups Francisco Partners and Elliot Management Corp, according to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/17/2016
Telefónica CTO Enrique Blanco once remarked that investing in software and virtualization was not about gaining a competitive advantage over other telcos. Instead, he ...
By Light Reading, 6/16/2016
AT&T's Toby Ford used his BCE keynote to update on the operator's virtualization journey – and to point out a few potential NFV pitfalls for others to avoid.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/16/2016
Ericsson has developed network software modules that, it claims, will enable mobile operators to introduce 5G capabilities such as Massive MIMO (multiple input ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/15/2016
Analytics in virtual networks unlocks the key to running and monitoring networks in real-time, and as a result, the capability to address threats with greater speed ...
By Light Reading, 6/15/2016
Nokia's Steve Vogelsang discusses the complexity of NFV and how the New IP Agency (NIA) can help hack a path through the virtualization jungle.
By Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader, Cloud & NFV, Heavy Reading, 6/15/2016
Speaking on "The Composable Telco" panel at Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin at the end of May, Doug Nassaur, General Manager and Lead Principal ...
By Dan Pitt, 6/14/2016
Industry perspectives on the relationship between network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are evolving, and for the better.
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Telco Transformation
Seen & Heard: Service Providers Will Invest $12B in NFV by 2020
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/28/2016
A report estimates that NFV and SDN investments on service provider networks will ...
Verizon's IoT Marketplace: One-Stop Shop for DevOps
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 6/27/2016
In order to encourage and reward developers, Verizon is adding Marketplace to its ...
The New IP
BT & Oracle Partner to Simplify Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/28/2016
BT and Oracle are partnering to alleviate enterprise concerns over reliability, ...
Virtual Newsbites: Service Providers Make Executive Moves
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/24/2016
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
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 ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
, 3/22/2016
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
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
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
3/17/2016 2:53:38 AM
seo training in chennai
raviselvi27@outlook.com
2/17/2016 11:53:02 AM
Google is Top Donor for Sen. Bernie Sanders
DanJones
2/3/2016 11:07:23 AM
Zuckerberg headlines MWC again? Discuss
Ray@LR
1/14/2016 2:45:02 PM
Headline and lead of the year
Steve Saunders
11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
wanlord
Educational Resources
sponsor supplied content
Educational Resources Archive
Featured Video
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
Flash Poll
From The Founder
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
LRTV Custom TV
Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

6|28|16   |   09:30   |   (0) comments


Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
LRTV Custom TV
It's Prime Time for NFV

6|28|16   |     |   (0) comments


At BCE 2016, Ray Watson of Masergy talks about the adoption of NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
Leading the NFV Capabilities

6|28|16   |     |   (0) comments


At BCE 2016, Tim Naramore talks about Masergy's role in deploying NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

6|27|16   |     |   (0) comments


At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
LRTV Custom TV
Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

6|24|16   |   07:18   |   (0) comments


Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

6|24|16   |     |   (0) comments


To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
LRTV Documentaries
OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

6|22|16   |   03:28   |   (0) comments


MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

6|22|16   |   7:55   |   (0) comments


At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
LRTV Custom TV
Juniper's NFV Platform

6|22|16   |     |   (0) comments


A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

6|22|16   |   4:34   |   (0) comments


Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
LRTV Custom TV
RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

6|22|16   |     |   (0) comments


In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
LRTV Custom TV
Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

6|21|16   |     |   (0) comments


Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
Upcoming Live Events
September 13-14, 2016, The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO
November 3, 2016, The Montcalm Marble Arch, London
November 30, 2016, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 6-8, 2016,
May 16-17, 2017, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
Live Digital Audio

Our world has evolved through innovation from the Industrial Revolution of the 1740s to the information age, and it is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by technology. Technology is driving a paradigm shift in the way digital solutions deliver a connected world, changing the way we live, communicate and provide solutions. It can have a powerful impact on how we tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. In this radio show, Caroline Dowling, President of Communications Infrastructure & Enterprise Computing at Flex, will join Women in Comms Director Sarah Thomas to discuss the impact technology has on society and how it can be a game-changer across the globe; improving lives and creating a smarter world. Dowling, a Cork, Ireland, native and graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, will also discuss her experience managing an international team focused on innovation in an age of high-speed change.

Animals with Phones
Hot Topics
'Brexit' Vote Hits BT, Vodafone
Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/24/2016
AT&T Settles on LTE for Cellular IoT
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2016
Google Fiber Buys Webpass in Wireless Play
Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/23/2016
Netflix Queues Up Video Downloads
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2016
AWS CEO: Enterprise Data Center Is Doomed
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/21/2016
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.