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Key developments related to the use and evolution of the OpenFlow protocol.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/30/2015
Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2015
DALLAS -- There was almost a meeting within the bigger Gen15 confab here this week, as a number of what we now call "SDOs" for standards development organizations ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/19/2015
DALLAS -- While nearly all the talk around machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), the M2M traffic flows causing havoc in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2015
Packet Design today launches what it calls a missing link in the SDN chain -- a layer of intelligence between the controllers and the applications similar to what the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2015
A debate is raging over whether solving the management and orchestration challenge of virtualization requires a common information model -- or whether the effort to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/13/2015
If you don't do anything else today, watch this short video interview with Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt Technology Services Group Ltd (London: COLT).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2015
Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt, says OSSs don't have to be microservices themselves but need to adopt some of those principles.
By Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV, 11/10/2015
There was a period of several years where almost every article you'd read about the telecom industry felt like a version of the famous internal Nokia "burning ...
By Simon Sherrington, 11/10/2015
We can expect to see a revolution in transport networking during the next couple of years. Early adopters, such as AT&T, Colt, Equinix, GÉANT, Telstra, Verizon and XO ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 11/9/2015
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/9/2015
Cisco and Ericsson have, it seems, downloaded the communications networking industry equivalent of the Tinder app and found each other to be compatible.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 11/9/2015
In her role as director of the OPNFV, Heather Kirksey's goal is to bring together the worlds of telecom standards with open source software development to ultimately ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 11/5/2015
Independent testing of network hardware used to be a big deal. In fact, back in the 90s, when I was an editor at Data Communications Magazine, we had a full-time test ...
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The New IP
Verizon Gets Smart With Cloud Control
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/30/2015
Verizon's partnership with VMTurbo allows enterprises to speed their critical ...
Data Center & Enterprise LAN SDN Tops $1.4 Billion
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/27/2015
IHS forecasts that by the end of 2015, data center and enterprise LAN SDN ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 11/13/2015
Open source projects have their own dynamic, and even well-meaning participants ...
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 2
, 10/23/2015
The second instalment of a two-part report into what test specialists EANTC found ...
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
, 10/12/2015
Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation ...
An Intimate View: Standards vs. Open Source
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 7/20/2015
Heather Kirksey knows both well, as a key player in developing the TR-69 standard ...
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
10/24/2015 1:26:11 AM
Smart technology!
10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Wagner’s Ring
The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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