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Key developments related to the use and evolution of the OpenFlow protocol.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/22/2016
Verizon's decision to join the ON.Lab's ONOS Project isn't based on one specific aspect of that group's work or one technical aspiration but its overall intent to ...
By Ramesh Prabagaran, vice president of product management, Viptela, 1/6/2016
Tectonic shifts in application and traffic patterns are leaving no portion of the network unchanged. What started as network virtualization in the data center has ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/24/2015
The news that Telefónica has canceled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and re-issued its key New IP ...
By Simon Stanley, 12/22/2015
Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) platforms are a key focus for telecom and network equipment suppliers, covered in a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/16/2015
Ciena has announced what it is calling a commercially hardened version of ON.Lab's Open Networking Operating System (ONOS) controller software, aimed specifically at ...
By Dan Pitt, 12/15/2015
There's an interesting phenomenon afoot -- the growing list of "smart city" initiatives. Around the globe, cities large and small are adopting "smart" technologies, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/11/2015
EANTC Managing Director Carsten Rossenhövel talks about the unique multivendor NFV interoperability test report that has just been published on Light Reading.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/9/2015
In one of the most important developments in its 15-year history, Light Reading has published a groundbreaking multivendor NFV interoperability test report that ...
By Light Reading, 12/7/2015
ECI's LightApps increase network efficiency and facilitate a wide range of revenue generating services. They include a variety of applications which can be tailored to your needs. LightApps can run on the existing installed base and offer maximum portability and customization by using standard open APIs.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/3/2015
Hot news, animal and software lovers! The ONOS open source development community has released the latest (fifth) version of the SDN Network Operating System that has ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/3/2015
Cisco today announced a new software release for its SDN platform, the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), that takes major strides toward openness and provides ...
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 ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/5/2016
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/5/2016
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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
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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 ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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