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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/24/2016
It's been a big month for the 2550100 Alliance: It celebrated the recent commercial introduction of some of the first servers and NICs supporting 25G interconnect, ...
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2016
Telstra is making a major bet on a combination of unique subsea routes and overland fiber redundancy to build its case as the carrier-of-choice in the Asia Pacific ...
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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
The market for optical and Ethernet services continues to thrive, providing the catalyst for network operators to further innovate and provide customers with products ...
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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/19/2016
This past year has featured some of the most dramatic M&A activity the telecom industry has seen in years, not to mention a number of groundbreaking partnership deals.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2016
Three of the four finalists for the Light Reading's Leading Light award for Company of the Year (Private) are heavily engaged in virtualization, two as technology ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/12/2016
Tucked into Oclaro's third-quarter 2016 financials was an announcement that it plans to wind down production of its 40G line side products, signaling the end of the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/11/2016
Rapid growth, largely by acquisition, has landed GTT Communications among the top five Internet transport companies globally, but the company is still a relative ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/11/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels studies Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plan; Nokia brings LTE-Advanced to Jeddah; Mobistar turns Orange.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/10/2016
Global Capacity is hoping multi-site businesses will give up the cumbersome RFP process for ordering telecom network services in favor of a point-and-click system ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/10/2016
Nokia has witnessed a troubling drop in sales during its first full quarter since the acquisition of rival Alcatel-Lucent and warned that revenues will decline this ...
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IDC: Big Data Revenues to Hit $187B by 2019
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/23/2016
Services-related opportunities will be the primary drivers of big data analytics ...
Virgin Media Announces 10 Cities for FTTP Project
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/23/2016
After tallying its customers' and businesses' votes, Virgin Media named the top ...
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Telstra Shares PEN Plans
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/24/2016
Just one year after Telstra completed its acquisition of Pacnet, the ...
What Service Providers Can Learn from Google Smart Home
Kevin Meagher, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ROC-Connect, 5/23/2016
IoT provides a great opportunity for service providers to reinvent business ...
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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 ...
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/30/2015
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of ...
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/11/2015
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. ...
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In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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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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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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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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UBBS 2016 Highlights

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Highlights of Huawei's UBBS event in Hong Kong.
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European 2020 Digital Agenda

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Anacom's Fatima Barros discusses the plan to bring ultrafast broadband to Portugal by 2020.
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During this short kick-off video, Doug Webster, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, Cisco, and Light Reading’s CEO & Founder Steve Saunders give an overview of Upskill U.