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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/23/2017
My last blog focused on physical layer network planning in preparation for 5G. This blog looks above the physical layer at mobile fronthaul protocols. Here the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/23/2017
Dropbox is launching a private fiber network to speed service reach internationally, according to a report by Fortune earlier this week.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/21/2017
NICE, France -- NGON 2017 -- BT has started the process of evaluating networking technology startups that, if selected, will end up in the operator's TIP Ecosystem ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/21/2017
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/15/2017
Remote PHY appears to be the early distributed access architecture (DAA) approach of choice for cablecos on both sides of the Atlantic, due largely to its relative ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/13/2017
Infinera has upgraded the popular metro transport aggregation platform that it brought on board with the acquisition of Transmode two years ago by boosting the ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials SDN for broadcast networks; EE demos balloon-based pre-5G backhaul; Altice hopes to raise $1.4 billion from US IPO.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson heads up connected car project; Actility forges IoT alliance in Sweden; Nokia brings "mixed reality" to neurosurgery ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/7/2017
Building the best team at Ciena and opening up new market opportunities means incorporating diversity of all kinds, according to its director of business development, Emmanuelle Cahane.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/5/2017
Fancy technologies such as autonomous cars and the Internet of Things (IoT) are going to give the telecom network a new look, according to Ed Chan.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/1/2017
Ciena is bucking the gloom and doom trend that seems to be pervading the telecom equipment sector of late, today announcing very upbeat second-quarter results and a ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/31/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian Capital takes 5% stake in Ericsson; unions unhappy about BT's pension cap plan; EU offers cash for public WiFi; London's ...
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You Down With IoT? Yeah, You Know Me
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/23/2017
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Hubbard: AT&T Digs Deep on SD-WAN
Rick Hubbard, SVP, Networking Product Management, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, 6/23/2017
AT&T is prepping a network-based SD-WAN offering that will serve SMBs and branch ...
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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 12/30/2015
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of ...
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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