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By Sandeep Raina, Product Marketing Director, MYCOM OSI, 2/20/2017
As CSPs undergo a digital transformation -- running their business from a cloud environment, selling digital services and operating like webscale Internet companies ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/16/2017
Teoco has advanced its analytics and big data strategy with the acquisition of PreClarity, a Victor, New York-based specialist vendor, for an undisclosed sum.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2017
Riverbed, a company known for its WAN optimization technology, intends to distinguish itself in the hot SD-WAN market by combining those two capabilities into a ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/14/2017
If the market for virtualized networks is growing, it's because it is far too late to reverse the trend, not because anyone can actually implement a virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2017
ADVA today formally launched its optical network hypervisor intended to bring the same software-driven flexibility to the optical layer that exists in other network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2017
As part of the release of ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) into open source, AT&T will later this year release the software it's been ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; exec changes at Telia; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/10/2017
Telia Company's Mats Svärdh has quit his role as vice president of networks and IT infrastructure for the Swedish operator, Light Reading has learned.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/9/2017
Nokia is excited. It previously announced plans to build a significant standalone software business by pumping up its Applications & Analytics unit, and has backed up ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/9/2017
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel, a communications sector software specialist with hundreds of OSS and BSS customers, for €347 million ($371 million) in cash.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/9/2017
Nokia is taking a bigger step into software with plans for a €347 million ($371 million) cash takeover of OSS specialist Comptel.
By Abel Tong, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Ciena's Blue Planet division, 2/9/2017
By now, nearly everyone acknowledges that the use of microservices in application development can help network operators, the way it has helped Google, Amazon and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/7/2017
In its third generation of NFV/SDN deployment, CenturyLink is taking a very different approach, using its internal software development teams to focus on reducing ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 2/20/2017
South Korean operator will offer an open API to create an improved virtual ...
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10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 7/12/2016
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.