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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/23/2016
There's never a dull moment where the company now known as Xura is involved: Following a few years of selling and buying various assets, it's been acquired by Siris ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/23/2016
The telecom software sector's leading fugitive, former Comverse CEO Kobi Alexander, is returning to the US to finally have his day in court after ten years hiding out ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/22/2016
InfoVista, the French network performance assurance specialist, is snapping up Ascom's TEMS network testing unit in a cash- and debt-free deal valued at US$45 million.
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OPNFV is offering service providers a new way to have a voice in its open source efforts without the cost of a full membership and the need to send developers to its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/16/2016
Even as more service providers flock to the SD-WAN fold, a new routing company is bucking that trend, claiming the software-defined wide area network is a temporary ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/10/2016
Two years into their relationship, Level 3 Communications is publicly acknowledging the role that Cisco's Network Services Orchestrator is playing in its Adaptive ...
By Mark Chinn, Partner, CMG, 8/4/2016
In the first two articles in this four-part series, we reviewed cable operators' need to move up market into the mid-market and enterprise segments and the unique ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/4/2016
In the days when reality was unaugmented and digital natives were unknown, telcos were the sole providers of the services that ran over their networks. Mobile ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/3/2016
Intel Capital is putting its money where the cloud is this Wednesday, announcing investments in three startups.
By Mark Schweitzer, Partner, CMG, 8/3/2016
In the first article in this four-part series, we reviewed cable's business services success in the small business market, and the drivers underlying the industry's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/2/2016
AT&T apparently has become the first telecom service provider to put the MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework into practice as it launches an ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/2/2016
Aiming to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the volatile communications business, AT&T has quietly built one of the world's largest and most extensive ...
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CenturyLink's Newkirk: DevOps Culture Puts Customers First
Jim Newkirk, Vice President for Platform Engineering, CenturyLink, 8/23/2016
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A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few ...
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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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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.