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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 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, 5/21/2016
Three years after introducing the category, the number of submissions for the Leading Lights Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category continues to grow and the quality and ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/13/2016
Vendors are taking on the market with network functions virtualization (NFV) products designed to combine flexibility with the reliability and performance service ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/11/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Having benefited from its previous acquisition of Tribold in 2013, OSS/BSS specialist Sigma Systems is closing in on the acquisition ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/11/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! 2016 -- Senior executives from AT&T, Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, Accenture, Huawei, the TM Forum and others gathered early Wednesday ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/10/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Nine of the world's biggest service providers have thrown their collective weight behind the TM Forum's Open APIs initiative as they ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/10/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! 2016 -- The communications networking software community, as it does each year, has converged on Nice in the south of France to discuss ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/10/2016
Three key OSS and virtualization takeaways from the TM Forum Live! 2016 event in Nice, France.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/10/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! 2016 -- NEC and its telecom software and support services subsidiary NetCracker laid assault to the senses here in Nice with an ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/9/2016
Nico Fischbach, the Strategy, Architecture and Innovation Director at international operator Colt, wants to see the OSS and BSS vendor community develop more nimble, agile systems rather than soup-to-nuts packages.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/4/2016
Salesforce is eyeing a bigger slice of business with communications service providers (CSPs) after launching a new framework aimed at helping companies shift their ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/23/2016
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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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Kevin Meagher, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ROC-Connect, 5/23/2016
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Alison Diana, Editor, 5/20/2016
Virtualization experts will converge in Austin, Texas, next week at the Big ...
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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 ...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A ...
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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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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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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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A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
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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.