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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of operations support systems.
By JOANNE TAAFFE, 9/30/2014
For the world's biggest mobile operator (by subscriber numbers), 4G still offers a lot of mileage.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/30/2014
The Linux Foundation today made its long-awaited formal announcement of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), promising to deliver a carrier-grade, open source ...
By Dan Joe Barry, 9/26/2014
From a business and technical perspective, SDN and NFV have now been proven: It is no longer a question of whether SDN and NFV will be deployed, but when and how.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/24/2014
As reported yesterday exclusively in Light Reading, the Metro Ethernet Forum today announced its plans to develop service orchestration, APIs and service model ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2014
CANNES, France -- ECOC 2014 -- The optical sector underpins pretty much every major communications networking development under the sun, but the perception of "value" ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2014
It might seem a bit of a stretch for CENX to go from operating an Ethernet exchange that never really took off to offering a service orchestration platform for SDN ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- CenturyLink is working to get its network service cycles to match the 21- to 30-day cycles of its CenturyLink Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Telecom has been in a skills race -- some would say a skills battle -- for some time now. The need for new IT-related skills outpaces the availability of talent in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Another industry group is to develop specifications for NFV, this time focusing on how software-controlled functions should be shared across network operators in an ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
To speed the adoption of NFV, Telefónica wants the telecom industry to work together on a homogeneous supporting infrastructure for virtualized network functions that ...
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Poll: The Networks They Are A-Changin’
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/30/2014
According to The New IP's latest poll results, 43% of respondents say the New IP ...
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Accelerating NFV: Open Source vs. Open Process
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/30/2014
The new OPNFV project is bringing open source to the NFV world, which stands to ...
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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Cable Preps for DOCSIS 3.1 Debut
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/30/2014
CableLabs is gearing up for certification testing of new D3.1 cable modems and ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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Alcatel-Lucent, Accenture Form Customer Care Unit
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Linux Foundation Announces Open NFV Group
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Alianza, GLDS Partner for Cloud VoIP Solution
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
CENX Unveils Service Orchestration Suite
Monday, September 22, 2014
Huawei Commits to Services Investments
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Telefónica Picks Huawei as OSS Partner in LatAm
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Nokia Networks Offers OSS-as-a-Service
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hetnet Software Tackles IP Backhaul Automation, Virtualized EPC
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Nokia Networks Expands Small Cell Range
Monday, September 8, 2014
BT's Openreach Deploys Ciena Gear
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Ixia Names NFV Pioneer Mayer CEO
Friday, August 22, 2014
SingTel Deploys NetCracker OSS
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Prime Reading
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
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LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
UBB Forum News
Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (10) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
UBB Forum News
The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
LRTV Documentaries
Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
UBB Forum News
Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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