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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/3/2015
There has been a lot of talk in recent years about what might be enabled by the many software-defined networking and virtualization capabilities being developed and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/27/2015
The JDSU management team appears to have been channeling the spirit of the Roman Empire when they decided on the names for the two separate public companies that will ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/25/2015
Carrier SDN and NFV have been major buzzwords for the past few years, generating a great deal of head-scratching, strategizing and hot air blowing.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 2/25/2015
HP is working to pave communications service providers' path to the Internet of Things (IoT) by providing intelligent management tools, all packed into a new platform ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/24/2015
The TM Forum is expanding the range of the hands-on technology demos it calls Catalyst projects, and is focusing more than half of the 21 new efforts on ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/23/2015
It's that time of the year again as tens of thousands of communications industry professionals jump on a plane, train or donkey and head to Barcelona for the Mobile ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/20/2015
Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates intelligence agencies hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/19/2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The New IP -- The informal gathering of networking giants now known as OpenConfig has produced vendor-neutral configuration and operational state ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/19/2015
Ericsson laid out the rump of its Mobile World Congress agenda early Thursday with a swathe of product and strategy announcements that includes a portfolio shift that ...
By Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading, 2/19/2015
2015 is shaping up to be the year when network operations teams start to get their teeth into network functions virtualization (NFV). A handful of leading operators ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/17/2015
Nokia Networks is setting the tone for this year's Mobile World Congress with a series of announcements that highlights the race to provide network infrastructure, ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/16/2015
SpiderCloud is introducing updates to its line of enterprise small cells to keep up with operators' evolving network needs and make the business case more appealing ...
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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem

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Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
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Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo

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Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
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LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks

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We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
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NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision

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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
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In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
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Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
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Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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