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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 10/8/2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- CCA Annual Convention -- The move to virtualization is being led by large Tier 1 operators like AT&T, Telstra, NTT DoCoMo and SK Telecom, but ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/3/2015
ADVA has acquired a Finnish firm with small form factor network synchronization technology for the small cell market, but a bigger deal could be on the horizon.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/30/2015
Alcatel-Lucent has trumpeted improvements in profitability for the second (April-to-June) quarter ahead of its acquisition by Finland's Nokia, despite signs of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/17/2015
Ericsson has reported a healthy increase in revenues for the second (April-to-June) quarter thanks to favorable currency movements and demand for its 4G equipment in ...
By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/7/2015
The industry is making decent progress on virtual mobile core networks. At Light Reading's Big Telecom Event last month, AT&T's SVP Architecture & Design, Andre ...
By Light Reading, 7/7/2015
Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/6/2015
IBM is building the foundations for a new business unit that can pull together the many parts of its empire that are relevant to, and in many cases already engaging ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/6/2015
Telekom Austria will shortly announce that another one of its subsidiaries has completed its migration to all-IP technology, Light Reading has learned.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/25/2015
Vodafone has hired David Amzallag, a former Alcatel-Lucent and Amdocs executive who has specialized in NFV developments, to head up its group-wide network ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/25/2015
Sierra Wireless is buying European mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) MobiquiThings to give its Internet of Things ambitions a boost.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/23/2015
At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/16/2015
In May 2015, Heavy Reading conducted an operator survey on behalf of Brocade on the topic of network transformation. Below, I've extracted a chart on the operator ...
By Michelle Donegan, 6/10/2015
NTT Docomo and EE mapped out their visions for 5G at a press event hosted by Nokia Networks in London on Tuesday, and effectively planted "You are here" signs in this ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/13/2015
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Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/12/2015
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Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 5/15/2015
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
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A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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ZTE in Budapest ITU 2015

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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
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Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!