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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/9/2017
Nokia is excited. It previously announced plans to build a significant standalone software business by pumping up its Applications & Analytics unit, and has backed up ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/9/2017
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel, a communications sector software specialist with hundreds of OSS and BSS customers, for €347 million ($371 million) in cash.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/31/2017
When Ciena's Chief Operating Officer (COO) François Locoh-Donou announced last week that he'd be leaving the optical giant in March, it seemed just a matter of time ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/25/2017
Ciena today unveiled Blue Planet Analytics, built on the same platform as its orchestration system and designed to let network operators rapidly analyze data from ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/10/2016
Netcracker today rolls out new capabilities that it says will take the risk out of commercializing NFV for network operators, and even serve as a backstop to their ...
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Light Reading is proud to bring you our latest community site, Testapedia, a resource for test and measurement (T&M) professionals and their customers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/28/2016
Sonus has beefed up its IP voice system portfolio and accelerated its virtualization strategy with the $20 million cash acquisition of Richardson, Texas-based Taqua, ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/14/2016
Amdocs has splashed $260 million on the acquisition of three business and customer support systems specialists that it hopes will bolster its cloud-based portfolio ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- The telecom industry needs to move quickly past the first generation of NFV, where existing hardware elements are simply virtualized as ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/13/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Software-defined networking is the glue enabling network operators to consolidate the management of their IP and optical network layers ...
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 ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/18/2016
AT&T has built further upon its Network On Demand platform with the launch of Network Functions On Demand, a managed service that enables enterprise users to run ...
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NFV: A Catalyst for OSS Transformation
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/22/2017
NFV presents an opportunity to breathe new life into OSS.
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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 ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
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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 ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.