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Key issues and developments related to total cost of ownership and return on investment in the communications services industry.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/11/2014
While the industry is still talking about network virtualization, Colt is putting ideas into action in the data center, customer premises, and on the wide area ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/7/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson wins in Russia.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/5/2014
A utility co-op in Oklahoma that is readying a gigabit network deployment is leveraging a suite of software to not only help it deploy and optimize its network, but ...
By Robert Clark, 7/11/2014
In a move that could save them billions of dollars in capital and operating costs each year, China's three state-owned operators have formed a joint venture to own ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/9/2014
A laundry list of technology trends is requiring network operators to make their networks more agile. These include mobility, the cloud, and virtualization, with ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/9/2014
Deutsche Telekom has teamed up with application delivery platform specialist A10 to develop an OpenStack-enabled IPv4-over-IPv6 solution as a virtual network ...
By Stephen Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/9/2014
It's been about six months since I re-acquired Light Reading from our insect overlords at the end of 2013. (See Stephen Saunders Acquires Light Reading From UBM.)
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/9/2014
Bell Labs, the research unit of Alcatel-Lucent, is claiming to have achieved data transmission speeds of 10 Gbit/s over a 30-meters length of bonded copper using a ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/3/2014
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event was so exciting that it can't be limited to static photos, so we bring you this image gallery, including several animated GIFs, ...
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China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark, , 8/27/2014
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
Telefonica, Telecom Italia in $9B Battle to Buy Brazil's GVT
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
European operators are fighting over Brazilian operator GVT, currently owner by ...
TiVo Continues Cable Run
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/27/2014
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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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 ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
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Find out who made it onto the shortlists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

8|27|14   |   5:40   |   (0) comments


Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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