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Key issues and developments related to total cost of ownership and return on investment in the communications services industry.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/5/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/29/2016
There's no shortage of news and views on Women in Comms around the web each week -- some positive; some less so.
By Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader, Cloud & NFV, Heavy Reading, 1/20/2016
Back in 2012, just after the NFV founder-operators had published their seminal white paper, I interviewed the CTO of a communications service provider (CSP) about his ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/18/2016
Infinera believes it has cracked one of the major challenges of the optical networking world -- how to increase network capacity without sacrificing transmission ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 12/31/2015
After a year spent hosting Women in Comms networking breakfast events; interviewing leading female executives in the industry for our Mentor Monday series; and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 12/28/2015
When recruiting for tech positions that often require a fast turnaround time, it can be easy to fall back on unconscious biases and hiring patterns that worked well ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 12/16/2015
Carol Wilson and Sarah Thomas catch up on the latest Women in Comms updates as we prepare to launch as a non-profit in 2016 with our first batch of members.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/9/2015
In one of the most important developments in its 15-year history, Light Reading has published a groundbreaking multivendor NFV interoperability test report that ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/9/2015
A Heavy Reading survey of communications service providers has found that the vast majority of CSPs have either completed or are currently implementing a big data ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/26/2015
It's not often that a communications industry CEO will boast of a "get rich slowly" strategy but that's exactly what Conal Henry, CEO of Irish alternative fiber ...
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 11/25/2015
The recent Best Experience Mobile Backhaul Summit event in Bali, Indonesia, provided insights into how some of Asia-Pacific's operators are evolving their networks ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 11/20/2015
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/11/2015
Telefónica's Global CTO Unit has introduced a new technology development model that it believes will drastically reduce time to market for new products, services and ...
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Telcos: Not Ready for Prime Time With Video
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/12/2016
Telco Transformation poll results say that telcos have their work cut out for ...
AT&T Unveils 5G Ambitions
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/12/2016
AT&T is working with Ericsson and Intel in its labs ahead of field trials in ...
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Virtual Reality Newsbites: 5G Trials & Open Source Drama
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/12/2016
A weekly wrap-up of New IP news from around the globe.
New Survey Finds Security Tops IT Spending
Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 2/12/2016
A new IDG and Datalink survey shows 70% of 100-plus IT executives and senior ...
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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 ...
Validating Cisco's Service Provider Virtualization & Cloud Portfolio
, 3/3/2015
How independent test lab EANTC and Light Reading put Cisco's programmable service ...
Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
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 ...
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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
TeliaSonera: Striving for Independence

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Peter Lagergren discusses the importance of decoupling the network from services.
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Ken Wang on U-vMOS

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Ken Wang discusses how video will take of the traffic on carrier networks and become a basic service to provide to end users.
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All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.