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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/28/2016
As it embarks on an ambitious expansion plan that involves the addition of data center and fiber network assets on multiple continents, French hosting and cloud ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/21/2016
DOCSIS 3.1 looks set to play a significant role in the development of a Gigabit Europe broadband market and provide fertile ground for vendors that have developed ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/13/2016
Extensive European research and education network GÉANT has found a way to benefit from SDN capabilities by deploying packet-optical network technology from long-time ...
By Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 5/31/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event 2016 -- A growing number of service providers do not expect virtualization to reduce operating costs, while planning for NFV ...
By Jeff Gordon, 5/25/2016
As reported in my previous column in Light Reading, the telecom service layer has a significant role to play in the strategies of nine out of every ten telecom ...
By Jeff Gordon, 5/6/2016
Telecommunications can simplistically be thought of as comprising two fundamental components: the access network and the service layer. The access network provides ...
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/8/2016
Communications service providers (CSPs) are in the process of transforming the infrastructure they use to deliver services. They are looking to both lower their capex ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/7/2016
I've known Steve Vogelsang for more than 20 years, since his time at FORE Systems, the ATM pioneer (that's "asynchronous transfer mode," not "automatic teller ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/6/2016
Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/24/2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- OFC 2016 -- The battle for optical system bragging rights has been raging this week in Anaheim, with Infinera adding to the roll call of major ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 3/22/2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- OFC 2016 -- In collaboration with its customer Microsoft, Inphi has released a reference design for a 100G interconnect developed for the specific ...
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Seen & Heard: Operators Will Embrace IMS in NFV Environments
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/1/2016
NFV's ability to scale on demand was the top reason for the use of IMS in NFV ...
A Growing Demand for Connected Healthcare Apps
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/1/2016
While caregivers are interested in medication management tools, only 11% are ...
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Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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 ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
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Rogers: Millennials Prefer Mobile Video

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Rogers' Upinder Saini explains how millennial viewers favor mobile devices over big TVs and non-conventional TV content over broadcast and cable networks.
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ZTE Pre5G & 5G Solutions

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At 5G World London, ZTE demonstrated two types of equipment, including 128 antenna Pre5G Massive MIMO and 15GHz high-frequency base stations.
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Energy 2020: Technology Innovation to Fuel Power Efficiency

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Managing energy costs and consumption as cable operators deploy new services requires new levels of innovation from technology partners. In this video, Dave Fellows, co-founder and CTO of Layer3 TV and chief scientist of the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 program, discusses such ambitious objectives as achieving a second 500% increase in efficiency in outside plant ...
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Transitioning to Service Agile Networks

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Packet optical networks are transitioning from proprietary converged systems to open disaggregated platforms. This video will describe the Fujitsu 1FINITY disaggregated platform, explore how 1FINITY interoperates with the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE platform and explain how 1FINITY is designed for software control, like with Fujitsu Virtuora NC.
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Nokia's Advancement Plan: Bring Old Skills to New Roles

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Nokia's Sandy Motley advises women to change their mindsets; get aggressive about advancing their careers; develop strong, diverse support networks; and always bring forth learned skills to take on new challenges and different roles.
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CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
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Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services

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In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Masergy: 'Now Is the Time for NFV'

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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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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.