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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/19/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom's Renee walks away; "roam like at home" a step closer; AlcaLu claims subsea breakthrough.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/19/2015
Chinese BSS vendor AsiaInfo has expanded its relationship with Telenor by landing a back office transformation deal with the operator's Hungarian operation.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 1/13/2015
Today's big data boom means that companies can know more about their customers than ever before, but according to Juan Gorricho, senior manager, Merchandise Business ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/8/2015
Sprint is beginning to consider ways to monetize its valuable 2.5GHz spectrum holdings, encouraged by the wild success of the FCC's AWS spectrum.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/23/2014
AT&T is counting on "disruptive" vendors and the open source community as it works to transform its internal culture as a key part of the SDN/NFV transformation, says ...
By Robert Clark, 12/17/2014
Telstra went to the NBN (national broadband network) renegotiation table with a strong hand -- and it shows.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/15/2014
Concerns about capex cuts by big telecom players such as AT&T and Verizon are already hurting hardware/software vendor stocks in the US, but a bigger issue is looming ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/10/2014
AT&T added Brocade, Ciena and Cisco to its list of Domain 2.0 partners on Wednesday, taking the total number of vendor partners it has chosen for its cloud program, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2014
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- What do the next five or six years hold for the communications networking and services sector?
By Steve Koppman, 12/8/2014
As service providers see exploding network demand far outpacing growth in revenues and profits, they seek to reduce their cost "per bit" to support bottom lines, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/2/2014
Connecting remote communities in rural areas in an affordable way has long been a tough challenge for all communications network operators, but UK mobile operator EE ...
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SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks: MVNOs
Kevin Shatzkamer , CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade , 1/27/2015
According to Maravedis Research, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) ...
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Distributed NFV: The Debate Still Rages
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 1/27/2015
Virtualizing CPE seems like the ultimate no-brainer, but there are still many ...
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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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LRTV Documentaries
The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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