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Key developments related to router platform evolution and deployments.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/2/2016
Telefónica has taken a step closer to a programmable transport architecture with a field trial of SDN capabilities involving commercial traffic. The trial took place ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2016
Another Cisco top executive from John Chambers's administration is leaving. Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief development officer, will pack up his ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/28/2016
For pretty much the whole of 2015 it was clear Juniper needed to shake off its recent past and transform itself in one way or another. For many, that transformation ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/25/2016
With a plethora of virtual network functions (VNFs) now being marketed by hundreds of suppliers to communications service providers of all shapes, sizes and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/20/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels approves proposals to end geo-blocking; ARM's 4K chip; Swisscom pushes ID-by-video service for banks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/18/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2016
Shares in Ericsson have taken a beating after analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their outlook for the Swedish equipment maker, flagging concern about its IP routing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/14/2016
It's most definitely the end of an era -- some might say the end of an error. Alcatel-Lucent is effectively no more.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/22/2015
Serial digital interface (SDI) needs to be put out of its misery, but somebody has to show up with a stick big enough to beat it to death. And, lo, along comes ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/22/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/18/2015
A California Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Arista in an important intellectual property lawsuit filed by one of the company's co-founders, who is also ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/8/2015
Juniper has announced upgraded network automation features and triple performance for its workhorse MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers.
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David Butler, Senior Engineer, BBC Research & Development, 2/8/2016
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/8/2016
Super Bowl 50 is a poster child for the need for virtualized, agile New IP ...
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Ariella Brown, technology writer, 2/8/2016
The cloud is proving itself as a secure environment for business but the risks of ...
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Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV ...
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/11/2015
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. ...
Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure Pt. 1
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Test specialists EANTC went to Cisco's labs to perform an independent evaluation ...
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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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.
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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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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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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.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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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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