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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/26/2016
For all the talk of disaggregating hardware in order to drive more network functions into software, there are still places where hardware convergence makes sense. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/26/2016
Juniper Networks has reported a healthy increase in sales for its July-to-September quarter but seen a fall in profitability due to rising costs.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/20/2016
Juniper's role in the networking universe was clear and important: It was the company that built the engines that ran the Internet. Juniper core routers carried the ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/11/2016
Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM) announced immediate availability of its new family of 50G/100G Ethernet switches for use in data centers and in high-performance ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/5/2016
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been unable to meet the NFV needs of national European operator Swisscom, which is now seeking an additional virtualization ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/13/2016
Brocade has introduced a new high-end router that even the boss says should have come out a year ago. The SLX 9850 router is designed to "move [Brocade] up" into ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/26/2016
On its earnings call Thursday, Brocade provided a glimpse of a big -- and long-overdue -- router announcement coming in mid-September.
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Cisco is set to lay off up to 14,000 employees, representing nearly a fifth of its entire workforce, according to a report from CRN, which cites multiple sources ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/16/2016
Even as more service providers flock to the SD-WAN fold, a new routing company is bucking that trend, claiming the software-defined wide area network is a temporary ...
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This week in Huntsville, Ala., at Adtran's annual media and analyst event, many sessions focused on how the cloud is changing the way CSPs provide services to SMB ...
By Robert Clark, 8/10/2016
The EU's attempt to reach a working arrangement with China on access to each other's telecom equipment markets seems to have reached a dead end.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
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OneAccess NFV Solutions

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Antoine Clerget, CTO of OneAccess, discusses how his company has expanded its product line from enterprise-class routers to include a universal virtualized CPE as well as a suite of VNFs to help telco customers evolve to an NFV future.
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The Journey Toward Carrier-Grade WiFi

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In this Light Reading interview, Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro Software and active participant of the WBA's policy working group, discusses the need for carrier-grade WiFi. Technical and business challenges slowing the fulfillment of this goal are addressed, as well as management strategies that will enable communication service providers to optimize end user ...
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ZTE BBWF Highlights

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At BBWF 2016, ZTE showed a broad range of innovative technologies that are kick-starting an ultrafast broadband journey.
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Next-Generation Technology Beyond DOCSIS 3.1

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Liu Jianhua speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Hybrid Video Solutions to Change TV, Change Future

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei Future-Oriented Giga Coax Network

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei at SCTE 2016

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Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
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Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

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As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
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A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
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New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

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A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
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Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations

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Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

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ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
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A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

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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.