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Key developments related to software-defined networking strategies and deployments.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/1/2016
Interest in IP and optical integration stalled in the early 2000s as concerns over vendor lock-in, the threat of reduced network capacity and an inflexible photonic ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/30/2016
By utilizing software-defined architectures in data centers, service providers can take advantage of the benefits of a scalable, centrally controlled system and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/28/2016
Like many cable operators, WOW is making its first foray into network virtualization with a focus on business services. That's not where the story ends, however. ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/24/2016
TOKYO -- Global MBB Forum 2016 -- Mobile broadband developments may be the topic that links everyone together here at the MBB Forum in Tokyo, but the key unifying ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/23/2016
TOKYO -- Global MBB Forum 2016 -- More than a thousand senior mobile broadband network and services executives have converged on Tokyo to discuss the future of mobile ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/23/2016
As promised, VMware is boosting its efforts in the communications service provider (CSP) market in an effort to be at the heart of telco virtualization strategies.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/17/2016
One key advantage SDN provides is the ability to directly program the network by rapidly adding on-demand applications on top of the SDN controller. Service providers ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/17/2016
SD-WAN specialist Versa Networks has unveiled Kelly Ahuja, the former senior vice president (SVP) of Cisco's Service Provider Business, as its new CEO.
By Craig Leddy, 11/16/2016
In 2013, when virtualization was becoming The Next Big Thing, the US cable industry's largest convention held its first panel session on network functions ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2016
LONDON -- OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV -- BT is working to bring the benefits of virtualization to the physical networks it operates today, and it's something Neil ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/15/2016
Through centralized network control, software-defined networking (SDN) enables more scalable resources in real-time; enhanced traffic management; automated security ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/14/2016
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/10/2016
Service providers are increasingly looking to open source software to advance NFV management and orchestration (MANO) efforts and overcome interoperability challenges ...
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Carriers Need to Operationalize NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/9/2016
The next phase for NFV needs to include operational aspects that lead to ...
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Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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 ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
AT&T, Colt Announce SDN Interoperability
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Adtran Takes Software Defined Access to the Edge
Monday, November 7, 2016
OPEN-O Issues First Software Release
Monday, November 7, 2016
Broadcom Bags Brocade for $5.9B
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Berkshire Partners Buys Masergy
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Ericsson, Red Hat Partner on Open Source
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VeloCloud Touts SD-WAN Wins
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Colt Launches Next Phase of Managed SD-WAN With Versa
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
TelePacific Taps VeloCloud for SD-WAN
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Windstream Taps Ciena's Blue Planet for SDN Automation
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains

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Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
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Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge

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Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt massive DDoS attacks using IoT devices in botnets. The solution he has in mind includes reputation-based routing by the service provider but also more secure endpoint devices and greater consumer awareness.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work

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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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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.