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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/28/2016
Versa has made its mark in the SD-WAN world with a prime reference account victory at CenturyLink, where it's the operator's lead virtualization partner for the ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/22/2016
CenturyLink is setting its cap at SD-WAN services for its business customers as a way to meet enterprise demands for high-speed network services, especially those ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/16/2016
Microsoft's $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition hangs a big question mark over LinkedIn's ambitious plans to migrate its infrastructure to a private cloud. (See ...
By Dan Pitt, 6/14/2016
Industry perspectives on the relationship between network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are evolving, and for the better.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 6/14/2016
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/10/2016
While Cisco's service provider business is getting a new boss -- and that person is getting a new boss -- it's keeping its place in the company chain of command.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/9/2016
Proving its determination to generate new revenue from the cable industry, Nokia announced this evening its intent to acquire distributed access network specialist ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/9/2016
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg says Agile methodologies do not mean chaos for service providers and they play a key role in the transformation to New IP networks.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/8/2016
Midokura on Wednesday announced a $20.4 million series B funding round. But even as it banks the bucks, it's looking at whether private cloud -- foundational to ...
By Light Reading, 6/8/2016
Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/7/2016
The team behind the "spin in" strategy that led to Cisco's SDN push and other innovations has left the company, out of a "disconnect" with their roles in recent ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2016
Telecom has responded with enthusiasm to AT&T's release of detailed information on its approach to revamping its operations systems for virtualization.
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Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/28/2016
As CSPs implement today's technologies, one critical consideration is its ...
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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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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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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