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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/22/2014
VMware says it's seeing strong growth in its virtual networks business, contributing to satisfying earnings expectations in the third quarter.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- If anyone thought there might, at some point, be a pull-back by telcos from SDN and NFV, then such thoughts would have ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/16/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- You can sense eyeballs rolling in their sockets when a conference speaker calls for companies to cooperate. It's a nice ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/16/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- One of the biggest challenges for telcos as they plan to introduce NFV and SDN into their existing networks is how ...
By Light Reading, 10/16/2014
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/15/2014
In its next work phase, the influential NFV group within ETSI will tackle some thorny issues, including defining key interface specs for different vendor gear to ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/15/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- NFV doesn't just involve taking legacy capabilities and virtualizing them; it requires a much more holistic view of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/15/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- A group of 30 operators has issued a white paper that sets out the roadmap for the future development of network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/14/2014
The testing of prototype SDN gear in carrier labs shows that interoperable SDN is approaching commercialization, according to one official involved.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/14/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- When I used to think of Germany, I would think "lovely people, amazing cake." Now, I also think of SDN, because this ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/14/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- Alcatel-Lucent is losing one of its key NFV executives at the end of this year with the departure of Dor Skuler, vice ...
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Poll: NFV Bang for the Buck
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 10/21/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is set to revolutionize many aspects of ...
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Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; ...
Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/21/2014
Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed ...
Kroes Decries Divided Europe
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/22/2014
Outgoing EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes invokes Elvis Presley, ...
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Amdocs Offers OSS for New IP Networks
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
BT, ADVA Show Off Transport SDN
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Coriant Intros SDN, NFV Portfolio
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
NTT Offers On-Demand Services Via Portal
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cyan Blue Planet Adds Cisco, Juniper Support
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Medallia Takes Open Path With Dell, Cumulus
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
OVH Taps Nuage for SDN
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Telco Systems Unveils Carrier SDN Network OS
Thursday, October 2, 2014
AT&T, AWS to Integrate Network, Cloud
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Radware Offers Network Security for Helium SDNs
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
OpenDaylight Releases 'Helium' SDN/NFV Platform
Monday, September 29, 2014
MEF Introduces 'Third Network' Vision
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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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 ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

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Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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