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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/25/2016
Margaret Chiosi, AT&T's well-known and outspoken Distinguished Network Architect who has been one of the lead individuals in the virtualization community, has retired ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/25/2016
Building on its acquisition of the operations automation startup StackStorm in March, Brocade has announced Brocade Workflow Composer to provide automated IT and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/24/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators ...
By Alison Diana, Editor, 5/24/2016
At its Board of Directors meeting in Austin on Monday, the New IP Agency welcomed Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt Technology ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/22/2016
Virtualization might be the flavor of the decade but the shortlist for Best New Product (Telecom) in this year's Leading Lights awards shows there's still plenty of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
The market for optical and Ethernet services continues to thrive, providing the catalyst for network operators to further innovate and provide customers with products ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/19/2016
Brocade reported quarterly revenue down 4% year-over-year, to $523 million, reflecting declines in both its IP networking business and the traditional storage ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/19/2016
Major telecom network operators are not the only ones stepping up to proclaim their support of OpenStack, this open source cloud platform that is sometimes disparaged ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2016
Three of the four finalists for the Light Reading's Leading Light award for Company of the Year (Private) are heavily engaged in virtualization, two as technology ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/16/2016
A new edge data center and cloud ecosystem opening today in Portland is a clear representation of where the network and cloud are now meeting at the edge and bringing ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/13/2016
Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/12/2016
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- One of the benefits AT&T will reap from its aggressive push to virtualize its network functions is the ability to offer any ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/11/2016
Word on the street has it that Genband and Sonus are in advanced talks to become one company focused on a software networking future.
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Bloomberg: AT&T Is Kicking the Tires on Yahoo's Internet Business
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/25/2016
AT&T could be competing with Verizon for Yahoo's Internet assets.
IHS: Policy Management Virtualization a $2.8B Market by 2020
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/25/2016
Huawei, Ericsson led the pack last year for policy management revenue.
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Brocade Extends Network Automation With Workflow Composer
Alison Diana, Editor, 5/25/2016
New platform eliminates many manual handoffs and gives IT a revenue-generation tool.
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/25/2016
Brocade's Kelly Herrell tells the BCE crowd service providers should focus on ...
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 3/3/2016
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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, 2/22/2016
Independent test lab EANTC evaluated a range of Cisco security products – ...
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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UBBS 2016 Highlights

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Highlights of Huawei's UBBS event in Hong Kong.
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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.