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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
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, 6/22/2016
A network automation startup funded by David Cheriton, billionaire co-founder of Arista and early investor in VMware and Google, is exiting stealth mode. Apstra has ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
Cisco introduced software designed to warm the hearts of obsessive-compulsive data center operators, tracking "every packet, every flow, every speed," the company ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/13/2016
Not willing to be left out of the acquisitions party Monday, VMware snapped up startup Arkin Net to help automate network flows inside the data center.
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, 6/13/2016
SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks has named Gigamon veteran Mike Hoffman to head worldwide sales. Hoffman brings expertise in "defensive sales" to Big Switch, say his ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/13/2016
Identifying security solutions for cloud platforms means unraveling complex financial, technical and skill set barriers for both service providers and enterprises.
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 Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/10/2016
Today, Upskill U heads back to the virtual classroom to continue our focus on cloud services with Level 3 Communications after traveling to the Big Communications ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/10/2016
If you're baking a cake for the going-away party for Kelly Ahuja, best known for heading up Cisco's service provider business, keep the oven warm. Even though Ahuja ...
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Elbaz: Foundries Are Driving AT&T's New Products & Services
Igal Elbaz, Vice President - Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T Services, 6/24/2016
The AT&T Foundry program is key to the company's digital ecosystem expansion.
What Exactly Is Mobile Video?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 6/24/2016
Definitions of mobile video vary across different studies and can lead to ...
The New IP
Virtual Newsbites: Service Providers Make Executive Moves
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/24/2016
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
Observations & Recommendations for Carrier-Grade vCPE
Gal Ofel, Head of Software Solution Product Line Management, Telco Systems, 6/24/2016
Carrier-grade standards have not yet been established and, as a result, many ...
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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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NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of ...
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, 12/8/2015
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
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The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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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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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
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Huawei 2016 UBBS World Tour: Singapore

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Highlights from Huawei's UBBS World Tour event in Singapore.
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The FlowBROKER Solution

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During a demo at the Big Communications Event 2016, Accedian director of product line solutions Greg Spear demonstrates how the FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution (part of Accedian's SkyLIGHT platform) can be used to troubleshoot and resolve QoE issues.

FlowBROKER is the industry's first lossless remote packet capture solution, which uses ...

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BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order

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Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
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BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future

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Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding? A panel of experts at BCE considered the evidence...
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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.