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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2016
ADVA today is launching a new SD-WAN solution that goes beyond an appliance approach to offer flexibility in adding this hottest of new services at the edge of the ...
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, 11/23/2016
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/18/2016
The entire telecom industry is coming to terms with the reality that existing business models are changing dramatically in the virtualization era, but there are ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/17/2016
LinkedIn has opened a new data center in Hillsboro, Ore., showcasing principles of cloud architecture and energy efficiency.
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.
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Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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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
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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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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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