& cplSiteName &
Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/22/2018
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- The transition to distributed access architectures may not be happening for cable as quickly as some in the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/21/2018
Adtran is expanding its footprint in the cable industry through a new EPON deal with Sumitomo Electric. The transaction has Adtran acquiring Sumitomo's North ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/20/2018
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride says the telecom industry is past the hype cycle for cloud, SDN and NFV and into the actualization period of network virtualization - ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/19/2018
Verizon and Cisco are doing something new. The two companies have announced the successful test of Cisco's information-centric networking (ICN) software, a solution ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
The demonstration was as smooth and uneventful as anyone could have hoped. A vast screen showed two video streams of the same footage, one stuttering and fuzzy. Using ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
By Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading, 3/6/2018
Telcos have got to be getting a bit tired about hearing how their hyperscale peers are disrupting everything -- with the implication that if the telcos don't adopt ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/5/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- AT&T's Igal Elbaz spoke with Light Reading this week about the operator's plans to deploy standards-based mobile 5G to a dozen cities this ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Cisco has launched Cisco Crosswork Network Automation, a software suite designed to help communications service providers innovate and solve network problems faster.
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Industry pundits are fond of saying that the communications market is in the middle of "unprecedented" innovation. Not true. We've actually seen this level of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
By Simon Stanley, 2/16/2018
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Security Now
In Facebook Debacle, More Than Zuckerberg to Blame
Larry Loeb, Author, 3/23/2018
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are rightly taking a lot of heat from the ...
Cybersecurity AI: Addressing the 'Artificial' Talent Shortage
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 3/23/2018
As AI becomes increasingly important to cybersecurity, industry's complaints on ...
Telco Transformation
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/23/2018
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators ...
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/22/2018
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
Intel Capital Diversity Fund
Know a female-led, communications-focused startup worthy of Intel's $125M Capital Diversity Fund?

Tell us more about it here!
From The Founder
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
Featured Video
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Animals with Phones
Hot Topics
Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/19/2018
IBM Faces Age Discrimination Accusations
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/22/2018
Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Feels the Heat
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/20/2018
HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2018
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed