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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/27/2017
One of the earliest entrants in software-defined networking (SDN) has met its demise, as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is shutting down its OpenSDN product family, ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/24/2017
It's called the next-gen comms industry because technologists today are always looking at the advanced, often virtualized, technologies defining the future of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Open Networking Summit - Equinix sees open source as a critical aspect of its ability to be the place where networks and data centers converge, ...
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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 4/11/2017
Service providers' and vendors' SD-WAN Spidey senses are tingling, but in a good way as demand skyrockets. This week, Windstream Wholesale and Versa Networks are ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2017
Yesterday, I promised more key takeaways from the Open Networking Summit and here they are. Read 'em and comment:
By Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 4/10/2017
As infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has risen in popularity, so has infrastructure's desirability as a target for hackers. Infoblox Trinzic Flex, released on April ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- Perhaps more so than other major events, this one has become something of a measuring stick of the industry's ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/7/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- From its position as an exchange provider, Equinix has something of a unique view of telecom's current transformation ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/6/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- Verizon has yet to get engaged with an open source MANO group but that isn't for lack of interest or sense of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/6/2017
SANTA CLARA -- Open Networking Summit 2017 -- Margaret Chiosi has long been an open source advocate, but the former AT&T, now Huawei, executive acknowledged here ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/5/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Open Networking Summit 2017 - This event has proven to be a major coming out party for ONAP, the newly converged open source MANO organization, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/5/2017
With the launch of its peering edge architecture Espresso, Google has committed to extending software-defined networking into the content delivery market. That's ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/4/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Back in 2011, when the Open Networking Summit (ONS) was a 400-person gathering held on the Stanford University campus, one of the featured ...
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Viacom 18's Vats Talks AR/VR, Video AI
Sudhanshu Vats, CEO, Viacom 18 Group, 4/27/2017
Sudhanshu Vats, group CEO of Indian broadcast and video conglomerate Viacom 18, ...
ETSI OSM Group Advances NFV Interoperability With Release TWO
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/27/2017
ETSI Open Source MANO group has issued Release TWO, which includes improvements ...
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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 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 ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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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.