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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/2/2015
Level 3 Communications' acquisition of DDoS mitigation company Black Lotus not only will let the company speed up its upgrade plans for its own DDoS mitigation ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2015
Following on its recent acquisition of SafeNet, security specialist Gemalto has announced a multi-link, high-speed Layer 2 encryption solution designed to better ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/1/2015
Cisco is to pay $635 million in cash for security business OpenDNS in anticipation of soaring demand for technologies that will protect networks against cyber attacks.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/30/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast and complex ecosystem, but Cisco wants there to be one underlying factor that brings it all together: Cisco.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2015
NetScout is about to close a massive acquisition that will be the catalyst for a new strategy and broader push into the communications networking sector.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/25/2015
Masergy plans next week to launch NFV services for its customers, replacing several pieces of customer premises equipment (CPE) with a single general-purpose server ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/17/2015
The use of SDN and NFV technologies could further expose telecom networks to cyber attacks, according to a senior executive from Israel's Allot Communications.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/12/2015
CHICAGO -- Big Telecom Event -- The old IT "honeypot" tactic of sticking a controlled vulnerability in the network to see who attacks it is no longer enough in ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/9/2015
CHICAGO -- Big Telecom Event -- Brocade on Tuesday introduced Flow Optimizer, a router app designed to improve performance of OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/8/2015
Cisco announced a new security hardware server, the Firepower 9300, on Monday that's designed to provide a platform for multiple network security services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/3/2015
Network operator security teams suffer from an unfair reputation and could do with some help and support from the rank and file within service providers and from ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/3/2015
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! 2015 -- "Five nines reliability is dead as a concept at the node level" is the kind of statement that can capture the attention of most ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/1/2015
Nokia took a big step forward in promoting mobile-edge computing with Monday's unveiling of the AirFrame Data Center platform -- a combo of telco cloud software and ...
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OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
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Network Security: It's Complicated
Michelle Donegan , 4/28/2014
Complexity is security's worst enemy, says TeliaSonera's chief security officer.
Top 5 NFV Movers & Shakers
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 1/8/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is just about the hottest trend in the ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/27/2013
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Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!