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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/21/2017
NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/19/2016
The TM Forum today announced 13 new open APIs as part of its ongoing effort to enable telecom operators to expose digital assets as services, without the encumbrance ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/19/2016
Mitel's strategic direction took another unexpected turn Monday with the announcement that less than two years after buying Mavenir Systems for $560 million to get ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/26/2016
Cedexis and Varnish Software are partnering to create a formal system that enables content owners to create customized delivery networks by stitching together public ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/16/2016
If SDN and NFV are undermining the companies that used to thrive by slinging iron, that raises a question: Who is out there preparing to capitalize from the body blow ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/13/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Software-defined networking is the glue enabling network operators to consolidate the management of their IP and optical network layers ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/23/2016
There's never a dull moment where the company now known as Xura is involved: Following a few years of selling and buying various assets, it's been acquired by Siris ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/2/2016
AT&T apparently has become the first telecom service provider to put the MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework into practice as it launches an ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Jeff Gordon, 6/17/2016
In previous articles in this short series based on the results of a survey conducted by Heavy Reading, we've highlighted the growing appetite telecom operators have ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/13/2016
Innovation in the small business space takes a particular creativity, as the revenue generated in this market segment comes in many smaller envelopes, so new products ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/10/2016
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Nine of the world's biggest service providers have thrown their collective weight behind the TM Forum's Open APIs initiative as they ...
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Equinix Expects 'Massive' Scaling of Interconnection Model
Ihab Tarazi, Chief Technology Officer, Equinix, 4/24/2017
Equinix is preparing for the future by looking to massively scale its ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 4/23/2017
This month's caption contest looks at the phenomenon of live streaming on social ...
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Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 4/22/2014
The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical ...
Doing the Dirty Work Pays Off
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 3/27/2014
Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
Touring Sprint's Well Oiled MVNO Factory
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 11/21/2013
Supporting over 100 unique MVNOs with unique business models takes more than just ...
Bandwidth Bringing Profits Back to Voice
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 11/8/2013
US CLEC isn't abandoning voice, rather it's capitalizing on what voice can be in ...
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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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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 on 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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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Intel & Cisco on Joint 5G Solutions

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Dave Ward, SVP and CTO of Cisco, is joined by Sandra Rivera, corporate VP and general manager of network platforms group of Intel, on the revolutionary 5G technology that changes networking and computing fundamentally.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.