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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/26/2015
Very soon, like next month, members of the white box ecosystem will lose their one of their biggest advocates when Cisco chief John Chambers retires. You can hardly ...
By Teresa Mastrangelo, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/24/2015
The Internet has had a profound impact on how services are consumed and delivered, with traditional models no longer providing adequate revenue streams for operators. ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/20/2015
When he was part of AT&T's first cloud operations a decade ago, Andy Daudelin and his colleagues were charged with taking on the Amazons and Microsofts in a total ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/19/2015
Skyport Systems, a startup founded by veterans from Cisco, Juniper and Arista, is coming out of stealth mode Tuesday to introduce a secure server that carriers can ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2015
Oracle is in the headlines this week, not for the Evolved Communications Application Server it introduced for the mobile voice market, but for something its co-CEOs ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2015
Verizon today unveiled its corporate-wide strategy for moving to SDN, naming five key vendors that are its current partners in the effort and promising "meaningful" ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/25/2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Oracle today is demonstrating new network orchestration capabilities that it says will enable network operators to get the same level of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
Has your company had an outstanding past 12 months? Have you developed a product, service or strategy that deserves the very highest industry honor? Then you need to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2015
CenturyLink announced Thursday it will use Cyan's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator as orchestration for its new Programmable Services Backbone, the SDN-based network over ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/4/2015
Four months into his new job as CenturyLink's CTO, Aamir Hussain is making a bold move with a sweeping reorganization designed to transform the legacy telco into an ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/3/2015
The channel of value-added resellers, systems integrators and other third-party sales reps is playing a significant role in the sales of cloud services for ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/25/2015
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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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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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 , Editorial Operations Director , 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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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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!