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Key developments in the traditional and emerging communications services sectors, including OTT.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/1/2014
Scandinavian operator TeliaSonera has become the latest telco to acquire a cloud services specialist, albeit on a small scale.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/1/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/30/2014
As Gigabit Fever continues to sweep the land, CableLabs is scrambling to start certifying new DOCSIS 3.1 equipment for the cable industry's use as early as next spring.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with Accenture; data sonification -- can you dig it?
By JOANNE TAAFFE, 9/30/2014
For the world's biggest mobile operator (by subscriber numbers), 4G still offers a lot of mileage.
By Michelle Donegan, 9/30/2014
European network operators are missing a trick when it comes to partnering with over-the-top (OTT) service providers by not making the most of their back-office ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2014
CenturyLink is taking its managed hosting portfolio into China, initially to serve its multinational business customers wanting to do business there, but ultimately ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/29/2014
Telecom co-op GVTC Communications has turned up its gigabit fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the San Antonio area, making it first to market in a region coveted by ...
By Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, 9/29/2014
"T1 is like pizza -- you order it, you get it. The problem is, you order it for dinner and you get it for lunch next day, it's cold, there's no topping, and there's ...
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Poll: The Networks They Are A-Changin’
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/30/2014
According to The New IP's latest poll results, 43% of respondents say the New IP ...
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Accelerating NFV: Open Source vs. Open Process
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/30/2014
The new OPNFV project is bringing open source to the NFV world, which stands to ...
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Pica8 Raises $12.5M, Strengthens Japan Ties
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/1/2014
Investment from VantagePoint, Cross Head and Pacific Venture Partners brings the ...
What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/1/2014
Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for ...
TeliaSonera Snaps Up Cloud Minnow
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/1/2014
Adds to its enterprise and cloud operations with the acquisition of hosting and ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (11) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

9|25|14   |   3:47   |   (1) comment


XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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