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Key developments related to the skill sets required by communications industry professionals as the industry evolves.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/3/2015
This weekend as Americans eat hot dogs, drink US-brewed beers and watch fireworks, they can be proud to be Americans for another reason -- it's the best country in ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 7/1/2015
In a bid to provide a massive push to connectivity and ICT adoption, India's government has formally unveiled an ambitious initiative called Digital India. Launched ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/29/2015
Although the Sprint Accelerator is less than two years old, the startup program has been busy shaking up how it operates just as quickly as its parent company shakes ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/25/2015
AT&T is accelerating its plans to build its North American Mobile Service area, pumping an additional $3 billion into extending LTE into Mexico.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/25/2015
Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/23/2015
Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy and explains why promoting women in tech is good business.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/18/2015
Telco transformation has been a hot topic for a few years now, fueled by the impact of cloud, virtualization, OTT and increasingly ubiquitous wireless connectivity.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/18/2015
Cisco and its local partners said Wednesday they plan to invest $10 billion to support training, innovation, investment, R&D and job creation in China.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/16/2015
Many people probably walked away from Light Reading's Big Telecom Event last week feeling that the industry is evolving rapidly in its embrace of cloud concepts for ...
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 6/16/2015
In an industry inundated with men, it's a welcome diversion to have an event specifically geared towards women.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2015
CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain wasted no time in reorganizing the third-largest US telecom carrier into an agile IT organization. The man he chose to head the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/10/2015
Intel is once again putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to supporting women in the tech industry -- a lot of money too. The networking giant has ...
By Light Reading, 6/10/2015
Watch highlights of the events of Day One of BTE 2015 from Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading; Andre Fuetsch, SVP of architecture and design for AT&T; Colin Bannon, CTO of BT wholesale technology, services and operations, and more.
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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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, 6/29/2015
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
Taking NFV to the People
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When you talk to Telekom Austria CTO Günther Ottendorfer about NFV, the ...
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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!