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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/20/2015
ORLANDO -- Genband Perspectives 2015 -- Genband gave more clarity on its roadmap for NFV at its conference this week, noting that its SBC and wireless access gateway ...
By Michael Murphy, CTO for North America, Nokia Networks, 5/20/2015
There is an increasing convergence of services offered by mobile, cable and over-the-top (OTT) players. Each industry has its own strengths: mobility from the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/18/2015
Light Reading received 16 strong entries for the best company (private) awards category, and whittling these down to a shortlist was no easy task. But we ultimately ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/18/2015
Initial 5G deployments will look a lot like heterogeneous networks in which many small cells are overlaid on a macro-cell network, based on LTE-Advanced with a higher ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/18/2015
Reliance Jio is inching closer to the launch of 4G services in India. Having procured a pan-India license for important 2300MHz spectrum, it is now said to be in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/14/2015
Crown Castle has agreed to sell its Australian business to a group of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in cash.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/14/2015
With a slew of initiatives in the pipeline, Indian WiFi service provider Ozone Networks is determined to make Internet services ubiquitous and accessible for ordinary ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/11/2015
SoftBank President and CEO Masayoshi Son has revealed that former Google executive Nikesh Arora is to succeed him as president of a new-look SoftBank with bolder ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Concerns regarding LTE-Unlicensed being "rude" and hijacking the WiFi bands it's running on still persist, but one of its biggest proponents, ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/4/2015
John Chambers's 20-year reign as Cisco CEO will soon come to an end, with the networking giant announcing Chuck Robbins as his successor, effective July 26.
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 5/1/2015
Here at Light Reading, we tend to focus on words like connectivity and communication. The thrill of being always-on and at the frontline of breaking news is what ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/30/2015
Towers company Crown Castle has announced a $1 billion cash takeover of Sunesys as it looks to strengthen its position in North America's fast-growing small cells ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/24/2015
When it comes to 5G, there are no shortage of potential challenges, but -- according to one third of those who voted in a recent Light Reading poll -- upgrading ...
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5G: Meet the Influencers
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Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
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The network is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before. The proliferation of wireless devices and the need for connectivity anywhere and everywhere has forced network evolution into warp speed. This evolution has brought forth not only the need, but the demand for Gigabit services and beyond. We will examine where the network is today, what lies ahead and how a systems approach will enable us to meet demand like never before.