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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/1/2015
There's definite progress being made on the road to 5G, or at least planning for progress still to come, as operators and vendors team up to work out the kinks in ...
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Growth in data consumption coupled with government initiatives such as Smart City and Digital India are likely to provide much-needed impetus to India's tower ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/23/2015
Sprint's Stephen Bye has resigned from his CTO position, even as the operator undertakes the latest in a series of wireless network updates.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/23/2015
Voice-over-WiFi vendor Taqua has signed up several new channel partners in the past few months as WiFi calling begins to spread beyond North America and the UK to the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/19/2015
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
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UK operator EE plans to run a number of pilots this summer to demonstrate potential use cases for mobile edge computing (MEC), in a move that shows industry momentum ...
By Michelle Donegan, 6/16/2015
As the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigates LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology, Qualcomm has added a new dimension to the contentious debate over ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/16/2015
Small cell vendor SpiderCloud has been doing a pretty good job competing against the big infrastructure vendors on its own. But it's finding it can have a much bigger ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/15/2015
Thirty-six companies have weighed in on LTE-Unlicensed following the FCC's request for comment last month, some extolling the benefits of the technology, but many ...
By Michelle Donegan, 6/10/2015
NTT Docomo and EE mapped out their visions for 5G at a press event hosted by Nokia Networks in London on Tuesday, and effectively planted "You are here" signs in this ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/28/2015
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made some bold claims about Sprint's network in the coming months at Thursday's Code conference, leaving many to wonder just what Softbank ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/27/2015
Savvy deal makers form strategic partnerships, make aggressive bets on future technologies and acquire companies that go beyond taking out a competitor, but help them ...
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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 ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
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5G: Meet the Influencers
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Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
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Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 2/3/2015
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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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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
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Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
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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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