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Key developments in service provider IT, including OSS, BSS, policy control, and test & measurement.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
CenturyLink today announced that it has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS routers for its planned major IP core network upgrade.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Tata Communications today debuted its approach to offering flexible connectivity for cloud services with IZO, a platform that delivers multiple flavors of public ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/29/2014
A Verizon-sponsored news site is making headlines of its own as critics accuse it of censoring news about US spying and government neutrality.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/29/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in "young millennials" content.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 10/28/2014
Weeks after Verizon gave in to FCC criticism and canceled its LTE throttling plans, a different government agency is looking to force AT&T to do the same.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/28/2014
It's hard to imagine that anyone would ever say "OSS is sexy," but right now it's hard to identify any issue that's more critical to the future of communications ...
By Francois Locoh-Donou, Senior VP, Global Products Group, Ciena, 10/28/2014
The network is changing for the better, but there's a good chance we could squander the shift like so many similar opportunities throughout history.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/28/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 10/27/2014
Genband CTO Fred Kemmerer has left the vendor to start his own consulting practice, Light Reading learned on Monday.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 10/27/2014
While the wireless operators were busy fearing Skype cannibalizing their voice minutes, Skype was fighting off an enemy of its own -- WebRTC. That's changing today, ...
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Behind the Speed Scene
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 10/29/2014
As MSOs move to deliver increasing higher data speeds, CableLabs sheds light on ...
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What's Your IP Evolution Plan?
Gary Knee , Executive Vice President, CHR Solutions , 10/28/2014
Today’s rural networks contain a blend of legacy equipment alongside ...
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CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European ...
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With $4.7B Rights Issue
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/29/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets ...
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Ericsson, TIBCO Form OSS/BSS Partnership
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Big Switch Launches SDN Starter Kits
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tata Launches Public-Private Cloud Connectivity Platform
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Etisalat Egypt Deploys ariesoGEO
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Rohde & Schwarz Holds Firm in Fiscal Year
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rohde & Schwarz Tests 5G Airwaves
Monday, October 27, 2014
OpenStack Specialist Mirantis Raises $100M
Monday, October 27, 2014
Nokia Reports Improved Sales, Margins in Q3
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Openet, OpenCloud Deepen Their Ties
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WebNMS & VeEX Partner on Remote Ethernet Testing
Monday, October 20, 2014
OpenStack Tackles NFV Support With Juno Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
Redknee Touts $10M EMEA Deal
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Millennials Get Big Data: Survey
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Prime Reading
Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/9/2014
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
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 ...
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LRTV Documentaries
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect

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There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
LRTV Custom TV
Grow Your VPN Service Revenue

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Watch how CSP product managers can better differentiate and maximize the value of their Internet, VPN and cloud services for business services customers, by adding premium application performance visibility to their data services.
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Add SmartSense to Make Your Network Ready for 4K

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To make current networks ready for the coming 4K TV challenges, Huawei SmartSense solution will conveniently add experience and operation capabilities to boost telcos' future business.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
NetMatrix: Orchestrate the SDN & NFV World

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Orchestrator is important in SDN/NFV world to make Telcom network automate, open and efficient. NetMatrix, as Huawei SDN/NFV orchestrator solution, has been in deployment and is showing its' value in real scenarios.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei FusionSphere Enabling ICT Transformation

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Jeffrey Gao, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei West Europe Region, talks about the company's future-oriented cloud strategy. Huawei is providing full portfolio of IT architecture and building an open cloud ecosystem with innovative cloud OS FusionSphere to support customers' ICT transformation.
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Huawei Partner Interview: StorIT

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An interview with Suren Vendantham of StorIT, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East region.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Partner Interview: Optimus

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An interview with Nehul Goradia of Optimus, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Enterprise Solutions

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An interview with Pouya Parsafar of Enterprise Solutions, a valued distributor partner with Huawei.
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Huawei Customer Interview: OETC

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An interview with Saif Albadi, of the Oman Electricity Transmissions Company, a government utility in that company that partners with Huawei.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Customer Interview: Jannah Hotels & Resorts

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An interview with Nehmeh Darwish, CEO of Jannah Hotel & Resorts, about his collaboration with Huawei across five hotels in the United Arab Emirates.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Commitment to the Middle East: GITEX 2014 Wrap-up

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Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with interviews with current Huawei customers.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei: GITEX 2014 Day 1 Highlights

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Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition), an annual computer and electronics trade show and conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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