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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2014
AT&T and IBM continue to evolve their cloud services partnership because business customers continue to demand more options for their use of cloud. The latest move is ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- There was more to this week's NFV and the Data Center event then barfing unicorns, seven-minute abs and conga lines -- ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/17/2014
AT&T's first commercial offering using its new cloud network architecture is coming to Austin by the end of this year and will allow businesses to change Ethernet ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2014
When Rackspace was rumored to be an acquisition target, the cloud provider's stock soared. With yesterday's news that an acquisition isn't happening, Wall Street ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/17/2014
Five years after interactive TV company BIAP reinvented itself as FourthWall Media, the technology vendor is breaking ground again with a new set-top data service.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- The NFV, SDN and cloud revolutions are like the movie There's Something About Mary, said Kelly Herrell, VP and GM of ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- NFV gives NTT America the flexibility to provide global cloud services and connectivity to the world's biggest ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- NFV requires operators to find new ways of looking at basic values like performance, reliability and security.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- CenturyLink is working to get its network service cycles to match the 21- to 30-day cycles of its CenturyLink Cloud ...
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Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/18/2014
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Huawei Commits to Services Investments
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Telefónica Picks Huawei as OSS Partner in LatAm
Thursday, September 18, 2014
AT&T, IBM Team on Private Secure Cloud Connections
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Spirent Acquires Mobilethink
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Brocade Buys Vistapointe NFV Assets
Monday, September 15, 2014
Ericsson to Buy Fabrix Systems
Friday, September 12, 2014
Nokia Networks Offers OSS-as-a-Service
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hetnet Software Tackles IP Backhaul Automation, Virtualized EPC
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Velocix Virtual CDN
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ixia Virtualizes IxLoad Test Solution
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
Monday, September 8, 2014
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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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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

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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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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

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Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

9|17|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/15/2014
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
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