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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/3/2015
It's safe to say that Gabriella Styf, vice president of engineering for Telecom Italia, is an "idea woman." She's only been at the operator since January, but she's ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/31/2015
There is a word that keeps popping up in any comms-related discussion I've had lately (and no it's not SDN, NFV or big data, although they won't stop popping up ...
By Mitch Wagner, 7/31/2015
Stuart Baggs, a telecom entrepreneur and former star of the UK version of The Apprentice, was found dead at age 27 in his home in Britain on Thursday, just as his ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/30/2015
Telecom Italia may be wading through a recovery, but its startup program is alive and thriving, having garnered 8,000 new ideas and supported some 300 projects since ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/27/2015
Ericsson is best known as an equipment vendor for the world's telecom service providers, but it's providing its technology for something else too: good.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/21/2015
Light Reading is bringing its popular women's breakfast series online with the launch of our new Women in Comms website, a place where women in the industry can meet ...
By Nicola Wolfram, COO, Tyntec, 7/21/2015
The gender imbalance issues facing telecom companies, and the tech industry as a whole, are no secret. The statistics are out there, and it's not pretty.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/20/2015
Cisco will reportedly lay off more than half of the staff it acquired through its 2013 acquisition of small cell maker Ubiquisys, and the future of its Intucell ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/15/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT does data curation; MegaFon borrows to buy from Nokia; Finnish startups.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/6/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot disappoints; Proximus dismisses KPN takeover talk; UPC buys Irish broadcaster.
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 ...
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/4/2015
Virtualization and moving to the cloud are not priorities for smaller companies ...
New IP: It's the B-OSS
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 8/3/2015
Creating, provisioning and managing services across a hybrid physical and virtual ...
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network
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French firm is developing partnerships with mobile operators to extend its reach ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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Find out who made it onto the shortlists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
I was pleasantly surprised when Ericsson recently agreed to let me interview its CEO, Hans Vestberg. Traditionally, mega-companies like Ericsson (or Cisco) have kept ...
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
From The Founder
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
Between the CEOs
Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
LRTV Documentaries
The Six Million Dollar Business Man

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Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
LRTV Custom TV
IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

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Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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