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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/19/2015
Skyport Systems, a startup founded by veterans from Cisco, Juniper and Arista, is coming out of stealth mode Tuesday to introduce a secure server that carriers can ...
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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 Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/15/2015
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Gigabit Cities Live 2015 -- Not everyone's lucky enough to live in a Google gigabit city, or in a community where the local ISP has decided to roll ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/15/2015
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- AT&T has spent the past two years transforming how its partner solutions division does business, and its next goal is to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/13/2015
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Allied Fiber is working on building a nationwide dark fiber network to support wireless operators, but it's not only the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/7/2015
Chicago was home to two big events for women in both the technology and the cable industries this week.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/7/2015
The move to cloud, emphasis on big-data analytics and rapid pace of change in the tech industry is all good news for women, as it shifts the focus away from technical ...
By Danny Dicks, 4/22/2015
Consider this: US drone company SkyCatch has a commercial agreement with Japanese earth-moving equipment maker Komatsu to provide drones that will survey construction ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/17/2015
A startup founded by Juniper and Cisco alums plans to come out of stealth mode next week with products designed to scale apps from private to hybrid to public clouds, ...
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I grew up watching The Jetsons reruns. Flying cars, auto-prepared meals and a distinct lack of walking were the way of the future.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/1/2015
Cisco on Wednesday announced its intent to acquire Embrane, which provides lifecycle management for virtual network appliances such as firewalls/VPNs and load balancers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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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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Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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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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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!