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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/26/2015
Very soon, like next month, members of the white box ecosystem will lose their one of their biggest advocates when Cisco chief John Chambers retires. You can hardly ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/18/2015
Telco transformation has been a hot topic for a few years now, fueled by the impact of cloud, virtualization, OTT and increasingly ubiquitous wireless connectivity.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 6/16/2015
When Intel bought Wind River in 2009 it elected to keep it at arm's length -- as a wholly owned subsidiary -- rather than spinning it in to the Intel mothership (or ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2015
With its virtualization strategy already well underway, AT&T is now working out how its central office facilities can evolve and become part of its next-generation, ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/6/2015
Best New Product (Telecom) has always been the Leading Lights awards category that has attracted the most entries and in this, the 11th year of the awards, that ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/1/2015
Nokia took a big step forward in promoting mobile-edge computing with Monday's unveiling of the AirFrame Data Center platform -- a combo of telco cloud software and ...
By Dan Joe Barry, 6/1/2015
To manage Ethernet and IP networks effectively, network appliances are needed: That was the conclusion of the previous installment of this series on managing and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/1/2015
Nokia Networks has thrown its hat into the telco data center infrastructure ring with the launch of a new server, switch and storage system that has been developed ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/22/2015
Brocade reported second-quarter 2015 revenue of $547 million Thursday, up 2% year-over-year and down sequentially. The company said IP networking revenue was up ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/21/2015
Will deploying software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities and implementing a network functions virtualization (NFV) strategy pay off for fixed-line, cable and ...
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 ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/8/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison Whampoa lines up investors for O2 takeover; Ericsson files suits against Apple; mixed fortunes for Liberty Global.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/7/2015
Facebook is using open hardware to redesign two of its data centers to accommodate "cold storage" for old photos shared by users. The company described its plans in a ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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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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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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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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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, HP Communications Solutions Business 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!