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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 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2015
Arista and Infinera are teaming up in the metro data center interconnect (DCI) market, hoping the sum of their parts will be more attractive in this fast-growing ...
By Simon Stanley, 4/21/2015
The latest switch silicon and software is enabling white box switches that, together with standard servers systems, are replacing dedicated network systems. These ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/2/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- OFC, or the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition to give it its expanded name, is the annual get-together of the optical ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/1/2015
Virtualization startup Avril Systems has taken virtualization to the next level -- the executive level -- according to the company's founder and self-styled ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/27/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up in Botswana; EE's complaints handing probe; Telekom Austria's Turkish MVNO.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/16/2015
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With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
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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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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
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The network is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before. The proliferation of wireless devices and the need for connectivity anywhere and everywhere has forced network evolution into warp speed. This evolution has brought forth not only the need, but the demand for Gigabit services and beyond. We will examine where the network is today, what lies ahead and how a systems approach will enable us to meet demand like never before.