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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/29/2017
Here's some M&A speculation that will leave tech community mouths agape: Oracle is sizing up a potential bid to acquire global system integrator Accenture.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/21/2017
As part of its ongoing effort to help businesses cope with digital transformation, CenturyLink is making a big push into managed storage by joining NetApp's Partner ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/19/2016
The TM Forum today announced 13 new open APIs as part of its ongoing effort to enable telecom operators to expose digital assets as services, without the encumbrance ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/2/2016
Comms chipmaker Broadcom said Wednesday that it will buy Brocade for $5.9 billion to get its hands on the company's storage business, and plans to sell off Brocade's ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/22/2016
Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/25/2016
The new CIO for Verizon Enterprise Solutions says it's "game over" for his new job if he can't make the carrier's IT people and processes a strategic part of sales to ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
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By Chloe Jian Ma, Senior Director, Cloud Market Development, Mellanox Technologies, 7/6/2016
This year's Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit produced some really exciting news including Google joining OCP, Microsoft open-sourcing its cloud switch network ...
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/29/2016
Brocade has acquired operations automation startup StackStorm to bring DevOps-style automation to Brocade's networking technology.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/22/2016
The Internet of Things, virtualization and cloud platforms/services are the topics about which our readers think they need the most training, according to our most ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/11/2016
Ericsson's Patrick Jestin and Netronome's Nick Tausanovitch explain how their companies are working together to develop open source-based solutions for more efficient telco data center deployments.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/10/2016
Edgecore Networks isn't a well-recognized name in communications service provider (CSP) networking circles just yet, but it soon will be.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/9/2016
Matrixx Software is set to announce details of new customers and a new round of funding just weeks after teaming up with Salesforce partner Vlocity on a ...
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Seen & Heard: Orange's Djingo Will Hear You Soon
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/21/2017
Orange debuted its French-speaking Djingo digital assistant, which will be ...
Broadcasters Excited but Uncertain About ATSC 3.0
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 4/21/2017
A recent survey highlights the optimism that ATSC 3.0 is generating among US ...
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , Editor, Enterprise Cloud , 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 ...
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom on what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Intel & Cisco on Joint 5G Solutions

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Dave Ward, SVP and CTO of Cisco, is joined by Sandra Rivera, corporate VP and general manager of network platforms group of Intel, on the revolutionary 5G technology that changes networking and computing fundamentally.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.