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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of subscriber data management (SDM) systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/5/2015
There was a time when OSS and BSS was deemed as "back office." Now, as a result of business and technology transformation strategies, the systems that help manage the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/3/2015
TORONTO -- Big data can be a big flop if service providers put too much emphasis on just the data itself, not on what they want to achieve with it.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2015
Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa has launched a new business to help companies become multinational mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) using its networks in Europe ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/30/2015
T-Mobile is trying to ditch its reputation of having poor coverage outside of the major cities, and it's launching what it claims is the industry's only crowd-sourced ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
Has your company had an outstanding past 12 months? Have you developed a product, service or strategy that deserves the very highest industry honor? Then you need to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/19/2015
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies -- Service assurance becomes even more essential in virtualized networks, and it must be expanded to cover both ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/18/2015
AT&T is teaming up with American Express and a number of major brands to form a US-based loyalty program in which the participating companies will reward customers ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/27/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/25/2015
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/24/2015
The TM Forum is expanding the range of the hands-on technology demos it calls Catalyst projects, and is focusing more than half of the 21 new efforts on ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/28/2015
Amdocs clearly hasn't hit its peak yet. The Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) giant reported record quarterly revenues of $906.3 million for its fiscal ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/26/2015
AT&T is expanding its reach south of the border once again, this time spending $1.875 billion to acquire Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings. It will merge the operator's ...
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Masergy Casts Light on Divergent NFV Options
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/6/2015
Masergy's plans to deploy premises-based virtual router show how quickly the ...
OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
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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10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
C Spire Lets SPIT Percolate
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/8/2014
C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional ...
Touring Sprint's Well Oiled MVNO Factory
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 11/21/2013
Supporting over 100 unique MVNOs with unique business models takes more than just ...
Confessions of an Oracle Shopaholic: Pt II
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 8/19/2013
In the second part of his exclusive interview with Light Reading, Bhaskar Gorti, ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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LRTV Documentaries
PSA: The Perils of a Hyper-Connected Society

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A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
LRTV Interviews
Guavus Takes Analytics on the Road

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
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Mellanox's New 25/50/100Gb/s Ethernet Products

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Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
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Arista's CloudVision

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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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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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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!