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SILICON VALLEY, 11/9/2017 – Listen to Richard Petrie, CTO of LINX, explain how LINX is adopting a disaggregated format for their secondary London interconnect platform (LON2).
REDWOOD CITY, 10/16/2017 – Arlen Frew discusses the latest security innovations Nominum is working on, from credential threats to encryption theft secured by their latest software that monitors Internet activity and potential malware within a group of employees.
SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 – Durga Malladi, SVP of Engineering from Qualcomm, discusses how momentum continues to build around Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology with growing ecosystem support.
SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 – Ixia's senior product manager, Charles Seifert, sits down with Light Reading editor-in-chief Craig Matsumoto to talk about the recent launch of the world's first 400GE testing solution, which garnered multiple Best of Show awards at Interop Tokyo 2017.
SAN JOSE, 10/3/2017 – Xilinx discusses product details of their Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family, which integrates multi-giga-sample RF data converters and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) into an All Programmable SoC architecture.
An innovator exclusive with Pluribus Networks and how they've moved beyond the traditional SDN! Meet Netvisor, a virtualized Network Operating System (NOS) that provides a best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, distributed fabric intelligence and virtualizes the switch ...
Niel Viljoen, Netronome's CEO, discusses the changes happening in the processor market, parallel processing and how coprocessors are a must now due to the demise of Moore's Law. For example, networking and security processing requirements are outstripping general purpose CPU performance. ...
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SDN and NFV in the WAN
Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID.
Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
Metaswitch CMO Ian Maclean sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders to discuss the future of NFV.
Sedona Systems CTO Ori Gerstel speaks with Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the latest advances in IP/Optical network control.
Listen to Dr. John Smee, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, describe how the industry is preparing to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for commercial deployments starting as early as 2019.
Amdocs CMO Gary Miles explains how communications service providers can seize the AI opportunity with Amdocs real-time digital intelligence platform.
Listen to Dr. John Smee, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, talk about the tremendous progress the industry is making towards making 5G NR – the global 5G standard – a reality. Hear about the latest demonstrations and technologies Qualcomm was showcasing at Mobile World Congress.
Listen to George Tsirtsis, Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, describe the critical role Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) will play in the autonomous car of the future. And hear about the outstanding momentum toward making C-V2X a reality.
Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT ...
Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.
Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen talks with Light Reading's Steve Saunders about SmartNICs and the evolution of NFV in carrier and cloud networks.
Virtual Gateway Labs has developed Next Generation Optical Gateways to offer added smarts and capabilities beyond the traditional ONT (Optical Network Terminal).
Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, ...
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
Aviv Abramovich talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about Check Point's efforts in cybersecurity and its partnership with CSPs.
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
Join Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and ECI's Jonathan Homa as they discuss the challenges and some possible solutions providers will face as their networks approach the Shannon Limit. As OTT services garner demand, service providers will need to decide how to move towards a more elastic ...
At Atrinet's headquarters, Ray Le Maistre sits down with Roy Silon to get an in-depth look into the company's focus and the secret recipe for their success.
Dan Teichman, senior product marketing manager at Sonus, discusses Sonus's SDN strategy and key use cases for VellOS, its programmable network control platform.
Light Reading brings you the latest update on the Carrier Ethernet world. Kevin Deierling of Mellanox introduces their latest technology and shares insights on the white box movement, innovating software platforms and the important role of OCP in the telecom world.
Cybersecurity is becoming top of mind for service providers. Complexity arising from IoT, small cells, NFV, and SDN will further strain network security and operations teams. As insiders are behind 70% or more of all security breaches, and 65% of all cyber attacks exploit network vulnerabilities ...
Kevin Riley, senior VP and CTO at Sonus, shares his insights on how migration to the cloud is changing customer networks and operations, and how the Sonus portfolio is evolving to address these changes.
Kevin Riley, senior VP and CTO at Sonus, highlights the key strategic initiatives for Sonus in 2016 and beyond.
Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen discusses how his company is bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to the mainstream.
Nexius VP of Software Solutions and Strategy Johnny Ghibril discusses how an efficient data analytics program helps network operators translate the voice of the customer into meaningful action for improved business results.
Overture's VP of Product Management Houck Reed discusses how his company's NFV solutions are helping customers to deploy new services.
Educational Resources
ECI Company Profile
ECI CTO Hayim Porat and Head of Marketing Andreas Hegers provide an overview of ECI's Elastic Network solutions.
Masergy's Ray Watson talks to Carol Wilson about deploying software-based services early.
Arbor Networks' traffic visibility and DDoS mitigation solutions are deployed by nearly every Tier 1 and 2 ISP and Cloud Hosting provider in the world. Arbor's Talbot Hack discusses the increasing importance of traffic visibility with Light Reading's Steve Saunders.
Educational Resources
ECI Company Profile
LightSEC Brochure
LightSec leverages ECI's network expertise along with best-of-breed security components to provide the industry with one of the most comprehensive security solutions, which includes: network anomaly detection, big data analytics, strong authentication, DDoS protection, encryption protocols and ...
ECI's LightApps increase network efficiency and facilitate a wide range of revenue generating services. They include a variety of applications which can be tailored to your needs. LightApps can run on the existing installed base and offer maximum portability and customization by using standard ...
Allot's Jay Klein talks to Steve Saunders about its new Service Gateway Virtual Edition.
Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, on Sedona's multi-layer control solution.
Watch Justin Paul, Head of Network Product Marketing in Amdocs, talk about the opportunities cable operators have in the business services domain leveraging NFV (network functions virtualization) technology. Hear about the challenges operators face in introducing, delivering and operating ...
The head of Telefónica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, that can change.
Affirmed Networks describes how NFV in the Mobile Core delivered on Intel Architecture-based severs affords service providers cost savings, accelerated time-to-market and greater service agility.
NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approach to SD-WAN.
Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating ...
ActiveVideo's CMO, Murali Nemani, discusses how virtualized CPE functions can deliver applications from the cloud to various devices at home.
Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value ...
Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN
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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