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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor Anite has expanded its business horizons beyond its familiar territory of wireless devices and the radio access network, and is taking on some ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Spirent preps more M&A action as revenues rise; Telefónica suffers currency crunch; Colt's voice strategy hits sales.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/30/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline but stock leaps; Test vendor Rohde & Schwarz buys a security specialist; and more!
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom/Oi merger back on track; Anritsu gets BT gig; Carphone Warehouse plans MVNO.
By Vivek Vadakkuppattu, 7/14/2014
How does one ensure the smooth rollout of new, revolutionary, disruptive technologies such as VoLTE, especially when subscribers have high expectations for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/2/2014
The second half of the year has started with an acquisitions boom, with six M&A deals announced within the first two days of July by leading Service Provider ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/2/2014
Test and measurement vendor Spirent has agreed to acquire the voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and VoIP testing assets of fellow T&M vendor Radvision for $25 million, the pair ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/2/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica/E-Plus merger gets the EC green light; Anite profits nearly halved; Fon enters Romania.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/1/2014
DTE Energy is taking steps to give its electrical distribution network more intelligence with the addition of sensors and software designed to help predict outages.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2014
Major network operators are planning to hook up their NFV reference labs in order to share their R&D findings and accelerate the deployment of virtualized network ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 6/23/2014
Spirent used Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago last week to set up a live demonstration of its 400G Ethernet Test System in the US for the first ...
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Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business ...
Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio ...
Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with ...
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
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The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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