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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of test and measurement tools and platforms.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/20/2015
Brocade today announced the availability of its Vyatta Controller, an OpenDaylight-based, open source SDN controller designed to give network operators the benefits ...
By Denise Culver, 12/22/2014
Telecommunications service providers are driving growth in NFV to enable them to meet specific requirements. In service provider environments, telecom and networking ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 12/22/2014
The industry group backing the Internet of Things (IoT) networking protocol Thread has enlisted product certification outfit UL to perform interoperability and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/9/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Many people know the name Tech Mahindra and mainly think of it as one of a handful of major IT and business processing outsourcing companies in India.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/27/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
By Denise Culver, 10/21/2014
To understand the importance of testing for both machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), it's helpful to consider some of the latest ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Spirent saw its share price slump by 19% after it warned that "soft" market conditions would result in worse-than-anticipated financials for the second half of this ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/7/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/3/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Qatar buys state-owned broadband network; mobile data explodes in France; AlcaLu upgrades DE-CIX.
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Private Cloud: Dead or Alive?
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 1/19/2015
Private cloud is either dead or alive, depending on who you talk to. While public ...
Changes Abound for CTOs
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 1/16/2015
As the physical networks of today evolve to the software-defined, virtualized ...
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ZTE Doubles Profit but Falls Further Behind Huawei
Iain Morris, , 1/19/2015
Judging by the fall in the Chinese company's share price, investors had been ...
AsiaInfo Lands New Euro Deal
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/19/2015
Chinese vendor expands its relationship with Telenor by landing a back office ...
T-Systems Looks to Restructuring for Recovery
Iain Morris, , 1/20/2015
Deutsche Telekom's IT business has named the heads of three new divisions charged ...
Ericsson Starts Over With MediaFirst
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/20/2015
Ericsson stripped Mediaroom 'down to bare metal' before starting over with the ...
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/7/2015
The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of ...
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
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Sprint Spectrum Data
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Public and private clouds
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IOT/M2M- City Surveillance
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Samsung to use Tizen
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What will you do with 10Gig Internet at the home
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Prime Reading
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 ...
So How Do You Test a Virtual Router?
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 12/3/2014
When Brocade wanted its Vyatta virtual router put through performance tests, a ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
From The Founder
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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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 approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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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.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

9|29|15   |   05:47   |   (5) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

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At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
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AT&T's Band of Women

9|28|15   |   4:36   |   (0) comments

Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|25|15   |   11:36   |   (0) comments

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 opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

9|23|15   |   02:15   |   (2) comments

The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Verizon's Healthy Approach to WiC

9|22|15   |   2:30   |   (2) comments

If you think there are too few women in comms, you should see the healthcare industry. Nancy Green, Verizon's healthcare global lead, shares ideas on what we can do about it.
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UBBF 2015 Highlights

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Drilling down deeper into the transformation process will provide network operators with a practical look at building new businesses around a digital virtualized network architecture, and lay out some of the transition steps required, particularly in the struggle to enable more dynamic and focused enterprise network services.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
ActiveVideo's Cloud Virtualization Technology

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ActiveVideo's CMO, Murali Nemani, discusses how virtualized CPE functions can deliver applications from the cloud to various devices at home.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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