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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 orchestrating network functions ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/11/2014
The telco sector needs to get radical and embrace a software-oriented approach to business, believes Redknee CEO Lucas Skoczkowski.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/9/2014
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- Michel Burger left his role as chief architect at Vodafone last year because, while the operator had the right priorities -- APIs, analytics, and hybrid ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/9/2014
The sun shone brightly on Nice for almost the entire week of TM Forum Live! and the Cote d'Azur was at its sparkling best. The event itself had something of a split personality: Many of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/9/2014
The attraction to Netconf and Yang as tools for telco network management are growing stronger.
By Light Reading Staff, 6/6/2014
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- The south coast of France is beautiful to behold in June, but despite what our first set of pics suggested, the Light Reading entourage wasn't in Nice to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/6/2014
The management of networks that incorporate virtualized functions dominated discussion at this year's TM Forum event in Nice.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/6/2014
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- One of the key goals for the TM Forum in recent years has been enabling a digital services marketplace, where network services can be easily combined ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/5/2014
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- OSS vendor NetBoss is here in Nice pushing a new strategy and expanded portfolio that might include an acquisition in the analytics space.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/5/2014
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- At a time when many telecom vendors are focusing on software, Ericsson is actually preparing to enter the hardware world in a new way, launching a ...
By Dawn Bushaus, Editor, TM Forum, 6/5/2014
NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- The incessant hype surrounding network functions virtualization (NFV) can make it seem like an all-or-nothing proposition -- meaning that service ...
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LRTV Documentaries
Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.