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Key developments related to SDN in the WAN (wide area network), particularly related to transport layer management.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- ADVA today announces an expansion of its encryption capabilities to the software level, which will allow network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/9/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Among the hundreds of network operators here for this massive deal-making event are at least a couple newer disruptors who ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
Optical, Ethernet and IP are the technologies that formed he bedrock of Light Reading's early years and which are still very important to us today. So the Most ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/17/2018
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/12/2018
PARIS -- MPLS, SDN and NFV World Congress 2018 -- There must have been something in the coffee in Paris this week.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
Among the many great reasons to join us at BCE 2018 in Austin, Texas, are the educational workshops and panels. To find out more about Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE), click here.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
By Simon Stanley, 3/27/2018
The ON2020 panel session at OFC this year, titled "Industry Visions for a Converged Optical Networking Roadmap," provided a fascinating insight into the challenges ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
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Microsoft Offering GDPR-Like Protection for All Customers
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 5/23/2018
Microsoft plans to expand GDPR privacy protections to all its customers, both ...
Spectre Number 4 Disclosure Raises Fresh Hardware Alarms
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/23/2018
The latest side-channel vulnerability, dubbed Spectre Number 4, is raising new ...
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Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox ...
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access ...
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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