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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/15/2015
The readiness of the 100Gbit/s Ethernet market was a topic of some debate during Light Reading's Big Telecom Event last week, but to vendor MRV Communications, there ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2015
At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2015
CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain wasted no time in reorganizing the third-largest US telecom carrier into an agile IT organization. The man he chose to head the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/4/2015
The three finalists for the Leading Light award for Most Innovative Small- to Mid-Sized (SMB) Service are examples of how the telecom industry is enabling smaller ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/2/2015
A consortium of 32 rural and independent service providers is buying cloud provider Codero Hosting, planning to use the investment to beef up their business offerings.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/26/2015
The predominant trend in the cloud space has been the shift to hybrid clouds as enterprises seek to easily connect to multiple specific cloud offerings that meet ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/20/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland's eircom rejects takeover offer; BT appeals against "margin squeeze" test; Amino buys cloud TV specialist; UFO sighted ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/19/2015
Price vs. quality and ongoing industry consolidation are two major themes shaping the global and regional wholesale marketplace, as glimpsed at International Telecoms ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/19/2015
Vodafone is considering whether to buy content rights as a way of differentiating its services from those of rivals such as BT and Telefónica, CEO Vittorio Colao has ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2015
CenturyLink is upping its game where small-to-midsized businesses are concerned, today announcing fiber-to-the-premises connections in 17 states that will bring ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/15/2015
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- For many carriers, having data center presence comes before obtaining customers based on said presence, though that's not ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/8/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison Whampoa lines up investors for O2 takeover; Ericsson files suits against Apple; mixed fortunes for Liberty Global.
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Colt: The Value of NFV
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 6/30/2015
At BTE in Chicago, Colt's Nico Fischbach spoke to The New IP about the value of ...
Generation Cloud & the Mighty Thumb
Ari Vänttinen, Chief Marketing Officer, Comptel, 6/29/2015
Consumers have digital and communications services providers under their thumbs – ...
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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 ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 6/2/2014
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
SK Telecom Sounds Off on WebRTC
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 5/9/2014
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, offers Light Reading his ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Between the CEOs
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!