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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/23/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei joins 5G Exchange project; Bulgaria's Vivacom sold; Cisco snaps up UK teleconferencing firm.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/19/2015
BT is due to announce details of new partnerships with leading SaaS and data-center providers by late December, Light Reading has learned.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2015
If Verizon is prepared to sell off its enterprise unit, as reported exclusively by Reuters on Friday, it is a major shift in the telecom landscape and a sign that ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2015
BT believes Microsoft will have to overcome service limitations and regulatory challenges if it is to emerge as a telecom service provider in its own right.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/4/2015
French IT services player Atos has agreed to pay €340 million (US$371 million) to acquire unified communications specialist Unify and bolster its portfolio of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/27/2015
BroadSoft is pitching a forthcoming extension to its unified communications (UC) offering as a way for service providers to increase the prices they charge enterprise ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/26/2015
Puerto Rican service provider Optivon has opted to replace its aging voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications service platform with a fully virtualized package ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/19/2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- Comptel is changing its name to Incompas to reflect the changing competitive landscape, its president and CEO, Chip Pickering, announced here today.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/9/2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco takes a trip to the future in the science fiction movie The Martian, as a shipwrecked astronaut on Mars, played by Matt Damon, uses Cisco ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/1/2015
AT&T is trying to get CEOs and directors more engaged in securing their enterprises, and this morning issued a new security report aimed at that specific segment.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/29/2015
Telefónica is looking to network virtualization to fuel growth for its Tu Go mobile offering, which allows customers to access GSM services through broadband ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/18/2015
It turns out that many people in the Light Reading community think a telco by any other name would still smell like a telco.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2015
AT&T's emergence as a leading force in the global transformation of telecom is facing a crucial period: Will its efforts, which company officials have been publicly ...
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Brocade, Cisco, HP & Huawei Among Enterprise Networking Leaders
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 12/1/2015
The latest research from IHS shows Brocade, Cisco, HP, Huawei and Juniper rank at ...
Connected Cars, Data & the Cloud
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 11/30/2015
Thanks to the combination of connected cars, analytic engines and the cloud, ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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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 ...
Faster-Than-Light Reading
Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 4: Following the Money
John Barnes , Author , 8/4/2015
Yip learns who benefits from hacking NItCo.
Megaphone Moment
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Blow off some steam
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VZ Layoffs
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10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
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Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
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7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Between the CEOs
Meet the Architect Behind LinkedIn

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Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Service Gateway Virtual Edition

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Allot's Jay Klein talks to Steve Saunders about its new Service Gateway Virtual Edition.
Wagner’s Ring
The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (2) comments

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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