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Welcome to the last Gigabites in July. In this edition, Verizon hypes its wireline ambitions again, Cruzio Internet moves forward with gigabit plans in Santa Cruz, ...
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When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
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TGIF. In this week's Gigabites, anchor institutions weigh in on gigabit broadband plans, Google Fiber postpones its Portland plans, the NTCA celebrates rural ...
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Last year, the top telcos in the nation signed on to accept more than $9 billion in funding over six years from the FCC to support rural broadband deployments. But ...
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Enterprises are often the first to take advantage of new technology so innovation in this space is to be expected. The three Leading Lights finalists for this year's ...
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Happy Friday! In this week's edition of Gigabites, two Oswego cities evaluate their gigabit choices, Frontier prepares to roll out a gigabit service tier in ...
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Another week, another Gigabites. In today's edition, the city of Phoenix wins support from Cox to pursue its gigabit smart city dreams, St. Louis issues an RFI, ...
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There's no shortage of mind-blowing technology on display at this year's Facebook F8 developer conference. From open source telecom infrastructure solutions to the ...
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Welcome to a very special episode (er, edition) of Gigabites. This week, EPB lays out its 100-Gig roadmap, schools study their options for gigabit applications, ...
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Its recent political travails may stymie its tech growth going forward, but North Carolina is justified today in claiming the Gigabit State title, based on how much ...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gigabit Cities Live 2016 -- Despite major movement on many fronts to deploy gigabit services in the US, the average broadband access speed in this ...
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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