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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
The latest round of municipal network battles has quickly escalated to the federal level, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promising to challenge state laws prohibiting ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/28/2014
The municipalities and municipally-owned utilities that have been successfully providing broadband services are gearing up for a long battle, determined to address ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
My favorite recent headline about the ongoing legislative brouhaha over municipal networks is this one, from a publication called The Escapist: "Tenn. Congresswoman ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
A municipal utility in Ft. Collins, Colo. is hoping a platform that provides mobile access to timely information about electricity, gas, and water consumption will ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/18/2014
A relatively small municipal network project in New Mexico has sparked some big local controversy, prompting cries of government favoritism, complaints about misuse ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/16/2014
Rural Broadband Services Corp. is shaping up to be one of the new enablers of the Gigabit Cities vision, but with an eye trained on rural markets.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/15/2014
This year is turning out to be a very significant one for Light Reading: Under the leadership of founder Steve Saunders, who has returned as CEO, Light Reading is ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/14/2014
A municipal utility based in northeast Washington state is leveraging one of its core assets as it builds a fiber-to-the-premises network. It is using an installation ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/14/2014
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's determination to add WiFi to the agency's E-Rate program that brings broadband connectivity to schools and libraries was the big news out ...
By Stephen Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/9/2014
It's been about six months since I re-acquired Light Reading from our insect overlords at the end of 2013. (See Stephen Saunders Acquires Light Reading From UBM.)
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/3/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approval for Vodafone/ONO deal; Vodafone plugs into Irish electricity network; Tele2 in M2M tie-up.
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Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Qualcomm Looks to Soften China Antitrust Blow
Robert Clark, , 7/25/2014
Chipmaker's CEO builds bridges in China as the company faces a significant ...
Eurobites: Regulators Delve Into IoT
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN ...
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX’s cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX’s all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX’s VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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