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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of wholesale, enterprise and consumer voice-over-IP services.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 1/28/2016
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/20/2016
If you hear shouts of "FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!" from the IP technology set in the coming months there's a good chance they are watching the unfolding intellectual ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2015
Telecom operators playing in the unified communications (UC) market are at risk of being squeezed out of it almost entirely as software giant Microsoft continues to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/3/2015
Mitel is at the heart of an enterprise communications platform sector upheaval that could lead to significant M&A activity in the coming months, with the Ottawa-based ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/2/2015
NEW YORK -- The Future of Cable Business Services -- It's a key tenet of the industry: cable companies are regional by definition. That's what makes cable operators ...
By Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavyreading.com, 8/28/2015
We continue to see great progress toward all-IP networks, and it's become a forgone conclusion that TDM is dead.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/28/2015
SAN DIEGO -- LTE-U isn't just compatible with WiFi. It's a better neighbor for WiFi devices than other WiFi devices are, say Qualcomm executives and engineers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/27/2015
Every telecom sector vendor is facing the same challenge: find new revenue streams. Just being a developer and supplier to telecom operators is no longer a viable ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/19/2015
Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone has sold a majority stake to private equity firm Vitruvian Partners and is planning a program of accelerated expansion and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/18/2015
AT&T's announcement today that it is using Metaswitch's Perimeta Session Border Controller in its software-centric network is not a surprise -- Metaswitch was ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/6/2015
Competitive carriers are cheering the FCC's interim rules governing the transition to an all-IP network, while Republican commissioners are calling it ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/6/2015
In its open meeting today, the FCC is discussing Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed approach to the IP transition process, which will determine how competitive and ...
By Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavyreading.com, 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 ...
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Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
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David Butler, Senior Engineer, BBC Research & Development, 2/8/2016
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network ...
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Data Download: Super Bowl Post-Game
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/8/2016
Super Bowl 50 is a poster child for the need for virtualized, agile New IP ...
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Ariella Brown, technology writer, 2/8/2016
The cloud is proving itself as a secure environment for business but the risks of ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 8/14/2013
The head of Oracle Communications, Bhaskar Gorti, has a shopping habit. In the ...
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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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