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Key developments related to voice over LTE and Rich Communication 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 Steve Leonard, 1/15/2016
WebRTC gives users the ability to share video, audio and data with each other directly in a browser without installing any plug-ins, apps or software. Users simply go ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/14/2016
Genband's president of global sales Mark Pugerude has been let go as the company plans to merge its sales and marketing organizations under CMO Patrick Joggerst.
By Greg Collins, Founder, Exact Ventures, 1/12/2016
Spectrum re-farming and spectrum utilization to support the massive growth in data traffic is the primary factor that justifies the business case for voice-over-LTE ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 12/29/2015
AT&T's voice-over LTE (VoLTE) service now reaches 295 million Americans, 27 million of which are active subscribers, the carrier said on Tuesday.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/23/2015
"I am not afraid of cannibalization. But I am terrified by obsolescence," says Dario Betti, the director of product development and services for MTS.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 12/17/2015
India's Reliance Jio is all set to launch its long-awaited 4G services across more than 100 cities in ten circles this month, according to industry sources. The ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/15/2015
AT&T's new NumberSync service shows the flexibility of 4G LTE networks to enable attractive new services for users, but also just how long it can take to make new ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
Also in today's 'Black Friday' EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves ...
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 Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/17/2015
Spirent Communications has created two derivatives of its Landslide mobile packet core network capacity and load assessment system, one designed specifically for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/3/2015
HONG KONG -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 -- The path to 5G, cost savings and customer experience are just some of the important topics on the agenda during day ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/2/2015
HONG KONG -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 -- Hundreds of industry executives converged at the Asia-World Expo center here in Hong Kong early Tuesday for the 6th ...
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Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
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Putting Nokia's VNFs to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/9/2016
Light Reading commissioned EANTC to put Nokia VNFs through performance and ...
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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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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/30/2015
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
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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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