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Key developments related to voice over LTE and Rich Communication Services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2015
NetScout is about to close a massive acquisition that will be the catalyst for a new strategy and broader push into the communications networking sector.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/23/2015
Voice-over-WiFi vendor Taqua has signed up several new channel partners in the past few months as WiFi calling begins to spread beyond North America and the UK to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/23/2015
At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/17/2015
The good news about voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is that it works as advertised -- crisp, high-quality sound with an instant connection -- but the bad news is a lot of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 6/16/2015
Having shed itself of its BSS business, Comverse is wasting no time in honing its strategy to be a digital services provider, announcing this week it has acquired IP ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/10/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE moves to second stage of scrutiny; TeliaSonera buys a chunk of Spotify; OTE sheds more jobs.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/29/2015
If 2014 was the year for talking about software-defined networking, 2015 is the year that network virtualization goes commercial.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/18/2015
Initial 5G deployments will look a lot like heterogeneous networks in which many small cells are overlaid on a macro-cell network, based on LTE-Advanced with a higher ...
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/11/2015
While it has already gained traction in other regions, 4G technology is still nascent in India. Bharti Airtel, the country's biggest mobile operator, has launched 4G ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/7/2015
In a bid to increase its focus on real-time communications, Cisco plans to acquire application programming interface (API) vendor Tropo.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/1/2015
Oracle is in the headlines this week, not for the Evolved Communications Application Server it introduced for the mobile voice market, but for something its co-CEOs ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/28/2015
While the big two US wireless operators may be dismissive of Google Fi's competitive threat, partner T-Mobile sees the MVNO as an exciting harbinger of things to come.
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OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
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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 ...
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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