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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of WebRTC (real-time communications) capabilities.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/24/2016
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Time is running out to participate in Leading Lights 2016, the industry's most prestigious awards program, but the good news is that it's quick and easy to enter and ...
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Kevin Riley, senior VP and CTO at Sonus, highlights the key strategic initiatives for Sonus in 2016 and beyond.
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The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
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, Director, Women in Comms, 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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/4/2015
French IT services player Atos has agreed to pay €340 million (US$371 million) to acquire unified communications specialist Unify and bolster its portfolio of ...
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Now that Comverse has shed its BSS business to Amdocs and closed its acquisition of Acision, the company is relaunching with a new name and renewed focus on being a ...
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 ...
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Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/24/2016
Service providers made some big management changes this week.
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Gal Ofel, Head of Software Solution Product Line Management, Telco Systems, 6/24/2016
Carrier-grade standards have not yet been established and, as a result, many ...
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Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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At BCE 2016, Ray Watson of Masergy talks about the adoption of NFV.
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Leading the NFV Capabilities

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At BCE 2016, Tim Naramore talks about Masergy's role in deploying NFV.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.