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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of WebRTC (real-time communications) capabilities.
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 Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/26/2015
If there was one word that Genband wanted to leave with attendees of its recent customer and partner conference, it would be "transformation."
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/20/2015
ORLANDO -- Genband Perspectives 2015 -- Genband gave more clarity on its roadmap for NFV at its conference this week, noting that its SBC and wireless access gateway ...
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 Ravi Kumar Palepu, 5/1/2015
Mobile communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide are facing a rising threat to their business model with the advent of disruptive technologies and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/14/2015
Cloud communications vendor Twilio is adding another dimension to WebRTC, with the addition of video support and the promise to provide all the necessary backend ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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Trading of Sonus Networks' stock was halted Tuesday morning after the price crashed in the wake of an announcement that the company would fall well short of projected ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
Has your company had an outstanding past 12 months? Have you developed a product, service or strategy that deserves the very highest industry honor? Then you need to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/10/2015
While Mobile World Congress watchers originally thought SDN and NFV would be the biggest topics of discussion at the show, 5G barely snuck by as the most ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/1/2015
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress -- SDN and NFV, followed closely by the Internet of Things and 5G, are slated to be the biggest topics of discussion when the doors ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/26/2015
Perhaps against the odds, RCS, or rich communications services, is still alive and kicking at many operators across the globe. If meaningful consumer traction and ...
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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Colt: The Value of NFV
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 6/30/2015
At BTE in Chicago, Colt's Nico Fischbach spoke to The New IP about the value of ...
Generation Cloud & the Mighty Thumb
Ari Vänttinen, Chief Marketing Officer, Comptel, 6/29/2015
Consumers have digital and communications services providers under their thumbs – ...
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Disrupting Telefónica in a Small Way
Michelle Donegan , 2/10/2015
As head of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small is inventing ...
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
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Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
Comverse Acquires Acision for IP Messaging
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Masergy Snacks on Genband's Kandy
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Sonus Virtualizes Entire Product Line
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Orange's Libon Goes International via Voxbone
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Genband Appoints New CMO
Thursday, April 30, 2015
CafeX Nabs $21M for Enterprise WebRTC
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Sonus Revenues Drop 33%, Cost Cuts Ahead
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Sonus Virtualizes WebRTC
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Dialogic Acquires NS-Technologies
Monday, February 23, 2015
Voxbone Boasts Major Growth in 2014
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AT&T Opens up WebRTC API
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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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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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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
Between the CEOs
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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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.
LRTV Documentaries
Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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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.
LRTV Documentaries
Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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