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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/18/2017
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Deutsche Telekom has agreed to sell its Strato web-hosting business to broadband rival United Internet in a €600 million (US$629 million) cash deal.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2016
Cable players want to deliver more dynamic biz services but first have to lay the groundwork for orchestration and automation, says MEF's Hubbard.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/9/2016
Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt botnet woes.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/5/2016
The spate of fiber consolidation in the US telecom market continued Monday with news that Consolidated Communications is to acquire rival operator Fairpoint in a $1.5 ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2016
Fiber network operator Zayo is to add extra muscle to its US network with a $1.4 billion takeover of smaller competitor Electric Lightwave.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
Hunting dogs with the smell of blood in their nostrils can be hard to restrain. BT's rivals have been savaging the UK's former state-owned incumbent ever since its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/29/2016
BT has named former Ofcom executive Mike McTighe as chairman of Openreach as it seeks to address regulatory concern about the independence of the infrastructure ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/18/2016
Australia's NBN has received a A$19.5 billion ($14.4 billion) loan from the government to complete the rollout of its national broadband network.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/17/2016
Deutsche Telekom has played down recent speculation that it might sell its 12% stake in BT but acknowledged it has serious concerns about the UK fixed-line incumbent, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2016
Donald Trump is already having an impact on telecom policy: In a surprising move today, the FCC dropped plans to pass reform of the Business Data Services (BDS) ...
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Heavy Reading: The Webscale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent webscale operators report, which featured research on how webscale operators view the market, the best webscale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.