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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/9/2016
Creating data centers at the edge of the network would seem to play well into the desire of legacy telecom operators to repurpose their traditional Central Offices as ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 2/8/2016
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...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/4/2016
No company has gone further in redefining the network's edge than EdgeConneX, the Comcast Ventures-backed data center company that has been pushing its infrastructure ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/4/2016
Vodafone would aim to become an investor in Openreach, currently BT's access networks business, if it were spun off as an entirely separate company, CEO Vittorio ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/3/2016
Toward the end of 2015, a lot was being made of the move by telecom service providers to divest their data centers -- Windstream did it, CenturyLink said it probably ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/2/2016
Telefónica has taken a step closer to a programmable transport architecture with a field trial of SDN capabilities involving commercial traffic. The trial took place ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/1/2016
BT has announced details of a major restructuring following its £12.5 billion (US$17.9 billion) takeover of major UK mobile operator EE. (See BT Gets Final Go-Ahead ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/28/2016
MIAMI -- What was once described as a national "cable first" initiative to unite major operator efforts to court enterprise customers is actually just an effort to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/27/2016
MIAMI -- Metro Connect 2016 -- This annual lovefest of competitive fiber network operators and the financial community that backs them is held each year in the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/27/2016
The new Equinix strategy to court enterprises looking to outsource their data centers isn't intended to put the interconnection company on a collision course with the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/26/2016
Ciena has joined the growing list of transport equipment vendors that have developed network security features that can protect "in-flight" data traffic on metro and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/26/2016
UK telecom incumbent BT Group is pitching a new SDN-based service to business customers as a "key stepping stone" in the transition to full SDN and NFV capabilities.
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Telco Transformation
CenturyLink Accelerates GPON, Prism TV Rollouts
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/11/2016
CenturyLink CEO Glen Post expects to reap the rewards of investments in GPON this ...
Former Time Warner Cable CTO LaJoie Provides Download on Big Data
Mike LaJoie, Contributing Author, 2/11/2016
Mike LaJoie talks about the different approaches to big data and why it's a key ...
The New IP
Study: Mobile Operators Embracing New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/11/2016
Almost half of mobile operators are embracing New IP technologies to improve ...
Why ONOS May Rule NFV/SDN
Tom Nolle, Founder & President, CIMI Corp., 2/11/2016
Because it takes a top-down approach to the idea of re-architecting the network, ...
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Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/19/2015
Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures ...
Europe's Broadband Hangover
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/8/2015
Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may ...
Because They're Worth It?
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The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than ...
BT Unveils New Structure
Monday, February 1, 2016
BT Reports Fiscal Q3
Monday, February 1, 2016
BT Wholesale Boss Quits
Friday, January 29, 2016
Global Capacity Expands Ethernet Nationally
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
CenturyLink Inks Global Supply Deal With SAP
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Telstra Launches New SDN Services
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Telstra Tries Infinera's New Optical Toolkit
Monday, January 18, 2016
Seaborn Invests $500M in Seabras-1 Subsea Network
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
TI Sparkle Invests in Seabras-1 Subsea Network
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
TeliaSonera Appoints Anders Olsson as COO
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Colt Names Rajiv Datta As CTO
Monday, December 21, 2015
Marlin Equity to Buy LiveOps Cloud Platform Business
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Telstra to Sell Pacnet ISP Operations
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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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.
LRTV Documentaries
All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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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.
From The Founder
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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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.