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A longtime cloud partner of AT&T's is creating its own private cloud partner program, hoping to attract systems integrators, consultants, resellers and others to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/26/2015
The predominant trend in the cloud space has been the shift to hybrid clouds as enterprises seek to easily connect to multiple specific cloud offerings that meet ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/22/2015
With an eye toward boosting its business services and residential gigabit offerings, Wave announced it has raised $130 million for network expansion in parts of ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/21/2015
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has taken its latest step in assisting the commercialization of SDN in carrier networks, approving a transport SDN framework ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/21/2015
Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/19/2015
Price vs. quality and ongoing industry consolidation are two major themes shaping the global and regional wholesale marketplace, as glimpsed at International Telecoms ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/19/2015
ORLANDO -- Genband Perspectives 2015 -- Verizon has transformed only seven of its central offices from copper to fiber, but the benefits realized from the first ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/15/2015
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- For many carriers, having data center presence comes before obtaining customers based on said presence, though that's not ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/15/2015
BT has lashed out angrily after the UK's national regulator said the operator would be forced to provide dark fiber services to other companies under forthcoming rules.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/14/2015
Crown Castle has agreed to sell its Australian business to a group of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in cash.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2015
UK fiber network operator CityFibre has added its voice to calls for BT to be carved up into separate retail and infrastructure companies, arguing that as a long-term ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/11/2015
A new kind of smartphone app connected by Bandwidth.com's backbone network is helping bring greater security to college campuses by making it easier to connect those ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants? Find out on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM New York / 2:00 PM London when Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, interviews the CEO of Net Insight live on Light Reading!