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Three CEO: We'd Rather Take Huawei Risk Than Miss 5G Rewards
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8/20/2019  |  2 comments
The smallest of the UK's four mobile operators is forging ahead with its rollout of a home broadband service powered by Huawei's 5G equipment, despite government concern about the Chinese vendor.
Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
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7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.
Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
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7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
Boingo's New CEO Sees Growth Everywhere, Including in Private CBRS Networks
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7/12/2019  |  Post a comment
From 5G to WiFi 6, Boingo's new CEO sees opportunities everywhere. Moreover, those opportunities now stretch into the 3.5GHz CBRS band.
Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
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7/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
Edge Gravity Aims for Hyper-Scale
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6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's distributed edge cloud unit is on a path to connect to 'multiple hundreds' of service provider partners in the coming months, new CEO Kyle Okamoto says.
Nokia CEO Finds Positive Spin in Long 5G Game
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6/20/2019  |  3 comments
Being more like Shane Warne than Ian Botham could serve Rajeev Suri well in the nascent 5G market.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Answers All the Questions
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
During Cisco's recent corporate trade event, Cisco Live, the company's CEO Chuck Robbins devoted roughly half an hour to a Q&A session with reporters, covering everything from Cisco's position on the world's geopolitical stage to the company's latest networking products.
MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.
Zone TV's Jeff Weber: Taking AI-Guided OTT Video Direct to Consumers
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4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
After focusing on pay-TV box partnerships, digital content specialist has entered hybrid mode with its first standalone OTT video service.
Cujo AI's Peiro: Locked In on Home Network & IoT Security Market
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4/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The startup, with Comcast and Charter in its corner, believes its AI and machine learning-driven analysis platform steers clear of data privacy concerns raised by those that rely on deep packet inspection tech.
Juniper's Rami Rahim: Speed Is Everything
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.
Ericsson's Heuveldop: 5G & the IIoT Imperative
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3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The leader of Ericsson's business in North America explains that the opportunity for the industrial Internet of Things has been a long time in the making – and service providers are ready.
LeoSat CEO Envisions a High-Capacity, Low-Latency Backbone... in Space!
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2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
But to get that global vision off the ground (literally), LeoSat must piece together a plan that spans technology, secures funding and cuts through a heap of regulatory red tape.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: How Open Source Stopped Being 'Scary'
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2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat's boss on how open source enables innovation and the cloud, disrupts IT, and might make the world better. Also: Will the IBM acquisition threaten Red Hat's unique culture?
Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?
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2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
Mark Dzuban: A Decade at the Helm of SCTE
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1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
SCTE's president and CEO reflects on a decade of change at the industry's standard-setting and applied sciences arm, along with some hints at what's ahead.
Masergy CEO: How We'll Get to $1BN
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1/8/2019  |  1 comment
James Parker steps in with a mandate to triple the company's managed services revenue, even as competition in the space grows.
Synamedia CEO Seeks New Video Service Tangents
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11/27/2018  |  1 comment
In addition to helping pay-TV partners hit all screens, Synamedia is fleshing out its portfolio with cross-app search and discovery offerings and services that help distributors, OTT players and content owners crack down on video piracy and password sharing.
Exponential-e CEO on Cloud, Security & Coffee
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11/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.
Arris CTO: What's Next for DOCSIS?
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10/23/2018  |  1 comment
Arris is researching new technologies and techniques using expanded spectrum and a new generation of amplifiers that could serve as an alternative to Full Duplex DOCSIS and extend the life of HFC networks.
Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too
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10/4/2018  |  1 comment
In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.
Vodafone's Heeran: Defining the Telco Cloud
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9/25/2018  |  1 comment
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation wants to define the telco cloud so that everyone's singing from the same hymn sheet.
Synchronoss CEO Glenn Lurie: Delivering the New Mobile OS
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9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
Disney's Ben Havey: Collaboration & Content in a 5G World
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8/29/2018  |  Post a comment
To help its parent company connect with consumers as a new kind of service provider, The Walt Disney Studios is creating new entertainment experiences, solving tech problems and getting ready for 5G networks.
Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber
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8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
BT Americas: Technology Matters, Customer Engagement Matters More
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7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In second of a two-part series, Jennifer Artley, president of BT Americas, says her company is engaged with customers in significantly different ways as it brings cloud-based UC and SD-WAN to market.
BT Americas President Artley: Geopolitics Disrupts Digital Transformation
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.
Juniper's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
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7/5/2018  |  1 comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
Reliance Jio President Mathew Oommen on India's 4G Phenomenon
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6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
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6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
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5/31/2018  |  1 comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Sprint Business: A Low-Latency Society & Big 5G Goals
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5/25/2018  |  4 comments
At BCE, Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher talked about why low-latency networks will be the standout feature in 5G services. Plus, he has some bold predictions about Sprint's 5G prowess.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith on Software's Brave New World
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The DWDM company has grown into Ethernet networking and now open software architectures. We sat down with CEO Gary Smith to get a fix on Ciena's current identity.
Nokia's Rajeev Suri: On 5G, IoT & the AlcaLu Deal
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
The Nokia CEO tells Craig Matsumoto why telcos need to find new opportunity in 5G and why the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition succeeded.
Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
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9/6/2017  |  3 comments
Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
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5/25/2017  |  1 comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  1 comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
Qualcomm's CTO on 5G Developments
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
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3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
CTO Bikash Koley & the New Juniper
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.
CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
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1/3/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
CEO Chat: Mellanox Technologies' Eyal Waldman
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11/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
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7/14/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
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