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The Business Case for Open Source
Wagner’s Ring | 11/30/2015

Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.

Bharti's $9B Network Splurge in India
News Analysis | 11/30/2015

India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.

Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
Breznick Unbound | 11/27/2015

As we'll explore at the Future of Cable Business Services event, business services keep producing big dividends for MSOs, even though fresh challenges loom.

Centec on Ethernet Switching
Between the CEOs | 11/26/2015

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.

What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Rewired | 11/25/2015

Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.

Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/25/2015

Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.

Wind River, Huawei Join Hands on NFV
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

Wind River gains a significant partner, while Huawei takes another step toward disaggregation.

New IP Boosts Brocade, But Trouble Lies Ahead
News Analysis | 11/24/2015

IP networking sales were up in the fourth quarter while SAN sales declined. And Brocade predicts a sharp downturn for the first quarter of 2016.

Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.

Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.

Broadcom Switches Support Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

The 802.11ac Wave 2 access points that are on the way are too fast for enterprise IT networks. Broadcom's 2.5G switches will be able to handle Wave 2's faster data rates.

SDOs Do-Si-Do in Dallas
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

A parade of SDOs pledged cooperation in the effort to figure out service delivery over virtual and physical networks, but many questions remain.

Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi
Between the CEOs | 11/20/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.

Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 11/19/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.

Data Center Interconnects in Desperate Need of SDN – AlcaLu
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

As Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang points out, it's the massive workloads that traverse the network between data centers that are driving SDN development.

CSP Network Security Becomes White Hot
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/18/2015

Network security is becoming an ever bigger deal for communications service providers and the vendor community is reacting accordingly.

White Box Networking: It's Not About Cost
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

White box networking helps service providers achieve flexibility and differentiation.

Routers Are Facing Extinction: Let’s Not Save Them
Column | 11/18/2015

The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.

'Exploit Kit' Security Threats on the Rise, Warns Infoblox
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

An increase in the creation of 'security-threat-in-a-box' kits by skilled hackers is an alarming trend, according to vendor, which has just published its latest DNS Threat Index.

AT&T: White Box Networks Transform Procurement
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

White box networks disaggregate into software, hardware and maintenance; AT&T procures each separately.

Packet Design Gives SDN the MANO Touch
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

New platform creates intelligence layer between SDN controllers and SDN-based applications using real-time route intelligence.

Archrivals Cisco, Arista Beef Up Cloud Support
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Cisco is enhancing its router operating system, while Arista adds router capabilities to its leaf and spine switches.

A Few Minutes With Intel's Sandra Rivera
Wagner’s Ring | 11/17/2015

Intel is looking to comms networking to drive future growth, as its PC business flattens.

Global Capacity Signals App Aspirations
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Connectivity deal goes beyond the usual to offer an application delivery service.

Cisco + Ericsson: From Soup to Nuts
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015

If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.

'Community First' Drives Open Source Success
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

Successful open source communities cultivate people.

Mellanox Gets the Jitters Over EZchip Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

The planned acquisition of EZchip by Mellanox has resulted in a fractious war of words between EZchip and investors and a delayed shareholder vote.

The Threat to Telcos' Future: Malcolm Orr Just Nailed It
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015

If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.

Cisco Sanguine About Data Center Success
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

In its Q1 report, Cisco said it is still profiting from its hybrid cloud approach. And it expects sales of next-gen data center equipment to eclipse its previous line sometime in 2016.

AlcaLu's Weldon Lands Nokia CTO Role
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Marcus Weldon will be the CTO of Nokia and continue as the President of Bell Labs once the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent acquisition is complete.

Virtualization Challenge: Building Reliable Services From Unreliable Parts
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Components can go down but the service needs to stay up.

Carriers Need to 'Take Back Development'
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

The days of trusting vendors to provide innovation are at an end.

Why NFV Makes Sense for Cable Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/12/2015

With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.

OPNFV Wins Hearts, But Faces Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/11/2015

OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.

Ciscosson Out to Spoil NokAlu's Wedding
Morris Lore | 11/11/2015

Cisco and Ericsson have been dismissive of their rivals but their partnership could flounder in a number of ways.

'This Industry Will Be Won & Lost In the Next Three Years' – John Chambers
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.

Startup Versa Announces 'Carrier-Grade' Multi-Tenant NFV Platform
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Designed to help service providers offer flexible networks and managed services to meet enterprise customer needs.

The Platform's Not Burning
Column | 11/10/2015

Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.

Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/10/2015

Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.

What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
LRTV Documentaries | 11/9/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.

Juniper Takes Haircut On 'Ciscosson' Team Up
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

Stock is down following announced team up of competitors.

Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2015

Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.

Verizon Enterprise Sale Would Signal Big Shift
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

US giant's willingness to divest what was once a core business and key to profits is a sign of what web-scale competition is doing to this space.

'Ciscosson' Aims for Future-Proof Partnership
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

New partners Cisco and Ericsson will need to persuade customers they are committed to a long-term relationship and not just a brief encounter.

How Will Cisco + Ericsson Be Viewed From the Front Line?
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

The global partnership between Cisco and Ericsson will require some very close and sensitive management, notes Heavy Reading's chief analyst.

Cisco & Ericsson Forge Killer Partnership
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.

It Lives! Supercomm to Ride Again?
News Analysis | 11/6/2015

TIA, USTelecom set to announce new North American trade show plans Monday, Light Reading hears.

Cisco NFVi Evaluation: The Full Picture
Shades of Ray | 11/6/2015

The complete story of EANTC's independent test of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) is now available as a PDF download.

BT Wrestles With NFV Orchestration Confusion
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

The UK operator argues for more work on standardization and theory to aid NFV rollout.

Testing Times for Our Industry
Column | 11/5/2015

Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.

Cisco Boosts Analytics, Security With Acquisitions
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

ParStream and Lancope provide tools for analytics and security for Internet of Things networks.

CEO Chat With Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems
Between the CEOs | 11/4/2015

On a recent visit to Israel, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders had a chance to speak with Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, about Sedona's multi-layer control solution.

Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2
Slide Shows | 11/3/2015

Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.

Juniper Bets Big on White Box & NFV
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Juniper threw ambivalence to the wind Tuesday and fully embraced white box networking and NFV.

NFV Startup Could Challenge Incumbents
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Core Network Dynamics is one of a new breed of virtualization suppliers whose technology could spur a shake-up in the mobile sector.

Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015
Slide Shows | 11/2/2015

UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.

Cable Opens Up to Open Source
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

Once the very definition of closed and proprietary, the cable industry is slowly coming around to open source technologies.

Metro 100G In Demand
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2015

Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.

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