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100GbE in Action & More at MEF17
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/30/2017

ORLANDO, 11/30/2017 – Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson and John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Ethernet expert, discuss innovations, proof of concepts and how enhancements to Ciena's packet portfolio allows service providers to cost-effectively expand and scale their Ethernet Business Service offerings up to 10GbE and 100GbE for new and broader revenue streams.

DT 'Cost Lag' Could Overshadow Transformation Agenda
News Analysis | 11/30/2017

Deutsche Telekom says that spending on 'transformation' is impeding its efforts to reduce costs outside the US.

Will SD-WANs Spark Cable Competition?
News Analysis | 11/30/2017

HR's Alan Breznick says new SD-WAN services could be a game-changer in letting cable extend service reach, which could spark sector competition.

Update: Nokia Denies Reports of Juniper Deal
News Analysis | 11/29/2017

Less than two years after swallowing Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is reportedly preparing a $16 billion bid to net Juniper.

India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
News Analysis | 11/29/2017

Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.

AT&T: Flexware-Based SD-WAN to Marry Network, Edge Smarts
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2017

Flexware, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, evolves to support SD-WAN in early 2018, in a marriage of AT&T's Intelligent Edge approach and its intelligent network.

Ericsson Hypes 5G After Telcos Slam 5G Hype
News Analysis | 11/28/2017

The latest mobility report from the Swedish equipment supplier predicts there will be 1 billion 5G connections by 2023 but does little to answer the burning telco questions.

CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
LRTV Interviews | 11/28/2017

Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.

Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2017

ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.

MEF CTO: Standards Pace Accelerating
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2017

ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.

Let's Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services
Morris Lore | 11/21/2017

While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.

BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2017

The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!

MEF17: Breaking Down the Hot Topics
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2017

Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.

China Mobile to Deploy 10,000 5G Basestations by 2020
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Chinese service provider expects to have a commercial 5G network comprising 10,000 basestations in the market in 2020.

DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
News Analysis | 11/16/2017

Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio – and it shouldn't be.

Cisco Boosted by Rosier Outlook
News Analysis | 11/16/2017

Shares in vendor giant get a boost as the company forecasts sales growth next quarter.

Verizon Betting on Wholesale SD-WAN
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Network operator thinks many fellow operators will prefer to outsource their SD-WAN strategies and says it can scale to meet that demand.

Charter Taps SD-WAN to Boost Off-Net Reach
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

New hybrid service leverages cable operator's Ethernet footprint and adds cloud-based SD-WAN managed jointly through new customer portal.

Efficiency Drive by Major Telcos Has Claimed 74K Jobs Since 2015
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Research carried out by Light Reading shows the scale of job cuts in the telecom sector during the last two years, as major telcos look to maintain sales with a smaller workforce.

MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.

MEF 3.0 Goes Agile, Incremental
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.

Monetizing ONAP, the Amdocs Way
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

Amdocs always planned to build a business case around its work with AT&T and now it's starting to show how.

Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
News Analysis | 11/9/2017

New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.

ONAP Takes Flak as Telcos Prep for Release 1
News Analysis | 11/6/2017

While some telcos appear eager to get started with ONAP, others are worried about the unwieldiness of the platform.

Sonus Cuts a New Shape as Ribbon Communications
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

With the Genband merger process over, Sonus has decided it's time for a new name. Say hello to Ribbon Communications.

Colt: Automation's 'Silent Killer' Is Poor Quality Data
News Analysis | 11/2/2017

Colt executive draws attention to the pitfalls of automating operations and provides an update on the UK operator's progress so far.

The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2017

LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.

BT Berates Virtualization Vendors for Lack of Conformity
News Analysis | 11/1/2017

The UK operator is training staff to use data modeling languages so that it can address the lack of conformity it sees from virtualization system vendors.

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