We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.
The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges explains why analytics tools and big data strategies are going to play an increasingly important role as communications service providers transform their businesses.
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
The company's 15th, the new data center is located at the site of a former semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
Telefónica has cancelled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with HPE and re-issued the tender as it seeks a new partner to help it execute its "Unica" virtualization strategy.
Telefónica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.
Vendor-independent testing is a very important task for the New IP Agency (NIA) to perform, with interoperability as stage 1 in the overall cycle, says Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg.
Video production facilities are among the last users of SDI, but a transition to Ethernet is coming, and Mellanox intends to take advantage.
Axel Clauberg, VP of Aggregation, Transport, IP & Fixed Access at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about the operator's ongoing migration to an all-IP network architecture and the introduction of SDN and NFV capabilities across multiple territories.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.
RCom and RJio may have a big advantage over their rivals when it comes to the rollout of New IP technologies.
Dell is seeking to raise funds by listing its loss-making SecureWorks business on Nasdaq.
David Cheriton, Arista co-founder and Arista's biggest stockholder, says another company he founded – OptumSoft – owns key software used by Arista in its high-performance networking equipment.
Announces new members, governance structure and technology details.
Brahmaputra version will allow network operators to begin testing virtual network functions (VNFs).
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects cable's Ethernet success and examines the challenges operators face in the enterprise market.
Reducing complexity by pushing functionality to the cloud.
Netflix, Arris and others are encoding video in new, more intelligent ways.
SDN and NFV are enabling a wide range of smart city programs around the world, notes ONF executive director Dan Pitt.
Light Reading's CEO and founder Steve Saunders talks about the recent groundbreaking NFV interoperability evaluation with Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. The full test report is available now: Simply click on the following title, EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results .
Pertino uses SDN to deliver cloud-based network-as-a-service for enterprises and SMBs worldwide.
EMC will go it alone.
India's 4G new entrant could have the edge over its incumbent rivals when it comes to rolling out NFV.
Coriant is taking on some well-established and very tough data center interconnect (DCI) rivals with a new product that boasts some standout features, notes Heavy Reading analyst.
Technicolor plans to combat industry giant Arris with Cisco's help and a lot of innovation in the areas of HDR and virtual reality.
You're not paranoid -- governments want your data.
The software giant is enhancing the capabilities of its Skype for Business offering, portending "direct conflict" with carriers, according to one of its partners.
With the fresh re-branding of its commercial services unit as Spectrum, Charter looks to build up its managed services portfolio for midsized and larger companies.
EANTC Managing Director Carsten Rossenhövel talks about the unique multivendor NFV interoperability test report that has just been published on Light Reading.
Radio and other network specialists will need to pull together to ensure 5G works effectively, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says.
Next-gen transformation strategies need to include analytics to succeed, says Heavy Reading senior analyst.
With the Phase 1 test completed and a report published, the New IP Agency (NIA) is prepping its Phase 2 NFV test with a focus on VNF management.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.
Web giants are already waving goodbye to technologies that operators are only just introducing.
The multivendor NFV interoperability test report just published by Light Reading provides fantastic insights into NFV advances and challenges.
Independent multivendor NFV interoperability test report hits the wires and is available, in full, to the whole industry.
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers told Light Reading that he believes 40% of his service provider customers will cease to exist within ten years. Since then, Light Reading asked comms vendors around the world one question: 'Will Tier 1 service providers survive?' Hasta la vista… baby.
A Heavy Reading survey of communications service providers, commissioned by Guavus, has found that proactive customer care is a leading use case for big data analytics systems.
Phil Meeks, EVP and COO of TWC Business Services, says mid-market, enterprise and carrier customers will generate over half of TWC's commercial revenues in 2016.
IBM adds to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Clearleap.
Africa's operators may have to overhaul their business models and networks.
A new "cable first" initiative has cablecos teaming up in the enterprise market, but challenges remain.
Juniper upgrades network automation features and improves performance of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers to help meet customers' New IP needs.
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders hears from Carl Russo, CEO and President of Calix, about how the AXOS platform changes the access infrastructure into a DevOps environment for service providers.
ECI's LightApps increase network efficiency and facilitate a wide range of revenue generating services. They include a variety of applications which can be tailored to your needs. LightApps can run on the existing installed base and offer maximum portability and customization by using standard open APIs.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit hears arguments today on whether the FCC's Open Internet Order imposing net neutrality rules is legal.
The Big Two of telecom no longer loom as the major competitive threats, say some cable execs, because they are more focused on wireless.
Equipment maker may be looking to position itself for a future upgrade of the UK's TETRA network.
Dell's Wenjing Chu discusses the progress and long-term goals of OPNFV at Light Reading's White Box Strategies for CSPs event.
The ONOS open source community is crankin' it, unveiling its fifth SDN operating system release in the past 12 months.
Voice platform vendor has been in an acquisitive mood – and it could get forced into a shotgun wedding if activist investor Elliott Management gets its way.
The best sales opportunity for security as a service is in the SMB market.
The top seven cable companies are meeting in Philadelphia this week as part of a collaborative effort to attack the national enterprise services market.
Investments should help the German incumbent to gain service agility and reduce spending in the long run.
Bhaskar Gorti, Alcatel-Lucent's president of IP platforms and soon-to-be Nokia leader, says there isn't a business case in moving from physical to virtual; it all hangs in operations.
If, as expected, cable video subscriber numbers decline further, and broadband growth slows, cable will have to shift the burden of industry profits to the business services sector.
Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.
Big telecom is fighting back, but there's still reason to believe the cable industry courtship of small businesses will continue to win hearts.
Having announced a major spending plan at home, India's biggest operator may be forced to consider its future in Africa.
New version of its Ensemble virtualization platform makes networking of end points easier and creates pay-as-you-go pricing options for software.