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UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
News Analysis | 2/27/2015

'Open programmable city' initiative in Bristol, UK, has SDN-enabled switches from optical vendor Polatis at its core.

HP in Talks to Buy Aruba – Report
News Analysis | 2/26/2015

HP is believed to be in discussions to acquire WiFi networking vendor Aruba and could announce it at Mobile World Congress.

Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
Shades of Ray | 2/25/2015

It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.

BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
LRTV Documentaries | 2/25/2015

This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.

Huawei Promises 4.5G & LTE-M in 2016
News Analysis | 2/24/2015

Ahead of MWC, vendor pitches details of next step from LTE-A, unveils its LTE-M strategy for cellular IoT, talks up new video optimization capabilities and unveils a digital-friendly BSS.

MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray | 2/23/2015

Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…

Telekom Austria Builds Multi-Vendor NFV 4G Core
News Analysis | 2/23/2015

Telekom Austria subsidiary Vip Mobile trials a virtual 4G service delivery stack for VoLTE services using technology from multiple specialist vendors.

The New IP in Pics: It Must Be Art!
Slide Shows | 2/20/2015

Photos from the show where attendees learned about turning their networks into innovation and profit centers.

Ericsson: Performance, Agility, Personalization All Matter
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

The next generation of services isn't about more bandwidth alone but the ability to customize and bring things to market faster, exec tells New IP audience.

GTT Buys MegaPath's Managed Services Unit
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

GTT expands its managed services with the acquisition, while MegaPath continues to pare down.

Cisco's Ahuja: CSPs Need to Think Like Restaurateurs
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Enterprises and consumers care about getting the network services they've ordered, not the ingredients and recipe.

IP Storage Attracts Attention as Brocade Boosts Its Margins
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

New IP storage capabilities attracted analyst attention during Brocade's fiscal first quarter earnings call, which highlighted the vendor's improving sales and margins.

Network Services Key to SDN Strategies, Says AlcaLu's Alwan
News Analysis | 2/20/2015

Basil Alwan, president of IP routing and transport at Alcatel-Lucent, says speedy configuration is a massive opportunity as services become decoupled from the infrastructure.

Google: OpenConfig Grows, Goes Commercial
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Informal large carrier group focused on common data models is moving rapidly toward initial deployments.

Women in Telecom: Collaboration Critical to New IP
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Panelists at Light Reading's Women in Telecom discuss the technology and cultural changes that the New IP brings about, and why women have a big role to play in it.

Ericsson Revamps Its RAN With RBS 6000 Successor
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

As part of its pre-MWC news blast, Ericsson announces the successor to its highly successful base station and talks small cells, analytics, backhaul and more.

Deutsche Telekom Says Europe Risks Being 5G Flop
News Analysis | 2/19/2015

Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom's European boss, has issued a stark warning to Europe's technology players.

Cyan Claims Carrier Wins, Revenue Jumps
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Cyan reports growing revenue and two service provider wins for NFV orchestration.

Alcatel-Lucent Pitches Its 400G IP Gear at DCI Market
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

Vendor pitches its single-port 400G IP-over-DWDM capabilities at operators needing greater capacity between data centers and their metro and core networks.

Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
News Analysis | 2/18/2015

The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.

Nokia Offers Virtual OSS, VNF Service
News Analysis | 2/17/2015

Vendor's pre-MWC media blitz includes cloud-ready OSS and BSS, an NFV assessment service and enhancements to its Radio Cloud proposition, including Ethernet-based fronthaul.

NFV Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2015

If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.

AT&T Joins KC Gigabit Battleground
News Analysis | 2/16/2015

AT&T launches U-verse with Gigapower in parts of Kansas City, going head-to-head with Google Fiber and other providers.

Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

A telecom co-op in northeastern Alabama upgrades its entire fiber network to gigabit speeds for residents and businesses.

OIF's FlexEthernet Project Targets DCI
News Analysis | 2/12/2015

New specs would define how to set up faster Ethernet connections between data centers in advance of newer IEEE Ethernet definitions.

Going Green in 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 2/12/2015

Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.

Cloud Not Yet Raining Cash for CenturyLink
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

Hosting revenues, including cloud services, disappoint in Q4, but company execs see brighter days ahead in the second half of 2015.

Masergy's Cloud Router Solves CPE Dilemma
News Analysis | 2/11/2015

New service eliminates premises box entirely with virtualized routing based in a Masergy colo.

Cisco Takes Open Source Route to Policy Revamp
News Analysis | 2/10/2015

The Noiro Networks group is separated by a figurative firewall from the rest of Cisco. But don't jump to conclusions — it's still part of the company.

Alcatel-Lucent Reports Marginal Progress
News Analysis | 2/6/2015

Revenues are down but margins are up as Shift Plan architect, CEO Michel Combes, targets positive cashflow in 2015.

Austin Apartments Get Grande's Gig
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

As gigabit competition heats up in Austin, Grande Communications turns to the MDU market to position its service as a move-in amenity.

The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
Shades of Ray | 2/5/2015

Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!

Brocade Intros New SDN-Enabled 'Spine' Switch
News Analysis | 2/5/2015

Unveils new fixed-configuration switch for spine configurations along with support for OpenFlow 1.3, OpenStack and other major software standards.

Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Interviews | 2/3/2015

In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at the event.

Chip Developer Tabula Reportedly Teetering
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Despite strong early funding and friends in high places, FPGA semiconductor developer Tabula reportedly is set to close down.

ISOC Urges Faster Security Standards Adoption
News Analysis | 2/2/2015

Event series designed to help ISPs embrace DNSSEC, IPv6, Secure BHCP and more.

Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
Column | 2/2/2015

Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.

Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2015

In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.

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