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Orange Sours on Cost Benefits of NFV
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

French incumbent says SDN and NFV technologies will need to demonstrate new business use cases if they are to flourish.

China Mobile Shifts to Global Stage
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.

The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/26/2016

Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.

Component Vendors Push NFV, SDN at MWC
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

Mellanox, Marvell and Applied Micro Circuits all used MWC as a platform to burnish their SDN/NFV bona fides with new products and new relationships.

White Box Is the 'Big Prize' – AT&T's Donovan
Shades of Ray | 2/25/2016

AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.

NFV Key to 5G Business Case, Says TeliaSonera
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.

Perseus Builds 75,000-Mile Global SDN Network
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Perseus tapped Plexxi software-programmable switches to provide agility, rapid service deployment, minimal security and reduced cost on a network spanning four continents in two hemispheres.

NFV Startup on Cusp of Major CSP Contract
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Core Network Dynamics is confident of securing a deal with an operator covering about 80 million customers.

EMC Enters Comms Market With NFV Platform
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

It'll face tough going as a late entry to a crowded field.

Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.

CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.

Net Neutrality Rules Threaten 5G, NFV – Telenor
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.

Ciao Bella Radio! Telecom Italia Tests Altiostar
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Well-funded Altiostar scores major endorsement, but eyes Ericsson split-radio architecture.

Fast Broadband Must Also Be Good Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2016

Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.

NFV Drives Operators Toward Digital Operations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2016

A recent survey confirms a strong link between service providers' interest in digital operations and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Facebook TIPs Telcos Towards Open Source Networks
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Intel and Nokia will contribute reference designs around access, backhaul and core, and management for operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom to deploy.

Vodafone CEO: Europe Needs Uniform 5G Rules
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Vittorio Colao says 5G 'will not work' in Europe without action on the standardization and regulatory fronts.

DT Plots Pan-Net, 'Answers' B2B OTT Threat
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

German incumbent takes big step forward on its rollout of a pan-European network and launches alliance to address OTT challenge in the business communications sector.

MWC Day 1 Diary: The Extreme Submarine & a Caffeine Hit
Shades of Ray | 2/22/2016

Caffeine, the latest virtual acronym, the Extreme Submarine and Barcelona's most atmospheric photo opp all featured on the first morning of this year's MWC.

OpenDaylight Debuts 'Beryllium' Reality-Based SDN
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The fourth major release of the open source SDN controller focuses on high availability, stability, scale and performance.

Ericsson, Amazon Web Services Get Jiggy
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Swedish vendor forms global alliance with cloud services giant, teams with Quanta to scale up its cloud hardware platform development and joins the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Cisco Struts Virtual Mobile, 5G & Ericsson Partnership at MWC
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.

Saudi Telecom Pins NFV Future on OpenStack
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The Saudi Arabian incumbent is rolling out public cloud services based on OpenStack through a partnership with Mirantis.

OSM Demos First Steps to Open Source MANO
News Analysis | 2/21/2016

Demonstration will show multivendor VIM and NFVi usage in delivering commercial VNFs in a model-driven approach.

Nokia Snaps Up Nakina
News Analysis | 2/21/2016

Nokia is acquiring experienced telecom software specialist Nakina Systems to bolster its network security story.

Putting Virtualized Security to the Test
Shades of Ray | 2/19/2016

Our latest independent test report has put Cisco's security systems through their paces.

HPE Lands NFV, PCRF Deals
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

Swisscom is deploying NFV for vCPE, while Telecom Personal in Argentina is using HPE's policy and subscriber management capabilities.

Arista Writing Alternative EOS – Just in Case
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The alternative version of Arista's flagship operating system would be deployed if Arista loses its intellectual property lawsuit with Cisco, which Arista has no intention of doing.

Arista: Cloud Drove 'Spectacular' Year
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Arista's revenue and earnings were lifted up by demand for cloud from enterprise and hypercloud networks.

Let's Split! Ericsson's New Adventures in Radio
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Ericsson to talk up split radio architecture at MWC.

DT's Pan-Net Plans Need a Pick-Me-Up
Morris Lore | 2/18/2016

Deutsche Telekom is expected to provide an update on its pan-net strategy at MWC. It needs to be good.

Valley Startup Luminate Adds Google, Qualcomm to Investor List
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.

Verizon Taps Viptela to Beef Up SD-WANs
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

New partnership, which is exclusive in the US, goes beyond flexible bandwidth to add centralized management, new features and cloud integration.

ADVA's Ensemble Is All About the Revenue
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

New unit emphasizing how NFV technology can be deployed today to generate new revenues and create new business opportunities.

Huawei Adds Chinese Five Spice to Digital Recipe
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?

Brocade Sees Mixed IP Networking Sales
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Strong switch and enterprise customers sales offset declining router, service provider, and US federal sales.

Telecom Italia Accelerates FTTx, 4G Investments
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Italian national operator is boosting its fixed and mobile broadband access capex for 2016-18 but plans to reduce its spending from 2019.

Netflix Cloud Casts Long Shadow Over Cable
MariNation | 2/16/2016

Nothing makes cable companies look more like lumbering troglodytes than the cloud-native architecture of OTT rival Netflix.

Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah | 2/16/2016

Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.

Brocade: 5G Is More Than Just an Air Interface
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

The industry needs the agility promised by 5G now, in advance of the emergence of formal 5G standards, says Brocade Mobile Networks CTO Kevin Shatzkamer.

ONF Beefs Up Atrium Open Source SDN Stack
News Analysis | 2/16/2016

Adds OpenDaylight and leaf-spine support.

NFV Will Go Commercial in 2016
Column | 2/15/2016

With proofs of concept completed, NFV is ready to move into commercial networks – mobile operators need to make the leap.

NFV Startup CND Aims for Commercial Biz
News Analysis | 2/15/2016

German startup spun out of Fraunhofer says its technology would allow a service provider to put an entire core mobile network on a Raspberry Pi.

AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.

Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?

Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray | 2/11/2016

There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…

Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.

Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.

Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic
MariNation | 2/10/2016

Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?

Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!

CableLabs Spawns Startup Accelerator
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

It's not your typical startup incubator.

Eurobites: Denmark Dents Telenor's Q4
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.

EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2016

The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.

EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment
LRTV Documentaries | 2/9/2016

Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.

Wind River Launches New vCPE Server
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Designed to give service providers and their customers the benefits of virtualized customer premises equipment with five nines of uptime.

CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
Between the CEOs | 2/8/2016

Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...

IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
Column | 2/8/2016

One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.

Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.

Startup NFWare Takes Aim at Cisco, Juniper
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.

NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.

CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
Between the CEOs | 2/3/2016

The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.

Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.

Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.

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