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Cisco Bows to Carrier Demand for Software Outside the Box
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

In a radical move, the world's biggest maker of Internet switches and routers will start selling its service provider software on a standalone basis.

Join Tier 1 Experts at Automation Everywhere
LRTV Documentaries | 3/28/2018

Want to know how major players such as Verizon, CenturyLink, Telstra, Windstream, PCCW Global and EdgeConneX are advancing their process automation strategies? Then get yourself to the Automation Everywhere event in Dallas on April 4.

Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray | 3/27/2018

Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.

Looking to the Future With ON2020: An OFC Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/27/2018

The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.

You Need Another 48 Hours to Enter the Leading Lights Awards? OK Then...
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.

Telefónica in edge talks with Amazon Greengrass
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Spanish operator reveals it has been in discussions with Amazon about a new project to automate its central offices and give them more processing capabilities.

3GPP Preps Machine Learning in 5G Core
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

The standards group is working on a function that could help operators to monitor network slicing and application performance.

Telefónica to Hit Gas on Automation With 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.

Is vRAN Still Too Hot to Handle?
News Analysis | 3/21/2018

The industry needs to work on persuading operators that virtualizing the radio access network is manageable and beneficial.

Ribbon's Kevin Riley Talks New Company Brand, Latest Security Offerings & 2018 Trends
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/20/2018

Ray Le Maistre sat down with Ribbon Communications CTO Kevin Riley at Mobile World Congress 2018 to discuss various topics including the company’s new brand, the unveiling of its Ribbon Protect Security Platform and other strategic offerings, and the recently completed GENBAND-Sonus merger.

Ngena Fits Network Form to NFV Function
From the Founder | 3/20/2018

Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Verizon, Cisco Lab Test 'Information-Centric Networking'
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.

#OFC2018: The Holy Grail of Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 3/19/2018

At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.

#OFC2018 Recap: 600G & Beyond
LRTV Interviews | 3/16/2018

As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.

Time's Running Out: Enter the Leading Lights Awards Now!
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!

Is Orange's New Deputy CEO the NFV Champion It Needs?
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

This week named Orange's deputy CEO, Laurent Paillassot has pioneered the rollout of NFV technology at Orange Spain.

DT Demands Automation, Cloud Tech From Pan-Net Suppliers
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Automation, interoperability and standardization are among the German operator's demands as it continues to work on its pan-net transformation.

Cisco Goes Back to School With Tetration
From the Founder | 3/5/2018

Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.

Downsizing Telenor Pins Margin Hopes on Automation
News Analysis | 3/1/2018

The Norwegian telecom incumbent sheds further light on how automation and AI could help it to slash headcount and reduce costs.

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