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Juniper's 'Disappointing' Q1 Dogged by Slow Telco Spending
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

As telco capex spending falters, Juniper is focusing on SDN and greater diversification in a bid to drive new revenue streams through the rest of 2016.

FCC Poised to Re-Regulate Wholesale Access
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Agency seeks industry input on rulemaking that would control pricing of the last mile links sold by incumbents in non-competitive areas.

LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 4/28/2016

Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.

Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.

Telia Carrier Taps Infinera for California Expansion
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

New fiber route marks first deployment of Infinera's expanded metro 100G product line, including the newly integrated Transmode technology.

Digital Services Aren't Up to Snuff – Survey
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

There's a lot of work to do to boost digital service experience, according to the results of an extensive survey of enterprise executives.

So... What Do We Do Now?
LRTV Documentaries | 4/25/2016

After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.

Nokia + AlcaLu 2015: A Financial Retrospective
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Want to know what Nokia's financials would have looked like if it had owned Alcatel-Lucent in 2015? Check this out.

Ericsson CEO Seeks New Growth Formula
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

As the Swedish vendor runs hard to stand still, CEO Hans Vestberg discusses the new restructuring process, Ericsson's growth targets, job cuts, Huawei rivalry and the Cisco partnership.

Ericsson Restructures as Sales, Gross Margins Falter in Q1
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.

CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz
Between the CEOs | 4/21/2016

In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.

Leading Lights 2016: Shortlists Announced
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016

The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.

The Key Steps to NFV Success
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016

A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.

Cloud Helps Drive VMware Revenue Higher
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

The company's quarterly earnings call was a welcome no-drama change-of-pace from the activity of recent months.

Ericsson Poised to Disrupt CDN Market
News Analysis | 4/19/2016

Ericsson is partnering programmers with ISPs in a revolutionary new content delivery network model.

CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix
Between the CEOs | 4/18/2016

Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.

Mitel to Buy Polycom for $1.96B
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Activist investor Elliott Management gets its way as Mitel and Polycom agree terms to create a bigger, more differentiated player in the enterprise and communications service provider markets.

Huawei's Carrier Division Set to Dwarf Ericsson by 2018
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

China's biggest network vendor is on course to be more than one and a half times as big as its main Western rival by 2018.

Facebook Snatches Ex-DARPA Head From Google
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Regina Dugan will develop breakthrough hardware as part of the company's ten-year plan for growth.

Huawei Goes 'All Cloud'
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Realigning products and services around cloud for service provider, enterprise and consumer.

Light Reading Triumphs at Ava Digital Awards
News Analysis | 4/13/2016

Light Reading wins awards for video infographics and its Virtuapedia information resource at the Ava Digital Awards.

Open Source MANO Group Targets June for 'Release 0'
News Analysis | 4/13/2016

One of the industry's management and orchestration (MANO) development bodies has set itself a target of June for its initial release.

Hall of Fame 2016: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray | 4/13/2016

Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.

Industry Ignites Over Special Access Regs
News Analysis | 4/13/2016

The US telecom market needs major reform to address the needs of business customers.

New MEF Spec Spells Out Interconnection
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

MEF 54 tells network operators how to interconnect their Ethernet services using an external NNI but warns it won't work with non-standard NNIs.

Windstream Uses Infinera Inside the Data Center
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Connections between floors or suites of large data centers can prove expensive and cumbersome so Windstream is using pre-provisioned Cloud Xpress.

The Technical Guy
LRTV Documentaries | 4/12/2016

Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...

FCC's Wheeler: We'll Move Fast on Biz Service Regulations
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

FCC chair tells Incompas crowd the agency will vote April 28 on outlawing some business contract language and will restructure special access by year's end.

Huawei's Carrier/Enterprise Sales Could Hit $80B by 2020
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

At the company's Global Analyst Summit, Huawei predicts further eye-watering growth for its Carrier Business Group -- and that spells bad news for its main rivals.

Verizon Wholesale Expanding Wireless Reach
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

New rate plans, new services and an easier way to do business are all part of an effort to draw more wireline providers into the wireless biz.

VimpelCom Plans Global NFV Tender
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Emerging-markets player aims to virtualize networks across its global footprint, with China's ZTE in the running for additional business.

Level 3 Tackles Dynamic Services, Security & Data
LRTV Interviews | 4/11/2016

SVP Lisa Miller provides updates on life at Level 3 post tw telecom merger, how the network operator is tackling data and delivering dynamic services on SDN and why security is top of mind.

Global Capacity Focuses Upgrades on Application Delivery
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Services remain critical, says the carrier's new CTO, but enterprises want to know how their applications are performing.

Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/8/2016

A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.

Eurobites: Vodafone Livid as German Regulator Approves DT's Vectoring Plans
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.

CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
Between the CEOs | 4/7/2016

Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.

Huawei: New King of the CSP Market
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

China's biggest equipment vendor has built up a huge lead over its Western rivals in the global communications service provider (CSP) network technology market.

Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.

Nokia to Slash Jobs Following AlcaLu Merger
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

Finnish vendor begins job cuts process as it looks to reduce costs following its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.

At Last, ZTE Reports 2015 Financials
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

After a chastening month, ZTE publishes 2015 financials that reflect its ongoing spat with the US authorities, but which also show significant growth.

Equinix: OCP Can Help IoT Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2016

Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.

Troubled Marvell's CEO, President Both Sidelined
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

The company is searching for a new management team as the company faces a hearing with Nasdaq about a possible delisting.

NFV: The Unintended Consequences
Column | 4/5/2016

NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.

LinkedIn on OCP & Data Center Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 4/5/2016

Yuval Bachar, LinkedIn's principal engineer, architecture and strategy, talks about how the Open Compute Project (OCP) promotes innovation and efficiency in the data center technology sector, allowing LinkedIn to focus on what it does best – software.

Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
Que Sera Sarah | 4/5/2016

There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.

Ericsson Acquires Data Center, Industrial IoT Management Startup
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Having previously made a seed investment in data center and industrial IoT asset management specialist NodePrime, Ericsson is now buying the whole lot.

End of the Bouygues Affair for Orange
News Analysis | 4/4/2016

Orange's failure to seal a takeover deal for Bouygues Telecom may force the company to accelerate other strategic initiatives.

The Secret of the 5G Bandwagon: SDN Is the Engine
Column | 4/4/2016

5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.

Facebook: Why We Built Our Own Tech
LRTV Interviews | 4/1/2016

Facebook developed its own hardware and software to gain the agility and efficiencies it needs to support Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, streaming video and more on a global scale, says Network Team Manager Omar Baldonado.

NFV Gathering Pace in India – Brocade
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Brocade reckons interest in NFV is growing in the Indian market as operators look to differentiate themselves from rivals.

Huawei Profits Soar Despite Forex Hit
News Analysis | 4/1/2016

Chinese vendor defies economic slowdown to post bumper profits thanks to sales of devices and 4G equipment.

Tune In to Flozelia's EpsilonApps Demo
LRTV Documentaries | 4/1/2016

In this live video tutorial, we present how to configure Flozelia's EpsilonApps, a groundbreaking tool for managing and provisioning virtualized network functions.

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