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Masergy's Bold NFV Play Is Customer Driven
News Analysis | 6/30/2015

Competitive carrier meeting enterprise demand for easier way to connect remote sites globally using fewer boxes, but maintaining performance.

Colt to Jettison Ailing IT Business
News Analysis | 6/30/2015

The operator says it would not be able to compete profitably in the IT services market without making considerable investments.

NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
News Analysis | 6/30/2015

NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.

Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV
LRTV Interviews | 6/30/2015

Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.

Ciena Adds New CPE to Its Agility Matrix
News Analysis | 6/30/2015

Ciena has extended its Agility Matrix strategy to include CPE supporting virtual network functions.

What's Next for White Boxes in a Post-Chambers World?
DOS Attack | 6/26/2015

Pica8 and others keep pressing the argument for white box deployment.

Arista Scoops $50M AT&T Contract – Analyst
News Analysis | 6/26/2015

SDN player is said to have landed its first major deal with a Tier 1 service provider.

Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
News Analysis | 6/25/2015

Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.

The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?
Column | 6/25/2015

The web services giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google might be defining the next generation of 'carrier class' networking technology.

The Digital Service Provider
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/24/2015

To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'

Infinera Ups DCI to 100 Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.

CEO Chat With Cedrik Neike, Cisco
Between the CEOs | 6/23/2015

Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.

NFV: Ready for Prime Time
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2015

At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.

Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
LRTV Documentaries | 6/19/2015

In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.

Introducing the New IP Agency (NIA)
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhövel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).

Telcos vs. Amazon: The 'Third Network' Race
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Amazon and other hyperscale companies may soon compete with telcos to deliver virtualized network services.

CEO Chat With Dror Bin, RAD
Between the CEOs | 6/19/2015

RAD Data CEO Dror Bin talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the communications networking industry and how RAD Data has evolved to meet the market's new demands.

NTT Comms' New Chief Likes the Fast Lane
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Tetsuya Shoji has taken the helm at global cloud and connectivity services giant NTT Communications and he's promising a thrilling ride.

Mellanox CEO: Dealing With the Data Storm
LRTV Interviews | 6/18/2015

Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman talks about his company's push into the 100GigE switch market at a special launch event in New York City.

It's Not Just the Telcos: Vendors Are 'Transformers' Too
Shades of Ray | 6/18/2015

An exclusive and unique Light Reading survey shows that it's not just network operators that are transforming their businesses and strategies -- the vendors are also changing to meet the evolving needs of their core customer base.

Mellanox Joins the 100GigE Switch Pack
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Hot on the heels of Cisco's Nexus expansion, Mellanox joins the 100GigE switch market with the promise of zero packet loss.

Cisco & Partners to Invest $10B in China
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Investment with partners will go towards training, R&D and other areas likely to boost the company's standing with the Chinese administration.

Bright House Takes Enterprise to the Cloud
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Cable operator Bright House Networks is introducing new cloud-based infrastructure and application services for enterprise customers.

AT&T Open Sources Gigabit Networking Tools
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

The carrier will share software and hardware specs to the Open Compute Project and OpenDaylight.

Brisk Web Business Boosts ADVA's Outlook
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

ADVA increases its revenue and income outlook for the second quarter, noting increasing business with web companies.

SDN & NFV Amplify Security Threat – Allot
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

The use of New IP technologies raises big questions about network security as cyber attacks continue to escalate.

More BTE 2015 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2015

More of the key highlights from this year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, including drone footage!

CEO Chat With Barry Mainz, Wind River
Between the CEOs | 6/16/2015

Steve Saunders sat down with Barry Mainz, ten-year veteran and President of Wind River, a leading embedded system software developer with solutions that cover everything from automotive to the surface of Mars.

Breakfast of Champions: Women in Tech at BTE
Slide Shows | 6/16/2015

An inspiring panel of speakers made Light Reading's fourth Women in Tech breakfast, held at the recent Big Telecom Event, an occasion to remember.

ONOS Expands Its Reach on Internet2
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

The open source SDN network operating system is also being used in an open source router running on white box hardware.

AT&T to Show Off Next-Gen Central Office
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

AT&T has been working with a number of vendors to figure out how its central offices will evolve into extensions of its data center architecture.

MRV Limbers Up for 100GE Demand
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Vendor looks to satisfy growing demand for 100Gbit/s Ethernet with new OptiPacket OP-X1 box.

Tata Talks Innovation at BTE
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2015

At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.

BTE 2015: Wild Times at the NFV Zoo
LRTV Documentaries | 6/12/2015

As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Level 3: Honeypots Are Only Half the Battle
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

CEO Jack Waters urges the industry to do more when it comes to security, including not only detecting threats, but alerting customers and acting on them using 'situational awareness.'

Ofcom Maintains Regulatory Attack on BT
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Latest regulatory move could see BT forced to slash wholesale leased-line fees.

Eurobites: AlcaLu, Sequans Combine on IoT for Orange
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Group looks at Yoigo; EU exempts mobile from social tariffs; Ericsson's mobile money move.

Our Windy City Diaries: Sightseeing at BTE
Slide Shows | 6/12/2015

Chicago has no shortage of sites to be seen. While attending the Big Telecom Event, we explored the streets and took some photos, for your benefit, of course.

The New IP Agency Is Born at BTE
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

The New IP Agency (NIA), which aims to simplify the currently baffling NFV ecosystem, was born at the Big Telecom Event (BTE).

Cox: Cable Will Band Together Out of Market
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

Cox SVP Stephen Rowley says cable operators ultimately want to take their business services offerings to national accounts, but it won't be easy to go out of market, and it will take time.

BT, Allied Telesis Foresee Broadband Future
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

At the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, BT bigs up G.fast for copper-based broadband while Allied Telesis puts WDM-PON in play for the Gigabit community.

The Best of BTE: Highlights From the Show
Slide Shows | 6/10/2015

The Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.

DT Exec Pressures Vendors on Open Source
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Encouraged by Cisco's commitment to open source practices, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg wants other vendors to follow suit.

Adventures in 'Platforming' at BTE
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.

Calling All Women Startups! Intel Wants to Give You Money
Que Sera Sarah | 6/10/2015

And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.

Colt Blames Vendors for NFV Holdups
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Operators and vendors are not seeing eye-to-eye on the pricing and sale of virtualization products.

Koley: Google Open Sourcing Config Models
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.

Cisco SVP: Telecom Must Transform or Lose Out
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Companies across the industry must reinvent themselves as platform providers and embrace open source if they are to thrive in future, according to Cisco.

Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2015

Awards were given, drinks were downed, jokes were made and a good time was had by all! Here's a quick look back on Light Reading's own Night at the Museum for the 2015 Leading Lights awards in Chicago.

AT&T Touts Its First Virtualized Functions
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

AT&T SVP Andre Fuetsch discusses three of the functions AT&T has already virtualized along the path to making its network 75% software-defined by 2020.

Brocade Boosts SDN Network Performance
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Flow Optimizer is designed to provide increased control and security for OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.

Leading Lights Awards 2015: The Winners
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

We had 24 awards to hand out this year – find out who went home triumphant from our lavish awards dinner at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Cisco Launches All-Purpose Security Server
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

The Firepower 9300 is designed to run a variety of security services from Cisco and third parties.

Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN
Column | 6/8/2015

There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.

Atlantic Broadband Swallows MetroCast
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Atlantic Broadband plans to acquire MetroCast Communications for $200 million.

Deutsche Telekom Plotting BT Takeover – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

The German incumbent aims to use proceeds from a T-Mobile US sale to buy the UK's former state-owned monopoly, according to the Telegraph.

Procera Unveils QoE ScoreCard
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Packet inspection and subscriber experience vendor unveils a customer services scorecard that's all about quality of experience rather than connection speeds.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 6/7/2015

Find out what helped five test vendors make this year's awards shortlist.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

This new category attracted a lot of entries and a very strong shortlist.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

It's always a hotly contested category and this year has been no exception, with nine impressive shortlisted entries.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

As service providers rely more and more on their IT and support systems, the competition to win this award intensifies, with seven vendors battling it out this year.

BTE 2015: DCI's Here; Where's It Going Next?
DOS Attack | 6/5/2015

Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.

BTE 2015: Windstream CTO on GigE Trends
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Windstream CTO Randy Nicklas answers Light Reading's questions on gigabit Ethernet trends.

T-Mobile US Sale Fits DT's All-IP Game Plan
Morris Lore | 6/5/2015

T-Mobile US has little place in Deutsche Telekom's strategic vision, and its sale could even help the German operator to realize its true ambitions.

New Cisco Leadership Favors Diversity
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

More participation from women on a smaller executive team.

BTE 2015: Innovation Thrives on Diversity
Que Sera Sarah | 6/4/2015

Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.

Fibrenoire Finds Assurance With Accedian
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.

BTE 2015: 5 Qs for AT&T's Andre Fuetsch
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

AT&T's SVP of Architecture and Design and BTE Keynoter Andre Fuetsch discusses the carrier's SDN strategy, APIs and more ahead of the show next week.

OPNFV's Arno Release Imminent
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

The long-awaited first code release from the Open Platform for NFV Project is about to hit the streets, says director Heather Kirksey.

The Five Nines Makeover
Shades of Ray | 6/3/2015

The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Comcast, EarthLink and Tata all offer services that innovate in keeping enterprises and their employees connected.

Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.

Cisco Adds Service Management Tool to ESP
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

The Cisco Evolved Services Platform gets a network provisioning and service assurance solution, the EPN Manager.

Fame, Glory & Ping Pong Await You at BTE
Que Sera Sarah | 6/2/2015

Support charity. Defeat Communism.

Cisco CTO Warrior Is Out Too – Report
Wagner’s Ring | 6/1/2015

Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.

Nokia Advances MEC for 5G, IoT
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Vendor's AirFrame Data Center platform advances its vision of mobile-edge computing and provides its backbone for 5G and IoT.

Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight
Column | 6/1/2015

Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.

ADVA Ups Its DCI Game
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.

Nokia Unveils Telco Cloud Hardware Platform
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Nokia Networks has developed a hardware platform with Intel that is designed for a distributed telco data center architecture.

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