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Juniper's Cloud CPE Makes the Grade
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Light Reading commissioned EANTC to test Juniper's Cloud CPE product and the NFV solution impressed the evaluation team.

Juniper & vCPE – Keeping It Simple
From the Founder | 6/30/2016

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.

5G, Virtual Reality Dominate MWCS Action
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

The noise around pre-5G is almost deafening at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) event while everywhere you look someone is wearing a virtual reality headset and acting weird.

DT Eyes FTTH Solution to German Opex Issue
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

The German operator says the deployment of FTTH could help it to retire legacy platforms and shut down facilities.

Cisco: Programmers Will Virtualize First
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

In the virtualization race, Cisco believes programmers will get there first within the media industry.

Orange Faces SDH Hurdle in All-IP Transition
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

The French operator says investments in WDM and OTN technology could reduce costs and improve the outlook for some business services.

Versa Makes Its Mark at CenturyLink
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Versa Networks announced it was CenturyLink's vendor of choice for the provider's new SD-WAN and SD-Security services launched last week.

Arista Ready With 'Design-Arounds' Following Import Ban Recommendation
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Arista is ready with an alternative following a decision that its technology violates Cisco patents.

CenturyLink Sets Sights on SD-WAN
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

CenturyLink is setting its cap at SD-WAN services for its business customers as a way to meet enterprise demands for high-speed network services.

OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries | 6/22/2016

MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.

Automating NetOps for a 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/22/2016

The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.

Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/22/2016

Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry.

Data Center Drives 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/21/2016

As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.

Dell to Sell Software Assets for $2B – Report
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Computing company is looking to raise funds after agreeing to spend $67 billion on a takeover of EMC last year.

Telcos Face Hard Reality Check on Software, Virtualization
Morris Lore | 6/17/2016

SDN, NFV and digitalization will probably not help telcos overcome the OTT threat. That does not mean they are not important.

Ericsson Offers Taste of 5G With 'Plug-In' Software Modules
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

Ericsson readies network software to enable operators to develop 5G-type apps on 4G networks.

BCE 2016: How NIA Can Help With NFV
LRTV Documentaries | 6/15/2016

Nokia's Steve Vogelsang discusses the complexity of NFV and how the New IP Agency (NIA) can help hack a path through the virtualization jungle.

Telcos Clamoring for Cloud-Native VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2016

Operators have firmly identified VNF architecture as the next hurdle on the critical path to NFV, and the clamor for cloud-native VNFs is growing rapidly.

What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
Column | 6/14/2016

SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.

FCC Wins Key Net Neutrality Ruling
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

The US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit rules in favor of the FCC in net neutrality decision.

VimpelCom Aims for BSS Overhaul by 2019
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Service provider reckons cultural transformation is the biggest challenge it faces as it works on digitalizing its business.

CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
Between the CEOs | 6/14/2016

At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.

CenturyLink Buys Cloud App Management Specialist ElasticBox
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Acquisition of ElasticBox pushes CSP deeper into enterprise IT efforts to manage applications and services across hybrid clouds, containers.

GÉANT Finds SDN Joy With Infinera, ONOS Combo
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Giant European research and education network is deploying SDN-enabled network gear from Infinera and an ONOS-based SDN controller to improve network control and reduce costs.

Nokia Lands $1.5B 'Frame' Deal With China Mobile
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Finnish vendor announces China Mobile as customer of its AirScale basestation technology and says the operator will make use of various other fixed and mobile products.

Upskill U on Security in Virtualized Networks
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/13/2016

At Upskill U, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan addresses security solutions in the NFV environment.

BCE 2016: Reaching Out to Telecom
LRTV Documentaries | 6/13/2016

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.

Service Providers Keep Their Place in the Cisco Game of Thrones
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Two steps down from the CEO's office, just like before. But quite a twisty path to get there.

Gigabites: Nokia Woos Cable's Gigabit Leaders
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Nokia's latest acquisition is a sign that there's money to be made in helping cablecos deliver gigabit services.

Level 3 Jump-Starts Cloud Courses at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/10/2016

On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.

Cisco's Ahuja Staying On – But Not for Long
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

The 18-year veteran head of Cisco's service provider business resigned in March, but he's staying on until the end of next month.

Nokia Swings Deal for Gainspeed
News Analysis | 6/9/2016

Nokia plans to acquire cable access architecture specialist Gainspeed.

BCE 2016: A Sea Change at Vodafone
LRTV Documentaries | 6/8/2016

Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.

TCTS CEO on the Transformation Trend
Between the CEOs | 6/7/2016

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.

BCE 2016: Focus on the Customer
LRTV Documentaries | 6/7/2016

For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.

Eurobites: Ericsson Teams Up With Telia Carrier on IoT
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G for Italy; Nokia tech powers Swissgrid; UK companies using wrong devices.

Mellanox Eases Into Network Processor Market
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

Using processing expertise it picked up in its acquisition of EZchip, Mellanox announced its first set of processors for networking and storage applications.

Cisco's 'Spin In' Innovation Team Spins Out
News Analysis | 6/7/2016

The foursome known as 'MPLS' led SDN innovation for Cisco, and are leaving out of a 'disconnect' with their roles in a recent company reorganization.

BCE 2016: The New IP at Work
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2016

Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything – and he means everything! – as a service.

Slideshow: BCE Goes Deep in Heart of Texas
Slide Shows | 6/3/2016

More sights from Austin, the site of Light Reading's Big Communications Event.

BCE 2016: DT on Digital Disruption
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2016

In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.

US Probe Into Huawei Threatens Trade War
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

US authorities are demanding to see information about Huawei's exports to blacklisted countries.

Eurobites: Orange's M&A Plans Squashed by EU Hard Line
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Regulators dig in on net neutrality; German CDN taps Zayo; Samsung Pay makes European debut in Spain.

BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/2/2016

Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.

BCE Slideshow: See Austin by Segway, Look Like a Dork
Slide Shows | 6/2/2016

Taking in the sights on two wheels, wearing a helmet.

The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
Between the CEOs | 6/1/2016

Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.

Intel's Transformation Guru: Influence & Business Case Trump Tech
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/1/2016

It's not enough to be good at tech; you also have to be influential and capable of developing a business case, Intel's Lynn Comp tells WiC.

Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.

Eurobites: IoT Will Top Connections Chart by 2018, Says Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

...and western Europe will lead the way. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei go to work on Madrid; telco grands fromages descend on Brussels; Orange PoPs up in Jordan.

Light Reading's BCE Rocks Austin
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

Good times and good learning in Austin at Light Reading's annual flagship event.

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