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NSX Helps Networks Cloudify – VMware
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

Helps network operators break organizational silos.

Big Year Looming for AT&T Biz Services?
News Analysis | 8/31/2015

The aggressive transformation of AT&T puts the company in position to land more multi-national corporation business, says one analyst.

Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.

Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack | 8/28/2015

The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.

Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.

CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo
Between the CEOs | 8/28/2015

Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.

LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
News Analysis | 8/28/2015

The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.

Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Que Sera Sarah | 8/28/2015

Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.

Read All of 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Our Original Sci-Fi Story
Wagner’s Ring | 8/28/2015

An unusual story in an unusual place.

Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Shades of Ray | 8/27/2015

With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.

Equinix Drives Hybrid Trend to Colo Growth
News Analysis | 8/27/2015

Enterprises and service providers alike are looking to colocate more within the data center to support hybrid clouds.

OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
Column | 8/27/2015

Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) lays down a challenge to OpenFlow's naysayers.

Dell Targets $6B Telco Data Center Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 8/26/2015

Dell has identified an underserved data center market that it believes is worth $6 billion and has developed a specific portfolio -- that's a model that suits the New IP age.

'Silence Like Diamonds' Concludes
Wagner’s Ring | 8/25/2015

Be careful what you wish for.

The Pay's the Thing
DOS Attack | 8/24/2015

Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.

Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/24/2015

The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.

5 Must-Have Tech Partnerships for Carriers
Column | 8/24/2015

Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.

Mirantis Secures OpenStack Kingpin Status With $100M Round, Intel Collaboration
News Analysis | 8/24/2015

Mirantis lands its second $100 million funding round, adding Goldman Sachs to its backers, and brokers strategic development relationship with Intel.

Gigabites: CenturyLink Expands Gig-Powered IPTV
News Analysis | 8/21/2015

CenturyLink is ramping up rollouts of its gigabit-powered Prism TV service, and momentum builds in gigabit cities around the country.

Fact-Checking the Future of 'Silence Like Diamonds'
Wagner’s Ring | 8/21/2015

Everything is well researched, well thought out and almost certain to be wrong.

New IP Drives Quarterly Growth at Brocade
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

IP networking is smaller than Brocade's SAN business but it's growing fast, while the SAN business declined.

Adtran Delivers a Faster Gigabit
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Using New IP strategies, Adtran is increasing the speed of gigabit deployments by up to tenfold.

Metaswitch Aiming Calico v1.0 at Containers
News Analysis | 8/20/2015

Rapid industry shift to lighter-weight virtualization fits well with Calico's lighter-weight approach to virtual networking.

Private Equity Firm Bites on Voxbone
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone sells majority stake to a private equity firm and prepares for accelerated expansion, including M&A.

Fujitsu Embraces Disaggregated Optical Model
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Fujitsu jumps into the SDN/NFV game with a disaggregated optical architecture.

A Peek at What's Behind Comcast's Momentum
MariNation | 8/19/2015

Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.

Eurobites: Telefónica Refreshes Its Routers With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 8/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.

SDN Rockets From Crazy to Essential
Wagner’s Ring | 8/19/2015

Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.

Metaswitch Relishes 'Disruptor' Role at AT&T
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Software vendor announces telecom giant's use of its Perimeta SBC, but also its role in aiding transition to virtualized operations.

Big Switch Debuts Elastic Pricing for SDN Fabric
News Analysis | 8/18/2015

Also claims impressive 40% growth for six consecutive quarters and 365% growth year-over-year.

Keeping Secrets Is Hard in the Year 2030
Wagner’s Ring | 8/18/2015

In Light Reading's original science fiction serial, 'Silence Like Diamonds,' encryption is broken, and security pros find lots of work.

SKT Adopts Ericsson's Telco Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

South Korean operator is moving towards a deployment of Ericsson's HDS 8000 data center platform as part of its shift towards a software-defined cloud architecture.

Eurobites: Amazon Drones Could Launch First in UK
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovação lands role in multiple 5G projects; Zen Internet joins BT G.fast trials; Virgin Media plans WiFi rollout; NEC lands critical infrastructure job in Kuwait; Ooredoo nabs ISP license in Maldives; Metrological launches software tools for pay-TV providers.

Linux Foundation Launches IO Visor to Speed Network Functions Performance
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

Allows network functions and services to load in the kernel space rather than user space.

Mentor Monday: Vodafone's Shannon Lucas
Wagner’s Ring | 8/17/2015

Women have to stand up for themselves while also enlisting support from men, says the manager of Vodafone's global Customer Innovation Program.

Infinera-Transmode Closing Imminent; Karl's in Charge... of Metro
News Analysis | 8/14/2015

Infinera nears completion of its Transmode acquisition after the Swedish vendor's investors approved the deal.

Like Driverless Cars? Try a Driverless Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 8/14/2015

Light Reading's science fiction serial 'Silence Like Diamonds' imagines a world where one of the most powerful corporations is entirely software-operated, with no employees. If that happens, what would we need people for?

CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix
Between the CEOs | 8/14/2015

Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about data center, cloud and the impact of virtualization in the coming years.

A Critical Time for Critical Infrastructure
DOS Attack | 8/13/2015

Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.

AT&T Has Its Mobile Video Moment
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

AT&T outlines the future for its integration with DirecTV.

RIFT.io Emerges From Stealth With Open Source NFV Plans
News Analysis | 8/13/2015

Announced $16 million series A funding and plans to ship its RIFT.ware software by year end.

Cisco SP Revenue Improves – Finally
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Improvement reflects the company's transition to the New IP.

NFV Evaluation: Cisco, Juniper & Others Are On Board
Column | 8/12/2015

This is what industry leadership looks like.

AT&T: SDN Is Slashing Provisioning Cycle Times by up to 95%
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

AT&T's John Donovan said that Network On-Demand is delivering a reduction in provisioning times of up to 95% for its customers in its first 100 cities.

Adtran Unveils VNF Package for vCPE
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Access equipment vendor joins the virtualization fray with a bundle of integrated virtual CPE functions and a commitment to open APIs for its hardware platforms.

Containers a Critical Piece of Telecom's Future
News Analysis | 8/12/2015

Telecom operators are looking to containers to help create an app-focused architecture and eliminate heavy virtualization overhead.

Verizon Revs Up Wireline Race With NG-PON2
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.

Wurl's AdSpring Targets OTT Ad Revenue
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Wurl is launching AdSpring to help pay-TV operators introduce new streaming services and take advantage of new ad revenue.

CENX Adds Investors, $12.5M to Funding
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

VMware among notable additions as software company continues to advance its lifecycle service orchestrator in support of NFV and SDN.

Eurobites: Orange Sells Off Jazztel Assets
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat completes Nigerian towers sale; du does vCPE; CERN collides into New IP.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2015

It's software all the way down.

NFV Gets Real – Finally
Column | 8/10/2015

New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.

CEO Chat With Doug Suriano, Oracle
Between the CEOs | 8/10/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Oracle's Doug Suriano, who talked about why Oracle bought Tekelec and Acme Packet, how it's creating tailored cloud services for different vertical industries, the state of virtualization, why Oracle won't get into systems integration and more.

Pics: A Tour of Chattanooga's Gigabit City
Slide Shows | 8/10/2015

From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.

Mentor Monday: AT&T's Brooks McCorcle
Que Sera Sarah | 8/10/2015

As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.

Gigabites: Ting Scouts NC for New Gig Sites
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

Ting wants to bring gigabit services to new cities, and it's hinting that sites in North Carolina may be on the roadmap for 2016.

Verizon Builds Toward OTT Launch
MariNation | 8/7/2015

All of Verizon's work with customers through its digital media services business amounts to a rehearsal for the company's own mobile-first video service launch.

GM Goes 'All In' on 4G Connected Cars
Slide Shows | 8/7/2015

GM brings two connected Corvettes with Apple CarPlay to Chicago and talks up the success of LTE via its partnership with AT&T.

Arista Sees Weak Demand for White Box Switches
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

CEO Jayshree Ullal says single-digit numbers of its 3,390 customers are looking at white boxes.

Ciena Absorbs Cyan for New IP Onslaught
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Ciena closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.

Competitors Cheer FCC's IP Transition Rules
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Interim rules require incumbents to get approval before shutting down copper lines that are in use by competitors.

DT CEO Sees No Need to Dump T-Mobile
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Deutsche Telekom is pleased with its US subsidiary and doesn't plan to reduce its stake or sell the carrier, focusing instead on getting more low-band spectrum.

VMware May Buy Its Parent EMC – Report
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Activist investors Elliott Management are pressuring EMC to improve.

Windstream Ramps Up TV & Commercial Biz
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Windstream has awarded contracts for its IPTV service to Arris and Synacor, and has won its own deal to deliver voice and Ethernet services to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

SDN Security Holes Surface in Cisco & White Box Switches
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

The vulnerabilities discovered could allow attackers to take control of a network.

IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2015

One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.

How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2015

Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.

ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.

JDSU's Viavi Emerges With Broader SDN Focus
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

JDSU has officially split into two companies, Viavi and Lumentum, with the former expanding its focus beyond telcos and into software-based service assurance.

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