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Mirantis Woos Comms With Cloud, NFV Synergy
News Analysis | 9/30/2015

Follows NFV vendor partnerships with a new version of its OpenStack distro, aimed at resilience at scale.

Good News for NFV Interoperability
Column | 9/29/2015

The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.

ECOC: It's All About the Network Upgrades
News Analysis | 9/29/2015

Innovation? Yeah, yeah, okay. Look, can you just help me get to 100G? Cheap?

SCTE's Power Play Is Software-Driven
News Analysis | 9/29/2015

The cable industry is moving closer to a time when power delivery in the network will be matched up with power demand.

Analytics Holds the Key to Cable's Future
Column | 9/29/2015

Data analytics and revenue assurance are growing in strategic importance for the cable industry.

Telefónica Takes NFV Tu Go
News Analysis | 9/29/2015

Carrier looks to network virtualization to fuel expansion of a mobile offering that allows customers to access GSM services over WiFi.

Aus NBN Sparks $2.1B Vocus, M2 Merger
News Analysis | 9/28/2015

Australia's NBN is not built yet but it is already reshaping the country's telecom market.

Are Sports Next for Netflix?
MariNation | 9/28/2015

Reed Hastings knows sports is moving online, so why not bring it to Netflix?

SDN, NFV Pose Security Risk – Level 3 CMO
News Analysis | 9/25/2015

Level 3 says NFV-based security offerings are firmly on its roadmap but admits there are still security concerns about SDN and NFV technologies.

Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/25/2015

Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.

Eurobites: BT Sets Out IPv6 Timeline
News Analysis | 9/25/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to play a key role in 'Smartseille'; OBS connects shipping crews; Huawei wins big in France.

A Jaded Journalist Views IPv4 News
Rewired | 9/24/2015

So North America is out of IPv4 addresses – that's incredibly anti-climactic. Unless it isn't, in which case you're in trouble.

A Vast Valley: Tech's Inexcusable Gender Gap
Que Sera Sarah | 9/24/2015

Tech companies are admitting they have a gender problem that they say they want to fix, but more needs to be done – and faster. No more excuses.

Verizon First With QoS for IoT
News Analysis | 9/23/2015

New Verizon Private Network Management Service for 4G LTE access guarantees how mission-critical apps will work in congestion.

Mentor Monday: Hyperoptic's Dana Tobak
Que Sera Sarah | 9/21/2015

The co-founder and managing director of UK ISP Hyperoptic shares her thoughts on everything from 'fibrehoods' to advice for the sisterhood of women in comms.

CEO Chat With Chris Ancell, XO Communications
Between the CEOs | 9/21/2015

Steve Saunders caught up with XO Communications' Chris Ancell and heard his views on open standards, cloud, security, and more.

Could New IP Aid Altice Expansion?
Morris Lore | 9/18/2015

Patrick Drahi's strategy of debt-fueled growth might receive a boost from investment in New IP technologies.

WiC Pics: Speak Up & Wear Fabulous Shoes
Slide Shows | 9/17/2015

Top female leaders from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and GenBand share their experiences, perspectives and advice for women in the industry, who convened in Dallas this week.

TeliaSonera to Quit Eurasia, Focus on Europe
News Analysis | 9/17/2015

Swedish operator's decision will leave it with just a third of the mobile customers it serves today but allow it to focus resources on Europe and invest in new business areas.

Commodity IT Means Business for Service Providers
News Analysis | 9/17/2015

Enterprises are looking to service providers to carry the burden of IT that's increasingly becoming viewed as commodity – and that creates business opportunities for SPs.

CEO Chat With Eric Xu, Huawei
Between the CEOs | 9/16/2015

In a rare and exclusive interview, Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies, talked to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about convergence, virtualization, industry politics, doing business in the US and economic success.

Comcast Business Targets Fortune 1000
News Analysis | 9/16/2015

Comcast is pitting itself against incumbent telcos and likely fellow cable operators with new Enterprise Services division targeting the Fortune 1000.

Why the World Is About to Change
LRTV Interviews | 9/16/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the hot talking points from day 2 of the Global Services Forum in Zurich, where discussions have ranged from ICT transformation to the global impact of next-gen communications.

Tales of Telco Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 9/16/2015

There have been many great insights into the way telecom operators are revamping their networks, systems, skills, processes and cultures during this year's Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.

Hewlett-Packard to Slash Another 30,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 9/16/2015

The IT giant is to cut a tenth of jobs at its newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise business as it looks to rein in costs.

White House Funding Seeds Smart Cities
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

The White House is committing more than $160 million to smart city development, including an effort to create a "smart city app store."

Ericsson CTO: Carriers Moving Too Slowly on Virtualization
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Service providers' hesitation over deploying virtualization in the data center could cost them big in the long run, predicts Ulf Ewaldsson.

CEO Chat With Paul Hutchinson, Hutchinson Networks
Between the CEOs | 9/15/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders talks to Paul Hutchinson, the CEO and founder of Hutchinson Networks, about enterprise networking, the white box revolution and virtualization.

Telcos Need a Cultural Conversion
LRTV Documentaries | 9/15/2015

Telco transformation programs are about a lot more than networks and ICT – there's a lot of focus on process changes and adopting a new culture, say executives at the Global Services Forum in Zurich.

Brocade Beefs Up SDN Operations Support
News Analysis | 9/15/2015

Introduced version 2 of open source SDN controller, based on the OpenDaylight Lithium release along with two new management apps.

Tackling Telco Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 9/15/2015

What are the hot topics of debate on the first morning of the Global Services Forum 2015? Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss.

Avi's Fire-Breathing New CEO Scorches Competitors
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

F5 and Citrix aren't keeping up with the times, says Amit Pandey, who takes the helm at the virtual ADC startup.

SDN Startup Plexxi Raises $35M for 'Invisible' Networks
News Analysis | 9/14/2015

It's a D round of funding for the switch hardware and software supplier.

CEO Chat With Gary Messiana, Nominum
Between the CEOs | 9/14/2015

In this interview, Steve Saunders speaks with Gary Messiana, CEO of Nominum, a company founded by the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS). Messiana discusses how digging deeper into the DNS query stream from a household can yield valuable subscriber data.

Dare to Disrupt Yourself
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 9/11/2015

Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!

IP Video Services Explode at IBC
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

As the IP video market heats up, big-name companies are using IBC as a launching ground for new media platforms and services.

Dare to Disrupt Yourself
LRTV Interviews | 9/10/2015

Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf Sjöman, VP of Engineering & Telecom Italia Group Labs, talks about the need for internal disruption and innovation at telcos, OSS transformation, service quality perception and more!

Tasty Spanish Takeaways
Shades of Ray | 9/10/2015

There were four key takeaways from Huawei's Ultra-Broadband Forum in Madrid this week and they all begin with the letter 's'.

SDN Startup NoviFlow Scores $9M Series A Funding
News Analysis | 9/10/2015

Series A round to drives vision of OpenFlow computing with carrier-grade performance.

4K, Cloud Can Drive FTTx Business Case – Huawei CEO
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Enterprise cloud services and 4K/8K video can define the business case for investing in next-gen fixed broadband networks, says Huawei's current CEO Eric Xu.

NFV & the Cold War of Communications
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2015

Get ready for some unwelcome internecine struggles that could set back telco cloud developments...

IIX Launches 'Console' Platform for Enterprise-Cloud Interconnect
News Analysis | 9/9/2015

Designed to make it easy for enterprises to set up direct connections to cloud providers.

Exclusive: Luminate Wants to Light Up the Mobile Cloud
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

A startup chock-full of 'Google DNA' wants to bring web-scale and enterprise WiFi deployment concepts to cellular networks.

Harmonic, Intelsat Unveil UHD Test Channel
News Analysis | 9/8/2015

New demo Ultra HD channel from Harmonic and Intelsat will give pay-TV operators in North America a chance to test 4K TV delivery over their own distribution systems.

The Business Case for Ultrabroadband
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2015

At the UBB Forum in Madrid, Light Reading's Steve Saunders and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the potential ways network operators can drive revenues from fast fixed-broadband services.

Amazon Acquires Elemental for AWS
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Amazon is acquiring video processing company Elemental Technologies and will fold it into Amazon Web Services.

Ciena Not Spooked by Q3 Revenue Miss
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Ciena surprised the sector with fiscal third-quarter revenue that fell well short of estimates, blaming "short term" customer issues.

Carolina Town Becomes First US 10-Gig City
News Analysis | 9/3/2015

Salisbury, North Carolina is the first city in the US to debut broadband service with speeds up to 10 Gbit/s.

Comcast Puts a Price on Unlimited Data Plans
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

Comcast is testing an Unlimited Data Option that lets users avoid overage fees for an extra $30 per month.

Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
Column | 9/2/2015

Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds?

Open Source Router Makes Production Debut
News Analysis | 9/2/2015

An open source platform for DIY SDN.

ADB Revamps, Reveals Its Soft Side
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Betting on the success of a new open-standards platform and touting its IoT credentials.

Ciena Watchers Expecting Solid Q3 Results
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Financial markets are plunging, but the news for Ciena is looking pretty positive.

Apple & Cisco Plot an Enterprise Fast Lane
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Pair are working together to optimize iOS devices in the enterprise, including plans for a Fast Lane to give bandwidth priority to important enterprise apps.

Cedexis X-Rays the Internet With Radar Live
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

The new Cedexis Radar Live service provides an unprecedented look at real-time Internet performance.

Ex-AlcaLu Boss Tasked With Bolstering Altice
News Analysis | 9/1/2015

Michel Combes has been confirmed as the new chief operating officer of Altice, where he already looks under pressure to boost efficiency.

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