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BTE 2015: Virtualization Goes Commercial
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2015  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges sees new network virtualization deployments on the horizon in 2015.
Will Ericsson Join the M&A Arms Race?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/29/2015  |  4 comments
Reports suggest Ericsson might respond to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia with a major deal of its own – but would that make sense?
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2015  |  1 comment
Find out more about the players that made it on to our awards shortlist for Company of the Year (Public).
Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative SDN Deployment (Network/Data Center Operator)
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Finalists in this category showed global ambition.
Making Sense of It All at BTE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/28/2015  |  4 comments
Now more than ever, the industry needs to come together to ask and answer the big questions facing the communications networking industry -- and that's going to happen at the upcoming Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Gambling on Used Sprint Phones: Are Users Buying a Brick?
Jonestown  | 
5/28/2015  |  6 comments
Consumers have no way of knowing if the aftermarket Sprint phone they're buying will work on the operator's network -- and that's burning Sprint's MVNOs.
Sprint CEO Claims Next-Gen Network Will Be #1
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/28/2015  |  4 comments
Marcelo Claure had some bold claims to share at the Recode conference, including that its network would be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in every single market in the next 18 to 24 months.
CEO Chat With Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed Networks
Between the CEOs  | 
5/28/2015  |  2 comments
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
BTG Breaks Out Cloud Partner Program
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2015  |  2 comments
As the cloud market grows, it also continues to splinter and this time, it's AT&T partner BTG offering its own private cloud partner program.
Eurobites: Nokia Buys SON Specialist
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets Spanish green light for Jazztel buy; Ericsson takes 5G down the mines; Drahi explains TWC pullout.
The Three Steps to Digital Dominance
Column  | 
5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the main steps that CSPs need to take in order to compete on the digital playing field?
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
A Tale of 2 Genbands
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2015  |  3 comments
The networking vendor says its legacy business is dwindling as it positions itself as a partner to telcos both in transforming their networks to IP and in building a future comms strategy.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
The trend to hybrid clouds and more focused cloud service options is well represented in our four finalists.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Trials 400G in Czech Republic
News Analysis  | 
5/26/2015  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone shareholders like the sound of a merger with Liberty; German spectrum auction imminent; TeliaSonera makes IoT investment.
Brocade: IP Networking Up, But Storage Down
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Service provider and US federal customers drove increased year-over-year IP sales, Brocade says.
Accedian Touts 7 Service Provider vCPE Wins
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2015  |  1 comment
Accedian vCPE has been deployed by carriers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, likely including Cox and T-Mobile.
Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2015  |  6 comments
This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/21/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2015  |  5 comments
New research suggests the proliferation of connected cars could be a major network problem for mobile operators.
AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Focuses on Network
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Instead of competing for cloud services, AT&T is now leveraging NetBond to sell integrated access to hybrid clouds that is on-demand and secure.
Genband Outlines NFV Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2015  |  2 comments
SBC and wireless access gateway are available as VNFs now, with the messaging platform, app server, WebRTC gateway and call session controller to follow in 2015.
AlcaLu Bridges Optical & IP Networks With SDN
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2015  |  6 comments
Claims to be first to manage both kinds of networks with multivendor support.
Skyport Touts Ultra-Secure Carrier Server
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2015  |  2 comments
SkySecure is intended to provide continuous, tamper-proof protection and auditing from manufacture to grave.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
Column  | 
5/18/2015  |  15 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2015  |  2 comments
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.
Gigabit Cities: I've Seen the Future
Shades of Ray  | 
5/15/2015  |  5 comments
If anyone now asks me why consumers would ever need a Gigabit broadband connection, I have a few suggestions thanks to the team at Orange GigaStudio.
NetCracker Pitches NFV Migration Story
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2015  |  3 comments
NetCracker's latest software release is aimed at network operators planning to migrate step by step to a fully virtualized environment.
Arista Addresses White Box Threat
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2015  |  4 comments
Arista says it competes on its software.
Verizon Says Focused Cloud Strategy Working
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2015  |  2 comments
By not targeting all clouds equally, Verizon Enterprise is growing its cloud business significantly.
CEO Chat With Rod Naphan, Fujitsu Network Communications
Between the CEOs  | 
5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Rod Naphan, the CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.
Level 3: Analytics Unlocks SDN Potential
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2015  |  2 comments
Network analytics lets customers programmatically provision network services.
Verizon's AOL Buy Completes Its Content Story
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/12/2015  |  19 comments
AOL answers the question of how Verizon will monetize all its planned video offers, and it also indicates the carrier is becoming a content provider, whether it calls itself one or not.
Verizon: Telecom Needs to Solve SDN Problem
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2015  |  4 comments
Entire industry needs a standard version of SDN to which it can build, in order to quickly get programmability into its networks.
Cablevision Deals in Set-Top Data With ESPN, Disney
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2015  |  4 comments
Through an agreement with Cablevision, ESPN will reportedly offer advertisers access to set-top usage data for developing targeted ad campaigns.
Can an App Make Campuses Safer?
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2015  |  6 comments
BlueLight, a new company with a new smartphone app, is using Bandwidth.com's intelligent network platform to enable a campus security service.
OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/11/2015  |  3 comments
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.
CEO Chat With Eric Pratt, Taqua
Between the CEOs  | 
5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Eric Pratt, the CEO of Taqua.
Rovi Knowledge Graph Signals Future of Metadata
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
New Rovi Knowledge Graph combines curated metadata with real-time information from 100,000 online sources.
The Case For Pure Play Virtualization
Column  | 
5/8/2015  |  6 comments
What is the best way to support both layer 2 and layer 3 services at the edge of the network that incorporates virtual network functions?
Eurobites: Uber Bids $3B for Nokia's HERE
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison Whampoa lines up investors for O2 takeover; Ericsson files suits against Apple; mixed fortunes for Liberty Global.
Facebook Puts Photos in Cold Storage
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2015  |  2 comments
Social network built custom-designed open storage hardware to accommodate photos its users shared a long time ago.
Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/7/2015  |  1 comment
The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…
Cisco to Acquire API Specialist Tropo
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2015  |  2 comments
Networking giant wants to make a bigger push into the API economy by acquiring Tropo and its real-time voice, video and messaging APIs.
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/7/2015  |  8 comments
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.
Women in Tech: People Skills Trump Tech Skills
News Analysis  | 
5/7/2015  |  2 comments
Executives from Microsoft joined Chicago CIO Brenna Berman in a roundtable discussion on how technology changes are creating new opportunities for women in the industry.
Pics: Women in Tech & Cable Meet in Chicago
Slide Shows  | 
5/7/2015  |  5 comments
Snaps from Chicago where women from Microsoft and the Women in Cable Telecom both held events to promote women in the industry and the good work they are doing for others.
Level 3 Stays Ahead in the On-Demand Race
News Analysis  | 
5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Level 3 Communications is capitalizing on early work in automating its network to advance an SDN agenda but it wants to see more commercial software as well.
Comcast on Service: Why It's Different Now
News Analysis  | 
5/6/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast has promised to improve customer service in the past. Is this time any different?
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