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SD-WAN: It's Not Just for Scrooges Anymore
News Analysis | 12/31/2019

SD-WAN has emerged as the essential glue connecting services running in the public cloud, as well as emerging 5G and Internet of Things applications.

Cisco's Big 'Silicon One' Bet
Wagner’s Ring | 12/30/2019

Cisco is fundamentally changing its business strategy to support selling disaggregated components, in addition to integrated solutions, in a bid to win business from hyperclouds such as Amazon and Microsoft.

5G and Huawei dominated Asia in 2019
News Analysis | 12/30/2019

Two main topics, sometimes combined, dominated Asia's telecoms sector news during the past 12 months.

Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar: SD-WAN Crosses the DIY Chasm
CxO Spotlight | 12/26/2019

Podcast: Service providers and their enterprise customers face new opportunities and challenges as SD-WAN moves from DIY to cloud service, says Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nokia's Nuage business unit.

Hyperclouds Muscle in on Telco Cloud
News Analysis | 12/26/2019

Hyperclouds such as Amazon and Microsoft are partnering with Verizon, AT&T and other telcos, seeking big opportunities on the edge and elsewhere. Look for that trend to accelerate in the new year.

Telstra Joins the Cloud-Native Club
News Analysis | 12/23/2019

Australian telco has worked with Ericsson to deploy a cloud-native packet core for 4G and 5G.

F5's $1B Shape Security Acquisition: What It Means for SPs
News Analysis | 12/23/2019

Shape has multiple service provider customers who rely on the service for fraud and abuse detection, and the deal also provides potential for managed services opportunities.

Service Providers Start to Lock In on IoT Security
News Analysis | 12/20/2019

Service providers are partnering up and developing new IoT-focused cybersecurity tools and services as the smart home emerges as a soft, increasingly attractive target for hackers and pirates.

How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2019

David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into new research that explores which new verticals, such as e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.

Cisco: Service Providers Are Getting Squeezed & We've Got the Cure
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Cisco claims it can help service providers break the trap of increasing bandwidth demands and declining revenue per user. Cisco's solution: a new networking architecture spanning silicon to software and services.

AT&T Exec Hints That '5G Evolution' Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

An AT&T executive hinted that forthcoming speed tests will find that AT&T's '5G E' branded connections are faster than T-Mobile's recently launched 5G service in its 600MHz spectrum.

Making Virtual Business Services Real
LRTV Interviews | 12/11/2019

Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Satya Parimi discusses the cableco's rollout of SD-WAN and virtualized security services, the lessons learned and the challenges still ahead.

Cisco Wants to 'Build a New Internet' for 5G
News Analysis | 12/11/2019

Cisco unveiled new silicon, optics and network operating system software that it says will carry the Internet through the next decade – with its products forming the backbone.

Vienna views: Pics from the 2020 Vision executive summit
Slide Shows | 12/11/2019

Senior executives gathered in the Austrian capital for the latest Light Reading 2020 Vision Executive Summit to discuss what's right, what's wrong and what's next for the telecom sector.

Comcast tests 2.5-Gig gateway
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

Technicolor has been tapped for the 'XB7,' a new, speedier DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with 802.11ax (WiFi 6), MoCA 2.0 and IoT radios that's a big leap over the current-gen XB6 D3.1 gateway.

Silver Peak Touts SD-WAN on a Global Scale
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

New Silver Peak automation tools are designed to help enterprises – and the service providers working on their behalf – deploy networks to hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide.

Energy Giant Shell Is Not Sold on Private Networks
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

One of the world's biggest energy companies is prioritizing 4G and public networks over 5G and private ones.

Telcos Let FAANGs Into the Edge at Their Peril
Morris Lore | 12/9/2019

Given the relative loss of value in the telecom industry, the recent edge deals involving AWS are risky moves for the operators involved.

Cable Sizes Up New Business Verticals & Vectors
LRTV Interviews | 12/6/2019

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner look at the future and past of cable business services.

Juniper Touts Euro Telco Deals
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Russia's Rostelecom and Orange Poland tap Juniper gear and software for network upgrades, in a busy week for the networking vendor.

Podcast: Cisco's Chang Shares Collaboration Vision
Wagner’s Ring | 12/5/2019

Cisco's collaboration boss Amy Chang sits down with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner to share stories about videoconferencing facepalm moments and discuss Cisco's collaboration vision in this mini-episode of the Light Reading podcast.

Koley Needs to Make Google Work Properly – No Pressure, Then
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Bikash Koley, currently finishing his last few weeks as CTO of Juniper, will be responsible for everything networking at Google, from inter-cluster communications to campus to WAN to intercontinental subsea cables.

China Mobile to Operate National Blockchain Network
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

The Chinese operator has teamed up with a credit card firm and other agencies to run a new blockchain network.

Comcast Business Testing 'GameOn' App in Philly
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

Developed by a startup linked to the Comcast/NBCU Lift Labs incubator, an app running on a verrsion of X1 tailored for bars and restaurants enables patrons to play an interactive game based on making sports predictions.

Orange targets €1B in savings and bigger enterprise role
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

The French operator has prioritized growth in enterprise, Africa and financial services under its latest five-year plan.

Google Names Juniper CTO Koley as Networking Boss
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

It's a homecoming for Bikash Koley, who joined Juniper in 2017 from Google. Ex-Googler Raj Yavatkar will join Juniper as CTO, taking Koley's job.

Verizon, Vodafone embrace Amazon's AWS for edge computing with 5G
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Amazon announced its new AWS Wavelength 5G edge computing platform, with Verizon, Vodafone, SK Telecom and KDDI promising to support it. However, details on a US rollout remain foggy.

TiVo Plugs Amazon Prime Video Into Platform for Pay-TV Partners
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

'Select' TiVo-powered devices distributed by cable operators can now integrate the Amazon Prime Video app.

SMBs still stoking business services growth for US cable
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

But cable ops are making progress with bigger, enterprise-sized deals and pursuing new types of commercial-class services to open up fresh revenue streams and inflict more pain on the telcos.

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