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Aria Raises $50M, Tunes In to IoT Business Models
News Analysis | 2/29/2016

Aria believes its billing platform can help service providers and enterprises turn IoT traffic into revenues and a group of investors believe it can too.

The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/26/2016

Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.

Component Vendors Push NFV, SDN at MWC
News Analysis | 2/26/2016

Mellanox, Marvell and Applied Micro Circuits all used MWC as a platform to burnish their SDN/NFV bona fides with new products and new relationships.

Telecom Needs New Net Neutrality Story
Rewired | 2/25/2016

Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.

White Box Is the 'Big Prize' – AT&T's Donovan
Shades of Ray | 2/25/2016

AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.

Perseus Builds 75,000-Mile Global SDN Network
News Analysis | 2/24/2016

Perseus tapped Plexxi software-programmable switches to provide agility, rapid service deployment, minimal security and reduced cost on a network spanning four continents in two hemispheres.

Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.

Spotify Presses Play on Google Cloud
News Analysis | 2/23/2016

Cloud is finally ready, says Spotify VP engineering/infrastructure Nicholas Harteau.

Achieving True Cloud Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2016

What can business customers actually expect to see in terms of new cloud services from NFV and SDN implementations?

CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
Between the CEOs | 2/23/2016

John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.

Verizon Bags XO for $1.8B
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Acquisition immediately bulks up Verizon's fiber optic footprint both nationally and in major metro markets and will help densify its wireless network.

OpenDaylight Debuts 'Beryllium' Reality-Based SDN
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The fourth major release of the open source SDN controller focuses on high availability, stability, scale and performance.

Ericsson, Amazon Web Services Get Jiggy
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

Swedish vendor forms global alliance with cloud services giant, teams with Quanta to scale up its cloud hardware platform development and joins the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Cisco Struts Virtual Mobile, 5G & Ericsson Partnership at MWC
News Analysis | 2/22/2016

The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.

Arista: Cloud Drove 'Spectacular' Year
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Arista's revenue and earnings were lifted up by demand for cloud from enterprise and hypercloud networks.

Valley Startup Luminate Adds Google, Qualcomm to Investor List
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.

Verizon Taps Viptela to Beef Up SD-WANs
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

New partnership, which is exclusive in the US, goes beyond flexible bandwidth to add centralized management, new features and cloud integration.

ADVA's Ensemble Is All About the Revenue
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

New unit emphasizing how NFV technology can be deployed today to generate new revenues and create new business opportunities.

Tencent Ups SDN Ante, Joins OpenDaylight
News Analysis | 2/18/2016

The Chinese hypercloud provider is looking to SDN to provide scalability with quality of service for millions of users.

Avi Boosts Container Support for ADC
News Analysis | 2/17/2016

Improving flexibility and responsiveness with support for Mesosphere container management.

Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah | 2/16/2016

Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.

Verizon Pulls Plug on Public Cloud
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

But it's sticking with enterprise cloud services.

Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.

Service Provider & Cloud Help Cisco Beat Expectations
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

But a tough economy made it a challenging quarter, said CEO Chuck Robbins on a quarterly earnings call.

Dialogic Buys Apex for Real-Time Comms
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Launching app development practice for networked, premises and cloud-based applications, including WebRTC, audio and video conferencing and more.

The Data Center Dilemma
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Telcos want to convert their legacy Central Offices to data centers, but there are environmental and business challenges to doing that.

EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.

Cisco Looks to Jasper Acquisition to Transform Enterprises – & Itself
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

The $1.4 billion acquisition is designed to help enterprises move from selling products to services – and Cisco wants to make the same change.

Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.

ITC Judge Rules in Favor of Cisco Against Arista
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Judge Shaw rules in favor of Cisco over Arista regarding several patents in initial decision, ITC judgement and Presidential review to follow over the next 120 days.

Did Juniper Pay 'Peanuts' for BTI?
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.

BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.

Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.

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