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Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes
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8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
Infinera's Integration Situation Needs More Explanation
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7/25/2018  |  3 comments
Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.
The US DOJ May Be Appealing the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Trial
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7/12/2018  |  3 comments
A court filing suggests that the Justice Department is aiming to appeal the court ruling that allowed the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.
Carriers Awkwardly Embrace San Jose's Small Cell Success
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7/6/2018  |  5 comments
There are political games a-plenty as carriers put all their 5G expansion cards on the table without showing their hand.
Comcast's Bid for Content, Growth & Whatever Comes Next
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6/13/2018  |  5 comments
Comcast's desire to roll up more content assets and over-the-top distribution is just a blurring signpost as we rocket through a new media landscape.
What VeloCloud Cost VMware
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5/21/2018  |  6 comments
A dive into some SEC filings shows that the SD-WAN startup VeloCloud wasn't really a unicorn. It's still a lovely show pony, though. Giddy up!
Headcount: Ciena Makes Cuts in Global Support Group
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5/1/2018  |  3 comments
Ciena has cut some staff from its support unit, but the company said it already warned of a multi-year transformation in that group.
Light Recap: The Light Reading Hall of Fame
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4/26/2018  |  2 comments
Here, over three nostalgia-soaked pages, are the telecom heroes and villains that have made it into the Light Reading Hall of Fame since its inception in 2010.
It's Miller Time: Light Reading's Hall of Fame Poll Is Now Open
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4/25/2018  |  8 comments
The giants of cloud computing and the divergent minds of our regulatory body politic are well behind a PR entrepreneur who filled in her own nomination. How 2018 is that?
I'm Back for the Future of Communications
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4/20/2018  |  17 comments
Texas mop, KC smoke, Carolina vinegar – I like all styles of communications, really.
The SDN Balancing Act
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3/21/2013  |  5 comments
There's an interesting tension between how much SDN can benefit service providers and how it could threaten their established businesses
SDN's Killer App: More Network Control
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3/21/2013  |  15 comments
Stanford's Nick McKeown says SDN won't take hold until networking equipment vendors give up some control
OneAPI & the Global Mobile App Ecosystem
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3/7/2013  |  Post a comment
OneAPI may provide developers a reason to build apps and content for networks, not just mobile operating systems
Ericsson CEO Prefers R&D to M&A
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2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg defends his company's managed services deals and says he'd rather invest in R&D than make expensive acquisitions
What Are You Seeing at MWC?
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2/26/2013  |  5 comments
Use our message boards to share photos from your Barcelona experience this week
Proximity Is Where It's At
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2/25/2013  |  1 comment
Intel- and Deutsche Telekom-backed tech startup doesn't need a network to make smart, wireless proximity applications
AT&T Opens Up for Partner Program
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2/21/2013  |  Post a comment
AT&T is opening up network APIs and allowing partners to take more control as it looks to expand its reach in the enterprise
Fujitsu: You Are My Density
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2/15/2013  |  1 comment
New packet optical platform gets the switching closer to customers so they can handle bigger volumes of Ethernet traffic
Genband Constructs Cloud-Based UC Service
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2/11/2013  |  1 comment
Genband launches a new cloud-based unified communications service and a marketing message to modernize its boxy brand
CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
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2/8/2013  |  7 comments
While the Northeast tucks in for a winter storm, we wonder what challenges CSPs face when digging out of a heavy snowfall
CenturyLink Unit Touts New Cloud Service
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2/7/2013  |  2 comments
The nation's third largest telco says it has a better commodity cloud offering than Earth's largest online store
Does Anyone Want Sonus?
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2/6/2013  |  5 comments
Sonus Networks, often tossed around in M&A rumors, is likely not a target for Cisco, says one analyst
Alcatel-Lucent's 400Gbit/s Feat
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2/6/2013  |  5 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's optical solution powers the new high-capacity link between Paris and Lyon
The Big Deal About Small Outages
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1/22/2013  |  9 comments
Network operators can overload you with data about upgrades. But ask about a network outage and the silence speaks volumes
AT&T's Broadband Bravado
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1/7/2013  |  13 comments
Execs say AT&T's U-verse locations are heading for 100Mbit/s, with big wireline improvements reaching its other broadband customers, too
AT&T Keeps Tempting Developers
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1/7/2013  |  2 comments
9:30 AM As its Developer Summit kicks off in Las Vegas, it's worth looking back at AT&T's network evolution
Free! Ethernet! Stuff!
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12/3/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Light Reading's 'State of the Market: Ethernet Expo' report is now available, and a special virtual Ethernet Expo starts tomorrow
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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11/5/2012  |  Post a comment
12:30 PM Our last list of short-listed entries for the 2012 Leading Lights awards considers the year's stand-out public companies
The Future of Metaswitch
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10/4/2012  |  6 comments
6:00 AM Back in the driver's seat at Metaswitch, John Lazar is looking at the road ahead to see what kind of company his firm ought to be next
The 2012 Leading Lights Awards: Deadline Extension!
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9/7/2012  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM The deadline for Leading Lights entries and Light Reading Hall of Fame nominations is now Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
The 2012 Leading Lights Awards: Enter Now!
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9/4/2012  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM Click here to nominate your company or executives for the 2012 Leading Lights Awards and the Light Reading Hall of Fame
Finding a Data Cap That Fits
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8/20/2012  |  4 comments
8:00 AM Consumers have to accept data caps as service providers find that tiered plans are the easiest way to slow consumption and raise revenues
Distracted Driving: Where's the Data?
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8/17/2012  |  11 comments
2:00 PM When wireless operators decry distracted driving, I'm reminded of what really kills people on roadways and how long we've lived with it
Is Pay-Per-Bit Anti-Consumer?
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6/21/2012  |  28 comments
8:30 AM I want broadband and wireless phone bills I can understand. I want to comparison-shop data plans for the best rate. Am I nuts or what?
Verizon CTO Shows Some Backbone
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6/7/2012  |  1 comment
1:50 PM Verizon CTO Tony Melone says the process of converging the carrier's four backbone networks is, well, a process
Management World 2012:
The Customer Experience Catalyst

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5/25/2012  |  2 comments
11:10 AM Ventraq and others devise a way to measure how operators are meeting customer needs. But could such a straightforward system ever catch on?
OpenFlow, SDN & an Industry Uprising
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5/11/2012  |  11 comments
6:05 PM OpenFlow's popularity might be about an industry demanding more control of networks, services and the cloud than top vendors have allowed to date
More RIM Shots: BlackBerry Apps & Mishaps Abroad
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4/4/2012  |  4 comments
10:55 AM If Research In Motion isn't going to die in a decade, its best chance of standing out may be to improve its apps chops and battle the low-price leaders in several emerging markets
RIP RIM: Will Foresight Be 20/20?
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3/30/2012  |  4 comments
4:25 PM Analyst predicts that the BlackBerry maker will lose all its subscribers in less than a decade as the mobile enterprise embraces consumer devices
Australia's (Safe) Bet Against Huawei
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3/26/2012  |  42 comments
1:15 PM What does leaving Huawei out of the national broadband network project say about Huawei's big telco customers around the world? Why do those companies trust the vendor?
LTE's Uphill Climb
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3/21/2012  |  24 comments
Most folks have no intent to buy an LTE-powered device this year. What might change their minds?
Phil's Not-So-OFC/NFOEC Pictures
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3/12/2012  |  4 comments
5:25 PM Phil relies on a timeless technique to find out what's going on in a city you're visiting: Follow the guy in the devil costume who's flanked by tuba players
Duopoly Money
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2/24/2012  |  1 comment
4:30 PM AT&T and Verizon are the biggest and they're only going to get bigger. Should we expect them to be the best, too?
5 Things We Hope 'New Ethernet' Might Be
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2/22/2012  |  5 comments
A silly list from two silly people who didn't want to wait until tomorrow to get an angle on the 'new Ethernet'
NSN's New Tradition
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11/23/2011  |  2 comments
2:00 PM Hang on a minute! Don't they hit the reset button every year at this time? Should restructuring at NSN be on our calendars, right next to Black Friday?
Leading Lights Finalists: Public Company of the Year
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10/12/2011  |  Post a comment
3:00 PM Here are some thoughts on why we selected this group of finalists for Public Company of the Year
A Sept. 11 Reflection
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9/9/2011  |  15 comments
1:35 PM Light Reading's archives reveal a resilient news staff and outspoken readers who helped one another through a horrifying week
Making Sense of HP's Mobile Mess
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8/19/2011  |  9 comments
11:45 AM Walking away from the hottest personal computing trend in 20 years makes it hard not to watch what HP might do next
Huawei's Next 6 Months
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8/19/2011  |  1 comment
8:00 AM All signs point to more momentum for Huawei, even while the rest of the industry struggles to maintain its footing
Google Bringing Order to Android
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8/15/2011  |  6 comments
10:30 AM Google's bigger presence in mobile device manufacturing could give it a chance to be the model citizen in the wild Android marketplace
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