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Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
Disney's Ben Havey: Collaboration & Content in a 5G World
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8/29/2018  |  Post a comment
To help its parent company connect with consumers as a new kind of service provider, The Walt Disney Studios is creating new entertainment experiences, solving tech problems and getting ready for 5G networks.
Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber
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8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
BT Americas: Technology Matters, Customer Engagement Matters More
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7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In second of a two-part series, Jennifer Artley, president of BT Americas, says her company is engaged with customers in significantly different ways as it brings cloud-based UC and SD-WAN to market.
BT Americas President Artley: Geopolitics Disrupts Digital Transformation
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.
Juniper's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
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7/5/2018  |  1 comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
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6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
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5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith on Software's Brave New World
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The DWDM company has grown into Ethernet networking and now open software architectures. We sat down with CEO Gary Smith to get a fix on Ciena's current identity.
Nokia's Rajeev Suri: On 5G, IoT & the AlcaLu Deal
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
The Nokia CEO tells Craig Matsumoto why telcos need to find new opportunity in 5G and why the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition succeeded.
Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
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9/6/2017  |  3 comments
Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.
CTO Bikash Koley & the New Juniper
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.


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