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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/22/2017
Equinix's Sara Baack hopes the increased visibility of recent tech scandals will be the impetus for lasting change.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/13/2017
Network data is a key enabler for reaping the benefits of the digital transformation, but it has to be refined into smart data in order to feed lifecycle automation, service agility and ...
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
The recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver provided an excellent opportunity to take the pulse of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2017
The telecom industry needs to get out of the weeds of developing individual VNFs and focus more on driving automation in NFV orchestration, Verizon's Fred Oliveira said at Light Reading's ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2017
DENVER, 10/10/2017 – Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
One of the things that surprised me at our recent NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver was the emphasis service providers were placing on using virtualization to drive new service revenues.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
Talk of retraining networking staff to understand IT principles is commonplace these days in telecom. Most operators are investing in "reskilling" their current workforce -- in addition to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2017
CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his insights on how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, and convert COs to data centers.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/5/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Although vendor interoperability is a long way off, service providers shouldn't shy away from jumping into the NFV and software-defined environment, said ...
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LRTV Documentaries
MetTel's Fox: The Struggle to Scale When Going Cloud Native

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Edward Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, says while MetTel has made strides in going cloud-native at the application layer, challenges remain in scaling the "lower layer routing and switching functions." Fox also addresses new customer expectations for SD-WAN, benefits from the technology such as network and ...
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Samsung on Millimeter Wave 5G for Verizon & More

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Samsung Network's VP of Marketing, Derek Johnston, talks about the promise of millimeter wave 5G as the vendor starts to move from trials with AT&T, Verizon, and more, into the commercial deployment phase.
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Sprint Business: A Low-Latency Society & Big 5G Goals

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At BCE, Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher talked about why low-latency networks will be the standout feature in 5G services. Plus, he has some bold predictions about Sprint's 5G prowess.
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BCE 2018 Keynote: Spectrum Enterprise's Phil Meeks

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Phil Meeks, executive VP and president at Spectrum Enterprise, examines the business impact of a greater awareness of, and focus on, client experience.
LRTV Documentaries
GTT's Sahim: Standards Could Speed SD-WAN Adoption

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Kevin Sahim, VP of Engineering, GTT, explains how service providers' delivery of multiple circuit types and hybrid security are important features for enterprise customers adopting SD-WAN. As enterprises become more familiar with the many capabilities of SD-WAN, and standards development efforts progress, on-going ...
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Simplify Your Core Evolution Journey From EPC to 5G Core

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As we move from 4G to 5G, mobile network operators want to define clear and crisp evolution journeys for their core networks. They want a concise plan on how to move from EPC to 5G Core, with clearly delineated stepping stones along the way. Watch this video interview to get Ericsson’s insights on this critical network evolution topic.
LRTV Documentaries
Meet the Man Who's Optimized His Entire Life With Automation

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From diet plans to dating, data analyst Ken Lang is on a mission to automate every aspect of his lifestyle.
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Today's Future Network: How 5G & Automation Will Usher in a New Breed of Value

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Light Reading's US News Editor, Phil Harvey, and Hassan Ahmed, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Affirmed Networks, discuss how 5G and automation will allow a new breed of services and revenue streams.
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Metaswitch VP Talks IMS & Career Refreshes

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Service providers are refreshing their IMS and looking for real cloud native IMS functions, according to Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch's VP of product management, Cloud Native Core, who shares her thoughts on everything from container-based approach to VNFs to her experiences and advice as a leading woman in comms.
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BCE 2018 Keynote: Intel's Dan Rodriguez on the Journey to Transformation

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Intel's Dan Rodriguez, Data Center Group VP and general manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division, provides insights into the power of data, the next-gen central office and the role of universal CPE (uCPE) in network transformation strategies.
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Using Energy 2020 Output to Control Cable's Power Needs

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As the SCTE•ISBE Energy 2020 program moves toward the halfway mark, the industry is eyeing best practices and training that can help operators capitalize on the program's initial standards work. In this video with Dave Fellows, the CTO of ...
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BCE 2018 Recap: Automation Nation & the Big Fight at the Edge

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey sum up the whole show in five minutes. That's after we cut out the 75 minutes of food-and-coffee commentary.