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Key developments related to Ethernet services strategies and capabilities.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/1/2018
Versa has landed another landmark SD-WAN deal with a group-wide supplier agreement at Liberty Global, the cable networking giant with significant operations across ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/27/2017
There's a lot of talk about legacy in telecom, but it mostly relates to existing equipment and processes -- legacy operations and support systems, for instance, are ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/21/2017
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – Vertical Systems Research Director Erin Dunne examines the impact of cable's continuing share gains in the Ethernet services market and entrance into the SD-WAN market.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/18/2017
Wholesale connectivity provider Epsilon is on the verge of turning off its legacy provisioning system, in favor of an automated platform three years in the making ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/18/2017
Satya Parimi, group VP of data and cloud products at Charter's Spectrum Enterprise, sees a big market for MSO's new hybrid SD-WAN service.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/14/2017
Seeking to move aggressively into the enterprise sector, Arris has set up a new division incorporating the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch businesses that it bought ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/5/2017
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services -- SD-WAN services are just the tip of the spear of a new generation of business services that will need to be flexible, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2017
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/30/2017
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services --- Cable's recent entry into software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) services could be a real game-changer in more ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
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Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in ...
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 2/2/2016
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of ...
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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