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By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/7/2019
As the latest generation of mobile network technology, 5G is expected to be a game changer. New techniques in virtualization and softwarization will revolutionize the radio and core ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw highlights the key debate topics from the Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network event in London, including the data analytics challenge in a 5G world and how service assurance appears to still be an afterthought in virtualization strategies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/7/2018
LONDON -- Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network -- If technology suppliers want to play a role in BT's next-generation network they will need to show how they will help the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/24/2018
Telcos are developing more on-demand services, but there's still a place for longer-term, traditional network service delivery, too.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Once upon a time there was a maharaja who decided to raise a baby elephant as a pet (stick with me…). As the elephant grew, it became more and more expensive to feed and created such a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/4/2018
It's the start of a new year, which means that everyone is making resolutions, many of which involve some kind of transformation. For communications service providers, transformation is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/4/2017
LONDON, 12/4/2017 – There are skill shortages in many emerging technology areas, making it more important to attract and train women, notes Carolyn Dawson.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Companies need to include women and minorities in product/service creation or miss out on huge audience segments in the digital economy.
By Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst – CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading, 11/10/2017
At Light Reading's recent OSS in the Era of NFV/SDN event in London, I moderated a panel discussion on "Analytics, Machine Learning & AI in Next-Gen OSS/BSS" and wanted to share some key ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/8/2017
LONDON -- David Hughes has little patience with telecom service providers who make excuses or blame others -- regulators and vendors -- for their problems or pace in managing a digital ...
LRTV Interviews
How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services

12|13|19   |   06:05   |   (0) comments


David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into fresh research with North American cablecos that explores which new verticals, including IoT for agra-business, e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.
LRTV Custom TV
Cisco's Paolo Campoli: When Security Is Network-Based

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Paolo Campoli, head of the SP Sector for Cisco EMEAR, discusses the trends of security in enterprise and small to midsized companies, and the opportunity with Cisco Umbrella to make 5G and broadband networks inherently secure and suitable to support the Country Digital agenda.
LRTV Interviews
Starry Eyes Commercial Market

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Starry Internet COO Alex Moulle-Berteaux discusses the fixed-wireless player's ambitious expansion strategy with 5G, including plans to pursue small business owners and people who work from their homes.
LRTV Documentaries
Cisco Bets Its Business on 'Internet for the Future' Strategy

12|12|19   |   03:09   |   (0) comments


Cisco's audacious new "Internet for the Future" strategy, which comprises completely new silicon, operating system software and a new business model, is either going to drive Cisco's domination of Internet infrastructure for a generation to come -- or flop spectacularly. With a strategy as ambitious as Cisco's, there's no middle ground, says Light Reading's Mitch ...
LRTV Interviews
Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision

12|12|19   |   04:41   |   (0) comments


Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.
LRTV Interviews
Cisco's SP Chief on 'Silicon One'

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Jonathan Davidson, SVP and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business, outlines the key takeaways from the company's major new networking portfolio announcements, including the Silicon One chip launch, new router platforms, enhanced operating software and optical plans.
LRTV Interviews
Making Virtual Business Services Real

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Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Satya Parimi discusses the cableco's rollout of SD-WAN and virtualized security services, the lessons learned and the challenges still ahead.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Media, Edge & Cunning Plans

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This week's podcast is brought to you from the Ritz Carlton Vienna, where Scott attended the Light Reading 2020 Vision Summit and roped Phil and Iain from LR into doing a pod with him. They start by discussing where operators should get involved in media, move on to whether they should get into bed with AWS over the mobile edge and conclude by wondering whether or ...
LRTV Custom TV
Cisco's Kumar Reddy: 5G Is Much More Than a Radio

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Cisco's Kumar Reddy discuss 5G's value relative to the applications, experiences and services it enables across wired and wireless networks. They also cover how 5G's value and revenue potential extends into consumer and enterprise markets.
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Preparing for 5G Scale

12|10|19   |   05:25   |   (0) comments


Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks, discusses the preparation needed for 5G network deployments, where the number of basestations, cell sites and backhaul connections are expected to multiply by a factor of 10s or even 100s. He highlights the important role that open source software will play in 5G strategies, particularly in the control plane of a 5G network, ...
LRTV Interviews
Comcast's X1 Platform Means Business

12|10|19   |   06:57   |   (0) comments


Comcast Business's Christian Nascimento details how this fast-growing unit of the company has adapted Comcast's cloud-based video platform to service the commercial market, including restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues.
LRTV Interviews
Cable Sizes Up New Business Verticals & Vectors

12|6|19   |   08:47   |   (0) comments


In a wrap-up of the Cable Next-Gen Business Strategies conference in New York, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner discuss what new apps and market verticals will rev up revenues for cable business services in the years to come while also taking a look back at how this critical industry segment has expanded and evolved over the past 13 years.