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OFC puts on a brave face as Ciena backs out of industry shows
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2/25/2020  |  2 comments
Ciena is backing out of a month's worth of industry events due to coronavirus concerns. OFC said it is looking forward to a show floor that's 'busier than ever,' even without Ciena.
Not MWC: Cisco stacks new software for mobile networks
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2/25/2020  |  Post a comment
Cisco rolls out new software stacks and automation tools to help network operators get ready for all the sweet hell that's going to be unleashed with billions of devices running on 5G.
IBM pulls out of RSA Conference citing virus outbreak concerns
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2/14/2020  |  2 comments
The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreck tech conferences as another big company pulls its participation from another major industry show.
Pentagon drops opposition to Huawei sales restrictions – reports
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2/14/2020  |  1 comment
Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.
Cisco CEO says customers are waiting but the catalysts are there
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2/12/2020  |  Post a comment
The waiting is the hardest part. Cisco CEO highlights the opportunities ahead while the networking vendor guides revenue down for next quarter.
MWC2020: The show won't go on
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2/12/2020  |  1 comment
The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'
Comment: table updated - Phil Harvey - 2/10/2020
Podcast: MNJ Technologies EVP Ben Niernberg
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1/28/2020  |  Post a comment
A managed service provider offers thoughts on workplace collaboration and SD-WAN, two hot markets where enterprise spending is up, and the number and type of competitors is proliferating.
Comment: a pirate flag - Phil Harvey - 1/27/2020
Caption Contest: The Comcast Pointer
The Philter  | 
1/27/2020  |  9 comments
A Monday mystery emerges from the Comcast media kit.
Pentagon Objects to New Huawei Sales Restrictions – WSJ Report
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1/24/2020  |  1 comment
The WSJ details how a recently withdrawn regulation highlights the interagency disagreements on what the US should do about Huawei's 5G dominance.
Podcast: The US Government's $1B Plans to Beat Huawei
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
The US government's push to invest in open radio access networks is part of a broader effort – and multiple $1B proposals – to beat the Chinese telecom industrial complex.
Podcast: NTT CTO Ettienne Reinecke on the Edge Evolution
CxO Spotlight  | 
1/16/2020  |  1 comment
NTT's CTO Ettienne Reinecke joins the podcast to shine a light on the most disruptive tech trends he sees for enterprises in the coming year. Many of them are closely linked to a surge in computing capacity and tech development at the network's edge.
Podcast: Quibi Quips & TV Feeds the Airwaves
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1/9/2020  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner has another #CES2020 update. In this episode, we get a Quibi keynote recap, more info on next-gen TV and where we might see 8K in action.
Podcast: New Devices Stock Service Provider Streaming Schemes
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1/8/2020  |  Post a comment
At #CES2020, Jeff Baumgartner reports on streaming video deals that include broadband service providers as key distribution partners. Maybe this is the silver lining as traditional pay-TV keeps losing subscribers.
Podcast: The SVoD Squad Attacks
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1/7/2020  |  Post a comment
We discuss HBO Max, Peacock and more as the week of #CES2020 gets under way and service providers continue to stake their claims in the consumer subscription video business.
Ciena Gets Ready to Leap Into 2020
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12/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical networking leader is pounding the table for webscale providers and telcos to move straight to 800G in the coming year, minimizing the competitive momentum of several vendors in the 600G space.
Podcast: The Big Cisco Silicon One Recap
The Philter  | 
12/13/2019  |  2 comments
Mitch Wagner brings us coverage of the Cisco Silicon One announcement from San Francisco, where the company announced a single technology platform to serve all its networking customers.
Ovum's Evan Kirchheimer: Enterprises & the 5G Market Opportunity
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/6/2019  |  1 comment
What's the real opportunity for carriers selling 5G to enterprises? Ovum's enterprise services research director helps us sift through the areas where carriers can expect new revenue, and not just replace existing services.
The Light Reading Podcast: Promo
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Kelsey and Phil give you a few reasons why you should subscribe to the Light Reading Podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or your favorite podcatcher.
Nokia Naming Former Networks Boss Sari Baldauf as Board Chair
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12/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Baldauf will succeed Risto Siilasmaa as Nokia's Board Chair at the company's annual meeting in April.
MEF19: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on SD-WAN Adoption
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2019  |  5 comments
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses new SD-WAN research he presented at MEF19 in Los Angeles, and why it's significant that cloud providers aren't part of MEF (yet).
MEF19: Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark on SD-WAN & the Edge
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11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing, 5G and the cloud are drivers of and enablers of multivendor SD-WAN services, said Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark, in a discussion about the progress of SD-WAN standardization.
MEF19: PCCW Global's Marc Halbfinger on Spurring Inter-Carrier Transactions, Trust
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11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
PCCW Global CEO Marc Halbfinger discusses the carrier's work with DLT and how wholesale carriers are leading the way in creating inter-carrier trusted environments so on-demand commerce and services are possible.
MEF19 Day 2: Are Cloudy Times on the Horizon?
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
On Day 2 of MEF19, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights how MEF's carrier members are early adopters in SD-WAN. Meanwhile, Perrin, along with Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clarke discuss the implications of bringing cloud computing providers into the MEF ecosystem.
MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Our MEF19 coverage simmers with more food analogies as Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey recap the show activity around LSO APIs and how carriers are using blockchain to speed up settlements.
MEF Heightens SD-WAN Frenzy
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
By defining and certifying services and service providers, MEF aims to build SD-WAN's market momentum.
MEF19 Preview: SD-WAN – Defined & Certified
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Is it a pizza or a pie? Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Phil Harvey muse on fun food analogies, MEF's new SD-WAN certifications and why service providers need standards.
Frequent Telco Buyer GTT: It's All About Networking, Not Infrastructure
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
After buying several telcos, GTT looks to offload 'non-strategic' assets as it aims to provide networking services to large and multinational clients.
Podcast: Juniper CEO Rami Rahim on 400G, AI & Being a Market Challenger
The Philter  | 
11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser interview Juniper CEO Rami Rahim about his thoughts on 400G, where AI will matter in the enterprise and what it will mean for service providers.
CenturyLink, West Safety Agree to Pay Up for 911 Outage
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  1 comment
The $575,000 in total fees levied for a single August 2018 outage that lasted more than an hour and affected six states is aimed at CenturyLink and a contractor, West Safety Services
Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden on Today's Top Tech Trends
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Erik Ekudden, CTO of Ericsson, sits down with Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief of Light Reading, to discuss top tech trends, cloud computing and 5G.
Practical Implementations of a 5G Core
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Phil Harvey chats with Shubh Agarwal, SVP of strategic marketing at Metaswitch, about 5G's business goals and how technical innovations in the Core can help achieve them.
The MWC Los Angeles Recap 2019 Podcast
The Philter  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?
Podcast: Gadget Zombies & Ghoulish Tech Flops
The Philter  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!
Unlocking the 5G Core
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon and Sprint execs weigh in on what will change in mobile networks – and what's possible – when moving from a 4G to 5G network core.
Podcast: Windstream's Layne Levine, SD-WAN Machine
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10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
'This is the next big technology transformation in the communications world and I think it's going to completely upend some companies' business models.'
MWC Los Angeles: When 5G Hits the Fan
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recap MWC Los Angeles. The show touted big business as a 5G catalyst. So where were the enterprise heavy hitters?
Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis on Smart Cities
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10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Smart cities are taking shape in small ways, as the technology develops and makes its way to market. Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis discusses some of the newer tech he's seeing, where it might be used and privacy concerns that come up.
CenturyLink's Anil Simlot: Evolving the Service Provider Edge
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10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Anil Simlot discusses how the carrier is evolving its edge computing platform from housing virtualized network functions to hosting larger, more dynamic IT workloads.
Comment: Mr. Sanity Check - Phil Harvey - 10/17/2019
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  2 comments
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.
Comment: Re: Question (?) - Phil Harvey - 10/2/2019
Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again
The Philter  | 
10/1/2019  |  7 comments
States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.
Podcast: Where 5G May Be in 5 Years
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.
Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
Guavus Takes Jio's Big Data Challenge
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
Podcast: Where Does OTT TV Go Now?
The Philter  | 
8/16/2019  |  1 comment
It's going to take some televisionary moves for pay-TV providers and big studio owners like AT&T to sort out what consumers want, how to package it and what to call it.
Comment: CTL Comment - Phil Harvey - 8/13/2019
Podcast: Prof. Nick Feamster Explains Machine Learning for Telcos
The Philter  | 
8/13/2019  |  1 comment
Machine learning is primed to help service providers run more efficient and effective networks, but first the good ideas have to make their way from the lab to the real world – and that's a big challenge, according to the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster.
Podcast: Dish Network's Spectrum of Innovation
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8/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's editors discuss Dish Network, its pioneering past, a few hilarious missteps and why the company seems just as likely as anyone to be the next big player in 5G networks.
Comment: Re: News - Phil Harvey - 7/30/2019
Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
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7/30/2019  |  24 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
The Cord Cutters Are Right
The Philter  | 
7/29/2019  |  14 comments
The pay-TV feature set has finally met its match and, even if you don't cut the cord for budget reasons, you should give some other options a try.
Podcast: AT&T's U-verse U-Turn
The Philter  | 
7/24/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T once pushed its U-verse products really hard, then backed away. It did the same with DirecTV. Will HBO or AT&T Fiber be any different?
Comment: Re: question - Phil Harvey - 7/23/2019
Comment: question - Phil Harvey - 7/23/2019
CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
Huawei's Fate Up for Debate in a Possible US-China Trade Deal
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The US has given mixed signals with regards to Huawei and the US-China trade war in general, policy experts say. Huawei, meanwhile, said it would favor any trade deal that gets the US talking again.
Podcast: Here Are 3 Big Trends in 5G
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.
Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
Cisco Looks to Acacia for Optics & Flexibility
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2019  |  1 comment
Acacia's pluggable optics help Cisco's routing business stay competitive and make its customer networks easier to operate, according to the head of Cisco's optical business.
QCT Pushes Customization With Flexibility for Various 5G Deployments
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7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
QCT's line of servers and switches are operational-ready for 5G and beyond, accelerating the deployment options for both indoor and outdoor.
Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness
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7/9/2019  |  9 comments
Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.
Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
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7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.
Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
Comment: Re: Cold comfort - Phil Harvey - 6/29/2019
Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
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6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
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6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Comment: headlines - Phil Harvey - 6/19/2019
New 5G Network Security Threats
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
6/19/2019  |  2 comments
Yasir Liaqatullah, VP of Product at A10 Networks, joins Phil Harvey, Light Reading US Bureau Chief, to discuss the new 5G network security threats facing operators and mobile service providers.
Comment: CenturyLink Reax - Phil Harvey - 6/14/2019
Walker Walks From CenturyLink
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  1 comment
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  2 comments
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
Podcast: What We Think We'll Pay for 5G
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano weighs in on how the major carriers are stacking up with the way they're handling pricing for 5G service (if you can find it).
Huawei: We're Not a Threat to Our Customers
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2019  |  12 comments
The US government is as close as anyone to sabotaging rural networks, according to a new ex parte filing from Huawei at the FCC. The company goes to bat for its US customers, arguing that individual vendor bans do guarantee national security.
Podcast: Mentors, Sponsors & Tall Poppies
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Kelsey Ziser joins the podcast to discuss some of her recent work in the Women in Comms content series. We also have a quick curator's catch-up on all things related to the 5G Exchange.
Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.
Podcast: Apple Makes Itself Right at Home
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.