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Key developments related to the replacement of legacy routers and switches with commercial off-the-shelf systems.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/19/2018
While the merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications isn't slowing down the pace of virtualization activity within the new company, the union is focusing the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
CORD, the open source project focused on making Central Offices into data centers, is set to really take off in 2018, according to its backers. If there is anything ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/20/2017
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/19/2017
AT&T's latest broad initiative is aimed at creating the most cost-effective, efficient and open way for the telecom industry to embrace white boxes as part of the ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/19/2017
Broadcom has begun sampling a new merchant chip for high-end Ethernet switches, specifically targeting the most demanding hyperscale networks.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/29/2017
LONDON -- Eager to figure out how a 5G network behaves in the "real world," what applications actually need a next-generation architecture, and how a 5G network might ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/21/2017
If there is one thing the telecom industry has been able to count on, it's that every few years a new generation of mobile technology is unleashed on the market. But ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/16/2017
Cisco shares received a boost during after-hours trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the vendor giant predicted that its long sales decline would come to an end ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/15/2017
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- Bell Canada is ripping out the customized hardware it uses in its core network systems as it prepares for the launch ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/13/2017
In this inaugural Light Reading podcast, Carol Wilson talks to us about TIP, MEF and the ONAP controversy, while Mitch Wagner recaps his visit to Salesforce.com's ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/10/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- Equipment vendors like to talk about how they're becoming software companies. Reliance Jio is giving them ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is spreading its wings into areas such as artificial intelligence while ...
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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline ...
Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the ...
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Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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