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BT Americas: Technology Matters, Customer Engagement Matters More
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7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In second of a two-part series, Jennifer Artley, president of BT Americas, says her company is engaged with customers in significantly different ways as it brings cloud-based UC and SD-WAN to market.
BT Americas President Artley: Geopolitics Disrupts Digital Transformation
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.
Juniper's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
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7/5/2018  |  Post a comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
Reliance Jio President Mathew Oommen on India's 4G Phenomenon
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6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
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6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
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5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Sprint Business: A Low-Latency Society & Big 5G Goals
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5/25/2018  |  4 comments
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.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith on Software's Brave New World
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The DWDM company has grown into Ethernet networking and now open software architectures. We sat down with CEO Gary Smith to get a fix on Ciena's current identity.
Nokia's Rajeev Suri: On 5G, IoT & the AlcaLu Deal
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
The Nokia CEO tells Craig Matsumoto why telcos need to find new opportunity in 5G and why the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition succeeded.
Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
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9/6/2017  |  3 comments
Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
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5/25/2017  |  1 comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  1 comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
Qualcomm's CTO on 5G Developments
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
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3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
CTO Bikash Koley & the New Juniper
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.
CEO Chat: Sportlogiq's Craig Buntin
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1/3/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
CEO Chat: Mellanox Technologies' Eyal Waldman
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11/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
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7/14/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
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7/12/2016  |  9 comments
Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.
CEO Chat With Nokia's Ron Haberman
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7/5/2016  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders speaks with Ron Haberman, Nokia's Vice President and GM for CloudBand, Applications and Analytics. In this interview, they discuss the state of NFV interoperability, the importance of open source and service providers' progress towards a DevOps model.
CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
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6/14/2016  |  Post a comment
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
CEO Chat With SCTE/ISBE's Mark Dzuban
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6/14/2016  |  2 comments
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
TCTS CEO on the Transformation Trend
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6/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) CEO Sandeep Bhatnagar sits down at BCE 2016 to discuss digital transformation with Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders.
The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
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6/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.
CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz
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4/21/2016  |  1 comment
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix
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4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With David Welch, Infinera
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4/14/2016  |  Post a comment
David F. Welch, Co-Founder and President at Infinera, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, to talk about optical white box technology, business strategy to maintain Infinera's success in the changing telecom
CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
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4/7/2016  |  4 comments
Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
CEO Chat With Netrounds
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4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2016, Mats Nordlund, Co-Founder and CEO of Netrounds, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about the company's history, service delivery and the progression of the telecom industry on the service level.
CEO Chat With Cisco’s Pankaj Patel
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3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Executive Vice President of Cisco, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the midst of MWC 2016 to discuss Cisco's success, the future of telecom and the big technology shift to virtualization and the cloud.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Zha Jun
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3/24/2016  |  8 comments
Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, hears from Zha Jun, President of Fixed Network Product Line at Huawei, on why he believes video is the next killer application.
CEO Chat With Gigamon's Paul Hooper
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3/7/2016  |  Post a comment
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Gigamon CEO Paul Hooper to discuss the Gigamon success story, virtualization, 5G and the other new hot trends in the industry.
Deutsche Telekom's Kerstin Günther on New IP Network Transformation
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3/2/2016  |  4 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.
CEO Chat With Yvette Kanouff, Head of Cisco's Cloud Business
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3/2/2016  |  1 comment
Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM of Cloud Solutions at Cisco, discusses her new role in shaping her company's approach to the cloud as well as how employers can attract more women to the communications industry.
CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
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2/29/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.
Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.
CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
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2/23/2016  |  8 comments
John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
Ericsson CEO on Amazon, Google Partnerships
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the Swedish vendor's relationships with Amazon and Google and gives an update on the partnership with Cisco.
Netronome's Server-Based Networking Platform
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Netronome CEO Niel Viljoen discusses how his company is bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to the mainstream.
Testing Cisco's Cloud
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Why did Cisco decide to turn over its entire cloud portfolio to an interoperability test run by Light Reading? In part two of our interview, Gee Rittenhouse explains.
CEO Chat With Viptela's Amir Khan
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2/16/2016  |  2 comments
Steve Saunders, Founder & CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Amir Khan, President/CEO/Founder of Viptela, to discuss his company's technological success and the hot new trend in the telecom world – SD-WAN.
Infoblox CEO on Perimeter Defense in 2016
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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