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Amid the Rubble of L'Aquila, ZTE Tries to Rebuild
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
China's ZTE is working hard to patch up its customer relationships after US sanctions nearly drove it out of business. But its future still hangs in the balance.
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
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9/13/2018  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this year, has changed the IP and optical game for the German telco. It has yet to do the same for cloud services and automation.
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
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9/10/2018  |  3 comments
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy that focuses on so much more than just a souped-up radio access network and the availability of whizzy new devices – there's a broad range of technologies and processes that need to be addressed and missing just one could be disastrous.
NFV Is Down but Not Out
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5/22/2018  |  33 comments
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was first conceived. How can the industry ward off further technology disappointment?
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
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4/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 14th year.
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
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3/14/2018  |  4 comments
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose AI will triumph?
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud transformation project partner that can help operators make the transition from legacy to virtual architectures and manage hybrid networks on the way.
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
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2/7/2018  |  5 comments
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the blood from traditional vendor faces.
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself into a 'New SI' and becoming a vendor, a strategic shift that requires some M&A activity.
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
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9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the pulse of the good, the bad and the ugly of being a woman in today's next-gen comms industry.
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of Europe's biggest markets.
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
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9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows its connected car services unit and prepares to launch in a third market, says executive.
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
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7/17/2017  |  Post a comment
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's security chief reckons the best form of defense is attack – that is, to attack his own defense…
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
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7/11/2017  |  4 comments
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.
Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
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5/25/2017  |  17 comments
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source still has high-profile detractors as it up-ends traditional roles.
NFV's Major Movements
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5/9/2017  |  4 comments
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and orchestration) and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) segments of the overall NFV architecture – but where should they turn?
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
The Growing Pains of 5G
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3/15/2017  |  5 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  2 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
Trump & Tech: Round 1
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2/8/2017  |  1 comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
G.fast Could Use a Boost
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10/13/2016  |  3 comments
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center of gravity' as fog computing spreads across the communications sector, but it could get sidelined.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
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9/19/2016  |  2 comments
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
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9/15/2016  |  4 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
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9/8/2016  |  5 comments
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume guide to enterprise cybersecurity, hoping to ward off the next big attack.
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
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8/18/2016  |  2 comments
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international broadband charts: To achieve that, regulators need to look at fresh ways of bolstering infrastructure-based competition.
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
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7/12/2016  |  2 comments
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
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6/29/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud CPE solution and found it to be ready for commercial NFV deployment.
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
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6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will support services across all of its European markets in future.
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
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5/18/2016  |  5 comments
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly competitive LPWA networks market.
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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5/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch through its paces – find out what happened.
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
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4/20/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 12th year.
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
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4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, consulted our friend Jack Daniels and come up with a mixed bag of names. See who's in the running...
Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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3/22/2016  |  1 comment
Having previously tested and validated Nokia's IP Routing and Mobile Gateway VNFs, independent test lab EANTC evaluated the vendor's virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Application Assurance (AA) network functions -- here's what happened.
China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
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3/16/2016  |  1 comment
The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans to help transform the country's economy.
NFV: Bringing VMware & the Telcos Together
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3/15/2016  |  Post a comment
As carriers open their networks to standardized components and virtualization, VMware sees an opportunity for new business. But it faces stiff rivalry from competitors with similar strategies and an uncertain future under Dell.
5G: Hurdles on the Track
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3/7/2016  |  2 comments
Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the technology.
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
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3/3/2016  |  1 comment
After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN and NFV plans and has earmarked Germany as the first market for a broad deployment of virtualized functions.
Validating Cisco's Threat-Centric Security Solutions
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent test lab EANTC evaluated a range of Cisco security products – find out what happened.
Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
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2/16/2016  |  1 comment
German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative deliver?
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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2/9/2016  |  8 comments
Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their paces by independent test lab EANTC – here are the results.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Encounters at the End of the Sundance Trail
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1/26/2016  |  5 comments
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?
Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
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1/25/2016  |  1 comment
Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
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12/30/2015  |  2 comments
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.
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