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The Revolution Will Be Automated
From the Founder | 10/10/2017 | 17 comments
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
The Autonomous Network Is the Endgame for Telecom
From the Founder | 8/31/2017 | 19 comments
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Time for a Telecom Reboot
From the Founder | 4/19/2017 | 45 comments
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video
From the Founder | 1/9/2017 | 2 comments
Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
The Russo Report: Driving Disruption
From the Founder | 7/25/2016 | 2 comments
In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
NFV: Coming, Ready or Not!
From the Founder | 4/19/2016 | 5 comments
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Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
AT&T's John Donovan on Cloud, Virtualization & White Box Networking
From the Founder | 3/15/2016 | 1 comment
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.
Cisco's Clemson on Video in the New IP Era
From the Founder | 1/18/2016 | 3 comments
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
Brocade CEO on the New IP
From the Founder | 12/29/2015 | 6 comments
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
Unwrapping the White Box
From the Founder | 11/24/2015 | 2 comments
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
Testing Times for Our Industry
From the Founder | 11/3/2015 | 9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
Huawei Opens Back Door Into US
From the Founder | 8/21/2015 | 68 comments
Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
From the Founder | 7/20/2015 | 6 comments
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
Nuage Networks on Operationalizing SDN
From the Founder | 7/15/2015 | 1 comment
Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN.
Mellanox & the 100GigE Revolution
From the Founder | 7/13/2015 | 7 comments
Mellanox has shaken up the data center market with a new range of Ethernet switching products that are ready to meet customers' open source needs.
Are You Ready to Rock?
From the Founder | 5/1/2015 | 20 comments
Then pick up your axe, put on your spandex trousers and get yourself down to Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE). Kerrang!!!
My Ericsson Epiphany
From the Founder | 4/8/2015 | 3 comments
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
Think Outside the White Box
From the Founder | 3/16/2015 | 7 comments
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
Alcatel-Lucent: Enabling the New IP
From the Founder | 3/12/2015 | 1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about the key components of the New IP and how service providers can rethink their networks for business growth.
Cisco: IP Is The Unifier
From the Founder | 3/10/2015 | 2 comments
Cisco's Kelly Ahuja talked to Light Reading's Steve Saunders at The New IP event about how businesses can leverage New IP technology to solve challenges.
Ericsson: Monetizing the New IP
From the Founder | 3/3/2015 | 4 comments
Siva Ananmalay, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the importance of monetization, personalization and customer loyalty at The New IP event in San Jose, Calif.
Nuage CEO Shares New IP Nuances
From the Founder | 2/27/2015 | 11 comments
Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent), talks to Light Reading's founder and CEO, Steve Saunders, about migrating to the New IP world, and the importance of providing value as networks move to the cloud through automation of network elements, policy implementation and more.
New IP: Bigger, Better
From the Founder | 2/23/2015 | 11 comments
The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.
My Moment of Telecom Clarity
From the Founder | 10/6/2014 | 44 comments
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
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