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From the Founder | 9/14/2018 | 2 comments
After almost two decades at Light Reading, it's time for a different optical adventure.
From the Founder | 5/22/2018 | 7 comments
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
From the Founder | 4/13/2018 | 2 comments
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
From the Founder | 4/10/2018 | 9 comments
Light Reading's recent Automation Everywhere conference provided invaluable guidance and insights for network operators figuring out their automation strategies.
From the Founder | 3/20/2018 | Post a comment
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
From the Founder | 3/5/2018 | 4 comments
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
From the Founder | 2/20/2018 | 4 comments
The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.
From the Founder | 12/7/2017 | 5 comments
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
From the Founder | 10/10/2017 | 18 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.
From the Founder | 10/3/2017 | 2 comments
Steve Saunders sits down with RIFT.io CTO Matt Harper to learn how a bunch of telecom veterans are tackling the core issues behind NFV.
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.
From the Founder | 7/26/2017 | 10 comments
NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
From the Founder | 5/24/2017 | 1 comment
Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
From the Founder | 5/1/2017 | 13 comments
The time has come for a telecom app store to save the industry.
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.
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.
From the Founder | 7/28/2016 | 34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
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.
From the Founder | 6/30/2016 | 1 comment
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.
From the Founder | 5/16/2016 | 7 comments
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
From the Founder | 4/19/2016 | 5 comments
Download our complete guide to de-risking NFV deployment in 2016, including:
An eight-step strategy to deploying NFV safely, based on input from the companies that have already started virtualizing their production networks.
Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
From the Founder | 3/25/2016 | 2 comments
Still using that old seven-layer OSI model as the reference architecture for your network?
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.
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.
From the Founder | 1/13/2016 | 5 comments
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson outlines why the enterprise cloud sector offers a major opportunity to communications service providers, telecom vendors and Light Reading.
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.
From the Founder | 12/11/2015 | 14 comments
My journey to uncover the comms secrets of the KSA.
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.
From the Founder | 11/16/2015 | 2 comments
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
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.
From the Founder | 10/20/2015 | 62 comments
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
From the Founder | 10/12/2015 | 2 comments
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big questions around white box networks. No pressure...
From the Founder | 9/30/2015 | 1 comment
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
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 | 8/12/2015 | 18 comments
Men's rights activists have recently filed a lawsuit against a startup that runs events for female entrepreneurs. Is Women in Comms next? We don't think so.
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.
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.
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.
From the Founder | 6/5/2015 | 10 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
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!!!
From the Founder | 4/24/2015 | 8 comments
Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
From the Founder | 4/23/2015 | 1 comment
Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the virtualization, standardization and the New IP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Founder | 2/25/2015 | 8 comments
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event, June 9-10, Chicago, is the only event focused on monetizing high-capacity broadband networks.
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.
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