Posts about Light Reading

Network functions virtualization (NFV) brings the benefits of the cloud to telco operators. One of those benefits is the wide array of support software, including Linux, KVM, OpenStack and Open vSwitch (OVS). These software packages provide a base of well-known functionality upon which operators can build innovative new virtualized services. There are two limitations of this environment: OVS’ packet forwarding performance and its networking capabilities ...
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The mobile industry stands on the precipice of one of the biggest changes it's ever encountered. The actions mobile network operators (MNOs) take now will not only directly impact their customers but will also dramatically impact their bottom line. There's no escaping this shift. Mobile data is a Pandora’s box and now that it's opened there's no going back. People want more mobile data and they want it faster. The key question is how will MNOs continue to meet customers’ expectations. And this is where the enormous change is about to happen. The reason for this change is LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).
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Mobile backhaul is a hot topic in our industry not only for a short time. The massive and ongoing growth of data traffic keeps challenging mobile operators with the migration from traditional TDM-based backhaul solutions to packet-based networks. Latest strategies and more efficient ways to design packet backhaul networks have been in focus at the Light Reading Live! Backhaul & 4G Core Strategies for Mobile Operators show in New York City last week.
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Another year, another Light Reading Ethernet Expo Americas. This show is the premier event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in the Americas. It was a must-attend Carrier Ethernet networking event also this year, where dozens of experts from the service provider, supplier and analyst community met in New York City.
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There was a lot of traffic at this year’s Ethernet Europe in London. The two-day conference and exhibition saw a high number of industry experts and a Carrier Ethernet debate that shifted away from hardware and technology to deployment scalability and service development.
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