Light Reading Podcasts
Arelion's Mattias Fridström: Network disaggregation ain't easy, it's necessary31:05Arelion's Mattias Fridström joins the podcast to discuss why disaggregation in service provider networks is necessary and 'good in our industry,' but also 'keeps everyone on their toes and keeps the operators buying the latest and greatest gear.'
The Divide: Where and why Zayo is building middle mile infrastructure15:45This episode features Bill Long, chief product officer at Zayo. We discuss where and why Zayo is building middle mile infrastructure, the status of their projects, how the company is collaborating with local ISPs in the lead up to BEAD funding – and more.
What's the Story? These tech MVPs eat R&D for breakfast35:25Light Reading's Phil Harvey, Tereza Krasova and Kelsey Ziser join the podcast to discuss tech trends they identified among finalists in the 2023 Leading Lights Awards, from industry MVPs, advances in disaggregated networks, momentum in R&D and more.
What's the Story? 'Brainless robots' are smarter than you think19:49Light Reading's Iain Morris and Nicole Ferraro discuss tech trends they identified while selecting finalists for the 2023 Leading Lights Awards, from AI and ML for network analytics, to new tech addressing the digital divide – and more.
VMware's Sanjay Uppal – Automate to avoid edge mismanagement14:20LAS VEGAS – VMware Explore – Sanjay Uppal, SVP and GM of service provider & edge business for VMware, joins the podcast to discuss how the company's customers are deploying secure access service edge (SASE) and software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN).
What's the Story? Banking on AI to boost network efficiency21:01Light Reading's Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner join the podcast to discuss tech trends they discovered while selecting finalists for the 2023 Leading Lights Awards.
Don't just assume the edge network will be available - VMware16:54LAS VEGAS – VMware Explore – Abe Ankumah, VP GM of SASE for VMware, joined the podcast to discuss how the company's new Edge Cloud Orchestrator is assisting enterprises in managing cloud workloads at the edge.
The Divide: Closing the broadband gap in Appalachia25:50This episode features Donna Gambrell, president and CEO of Appalachian Community Capital (ACC), and Brian Vo, chief investment officer at Connect Humanity. We discuss the state of the digital divide throughout Appalachia, one of the least-connected regions in the US.
What's the Story? T-Mobile, MNOs throw shade on cable MVNOs10:59Light Reading's Mike Dano joined the podcast to discuss why cable MVNOs are performing better than expected and what this means for wireless provider competitors such as T-Mobile.