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Light Reading Heralds a New IP Movement, Introduces "The New IP" Community

New Site is Focused on State of the Art, Virtualized IP Networks; Elizabeth Miller Coyne Joins Light Reading as Editor

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today introduced The New IP community site (www.thenewip.net).  Targeted to the telecom ecosystem, as well as large enterprise businesses, The New IP community is focused on helping IP architects build and monetize next-generation Internet Protocol networks, which will be massively scalable and significantly more flexible in the way they support new and innovative services. 

www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Light Reading leverages the industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry." border="0" alt="Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Light Reading leverages the industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry." align="middle" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110913/SF67580LOGO-a"/>

"There are huge changes sweeping the telecom industry this year, and the foremost of these is The New IP revolution. With 25 years of experience in this industry I've seen more than my share of technology hype, but having spent this year talking to service providers and their equipment suppliers I'm convinced that The New IP is the real deal," said Stephen Saunders, founder and CEO, Light Reading. "The New IP is a true movement. We're excited to introduce this unique community and help our audience share their in-depth experiences with next-gen IP networking."

According to Light Reading, the key features of The New IP include:

  • Scaling clients and resources on-demand (cloud-like)
  • Fluid topology and architecture
  • Software-centric
  • User-centric
  • Disaggregated control and data planes
  • Centralized intelligence and management
  • Open platform and open-sourced innovation
  • On-demand provisioning and programmability
  • Key success metric: agility (usability)
  • Killer apps: Cloud everything, mobile data centers, big data analytics, virtualization everywhere

Networks built on The New IP technology save service providers money on both capital and operational expenditures, while boosting revenues through speeding the delivery of new content-driven services. 

The new model is also about enabling. It gives telcos the ability to use live networks as a vehicle to design, spec, test, and deploy new and profitable content-driven digital services. By building on open-sourced standards, network operators can act as better partners to innovators and developers, and more quickly incorporate outside innovation into their service mix.

A New IP environment also hands greater control and flexibility to service providers' business customers, who can add/drop and flex the services and applications without having to reach out to their service provider and wait for a response/action. 

The New IP community site is led by Elizabeth Miller Coyne, who is joining the Light Reading team as editor to cover the management and orchestration of IP networks. Coyne was most recently a public relations professional for Connect2 Communications and TM Forum. Earlier, she was the editor of a new age healthcare magazine, and reporter for the German Press Agency. She started her career at Carnegie Mellon University's alumni magazine. Coyne can be reached at [email protected].

The New IP community site boasts a unique differentiator that sets it apart from every other source of IP networking analysis: The content comes not only from journalists, analysts, consultants and vendors, but also from service providers and large enterprises, in the form of contributed blogs and exclusive interviews.

Among the service providers contributing to the site's content are BT, CenturyLink, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Interoute, NTT America, Telefonica and Verizon.

Light Reading has created a simple quiz to show its audience how far it's come in moving from old to new, and how that progress could impact a company's bottom line. Click here to find out if you're a dinosaur or a doyen of the New IP world!

The New IP community will deliver bi-monthly radio shows and a monthly webinar on topics related to The New IP revolution.

To learn more about The New IP community, visit: www.thenewip.net

About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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