Light Reading
Opinion
Latest Content
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Shades of Ray  | 
10/1/2014  |  3 comments
Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.
Can India Take Fiber to the Masses?
UBB Forum News  | 
10/1/2014  |  Post a comment
India has an ambitious plan to take high-speed fiber broadband to the country's extensive population, but progress is slow.
The Perennial Need for Speed
UBB Forum News  | 
9/29/2014  |  2 comments
Will connection speed always be the key metric used to measure the attractiveness of a broadband service?
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/29/2014  |  1 comment
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Defining the Digital Service Provider
Column  | 
9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?
Telecom Italia Looks Vulnerable
Shades of Ray  | 
9/29/2014  |  4 comments
European telco primed for unsolicited bids as its strategy falters.
Bridging the Digital Divide
Column  | 
9/29/2014  |  1 comment
Here are some ideas for how cable operators can help low-income households connect to pay-TV and broadband services.
BT Takes a Step Closer to G.fast
UBB Forum News  | 
9/26/2014  |  Post a comment
BT has undertaken further trials of G.fast and is opening up a new R&D lab to focus on such developments.
Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
Column  | 
9/26/2014  |  5 comments
Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.
Go With The Flow, Says Arpanet Founder
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2014  |  2 comments
One of the 'fathers' of the Internet says the global IP network's transport layer needs an overhaul.
Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
Rewired  | 
9/25/2014  |  2 comments
There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.
BlackBerry's Passport to Success Is Services
Light Reedy  | 
9/24/2014  |  7 comments
Despite the launch of its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry needs to embrace a future that's in M2M, messaging and enterprise services.
Huawei Calls For Pro-Broadband Policies
UBB Forum News  | 
9/24/2014  |  1 comment
Huawei demands more investment-friendly ultra-broadband regulation from governments around the world.
Verizon Puts Cloud Customers in Control
Rewired  | 
9/23/2014  |  2 comments
As promised earlier this month, Verizon is letting businesses turn up network and security services on a per-workload basis.
Poll: Optical Fiber Best for Backhaul
UBB Forum News  | 
9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Almost half of our poll respondents opted for fiber as the best medium for mobile backhaul.
The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K
UBB Forum News  | 
9/22/2014  |  1 comment
Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, takes a look at the evolution and future outlook of the global 4K industry.
Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
Column  | 
9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Operators should leverage their network, QoS, billing and big data to compete against OTT players with both consumer and enterprise offers.
Fiber Sizzles in Spain as Orange Targets Jazztel
UBB Forum News  | 
9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
In Europe, Spain's the broadband market to watch currently.
Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
Rewired  | 
9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Cloud provider backs off M&A plans, but is that the last word?
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
Column  | 
9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
Municipal Mania: Lessons From Europe
UBB Forum News  | 
9/17/2014  |  5 comments
Municipal fiber networks in Europe have had mixed success.
Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
Rewired  | 
9/16/2014  |  1 comment
The ONF is developing standards that will let you go to school on SDN and then test for certification to prove what you know.
OTT: Friend or Foe?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/16/2014  |  1 comment
Most broadband operators are on a collision course with OTT players.
Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/12/2014  |  10 comments
The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.
Poll: G.fast Yet to Convince
UBB Forum News  | 
9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
Light Reedy  | 
9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Huawei's Rollercoaster Week
Shades of Ray  | 
9/11/2014  |  6 comments
I don't think there's another company like this in the communications industry…
Introducing 'The New IP'
Column  | 
9/11/2014  |  32 comments
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
UBB Forum News  | 
9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.
SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
UBB Forum News  | 
9/10/2014  |  4 comments
Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.
Carriers Need to Rejoin Digital Value Chain
Column  | 
9/10/2014  |  4 comments
Carriers are being left out of purchases made on mobile phones, but they have the opportunity to get back in the value chain for both physical and virtual buys.
Is Rackspace the Best Next Move for CenturyLink?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/9/2014  |  9 comments
Cloud asset M&A makes sense for telcos, but while it might make sense for Rackspace to be bought by an operator, does it have what CenturyLink really needs?
Google Takes Fiber Fight to AT&T
UBB Forum News  | 
9/9/2014  |  3 comments
The arrival of Google Fiber has shaken up the US fixed broadband market and lit a fire under AT&T.
Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
The Utilitarian  | 
9/5/2014  |  27 comments
The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.
'You Will': 20th Century Telephony Predictions
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/5/2014  |  15 comments
Videoconferencing and phones-on-your-wrist are two of the predictions in videos promoting phone innovations from 1993 and 1955.
Handset Vendors Battle for Limelight
Shades of Ray  | 
9/5/2014  |  6 comments
With the shadow of Apple's upcoming announcement hanging over them, mobile device vendors such as Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei and Motorola have been unveiling new devices.
Eastern Europe's Flourishing Fiber Scene
UBB Forum News  | 
9/5/2014  |  1 comment
Eastern Europe has some of the most advanced fiber broadband markets in the world. But why?
SDN: Secret Sauce to the Internet of Things
Column  | 
9/4/2014  |  4 comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a major challenge for network operators, but SDN and NFV can help.
Poll: Vectoring to Play Major Role
UBB Forum News  | 
9/3/2014  |  5 comments
Poll results suggest vectoring will play a significant role in some broadband markets in the coming years.
What's the Real Cost of Network Downtime?
Column  | 
9/3/2014  |  1 comment
With the high cost of achieving carrier-grade networks, is high availability good enough?
G.fast: The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/1/2014  |  11 comments
Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.
Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
Column  | 
8/29/2014  |  9 comments
Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.
NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/29/2014  |  5 comments
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2014  |  8 comments
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom sector has done it?
Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL
UBB Forum News  | 
8/28/2014  |  3 comments
There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.
Music to My Mobile
Light Reedy  | 
8/28/2014  |  14 comments
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
Column  | 
8/27/2014  |  3 comments
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.
WDM Gets Edgy
UBB Forum News  | 
8/27/2014  |  2 comments
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
Testing Will Further Boost Mobile Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The growth of the smartphone market is creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game.
VMware Laughs at Container & OpenStack Threats
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Containers, OpenStack and networking hardware are competitive threats to VMware, which is embracing all three.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
From The Founder
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Innovating Access Technology With G.fast

10|1|14   |   3.42   |   (0) comments


Exploring the potential of G.fast technology from the point of view of the Broadband Forum, Huawei – and an end-user.
LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
UBB Forum News
Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (11) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

9|25|14   |   3:47   |   (1) comment


XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
UBB Forum News
The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
LRTV Documentaries
Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
Light Reedy
Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

9|24|14   |   0:55   |   (4) comments


Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
UBB Forum News
Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

9|19|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
Upcoming Live Events
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Infographics
Half of the world's population will be connected to the Internet by 2017, but not just by smartphones and desktops.
Hot Topics
Facebook Pokes Around LTE Direct
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/30/2014
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/25/2014
SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed