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The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.
Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/25/2015  |  6 comments
It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.
Small Cells Enabling Location Services
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/25/2015  |  12 comments
As indoor small cells start getting deployed at scale, attention is turning toward what else can be done with the base station, including exploring location-based services.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
New IP: Bigger, Better
Column  | 
2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.
MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray  | 
2/23/2015  |  9 comments
Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…
Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs.
Hutchison's Wind of Change
Morris Lore  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Takeovers of Italy's Wind and the UK's O2 would make Hutchison a major force in European telecom.
IP & Optical Take Different Roads Toward Integration
DOS Attack  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
IP and optical have been moving toward a physical convergence for years, but software layer integration is the new hot topic.
G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/17/2015  |  8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
Column  | 
2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
NFV Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.
Cars, Cities & Pet Trackers: IoT in 2015
Jonestown  | 
2/12/2015  |  20 comments
The connected car is driving the IoT market now, but that's just the start of it.
Cisco's Chambers Still Coy About Retiring
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/12/2015  |  7 comments
But he's happy to talk about running and lifting weights.
Does Google Fiber Have Renewed Euro Ambitions?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2015  |  2 comments
There are some interesting names on the attendee list at the FTTH Council Europe event in Warsaw, Poland.
Sprint Versus T-Mobile: Which Metrics Matter?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/10/2015  |  2 comments
RootMetrics says Sprint has passed T-Mobile in overall network performance, thanks in large part to its improved voice and text quality, but data will be most important going forward.
BT, EE Put Squeeze on Broadband Rivals
Morris Lore  | 
2/9/2015  |  1 comment
In the second part of our look at the repercussions of the BT/EE deal for rivals, we examine the UK's main broadband and pay-TV players.
Unearthing Opportunities for Operators in IoT
Column  | 
2/9/2015  |  5 comments
Mobile network operators have the network and a business model that makes them well suited to lead the charge as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.
Arista Needs to Hang Tough as Stock Dives
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/6/2015  |  9 comments
The Cisco lawsuit is taking its toll. But it's not all bad.
Meraki Co-Founders Say Sayonara to Cisco
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/6/2015  |  8 comments
The departure comes to light a few weeks after Cisco was calling Meraki a big deal. Awkward!
BT & EE Spur UK Sector Shake-Up
Morris Lore  | 
2/5/2015  |  1 comment
A rough guide to consolidation in the UK telecom market -- part one.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/5/2015  |  2 comments
Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!
Sprint, RadioShack Shack-Up Looks Inevitable
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2015  |  11 comments
Sprint CEO wouldn't comment on the rumor that it plans to buy some of RadioShack's stores, but the move makes sense as the carrier looks to expand its distribution this year.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Rewired  | 
2/4/2015  |  20 comments
Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.
HP Slaps Cisco Over New Software Licensing
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/4/2015  |  2 comments
Cisco ONE is an attempt to simplify a 'morass of complexity and price maximization' that Cisco created itself, HP says.
Meet the 5G Alternative: pCell
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/3/2015  |  8 comments
Artemis isn't waiting for 5G standards to work themselves out; it says its technology, pCell, can solve the spectrum crunch right now. But is it too good to be true?
MTS Braced for Ruble Trouble
Morris Lore  | 
2/3/2015  |  1 comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator is confident it can pay generous dividends and fund network expansion during the downturn.
700MHz: Coming Soon to Germany
Morris Lore  | 
2/2/2015  |  1 comment
Germany's second Digital Dividend auction could raise even more than its first.
Sprint & T-Mobile CEOs Tweet-Battle Over Super Bowl Ads
Jonestown  | 
2/2/2015  |  7 comments
It's the Claure and Legere show! Sprint and T-Mobile CEOs trade barbs -- or at least retweets -- over rival Super Bowl ads.
CEO Chat With Doug Ranalli, NetNumber
Between the CEOs  | 
2/2/2015  |  7 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Doug Ranalli, the founder of signaling specialist NetNumber.
Fretting Over Title II
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/2/2015  |  8 comments
The heads of AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable all warn that the imposition of a common carrier regulatory regime could chill US broadband investment.
Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
Column  | 
2/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.
Optical Transport Month in Review
DOS Attack  | 
1/31/2015  |  1 comment
Optical Transport Month at Light Reading has come to an end, but stay tuned for much more optical coverage.
Poll: Metro Apps Top of Mind for Optical
DOS Attack  | 
1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.
How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2015  |  5 comments
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Comcast Apologizes to 'A**hole' Brown
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/29/2015  |  35 comments
Comcast's customer retention department seems unclear on the concept of retaining customers.
Comlink Jumps Into 100G
DOS Attack  | 
1/29/2015  |  3 comments
Michigan operator Comlink explains how and why it just joined the 100G race.
The Granddaddy of Gigabit Gatherings
The Gigabot  | 
1/29/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading will bring the Gigabit Cities community together in Atlanta May 13 and 14.
The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
Column  | 
1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.
Metro 100G: Get Excited, but Not Too Excited
DOS Attack  | 
1/28/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin takes stock of the metro 100G movement percolating in the optical sector.
Mobile Security Should Be Customer-Centric
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Bring your own device (BYOD) is flourishing, creating the need for better security on shared personal/workplace mobile devices.
Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
Column  | 
1/26/2015  |  10 comments
Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?
BlackBerry Wants Net Neutrality Protection – That's Just Sad
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/22/2015  |  16 comments
BlackBerry says the US government should make those nasty developers write apps for its platform.
Communicating With a Twist of Light
Column  | 
1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
PTC Sails On Without Us
DOS Attack  | 
1/21/2015  |  7 comments
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.
The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
Jonestown  | 
1/21/2015  |  9 comments
Google is now backing or actively exploring three ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to the world: satellites, drones and balloons.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

2|11|15   |   11:27   |   (0) comments


Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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