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IoT Security & Where Virtualization Fits In
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/9/2015  |  1 comment
As telecom operators dig deeper into the NFV and SDN worlds, they are finding that with more virtualization comes more security risks. That opens up opportunity for security improvements and new services.
What the Broadband Forum Did Next
Shades of Ray  | 
10/9/2015  |  4 comments
The Broadband Forum is adapting its focus to account for the impact that virtualization and programmable networking will have on access network topologies and operator business plans.
No Frat Party Here: 12,000 Computer Scientists Convene in Houston
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/9/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading's Women in Comms is headed to the 13th annual Grace Hopper Convention in Houston, Texas, next week with 12,000 female technologists and computer scientists.
Cisco Makes 'Martian' Connection
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/9/2015  |  6 comments
Cisco video conferencing plays a supporting role in the movie The Martian.
Nokia Faces Mobile Shakeout Post AlcaLu Deal
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2015  |  2 comments
The overlapping product portfolios of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will pose a challenge for the new-look business.
Winning With WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/8/2015  |  1 comment
MSO, SCTE and vendor experts will address how cable can optimize and monetize WiFi in a special LR breakfast panel at Cable-Tec Expo next week.
Sports in 4K, It's Coming
MariNation  | 
10/8/2015  |  2 comments
For the US, the pressure is on now that live sports in 4K Ultra HD are entering the picture in the UK and Canada.
The Bumpy Road to NFV Everywhere
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operators looking to embrace NFV face many challenges – cat videos among them.
Need for Flexibility Helps FPGAs Forge Ahead
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
FPGA and ASIC usage grows in the telecom market. FPGAs and ASICs are widely used in networking and telecom systems, from complete SoC designs to simple connections between different interfaces on merchant silicon devices.
Cord Cutting? 'Fraid so.
Column  | 
10/7/2015  |  6 comments
Cord cutting is a real and present threat to pay-TV, but it has been an erosion, not a landslide.
Making History With 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2015  |  3 comments
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.
OpenStack & OVS: From Love-Hate Relationship to Match Made in Heaven
Column  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
They go together hand-in-hand in many networks but the relationship is strained – is there a way to improve the efficiency of an OpenStack and OVS deployment?
The View From Huawei HQ
Shades of Ray  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
Kheradpir's Coriant Comeback
Shades of Ray  | 
10/5/2015  |  1 comment
Shaygan Kheradpir left Juniper under a cloud (not THE cloud) but has reappeared as CEO of transport vendor Coriant.
Mentor Monday: Clearfield's Cheri Beranek
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/5/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading's Women in Comms talked to Cheri Beranek, president & CEO, Clearfield, Inc., about her secret to success as a woman in the comms industry.
Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.
Will Google Start a Euro Gigabit Gold Rush?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/1/2015  |  3 comments
Some in the broadband industry expect Google to make a gigabit move in Europe – it would be a much-needed catalyst.
Verizon's Go90 Is Live – Will Anyone Watch?
MariNation  | 
10/1/2015  |  10 comments
Does Verizon's new Go90 mobile video service have what it takes to draw an audience?
How to Monetize WiFi (Part 1)
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Now that cable operators have invested heavily in WiFi, the big question is how they can optimize and monetize their wireless networks most effectively.
Good News for NFV Interoperability
Column  | 
9/29/2015  |  6 comments
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Following the Bouncing Capex Ball
Rewired  | 
9/29/2015  |  8 comments
AT&T has invested more in the US than any other firm in the past four years, but is its capex shrinking? Yes, no, maybe, for many reasons.
Analytics Holds the Key to Cable's Future
Column  | 
9/29/2015  |  6 comments
Data analytics and revenue assurance are growing in strategic importance for the cable industry.
Are Sports Next for Netflix?
MariNation  | 
9/28/2015  |  14 comments
Reed Hastings knows sports is moving online, so why not bring it to Netflix?
Mentor Monday: Nokia's Jane Rygaard
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/28/2015  |  2 comments
Talk not about technology, but about what technology can do for you if you want to get more women interested in comms, Nokia's head of partner marketing says.
Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/25/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.
A Jaded Journalist Views IPv4 News
Rewired  | 
9/24/2015  |  16 comments
So North America is out of IPv4 addresses – that's incredibly anti-climactic. Unless it isn't, in which case you're in trouble.
A Vast Valley: Tech's Inexcusable Gender Gap
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/24/2015  |  49 comments
Tech companies are admitting they have a gender problem that they say they want to fix, but more needs to be done – and faster. No more excuses.
SpiderCloud: A Small Cell Acquisition Target?
Jonestown  | 
9/23/2015  |  6 comments
SpiderCloud might try for an IPO in 2016. And there may be potential for a buyout too.
DCI Boxes Aren't Just for Metros Anymore
DOS Attack  | 
9/23/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena and ADVA separately show off the ability for their new data center interconnect gear to address a variety of distance needs.
Pope's Visit Could Cause Papal Data Jam
Jonestown  | 
9/22/2015  |  11 comments
Hey there, Philly, NYC & D.C. Guess what? The popemobile could crash your mobile phone service during Francis's visit to the US.
NFV Everywhere? Actually, No
Rewired  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
As Masergy discovered, even working aggressively to make the business case for NFV in virtual CPE doesn't mean it's the answer everywhere.
China Mobile's 4G Roll
Morris Lore  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
The world's biggest 4G operator shows no sign of slowing down just yet.
Mentor Monday: Hyperoptic's Dana Tobak
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/21/2015  |  1 comment
The co-founder and managing director of UK ISP Hyperoptic shares her thoughts on everything from 'fibrehoods' to advice for the sisterhood of women in comms.
IoT Showdown: Machines Win in First Human Battle with the BOTs
Column  | 
9/21/2015  |  8 comments
The introduction of IoT applications is supposed to make life easier for homo sapiens. But things are off to a bad start, according to Accedian's Scott Sumner.
CEO Chat With Chris Ancell, XO Communications
Between the CEOs  | 
9/21/2015  |  1 comment
Steve Saunders caught up with XO Communications' Chris Ancell and heard his views on open standards, cloud, security, and more.
In the Ring: Apple TV Versus Cable
MariNation  | 
9/21/2015  |  5 comments
If apps are the future of TV, Apple may have some trouble when it pits itself against cable, telco and satellite TV providers.
Why Roberts Thinks Cable is Doing Just Fine
Column  | 
9/18/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sees wireless in cable's future and only gradual change in TV bundles.
Could New IP Aid Altice Expansion?
Morris Lore  | 
9/18/2015  |  2 comments
Patrick Drahi's strategy of debt-fueled growth might receive a boost from investment in New IP technologies.
LPWAN: Choice Overload and Confusion
Column  | 
9/18/2015  |  5 comments
The LPWAN space for IoT is exciting, but there are too many competing technologies leading to choice overload and confusion.
Gigabit Broadband: What's the Business Case?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/17/2015  |  4 comments
How can network operators get a return in investment from gigabit broadband access network rollouts? Island state network operator JT has some answers.
CEO Chat With Eric Xu, Huawei
Between the CEOs  | 
9/16/2015  |  5 comments
In a rare and exclusive interview, Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies, talked to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about convergence, virtualization, industry politics, doing business in the US and economic success.
Is This the 5G You're Looking For?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/16/2015  |  6 comments
A major 3GPP RAN workshop in Phoenix on Thursday should reveal much about what lies ahead for the 5G development process.
Mentor Monday: Huawei's Aileen Hurley Smith
Coyne’s Corner  | 
9/14/2015  |  13 comments
Aileen Hurley Smith, head of ecosystem development for Huawei Service Provider Operations Lab, offers advice for women in the comms industry.
Scoring Big With Cloud DVR
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/11/2015  |  1 comment
Telefónica is enjoying great early results with its new cloud DVR service, helping it vault into the pay-TV market leadership in Spain.
Apple Fans Laugh It Up on Twitter
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/9/2015  |  14 comments
'Nobody is allowed onstage without saying that they are excited.'
NFV Experts Invade Dallas
Rewired  | 
9/9/2015  |  2 comments
AT&T, Verizon, NTT, Telefónica, CableLabs, Cox and Masergy are all bringing a real-world view of their NFV deployments to date to Dallas next week.
NFV & the Cold War of Communications
Shades of Ray  | 
9/9/2015  |  4 comments
Get ready for some unwelcome internecine struggles that could set back telco cloud developments...
CEO Chat With Tom Stanton, Adtran
Between the CEOs  | 
9/9/2015  |  1 comment
Steve Saunders met up with Adtran's Tom Stanton and chewed the fat about monetizing NFV, reorganizing the company, doing the right thing and much, much more.
Verizon & Partners to Field Test 5G in 2016
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/8/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier says it feels a 'tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G' and is planning to field test the technology with partners next year.
VoLTE Standoff in the UK
Morris Lore  | 
9/7/2015  |  2 comments
Three of the UK's four mobile network operators look at risk of missing September deadlines for the launch of VoLTE.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

10|7|15   |   4:08   |   (1) comment

Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

10|5|15   |   07:30   |   (0) comments

Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

10|5|15   |   4:27   |   (1) comment

Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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