What Does It Mean to Be "5G Ready"?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/29/2016 | 1 comment
Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?
Facebook Gets Its Drone On
Shades of Ray | 7/22/2016 | 7 comments
The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016 | 2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
Column | 7/18/2016 | 1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
NFV's Opex Gains Need Not Be Delayed
Column | 7/18/2016 | 1 comment
The latest Future of Virtualization Index data suggests opex savings from NFV are not materializing as expected – but it doesn't have to be that way, according to Leo Zancani.
Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore | 7/15/2016 | 11 comments
Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.
CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
Between the CEOs | 7/14/2016 | 1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/12/2016 | Post a comment
Virtualization is continuing to grow extraordinarily, and vendors are finding that hypervisors have a chance to shine, offering consolidation, safety and security.
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
Between the CEOs | 7/12/2016 | 9 comments
Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.
The New FoV Index: 5 Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/11/2016 | Post a comment
Service providers are making some progress toward virtualizing networks and services -- but (surprise, surprise) the rate of progress isn't as fast as they expected.
What Can NFV Learn From OCP?
Column | 7/6/2016 | Post a comment
NFV and mobile edge computing are exciting industry developments but they require hardware evolution just as much as software evolution, argues Chloe Jian Ma.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
I've enjoyed interviewing many interesting people since I rejoined Light Reading, but William A. "Bill" Owens certainly takes the biscuit, as we say where I come from.