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Wind River Launches New vCPE Server
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Designed to give service providers and their customers the benefits of virtualized customer premises equipment with five nines of uptime.
Eurobites: BT Runs C-RAN Over Copper With G.fast
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2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.
Qualcomm Spills LinkNYC's Guts
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2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The kiosks going up in New York City that will provide free Wi-Fi are going to be chock full o' Qualcomm.
ItsOn Slams 'Stale' Ericsson, Huawei as It Lands Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
The SaaS startup claims to be displacing giants such as Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in the service provider IT market.
The Data Center Dilemma
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Telcos want to convert their legacy Central Offices to data centers, but there are environmental and business challenges to doing that.
Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
Column  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
Yahoo & Verizon Sitting in a Tree...
Brianiac  | 
2/8/2016  |  6 comments
Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acknowledged that Yahoo is in fact willing to consider buyout offers, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has affirmed that Verizon is in fact evaluating whether or not to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL.
India Deals Death Blow to Facebook's Free Basics
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2/8/2016  |  2 comments
Indian authorities have joined the US and Europe in passing net neutrality legislation.
It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/8/2016  |  6 comments
Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
Between the CEOs  | 
2/8/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
Vodafone: Flexible Work Policies Boost Profits
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2/8/2016  |  8 comments
Three fourths of companies across the globe offer flexible working policies, and 61% have seen their profits increase because of it, a new Vodafone survey suggests.
Eurobites: Will Big Data Change M&A Forever?
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2/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison opens up another front in M&A battles; BT finance chief steps down; Nokia touts smart service delivery.
AT&T's Chiosi: Born to Stand Out
Mentor Monday  | 
2/8/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret Chiosi has been standing out her whole life, and she encourages other women to do the same in the workplace.
Orange Strikes $160M Deal for Tigo DRC
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
A merger between the two companies would produce one of the country's biggest mobile operators.
IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
Column  | 
2/8/2016  |  1 comment
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
Exclusive: It's Lights Out for AOptix
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2016  |  1 comment
After 15 years in business, the hybrid radio/FSO provider has abruptly shut up shop and is selling off its assets.
WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2016  |  5 comments
This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.
Google's 5G Radio Ambitions Are Expanding
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2/5/2016  |  9 comments
Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.
JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.
Australia's 1800MHz Auction Raises $387M
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.
Cincinnati Bell Joins Weight Watchers Club
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2/5/2016  |  9 comments
Independent Ohio telco will become the latest US pay-TV provider to offer slimmed-down bundles to its subscribers next month.
India Operators Lash Out at 700MHz Plans
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Blesses 3/O2 Deal
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.
AT&T Wants to Start 5G Tests in Austin
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2/4/2016  |  2 comments
Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.
Charter Plots Cloud Video, DOCSIS 3.1 Rollouts
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
As it anxiously awaits regulatory approval of its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts, Charter plots rollouts of cloud-based video guide and new broadband spec.
EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.
Orange Reshuffles Its Euro Exec Pack
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
French incumbent announces leadership changes in Europe.
Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation  | 
2/4/2016  |  4 comments
Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.
Cisco Looks to Jasper Acquisition to Transform Enterprises – & Itself
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2/4/2016  |  4 comments
The $1.4 billion acquisition is designed to help enterprises move from selling products to services – and Cisco wants to make the same change.
Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
Wanted by Ericsson: IoT Patent Pals
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2/4/2016  |  2 comments
Ericsson executive to head up independent IoT patent licensing operation that will be open to all.
Vodafone CEO: I Want a Piece of Openreach
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2/4/2016  |  2 comments
Vodafone is fretting over its network position in the fast-changing UK telecom market and wants the chance to take a stake in an independent Openreach, currently part of BT.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
Hutchison Offers Major Concessions to Seal 3/O2 Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong operator promises to increase investments, reduce prices and offer attractive terms to MVNOs if regulators bless the 3/O2 deal but not everyone believes it's a good offer.
Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE' Will Benefit Current Smartphone Users Too
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2/3/2016  |  4 comments
Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.
Activist Investor Latches On to Marvell
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Starboard Value, a company that specializes in packaging distressed companies for resale, has taken a 6.7% position in the troubled semiconductor designer.
Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.
Startup NFWare Takes Aim at Cisco, Juniper
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2/3/2016  |  2 comments
A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.
NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.
Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.
Comcast Earnings: A Study in Contradictions
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2/3/2016  |  2 comments
The company Americans love to hate is happily taking more of their money.
Intel Closed the Gender Pay Gap in 2015
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Women at Intel now make the same as their male counterparts, a step in the right direction as the company completes year one of a five-year diversity plan.
How Data Center Outsourcing Fuels AT&T NetBond Growth
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2016  |  4 comments
Digital Realty is now providing data center capacity for AT&T to expand its NetBond services, just as it does for IBM, Facebook and others.
Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.
Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.
Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
Between the CEOs  | 
2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Marissa Mayer & the Terrible, Horrible Day
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Yahoo CEO Mayer has been resisting a sale, but had to bow to the inevitable. The company finally said it will pursue a possible sale, as it announced a loss and a layoff.
ITC Judge Rules in Favor of Cisco Against Arista
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2016  |  1 comment
Judge Shaw rules in favor of Cisco over Arista regarding several patents in initial decision, ITC judgement and Presidential review to follow over the next 120 days.
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
Shades of Ray  | 
2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Shades of Ray
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.