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How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.
Sprint Swaps in a New CFO, COO & CTO
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  3 comments
Carrier brings in a new CFO and COO and promotes John Saw to CTO in the latest of a string of shake-ups as it looks to regain its footing in the US.
ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
Apple MVNO Rumors Resurface With a Twist
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  6 comments
Analyst suggests that Apple MVNO rumors are likely true, but that the company will only be offering data service for its iPads and Macs, not iPhones.
FCC Plan Could Stymie Rural Broadband
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  7 comments
Proposed model for cost recovery produces widely varying and unpredictable results, leaving rural companies uncertain about buildouts.
CEO Chat With Hans Vestberg, Ericsson
Between the CEOs  | 
8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Steve Saunders met up with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, who talked about using next-generation comms tech as a force for good, as well as a foundation for good business.
OpenDaylight Summit in Pics: Behold, the Beard Is Resplendent
Slide Shows  | 
8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The conference was splendid. Accommodations were not.
AT&T Starts DirecTV Era With New Bundles
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier offers a bundle of four HD and DVR receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines and 10GB of shareable wireless data for $200 per month.
Hitron Snags 2 MSOs for New D3.0 Modem
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  1 comment
Equipment maker signs up Suddenlink & GCI for its new 'gigabit cable modem,' which bonds 32 channels to support downstream speed bursts as high as 1.2 Gbit/s.
Video Pre-Processing Promises Bandwidth Boost
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  3 comments
Vantrix has integrated InterDigital's perceptual pre-processing technology with its Vantrix Media Platform, promising to reduce bandwidth needed for video delivery by up to 50%.
NFV's Unexpected Bonus
Column  | 
8/3/2015  |  2 comments
Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.
Eurobites: Nokia Seals HERE Sale
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobily swings to a Q2 loss; mobile boosts Telkom's fiscal Q1; BT launches 4K sports content.
JDSU's Viavi Emerges With Broader SDN Focus
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  3 comments
JDSU has officially split into two companies, Viavi and Lumentum, with the former expanding its focus beyond telcos and into software-based service assurance.
Mentor Monday: Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/3/2015  |  1 comment
Styf, Telecom Italia's VP of engineering and de facto 'idea woman,' shares her experiences as a woman in comms and advice for other women in the industry.
TechTown Trains Future Techies
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Best camp ever! Chattanooga is famous for its gigabit network, but it also just opened up a new TechTown facility for teaching kids how to code for Minecraft, use a 3D printer and more.
Cable Feuds With Senate Dems Over STBs
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2015  |  8 comments
The NCTA is squabbling with two key Senate Democrats over a new report lambasting the lack of choice and competition in the US pay-TV set-top market.
Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/31/2015  |  8 comments
Carrier deploys 12 small cells in Chicago's Grant Park to prepare for the more than 124 terrabytes of mobile usage expected at this weekend's Lollapooloza.
Gigabites: Tempe Tees Up for Google Gig
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2015  |  2 comments
Tempe Arizona wants to be one of the next Google Gigabit Cities, but Cox Communications has something to say about those plans.
Proximus Raises Outlook on Strong Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2015  |  2 comments
The Belgian incumbent has lifted its full-year guidance after exceeding its own expectations for underlying sales growth in the second quarter.
Eurobites: Refocused Colt Enjoys Healthy H1
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global increases stake in ITV; Orange and SFR get the green light on 1800MHz; 'Top Gear' trio head for Amazon Prime.
The Collaboration Imperative
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/31/2015  |  6 comments
AT&T, like most network operators today, puts a premium on collaboration as one of the most important skills a potential or current employee can possess.
Predictions Are Hard, Especially About the Future
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/31/2015  |  7 comments
In the latest installment of Light Reading's science fiction story 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Yaz assess the vast scope of the forces arrayed against them.
'Apprentice' Star & Telecom Entrepreneur Dies
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2015  |  9 comments
Stuart Baggs's Blue Wave Communications business had been on the verge of launching inexpensive wireless broadband to the home before his untimely death.
China's Broadband Squeeze
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  4 comments
Broadband in China continues to lag behind other parts of the world despite some ambitious government plans.
SCTE Sets 1st Cable Energy Standards
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  1 comment
Cable tech group issues initial set of four standards to measure power consumption in the access network, core and edge facilities and network equipment.
Slumping Video Sales Hurt Arris Results
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  4 comments
Big communications equipment vendor sees revenue and income declines on year-over-year basis as both telcos and cable operators cut spending on video gear.
T-Mobile Puts Low-Band to Work
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  6 comments
CTO Neville Ray wants half of all the smartphones T-Mobile offers to support low-band spectrum this year, and he hopes the next iPhone is one of them.
TWC Earnings: Ups, Downs & Merger Clues
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  4 comments
Time Warner Cable saw both increased revenues and costs in Q2 even as it inched toward a hoped-for regulatory decision on plans to sell out to Charter Communications.
Nokia Networks Enjoys 'Terrific Rebound'
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor receives a boost from improvements at its networks division but warns that pricing conditions remain challenging.
Level 3: Integration Has Us Poised to Grow
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  3 comments
The integration of tw telecom is complete in North America and that advanced Ethernet platform is spreading globally, to allow more upselling.
FreedomPop Gets a $10M Asian Infusion
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Axiata Group makes a $10M investment in the 'freemium' MVNO.
Eurobites: BT Trumpets Broadband, TV Growth in Fiscal Q1
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT has to hand back taxpayer cash; Telefónica doubles net profits in first half; Telecom Italia does deal with Netflix; profits, revenue down at Russia's MegaFon.
AlcaLu Grows Profits Ahead of Nokia Deal
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The equipment maker has reported a smaller net loss than in the year-earlier quarter despite a sales squeeze in North America and China.
Telecom Italia Taps Startups for 8,000 Ideas
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Head of TI Labs says the carrier has gotten 8,000 ideas, supported 300 projects and invested $6 million since it opened its startup accelerator in 2009.
Facebook: 2015 Is an Infrastructure Spend Year
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Company's CFO promises a lot of investment on servers, data centers and networks.
Optical Innovation Puts Focus on DCI, SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Metro data center interconnect (DCI) and transport SDN were the key themes of Optical Innovation Forum 2015.
Verizon Snags Broad HBO Now Rights
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  4 comments
The big US telco strikes deal to offer HBO's standalone OTT service to both broadband and wireless subs as it gears up for its own mobile OTT platform.
Altice Sees Brighter Days in 4-Player France
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  4 comments
Drahi-owned business expects French market to remain home to four mobile operators but says revenue trends are getting better.
Because They're Worth It?
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  10 comments
The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than any other operator in Light Reading's study, with Telefónica's Cesar Alierta the highest earner in Europe.
EPB: 10Gbit/s Service Feasible Within a Year
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  1 comment
EPB in Chattanooga says it will be ready to offer Internet speeds up to 10 Gbit/s within a year.
Eurobites: Streaming Boosts Sky's Full Year
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: profits up 13.5% at Telefónica Deutschland; business services segment depresses KPN results; Danish merger decision delayed.
Ericsson's Tech for Good Could Be US-Bound
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  1 comment
The vendor's program to connect schools is bringing broadband to 22 countries, and the woman in charge says it could make its way to the US next.
Verizon Converts Energy to a Managed Service
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  3 comments
Carrier launches a smart grid-as-a-service platform for utilities looking to outsource their network modernization efforts.
Open Source Needs Butts More Than Bucks
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  5 comments
Open source projects need people working more than financial support, say comms providers at an OpenDaylight Summit panel.
DOCSIS 3.1 Seen Taking Off
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  1 comment
In its latest survey of cable operators, IHS finds that they expect to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 to about a third of their residential broadband subscribers by April 2017.
An Ultra-Broadband Future for Asia/Pac
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Huawei-hosted conference considers ways to achieve ultra-broadband connectivity for Asia/Pacific by 2020.
Videotron Catches Gigabit Fever
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Large Canadian MSO becomes the latest North American broadband provider to rev up for gigabit speeds in Montreal pilot launch.
NFV & Cloud Top Use Cases for OpenDaylight
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Telcos and service providers are primary users, but enterprise and research and academia are also strong for the open source SDN controller.
Tencent Goes to 11 With OpenDaylight
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
To support growth, the social network and gaming platform is turning to the open source SDN controller.
Easing the Tech Pains for the Homeless
Rewired  | 
7/28/2015  |  6 comments
When even social service benefits require online access, 365 Data Centers is helping one Bay Area agency keep its clients connected.
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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
Between the CEOs
Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

7|24|15   |   26:44   |   (5) comments


Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
LRTV Documentaries
The Six Million Dollar Business Man

7|20|15   |   01:52   |   (0) comments


Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

7|20|15   |   38:51   |   (1) comment


Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

7|20|15   |   03:18   |   (0) comments


Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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I was pleasantly surprised when Ericsson recently agreed to let me interview its CEO, Hans Vestberg. Traditionally, mega-companies like Ericsson (or Cisco) have kept ...
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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