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Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Telstra COO Exits After Spate of Network Crashes
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Under-investment may be to blame for a spate of network problems at Telstra.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Pokémon Go Fan
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
It's not just a game -- it's part of the future of sharing, and of Facebook, Zuckerberg says.
Versa Adds RCN Business to Customer Roster
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
On the heels of announcing its first Tier 1 customer, CenturyLink, Versa Networks has announced that RCN Business is deploying its software-defined managed security and monitoring solutions to business customers already using its fiber-based services.
AT&T & Dish Mix 4K Into Olympics Coverage
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T through DirecTV, Dish and now Comcast are the first to confirm they will offer some 4K coverage from the Olympics in Rio, but additional operators may also be getting ready to do the same.
Comcast: X1 Strong, No Need to Go OTT Today
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  1 comment
In a strong second quarter, Comcast emphasized that its successful strategy of bundling services around its network footprint means it has no need to launch a national OTT video product.
Adtran Pieces Together a Software-Defined Access Mosaic
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
New platform brings cloud service delivery model to access networks, eliminating single vendor deployments and offering app-based models.
Eurobites: T Italia, Fastweb Form FTTH JV
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials '4.5G'; ARM Q2 revenues up; 5G time in Greenwich; the connected bikini.
Upskill U on the Data Center Evolution With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/27/2016  |  1 comment
Equinix's Rodney Elder examines the changing face of the data center world at Upskill U.
Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible and keeping a meticulous calendar.
Verizon Cleared for Take-Off on Fixed 5G
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  2 comments
FCC approves leasing agreement that will allow Verizon to move ahead with larger 5G tests and deployments.
Frontier Calls In WiFi Fix With AirTies Mesh
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier is hoping to differentiate itself with new services like the AirTies in-home WiFi mesh solution.
ADI Buys Linear Tech for $14B
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Analog Devices announced it will acquire Linear Technology for $14.8 billion in a deal motivated largely by a desire to create a bigger supplier of analog circuitry.
AT&T Taps Amdocs as ECOMP Integration Partner
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  2 comments
Companies have been working together for seven months on developing integration plan for platform as it is released into open source.
Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
Verizon Sports Big Plans for Yahoo
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  20 comments
Now that the big US telco has bagged Yahoo, it aims to become the third big player in the online media market, competing with Google and Facebook.
AT&T to Advise Upskill U on Curriculum
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/26/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U welcomes AT&T's Chris Rice of AT&T Labs as Curriculum Advisor.
Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.
A10 Buys Appcito for Hybrid Cloud Muscle
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Appcito becomes A10's cloud business unit, complementing its existing hardware product line.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Mirantis: 'We'll Probably Piss Off' OpenStack
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  4 comments
To enhance manageability of OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is rearchitecting the software to run on Kubernetes. But the effort could conflict with work being done in OpenStack's own Magnum project.
Required DDoS Counter-Measure Needs Counter-Counter-Measure
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Other companies doing business with the same cloud provider can be potential security vulnerabilities.
Sprint Plots Ramped-Up LTE
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint plans 3CA LTE upgrade in the next few months.
Can Lyf Bring Bundling to India?
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  1 comment
The popularity of Lyf could persuade other Indian operators to look afresh at how devices and services are sold.
MEF Shows Off First Open Connectivity Service
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Amartus are leading the first use case for MEF's OpenCS initiative, focused on Packet WAN services.
By the Numbers: Google's Cloud Advantage
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  2 comments
Customers of any cloud should cheer any new installation, but for companies that prize consistent cloud latency performance throughout the day, Google's intent to establish almost a dozen new 'cloud regions' should be especially welcome.
Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.
VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading’s Steve Saunders at BCE 2016.
Yahoo Signing Off in $4.83B Sale to Verizon
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  8 comments
Less of an exclamation at Yahoo's end, more of a whimper.
The Russo Report: Driving Disruption
From the Founder  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Wurl Network Collapses VoD Into Linear TV
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  1 comment
New IP streaming network combines lean-back TV with IP video on demand.
Power Savings Drive CenturyLink's CO Move
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The need for power savings is driving a consolidation of CO digital switches by CenturyLink.
Eurobites: CityFibre Forges Ahead
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria has a flat first half; Tele2 to put Nokia's Cloud Packet Core to work; BT offers to set up separate board for Openreach.
From Ass Kickings in China to Kicking Ass in the Valley
Mentor Monday  | 
7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Mellanox Senior Director of Marketing Chloe Ma shares the story of her upbringing in China to her career in the Valley.
Verizon to Buy Yahoo for $4.8B
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2016  |  1 comment
Verizon Communications plans to announce Monday that it's acquiring Yahoo for $4.8 billion.
Gigabites: Anchor Institutions Aim High
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) has put policy recommendations behind an effort to bring gigabit-plus speeds to all US anchor institutions by the year 2020.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
WiCipedia: Facebook's LGBT Stats, Broettes & 'Tiny Lady Hands'
WiCipedia  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals its LGBT employee stats; Microsoft's HoloLens insults through advertising; ladies in tech get a whole new lexicon; and more.
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?
AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.
Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn't Cheap
MariNation  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.
Cellcom Turns to the Cloud for Its Latest CRM Strategy
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli operator joins the digital transformation gang by selecting Vlocity and its partner Salesforce for cloud CRM capabilities.
ONOS, ONF Create Integrated NFV Approach
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
Combining the CORD project with a new open-source leaf-spine fabric for data centers is enabling ONOS and ONF to deliver a total NFV solution for operators.
Is Dish Going Down the Drain?
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  7 comments
Despite gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still reported a record loss of 281,000 subscribers in the second quarter.
How iPass & 60M Hotspots Could Disrupt the Mobile Industry
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  5 comments
The biggest WiFi network you've probably never heard of.
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.
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.
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Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

7|27|16   |   5:12   |   (0) comments


As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

7|25|16   |   03:20   |   (0) comments


VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

7|25|16   |   07:44   |   (0) comments


In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

7|20|16   |   04:53   |   (0) comments


Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

7|20|16   |   4:14   |   (2) comments


How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

7|19|16   |   06:56   |   (0) comments


Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

7|19|16   |   06:01   |   (0) comments


Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

7|17|16   |   05:26   |   (0) comments


Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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