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DT Notches Up 1.5M Quad-Play Customers
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Germany's biggest operator says customers are flocking to its new quad-play packages, but is the converged-services strategy a safe long-term bet?
Resetting the Bundle
MariNation  | 
9/4/2015  |  1 comment
The pay-TV bundle isn't really heading into a death spiral. Nor should it be.
Eurobites: Anite in OSS Tie-Up With Nokia
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: superfast flies in France; BT to update on G.fast trials; we need to talk about TalkTalk.
Banking: Next Frontier for Indian Telcos
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9/4/2015  |  Post a comment
India's mobile operators are expanding into the banking business as they look to reduce churn and offset the decline in traditional areas.
Amazon Acquires Elemental for AWS
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Amazon is acquiring video processing company Elemental Technologies and will fold it into Amazon Web Services.
5 Signs OTT's Time Has Come
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2015  |  1 comment
This week's OTT news says a lot about the future of TV.
T-Mobile Adds Video Calling to RCS Line Up
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2015  |  1 comment
Carrier has added video calling to its RCS suite, including LTE to WiFi handoff, on compatible handsets.
XG-PON Gets Asian Boost
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Singapore's M1 and Hong Kong's HKT have embarked on major broadband deployments using the XG-PON standard.
Ciena Not Spooked by Q3 Revenue Miss
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena surprised the sector with fiscal third-quarter revenue that fell well short of estimates, blaming "short term" customer issues.
Carolina Town Becomes First US 10-Gig City
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2015  |  11 comments
Salisbury, North Carolina is the first city in the US to debut broadband service with speeds up to 10 Gbit/s.
Eurobites: Things Get Hairy for Combes
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free 1, Orange 0; Net Insight buys ScheduALL; du goes gigabit for gaming.
SeaChange Raves About OTT Business
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The video software company flags new OTT business and says interest in its latest product offerings is steadily increasing.
Amazon Web Services Makes Its Africa Push
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
AWS looks set to ramp up its cloud services strategy in Africa and it's not alone.
Framing the Low-Band Picture
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Mosaik's latest US maps paint a picture of where wireless operators have strong low-band spectrum footprints and where there's still a long way to go.
Verizon's New App Offers Easier Security
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Combined with Splunk's analytics took, the app makes it easier for enterprises to implement Verizon's known threat prevention intelligence.
Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
As the GSMA promotes low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology as essential for the Internet of Things, could narrowband cellular IoT become the clean-slate solution of choice?
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role
Between the CEOs  | 
9/2/2015  |  2 comments
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2015  |  5 comments
Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.
Comcast Puts a Price on Unlimited Data Plans
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2015  |  5 comments
Comcast is testing an Unlimited Data Option that lets users avoid overage fees for an extra $30 per month.
Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
Column  | 
9/2/2015  |  5 comments
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds?
Indian Telcos Warm to IoT
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Thanks to government support and operator investments, India could emerge as a hotbed of IoT innovation.
Eurobites: Nokia, TeliaSonera Rev Up LTE-A
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9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new 5G architecture; carrier billing in South Africa; Sigfox seeks more investment.
SmarTone Profits Soar on Smartphone Sales
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9/2/2015  |  3 comments
Hong Kong's smallest mobile network operator expects service revenues to continue improving, but is less optimistic about device sales.
Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing revenue and market share.
Open Source Router Makes Production Debut
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2015  |  1 comment
An open source platform for DIY SDN.
ADB Revamps, Reveals Its Soft Side
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  3 comments
Betting on the success of a new open-standards platform and touting its IoT credentials.
Ciena Watchers Expecting Solid Q3 Results
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  1 comment
Financial markets are plunging, but the news for Ciena is looking pretty positive.
New Alliance Aims at Royalty-Free Video Codec
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  3 comments
The Alliance for Open Media teams Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix to develop a next-gen, royalty-free video codec.
Apple & Cisco Plot an Enterprise Fast Lane
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  4 comments
Pair are working together to optimize iOS devices in the enterprise, including plans for a Fast Lane to give bandwidth priority to important enterprise apps.
Cedexis X-Rays the Internet With Radar Live
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  3 comments
The new Cedexis Radar Live service provides an unprecedented look at real-time Internet performance.
Eurobites: Iliad Puts Pressure on French Rivals
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's silicon photonics breakthrough; Cameroon-Nigeria subsea link completed; eircom's profits up 3%.
Ex-AlcaLu Boss Tasked With Bolstering Altice
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  9 comments
Michel Combes has been confirmed as the new chief operating officer of Altice, where he already looks under pressure to boost efficiency.
Can a Common Core Network Support All Services?
Column  | 
9/1/2015  |  1 comment
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.
NSX Helps Networks Cloudify – VMware
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
Helps network operators break organizational silos.
Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.
SK Telecom, Vendors Big Up Millimeter Wave for 5G
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
SKT has a millimeter wave system at its new 5G test bed, while Nokia and Samsung suggest 5G mmWave bands to the FCC.
Big Year Looming for AT&T Biz Services?
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  1 comment
The aggressive transformation of AT&T puts the company in position to land more multi-national corporation business, says one analyst.
CEO Chat With Bill Gates
Between the CEOs  | 
8/31/2015  |  18 comments
Steve Saunders shares an impromptu lunch with none other than Bill Gates.
T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  22 comments
John Legere says he will go after those customers who abuse unlimited data plans by exploiting loopholes in tethering, kicking them off unlimited if need be.
New Apple TV: More $$, Not Content – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  8 comments
New Apple TV hardware is rumored to cost at least twice as much, even with no Apple TV service on board.
DSTAC: 2 Opposing Views on the Future of TV
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The final DSTAC report reveals two fundamentally different views of how pay-TV services should evolve in the Internet era.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/31/2015  |  13 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
New Roads Lead to Roam
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  5 comments
Price cuts and new players are changing the roaming game.
Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.
Ciena 5430 Makes Massive Capacity Jump
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena upgrades its 5430 switch with several enhancements, including a capacity boost to 15 Tbit/s.
Russia's MTS Strikes Revenue-Sharing Deal With Google
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  2 comments
Russia's biggest mobile operator announced new strategic partnership with search-engine giant.
Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.
Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is fortifying its 4G position through takeover activity.
Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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