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AlcaLu Grows Profits Ahead of Nokia Deal
News Analysis  | 
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  |  Post a comment
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  |  Post a comment
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  |  2 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  |  2 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  |  9 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  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a 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.
Cisco Brings in New Blood for Tech Leadership
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Two executives who have between them spent time at HP, IBM, Nortel and Salesforce join the company's executive leadership team.
How We Got Into the Science Fiction Game
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/28/2015  |  2 comments
It all started with Leonard Nimoy.
Orange Touts Q2 Sales Recovery
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
French incumbent sees improvement in major European markets but is still counting on emerging markets for revenue growth.
Eurobites: Vodafone Cuts Jobs in Spain
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon launches Spotify rival in UK; Ericsson's Radio Dot reaches Russia; Pace revenues down, but profits up.
Set-Tops Are Cash Cow in Arris/Pace Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  1 comment
If Arris succeeds in acquiring Pace, it will earn between 75% and 80% of its revenues from set-tops and other customer premises equipment.
What's Next for the New AT&T?
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Now that AT&T has finally closed its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV, what will it do with its new satellite TV prize?
Qualcomm Wants FCC to Stay Out of LTE-U Fray
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  6 comments
Qualcomm, T-Mobile and the CTIA again try to convince naysayers that LTE-U will coexist with WiFi, and that the FCC shouldn't get involved.
CyrusOne Sticks With BTI for DCI
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As CyrusOne expands, the colocation provider has chosen BTI a second time for further deployment over a growing roster of DCI competitors.
Interoperability: Harmony in the Network
Column  | 
7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Interoperability is the 'glue' that holds communications networks together, and it's as important as ever as new technologies such as G.fast enter the market.
RJio to Launch Its Own 4G Devices Brand
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  7 comments
India's 4G upstart has unveiled plans to develop its own devices and become a major retailer of other companies' products.
Eurobites: OTT Feel for Sky's New Set-Top
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook promises Internet.org expansion; Orange increases stake in Morocco's Méditel; Altice eyes French broadcaster.
EE Boasts Record Margin in H1
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  1 comment
Network efficiency measures bolster profits margins for the UK's biggest mobile operator.
Verizon Dubs New OTT Service Go90 – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  2 comments
According to a leaked website, Verizon's new mobile-first video service will be called Go90 and will include full TV episodes, short-form content and live sports.
Mentor Monday: Ericsson's Elaine Weidman
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/27/2015  |  3 comments
In what will be a weekly series, Light Reading talks to Ericsson's vice president of sustainability and corporate responsibility about being a woman in comms.
Robbins Succeeds Chambers as Cisco Changes CEOs
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  8 comments
Don't expect a lot of change, aside from Diet Coke consumption.
FWA to the Rescue Down Under
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Australia's NBN project is seeing impressive results from its investment in TDD fixed wireless technology.
Can RJio Challenge India's Big 3?
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  5 comments
The new entrant has been making lots of noise about its forthcoming 4G launch, but how do its assets match up to those of its key rivals?
Comcast Plays Down New OTT Service
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  4 comments
Comcast executives describe Stream as more of an introductory video service and say they don't expect 'meaningful results' for some time.
Gigabites: Wall Street Cheers EPB's Gig
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  3 comments
EPB's gigabit service in Chattanooga is more than a public relations success story; it's also a money-maker.
BT Split Could Spur Vodafone to Invest in Fiber – Colao
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Vodafone boss takes aim at BT's G.fast plans as mobile operator's share price rises on service revenue improvements.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets EC Green Light for AlcaLu Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable consolidation in northern Spain; Telekom Austria's new CEO; Rovi loses appeal against Virgin Media; UK broadband providers may have to fund 'final 5%'.
Light Reading Goes Faster Than Light
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/24/2015  |  5 comments
"Silence Like Diamonds" is a 10-part science fiction story about the cloud, drones, network security and cats, here on Light Reading, starting Friday.
Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent
Between the CEOs  | 
7/24/2015  |  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.
AT&T U-verse TV Hits the Skids
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  9 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform loses video customers for the first time as the company drops price discounts and focuses more on high-end customers and profitability.
Juniper Looks to NFV for Growth
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor's stocks bounced high in after-hours trading following strong second-quarter results.
AT&T Expects Capex Reductions From SDN
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  2 comments
Capex will remain in the $18 billion range for 2015.
Digital Bridge, PE Firm Snag ExteNet for $1B
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Investment company joins forces with PE firm to buy out ExteNet's existing investors in a deal that will net the DAS and small cell vendor more than $1 billion.
HEVC Advance Could Hurt 4K TV Advancement
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  5 comments
New licensing fees proposed by HEVC Advance could hinder deployment plans for Ultra High-Definition TV.
Verizon Builds Driverless Cars Their Own City
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  6 comments
Carrier joins consortium to study how cars can talk to other cars, pedestrians, infrastructure and more in mock city in Michigan.
Comcast Plots First DOCSIS 3.1 Trials
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast plans to test the new cable broadband spec in pilot markets this fall as it places even greater emphasis on broadband products and services.
About the Death of the Set-Top…
MariNation  | 
7/23/2015  |  1 comment
The set-top isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase in its life cycle.
Infinera Wallops Q2 Guesses, Reassures on Transmode Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera clears $207 million in revenue as the metro market builds up and the long-haul market continues to yield opportunities.
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From The Founder
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
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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.
LRTV Custom TV
VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

7|20|15   |   06:53   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   06:01   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   03:33   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   06:19   |   (0) comments


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

7|20|15   |   07:34   |   (0) comments


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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Thailand's AIS: Transforming to an FMC Operator

7|17|15   |   4:53   |   (0) comments


Saran Phaloprakarn, Senior VP of Fixed Broadband Business Management of Thailand's AIS, was a keynote speaker at the first Asia-Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit in Bangkok. In this video, he talks to Heavy Reading about transforming into an FMC (FBB+MBB+Content) operator.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Cambodia's TRC Discusses Its Plans for National Broadband

7|17|15   |   10:33   |   (0) comments


In this video, Chakyra Moa, Chairman of Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), talks in in-depth with Heavy Reading about the Cambodia's current telecom market and TRC's goals and expectations for the future.
LRTV Documentaries
5G Phone

7|16|15   |   2:09   |   (4) comments


A man has an opportunity to purchase the world's first working 5G phone. Imagine the possibilities...
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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.
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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