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LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.
New Qualcomm Chip Promises 'Gigabit' 4G
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
But you need a compatible smartphone and network to really make it happen.
Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  3 comments
Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?
Is 2016 the Year TiVo Gets Acquired?
MariNation  | 
2/11/2016  |  1 comment
Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.
Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
All Change in Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/11/2016  |  1 comment
At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  3 comments
BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.
Eurobites: PayPal Pops Into Vodafone's Wallet
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional round: Google extends 'right to be forgotten'; snoopers' charter needs work; customers confused by bundles.
Service Provider & Cloud Help Cisco Beat Expectations
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
But a tough economy made it a challenging quarter, said CEO Chuck Robbins on a quarterly earnings call.
The Growing Power of Openness
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.
Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic
MariNation  | 
2/10/2016  |  3 comments
Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
Andreessen Facepalms on Facebook Free Basics
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/10/2016  |  6 comments
His criticisms of India's decision to block the free Internet program went too far.
CableLabs Spawns Startup Accelerator
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
It's not your typical startup incubator.
Midco Joins DOCSIS 3.1 Parade
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Midsized US MSO becomes the latest cable operator to launch field trials of new gigabit-enabling broadband spec.
Eurobites: Denmark Dents Telenor's Q4
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.
Opera in $1.23B M&A Drama
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  2 comments
Mobile apps and browser specialist is being acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors, including the new owner of Grindr, for $1.2 billion.
Verizon to Test SpiderCloud LTE-U Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  2 comments
Verizon will trial SpiderCloud's dual-mode LTE-U small cells in Q3 2016.
What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
AOptix Finds a Buyer for Some Radio Tech
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Systems integrator partner of AOptix buys low-latency radio link tech for trading networks.
EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.
Dialogic Buys Apex for Real-Time Comms
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2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Launching app development practice for networked, premises and cloud-based applications, including WebRTC, audio and video conferencing and more.
Live 4K TV Sports Picking Up Speed
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.
Arbor Automates Smarter Security
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
New Spectrum platform pulls network analysis tools together into one easier-to-use system for enterprises and managed security services.
EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  4 comments
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  |  1 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  |  1 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  |  9 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
News Analysis  | 
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  |  7 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
News Analysis  | 
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?
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2016  |  12 comments
Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.
JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2016  |  10 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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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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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All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
Between the CEOs
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.
Between the CEOs
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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