Light Reading
News & Views
Latest Content
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Light Reedy  | 
7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
Light Reedy  | 
7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.
Facebook: 30% of Users Are Mobile-Only
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while mobile ads now generate 62% of ad revenues, compared with zero two years ago.
AT&T: Capex Freeze? What Capex Freeze?
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
AT&T spends $6 billion on expanding its network in the second quarter.
To TDS, TV Is a Gigabit Must-Have
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
TDS Telecom turns up its second gigabit market, emphasizing its IPTV offering as a critical part of the package.
IEEE Picks Up 25Gbit/s Ethernet Cause
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  1 comment
The IEEE starts a study group aiming to pursue a 25Gbit/s Ethernet standard for data centers.
AlcaLu, Fujitsu Help Build AT&T's Cloud Network
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  1 comment
AT&T says it expects to start deploying its ambitious software-defined cloud project later this year, and doesn't expect capex to shrink right off the bat.
Juniper Sells Security Unit, Feels Carrier Pinch
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Portfolio transformation sees sale of mobile security unit as Juniper braces itself for a dip in US telco spending.
House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
In a bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELA), which also aims to end the FCC's CableCARD mandate.
Pics: Cisco's IoT Fog Rolls Into Chicago
Slide Shows  | 
7/23/2014  |  3 comments
Cisco and friends visit the Windy City to stake their claim in the Internet of Everything.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.
Cisco Puts a Fog Over IoT
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  15 comments
Vendor is hoping fog computing will catch on in the industry, both in practice and in name.
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  14 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite consecutive quarters of sales slump.
Comcast Seeks More X1 Magic
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  Post a comment
After cutting video sub losses in the traditionally poor second quarter, Comcast is seeking greater returns from its next-gen IP video platform.
Cisco to Open 3 More IoT Innovation Labs
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Barcelona will open the doors to an IoT Innovation Lab in 2016 as Cisco hopes to play an integral role in future smart cities.
Verizon's Multicast LTE Video to Arrive in 2015
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon's long-awaited LTE multicast video capability will finally arrive in 2015, CFO says.
Asus, Quantenna Bring Gigabit WiFi Home
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Asus launches first Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi router with Quantenna chipset, offering wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbit/s.
FiOS: Slower Sub Growth, Faster Upload Speeds
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  12 comments
Verizon FTTP platform sees video and data sub growth continue to slip as FiOS reaches the limit of its network buildout.
Blog Wars: Verizon, Level 3 Duke it Out
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  9 comments
Dueling blogs actually agree on the problem causing Netflix traffic to slow but – shockingly – disagree on the solution.
The Municipal Menace?
The Utilitarian  | 
7/22/2014  |  17 comments
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Verizon Continues 4G LTE Capacity Spend in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  5 comments
Verizon spends $2.8B on wireless capex in Q2 2014 as it is now at more than 350 markets with additional XLTE capacity.
Big Switch Intros Flagship Big Cloud Fabric – At Last
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Big Cloud Fabric is designed to let carriers and enterprises get their feet wet with SDN.
Colorado Utility Adds Mobile Intelligence
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Fort Collins Utilities gives customers a mobile-optimized web portal to provide more insight and control over energy and water usage.
Expect Further Cuts at Microsoft Devices – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  13 comments
Respected Finnish analyst predicts further downsizing at the former Nokia devices business and hints at resurgence of mobile startups in Finland.
Eurobites: Netflix to Take Euro Hit in Q3
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone offers small cells to rural folk; XMOS attracts $26.2 million Series D funding.
Calling All Big Brains: Get the Lowdown on 5G
Jonestown  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Tune in today to get the latest on the newest wireless tech on the block.
Arris Taps Wurl for New OTT Platform
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Arris has partnered with startup company Wurl to introduce Arris Market, a new TV app platform.
Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Specialist Flurry
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  2 comments
The Internet company plans to raise its mobile app analytics game with an acquisition thought to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
VeloCloud Reimagines Enterprise WAN
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
VeloCloud offers a cloud-based WAN service for delivering enterprise-grade service over regular broadband lines.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Light Reedy  | 
7/21/2014  |  6 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
GoGrid Puts Cloud at Touch of a Button
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  2 comments
Cloud hosting company launches Orchestration Service Engine to simplify application deployment across multiple clouds.
Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
Column  | 
7/21/2014  |  5 comments
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
Eurobites: Netflix Takes 1Tbit/s in Paris
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.
SK Telecom Trials 'Elastic Cell' With Ericsson
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 deployment of cell-sharing mobile broadband connectivity.
GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  15 comments
The car maker is hoping to have up to 30 models with LTE onboard out by the end of 2014.
Net Neutrality Fight Peaks at FCC Deadline
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
With the comment deadline looming, interconnection agreements are at the heart of several fillings with the FCC on its Open Internet NPRM.
Verizon Preps for 100G Ethernet NID Era
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon tests transmission between two 100G Ethernet NIDs, signaling likely future deployment.
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  12 comments
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
Ericsson's Network Boss Outlines Top Priorities
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  6 comments
Johan Wibergh, the vendor's networks head, tells Light Reading his thoughts on R&D, LTE, small cells, OSS/BSS, SDN, NFV, 5G, and more.
EE to Trial 4G Broadcast in Scotland
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  1 comment
In partnership with the BBC, Qualcomm and Huawei, UK mobile operator will trial eMBMS 4G broadcast services during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Will Santa Fe Strategy Be a Message to Munis?
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.
How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  2 comments
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Eurobites: Google Fiber Eyes UK
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.
Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  1 comment
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.
Huawei Boosts H1 Revenues by 18%
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The inexorable sales rise continues…
Google Biz Boss Leaves for SoftBank
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  5 comments
Chief business officer Nikesh Arora will become CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media as the Android maker misses on profits, but exceeds revenue expectations.
60GHz: Private Companies & Startups
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  12 comments
A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.
Windstream Portal Integrates Cloud, Network
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  2 comments
Customers can see both their network and cloud infrastructure on a single portal that will soon let them make changes to both.
AlcaLu's Bell Labs Opens Video R&D Lab in UK
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  1 comment
Cambridge is home to a new video-centric R&D lab formed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
BT Embraces Small Cells for Mobile Push
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  4 comments
BT's back in the mobile game with a small cell-enabled fixed-mobile convergence service, but not with its own 4G spectrum just yet.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Light Reedy
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (0) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
LRTV Custom TV
Driving the Network Transformation

7|23|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

7|18|14   |   5:38   |   (0) comments


With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

7|15|14   |   6:06   |   (0) comments


Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

7|15|14   |   5:49   |   (0) comments


Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
LRTV Custom TV
Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

7|9|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

7|4|14   |   4:09   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

7|4|14   |   4:48   |   (2) comments


Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

7|4|14   |   3:08   |   (0) comments


Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

7|4|14   |   2:45   |   (0) comments


As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

7|4|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

7|3|14   |   3:45   |   (0) comments


With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
Upcoming Live Events!!
September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
Infographics
Allot's latest MobileTrends Charging Report shows that value-based pricing plans are up from 35% in 2011 to 85% in 2014.
Today's Cartoon
Vacation Special Caption Competition Click Here
Latest Comment
Hot Topics
Microsoft to Axe 12,500 Ex-Nokia Employees
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/17/2014
The Municipal Menace?
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/18/2014
Cisco Puts a Fog Over IoT
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/23/2014
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed