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Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $60B
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2015  |  8 comments
Huawei estimates its 2015 revenues will increase by more than 35% year-on-year.
T-Mobile CEO: We'll be a 600MHz Auction Winner
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2015  |  7 comments
T-Mobile's Legere expects to score in the 600MHz auction -- he might be right.
2015 in Review: The WiC Perspective
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/31/2015  |  6 comments
We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.
The Wild Beasts of Light Reading
Slide Shows  | 
12/31/2015  |  19 comments
Editors are known as an incorrigible bunch. Our soft spot? Definitely animals.
China Telecom CEO Steps Down
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2015  |  1 comment
Following the announcement of an investigation, Chang Xiaobing, the CEO of China's second largest telco, has resigned.
CES 2016: 3 Big Tech & TV Trends to Watch
MariNation  | 
12/30/2015  |  18 comments
The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.
HPE Will 'Continue to Work With Telefónica' on Unica
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2015  |  3 comments
HPE says it's still in the game at Telefónica, even as the Spanish carrier says it's looking to replace the IT vendor with a new lead systems integrator for its Unica virtualization progrm.
Look, Ma – No Battery! PsiKick Gets $16.5M for Self-Sustaining IoT
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2015  |  16 comments
Startup says self-sustaining sensor system-on-a-chip will enable a true IoT world.
A Year on the Road for Light Reading
Slide Shows  | 
12/30/2015  |  16 comments
What I saw before, after and during conference and meetings in 2015.
My Most Memorable Moments of 2015
Rewired  | 
12/29/2015  |  6 comments
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
ECI's Elastic Network
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
12/29/2015  |  Post a comment
ECI CTO Hayim Porat and Head of Marketing Andreas Hegers provide an overview of ECI's Elastic Network solutions.
AT&T Turns Up 27M VoLTE Users
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2015  |  3 comments
And, it has achieved its first VoLTE exchange with Verizon in a limited region with plans to interoperate with more carriers going forward.
The Key Role of Analytics
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/29/2015  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges explains why analytics tools and big data strategies are going to play an increasingly important role as communications service providers transform their businesses.
Brocade CEO on the New IP
From the Founder  | 
12/29/2015  |  6 comments
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
AT&T Brings Carrier IQ In-House
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2015  |  1 comment
AT&T has purchased the rights to Carrier IQ's network monitoring software. Carrier IQ ally Nielsen is said to be involved. Carrier IQ no longer exists.
Getting to Grips With Mobile Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/28/2015  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and Light Reading's Carol Wilson discuss the potential of mobile edge computing.
Brocade CEO on the New IP
Between the CEOs  | 
12/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.
Ericsson HR Dumps Good, Bad Hiring Buckets
Mentor Monday  | 
12/28/2015  |  7 comments
When it comes to recruiting and promoting, Ericsson's HR VP says companies need to make sure they're not falling back on fight-or-flight habits like categorizing candidates.
Google Opening $600M Tennessee Data Center
News Analysis  | 
12/28/2015  |  2 comments
The company's 15th, the new data center is located at the site of a former semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
Telefónica Ditches HPE as Virtualization Lead
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2015  |  12 comments
Telefónica has cancelled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with HPE and re-issued the tender as it seeks a new partner to help it execute its "Unica" virtualization strategy.
Who Might Replace HPE at Telefónica?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/24/2015  |  4 comments
Telefónica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.
Bidding War for Anadigics Continues
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2015  |  Post a comment
GaAs Labs and an unidentified rival are competing for Anadigics, which has been expanding into GaN ICs.
DT Has High Hopes for the NIA
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/24/2015  |  1 comment
Vendor-independent testing is a very important task for the New IP Agency (NIA) to perform, with interoperability as stage 1 in the overall cycle, says Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg.
T-Mobile CTO: We'll Do 5G When We're Ready
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2015  |  22 comments
Don't be too distracted by certain carriers making premature promises of 5G today, says T-Mobile's CTO.
Prepping for DOCSIS 3.1
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/24/2015  |  1 comment
Alan Glynn, head of network engineering at Virgin Media Ireland, talks about the cable operator's plans for DOCSIS 3.1 trials in 2016.
Eurobites: Ericsson & China Mobile Team on 5G R&D
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia appeals €28 million antitrust fine; changes on Colt's top table; Christmas connectivity.
British Spy Agency & NSA Tied to Juniper Vulnerabilities – Reports
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2015  |  5 comments
GCHQ, with help from the NSA, was able to exploit vulnerabilities in Juniper firewalls at least as far back as 2011.
MTS Opts for OTT Over Obsolescence
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2015  |  1 comment
Russia's biggest telco is touting the attractions of its just-launched OTT service over those of its web rivals.
Eurobites: ETSI Gets Close to the Mobile Edge
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comptel lands new deals; Jolla secures financing; Nokia brings LTE-A to Ooredoo.
The Best Cat Selfies of 2015
Slide Shows  | 
12/23/2015  |  2 comments
In a moment of pre-holiday levity, Light Reading presents the best cat selfies (catsies!) of 2015. Meow.
Google & Ford Could Be in Driving Seat for Autonomous Cars
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2015  |  25 comments
Deal will reportedly be announced at CES in January.
Tea's Up: The IoT Is Boiling!
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2015  |  19 comments
Need to start your kettle boiling as soon as you open the door? Well now you can!
NFV Drives Shift to Open Platforms
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
COTS platforms and white box switches are at the core of New IP networks, which service providers will use to deliver next-generation cloud and mobile services.
SDI Is About to Give Way to Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Video production facilities are among the last users of SDI, but a transition to Ethernet is coming, and Mellanox intends to take advantage.
Broad Threats Require Network-Based Security
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  1 comment
Building on different tools including virtual functions, service providers are using the network itself as a security device.
DT's Journey to a New IP World
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/22/2015  |  4 comments
Axel Clauberg, VP of Aggregation, Transport, IP & Fixed Access at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about the operator's ongoing migration to an all-IP network architecture and the introduction of SDN and NFV capabilities across multiple territories.
Masergy: Transforming Enterprise IT
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Masergy's Ray Watson talks to Carol Wilson about deploying software-based services early.
Comcast Kicks Off D3.1 Era
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  1 comment
The first DOCSIS 3.1 modems are out in select Comcast markets.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Upgrades TIM Network With SDN
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.
Comcast Denies ITV Takeover
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  4 comments
Rumors that Comcast wants to acquire UK broadcaster ITV appear to be false.
India's RCom in Talks to Buy Aircel
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  1 comment
India's fourth-biggest mobile operator is in discussions to acquire Aircel.
RCom & RJio Up Virtualization Stakes
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  1 comment
RCom and RJio may have a big advantage over their rivals when it comes to the rollout of New IP technologies.
Cisco Launches Code Review Following Juniper Backdoor Disclosure
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco says it has found no evidence of tampering, but is digging deeper.
Arbor Networks on ISP Traffic Visibility & the Future of Network Services
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Arbor Networks' traffic visibility and DDoS mitigation solutions are deployed by nearly every Tier 1 and 2 ISP and Cloud Hosting provider in the world. Arbor's Talbot Hack discusses the increasing importance of traffic visibility with Light Reading's Steve Saunders.
So It's Not Just Me Then...
Column  | 
12/21/2015  |  6 comments
AsiaInfo's Dr Andy Tiller finds he's not the only one with an axe to grind over Gartner's Magic Quadrant processes.
Optical Encryption's Value Shouldn't Be a Secret
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/21/2015  |  5 comments
Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.
Russia's MTS to Trial 5G in 2018
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2015  |  11 comments
Russia's biggest mobile operator joins an elite club of global service providers pioneering 5G technology.
HEVC Advance Backpedals on Licensing Fees
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2015  |  1 comment
HEVC Advance responds to major industry backlash.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Apple Reach Patents Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera exits Nepal; Colt appoints new CTO; Vodafone trials narrowband for IoT; BT offers Netflix in Ultra HD.
Dell Security Unit Files for IPO
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2015  |  3 comments
Dell is seeking to raise funds by listing its loss-making SecureWorks business on Nasdaq.
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