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Surveillance Law Drives SDN Test From New Zealand – Reports
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/27/2015  |  7 comments
The long-standing project, which includes Google among its sponsors, transferred to Australia after failing to get relief from a law requiring operators to notify the government of any network changes.
Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  3 comments
Getting the jump on its rivals again, the US competitive overbuilder plans to extend Gigabit service to a second large Texas market after launching similar service in Austin early last year.
Light Reading Salutes Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long & Prospered
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  23 comments
Like geeks everywhere, we're saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy.
Poll: Standardization Biggest Challenge in IoT
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
A survey of more than 450 Light Reading readers suggests that fragmentation and a lack of standards is the biggest challenge for service providers wanting to participate in the space.
UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  4 comments
'Open programmable city' initiative in Bristol, UK, has SDN-enabled switches from optical vendor Polatis at its core.
Nuage CEO Shares New IP Nuances
From the Founder  | 
2/27/2015  |  11 comments
Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent), talks to Light Reading's founder and CEO, Steve Saunders, about migrating to the New IP world, and the importance of providing value as networks move to the cloud through automation of network elements, policy implementation and more.
Indian Operators Plot Spectrum Auction Moves
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  10 comments
Light Reading's guide to who will bid for what during the world's largest-ever spectrum auction, in India next month.
Verizon Takes Radio Dot to Detroit, VoLTE Overseas
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  11 comments
Carrier has deployed Ericsson's small cell system at its Detroit regional headquarters, as well as demonstrating international VoLTE roaming with DoCoMo and KT.
Aereo Gets A Kick in the Ass(ets)
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  9 comments
In what should finally be its last chapter, Aereo auctions off its assets to TiVo, RPX Corp and Alliance Technology Solutions for the disappointing sum of less than $2 million.
China Issues LTE FDD Licenses
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  3 comments
At last! The Chinese authorities finally lets FDD off the leash to add to the 4G action.
Eurobites: Ericsson Bites Apple Over Patents
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Nokia team up for telco cloud; eircom revenues fall 4% in second quarter.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  8 comments
JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.
EE to Trial 400 Mbit/s 4G, eMBMS at Wembley
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2015  |  1 comment
UK's biggest 4G operator to conduct trials of superfast and broadcasting technologies at Wembley Stadium.
Qualcomm Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  1 comment
Qualcomm announces support for LTE-U in its latest small cell chipsets and RF receivers for small cells and mobile devices, as well as showcases how it can play nice with WiFi.
ADVA Revenues Up, Eyes Data Center Prize
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor ADVA reported record revenue for 2014, as it sets sights on the data center boom in 2015.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  1 comment
In a historic move, the Commission adopts a Title II regulatory regime but agrees to forbear from many of the utility-style regulations that Title II embodies. Will that work? We'll see.
US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Agency's chief, Walter McCormick, says reclassifying Internet access as a telecom service could open Pandora's box of international treaty rules.
FCC Adopts Title II Rules
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  10 comments
Acceding to Obama's public request, the FCC has adopted the reclassification of broadband service as a Title II telecom service over both fixed broadband lines and mobile networks.
China, US Quarrels Could Get Ugly for Telecom
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  1 comment
Cisco, Apple, Citrix and other vendors are off the approved list for Chinese government procurement.
Avago Eyes Enterprise Storage With Emulex Buy
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  1 comment
The semiconductor supplier has purchased storage networking vendor Emulex for $606 million to up its game in enterprise storage.
Cablevision CEO Shrugs Off Title II
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
While other top US cable and telco executives fear the worst about the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan is pretty blasé about it.
Eurobites: Colt Hurt by Fall in Voice Revenue
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google combines European subsidiaries; O2 launches browser version of Tu Go; speedy 5G.
HP in Talks to Buy Aruba – Report
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  1 comment
HP is believed to be in discussions to acquire WiFi networking vendor Aruba and could announce it at Mobile World Congress.
T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.
Deutsche Telekom Outlines Its RCS Evolution
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  1 comment
DT's head of messaging explains how the carrier went from having an RCS app to an integrated service and details what's next on its RCS roadmap.
Jibe Hub, Fring Alliance & More RCS Action at MWC
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Jibe will be demonstrating RCS interoperability with DT, KPN, Vodafone, Sprint and Telefonica, as RCS slowly starts to get deployed across the globe.
Report: Sprint to Add 9,000 New Sites for LTE
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Is Sprint about to bolster its network with a major upgrade?
60% of World Lacks Internet: Facebook Report
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  13 comments
90% live within range of a mobile signal -- carriers just need to get them to connect, according to a report from Internet.org, sponsored by Facebook.
Gemalto Denies Spy Agencies Stole Encryption Keys
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Dutch chipmaker admits US and UK intelligence agencies probably hacked into its network but denies they stole encryption keys.
Cablevision Mulls Going OTT
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Cablevision CEO James Dolan hints that the fifth biggest US MSO is mulling some type of slimmer broadband video service as it shifts its emphasis from conventional pay-TV delivery.
Verizon Enterprise Makes Its IoT Play
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  2 comments
With new report, Verizon Enterprise Solutions spells out to enterprises how it can help them make and save money with a wide range of IoT solutions.
Telefónica Upbeat Despite Slump in Profits
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  8 comments
Hit by currency weakness in Venezuela and restructuring costs in Germany, Spain's incumbent is confident this year will be much brighter.
Big Telecom Event: Bigger & Better
From the Founder  | 
2/25/2015  |  8 comments
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event, June 9-10, Chicago, is the only event focused on monetizing high-capacity broadband networks.
Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/25/2015  |  7 comments
It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Is FCC Weighing Net Neutrality Changes?
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is rumored to have recommended last-minute tweaks to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal that would water it down a bit.
HP Gives Carriers IoT Management Smarts
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  3 comments
HP takes aim at service provider opportunities in the enterprise IoT sector with a platform equipped for management and analytics.
Ciena Addresses Rise of Web-Scale Dynamics
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  6 comments
Ciena announces new chipsets and other offerings aimed at addressing the unique requirements of web-scale networking trends.
Eurobites: VimpelCom Faces Tough 2015
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's ambition; Bouygues Telecom sees revenues slide; controlling drones by brainwaves.
Small Cells Enabling Location Services
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/25/2015  |  12 comments
As indoor small cells start getting deployed at scale, attention is turning toward what else can be done with the base station, including exploring location-based services.
Midokura Beefs Up Cloud Support
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Adds support for VMware, Red Hat and OpenStack, as well as management extensions for open source MidoNet.
VMware Nabs Juniper CIO
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Former Juniper CIO Bask Iyer will keep VMware's network and IT infrastructure running.
Comcast Weighs WiFi Plans
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast officials are studying ways to monetize their WiFi assets as they continue to deploy millions of hotspots throughout the US.
TeliaSonera Unit Eyes Metro 100G Decision
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier is getting ready to make vendor choices for upcoming metro 100G deployments.
Comcast Sweats Title II Rules
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  6 comments
While clearly not thrilled with the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Comcast executives seem resigned to it.
Huawei Promises 4.5G & LTE-M in 2016
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  2 comments
Ahead of MWC, vendor pitches details of next step from LTE-A, unveils its LTE-M strategy for cellular IoT, talks up new video optimization capabilities and unveils a digital-friendly BSS.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2015  |  2 comments
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
TM Forum Catalysts Target NFV Management
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2015  |  4 comments
More than half of 21 operator-sponsored demos focus on bringing NFV to market faster by solving management and orchestration issues.
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