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GSMA Catches Flack for MWC Babygate
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/29/2016  |  16 comments
Should trade shows be accommodating of parents with infants? The GSMA is grappling with that question after one mom was denied entrance to MWC with her breastfed newborn.
Video: Frontier's Final Frontier
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2/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier CEO targets video as big expansion area for telco as it seeks to diversify its service offerings and fuel new customer growth.
Are Smartphones the New TV OS?
MariNation  | 
2/29/2016  |  5 comments
A new way to view the living room TV wars.
Aria Raises $50M, Tunes In to IoT Business Models
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Aria believes its billing platform can help service providers and enterprises turn IoT traffic into revenues and a group of investors believe it can too.
CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
Between the CEOs  | 
2/29/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.
Orange Sours on Cost Benefits of NFV
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  5 comments
French incumbent says SDN and NFV technologies will need to demonstrate new business use cases if they are to flourish.
Eurobites: US Buffs Up Data 'Privacy Shield'
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former Belgacom CEO dies; Telefónica procures in partnership with China Unicom; UK government bashed again on broadband speeds.
Are You My Mentor?
Mentor Monday  | 
2/29/2016  |  1 comment
Cisco consultant Neelam Ghuiliani shares her thoughts on why having and being a mentor is so important for women in the comms industry at any point in their careers.
China Mobile Shifts to Global Stage
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  2 comments
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.
Gigabites: Google Fiber Seeks Custom Fit
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  Post a comment
City by city, Google Fiber is experimenting with different approaches for launching gigabit service.
Bargain Botnets Fuel Level 3's Expansion
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  1 comment
New DDoS scrubbing center in Sao Paolo will handle growth in Latin America cyber-attacks fueled by ease of doing criminal business on the web.
TV Everywhere Picking Up Steam
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  Post a comment
In the latest Adobe Digital Index study, TVE usage climbs more than 20% in Q4 on a year-over-year basis, but US household penetration rate remains low at 17.4%.
WiCipedia: Lessons Learned From DC to Dubai
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/26/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: DC is the best US city for women in tech, while Nashville is the best for female entrepreneurs; lessons from Dubai; and more.
Eurobites: Telefónica's Profits Surge in 2015
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: TeliaSonera set to sell Yoigo unit; Huawei collaborates on NB-IoT, cybersecurity; Proximus makes progress.
The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/26/2016  |  20 comments
Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.
Component Vendors Push NFV, SDN at MWC
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  1 comment
Mellanox, Marvell and Applied Micro Circuits all used MWC as a platform to burnish their SDN/NFV bona fides with new products and new relationships.
Foxconn Set to Buy Sharp. Maybe.
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Foxconn announced it was going to buy Sharp, and then said it isn't going to do it yet.
Is Cablevision Turning Its Ship Around?
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  3 comments
Fifth-largest US MSO adds overall customers for first time in seven years, but video sub losses continue and margins slip in fourth quarter.
Telecom Needs New Net Neutrality Story
Rewired  | 
2/25/2016  |  19 comments
Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.
White Box Is the 'Big Prize' – AT&T's Donovan
Shades of Ray  | 
2/25/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.
DT's Jan van Damme Flexes Quads
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  1 comment
Telekom Deutschland's boss oozes confidence about the German operator's recent moves in fixed-mobile convergence.
Eurobites: BT Avoids Openreach Split
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom's earnings up; ADVA's revenues rise; MTN drops Nigerian lawsuit; Cisco's Russian SON.
Small Cells: The Next Sure Thing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/25/2016  |  4 comments
Small cells have gone from 'next big thing' to 'over-hyped' and back again… but now it looks like 2016 will finally be the Year of the Small Cell.
Nicira Founder Casado Leaves VMware
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  2 comments
Martin Casado, the man who co-founded SDN startup Nicira, is now leaving VMware, the company that paid $1.26 billion for his firm, to become a venture capitalist.
AT&T Targets MDUs for GigaPower
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T bags new deal with a major real estate developer to offer gigabit service to another 1,800 high-end apartments in five large US markets.
Casa Goes to the (Wireless) Edge
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Delving deeper into the wireless space, Casa Systems unveils two new edge products to help mobile providers deliver better service to customers and deploy small cells.
Tech CEOs: Gender Diversity Not Top Priority
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  23 comments
Most see adding a specific skill set as more important than gender when filling board positions, according to a new survey.
NFV Key to 5G Business Case, Says TeliaSonera
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  2 comments
Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.
T-Mobile to Test 5G With Nokia, Ericsson
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  17 comments
Planning 28GHz trials in the US in 2H16.
Perseus Builds 75,000-Mile Global SDN Network
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Perseus tapped Plexxi software-programmable switches to provide agility, rapid service deployment, minimal security and reduced cost on a network spanning four continents in two hemispheres.
Eurobites: Telefónica & Intel Team Up for 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Telefónica's IP core; European giants in startups push; Ericsson gets public safety gig in UK.
NFV Startup on Cusp of Major CSP Contract
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  1 comment
Core Network Dynamics is confident of securing a deal with an operator covering about 80 million customers.
EMC Enters Comms Market With NFV Platform
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  Post a comment
It'll face tough going as a late entry to a crowded field.
Exclusive: Video Interview With Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.
Achieving True Cloud Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
What can business customers actually expect to see in terms of new cloud services from NFV and SDN implementations?
CEO Chat With AT&T's John Donovan
Between the CEOs  | 
2/23/2016  |  7 comments
John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
OPEN-O Focused on Orchestrating SDN & NFV
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  1 comment
New open source group launches under Linux Foundation, driven by Chinese operators and focused on unified approach to orchestration.
Net Neutrality Rules Threaten 5G, NFV – Telenor
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  11 comments
Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.
DartPoints' Micro Data Centers Use ADVA NFV
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
New deployments will enable data centers at the edge of the network to become flexible delivery points for a range of services.
Ericsson CEO on Amazon, Google Partnerships
Between the CEOs  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the Swedish vendor's relationships with Amazon and Google and gives an update on the partnership with Cisco.
MWC 2016: Cisco CEO on the Economy & Encryption
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  11 comments
Cisco's new CEO grapples with the big issues at MWC.
Eurobites: EU Gets Serious on 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU revives Google ads probe; du and Huawei claim 'T-SDN' first; Deutsche Telekom makes Korean connection.
5G to Underpin the 'Industrial Internet'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
5G will extend operators' business activities beyond standard mobile broadband and communications services, to encompass industrial control services.
Enhancing the VoLTE Business Case
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
The next challenge for VoLTE is to extend the business case beyond simple voice to something with better revenue and profitability potential.
NBN Preps for HFC Network Launch
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator reveals trial results and plans to launch DOCSIS 3.0 service commercially in June, followed by DOCSIS 3.1 service in 2017.
Telefónica Chooses Ericsson as Its New Virtualization Kingpin
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor now in the hotseat for Telefónica's Unica project.
Russia's MTS Knocks 5G as 'Vendor Game'
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator says rules and business practices will need firming up before 5G can fly.
Affirmed Gets on the Virtual Road With Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
vEPC startup to watch scores possibly its most important win yet.
Ciao Bella Radio! Telecom Italia Tests Altiostar
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Well-funded Altiostar scores major endorsement, but eyes Ericsson split-radio architecture.
Fast Broadband Must Also Be Good Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.
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