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New Privacy Rules Are a Waste of Time
Rewired  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC proposes forcing broadband ISPs to get explicit consent from customers before using browsing data, ignoring the real online privacy threats.
Huawei Still Striking Out With US Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  4 comments
Although it's been trying hard for several years, Huawei has still not managed to sign up any large or midsized US MSOs for its next-gen cable equipment.
CEO Chat With Cisco’s Pankaj Patel
Between the CEOs  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Pankaj Patel, Executive Vice President of Cisco, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the midst of MWC 2016 to discuss Cisco's success, the future of telecom and the big technology shift to virtualization and the cloud.
Frontier Takes Over FiOS Tomorrow
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  10 comments
Frontier will take over the Verizon footprint in California, Florida and Texas on April 1. More than half of those systems support FiOS customers.
Charting SDN's Maturation at ONS
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner discuss how industry leaders such as AT&T and Facebook are making making SDN (as Wilson says) 'day-to-day deployable.'
Eurobites: EC Probes Wind/H3G Deal in Italy
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange/Bouygues talks drag on; Ericsson and Telefónica demo LTE-U; Sigfox hires a Wolff.
Frontier Checks Out CORD, SDN
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier Communications is checking out the potential of open networking as it seeks to scale its triple-play network without adding more boxes, says David Curran, director of strategic planning.
Huawei's New Acting CEO Key to Global Expansion
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  1 comment
Huawei names Ken Hu, currently the chairman of Huawei USA, as its latest acting CEO.
AT&T Explores G.fast for MDUs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/31/2016  |  3 comments
In this first part of a new sponsored blog series, AT&T's Bill Smith explains how AT&T hopes to complement its GPON-powered GigaPower rollout with additional technologies, such as G.fast.
Level 3: Going Beyond Retraining
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/31/2016  |  1 comment
Bringing "man and machine" together isn't just about retraining telecom folks to embrace IT skills, it's about carefully structuring organizational teams, says Travis Ewert, SVP of global network software development at Level 3 Communications. Those teams have to be able to embrace a variety of skills but also get direct exposure to customer need, and learn new ways of working together.
SK Telecom Claims 5G Trial Milestone
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator completes trials of 28GHz-based 5G services in partnership with Samsung.
600MHz Auction Could Take Months to Shake Out
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
It has started now but it could be months before mobile operators start bidding, which makes 600MHz another candidate for 5G, according to the FCC.
Matrixx Raises $5M From New Customer PLDT
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Software player lands new deal with Filipino operator SMART and raises another $5 million in funding.
Comcast Ends EA Games on X1 – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  1 comment
A trial partnership that had Comcast streaming EA Games titles to X1 set-top boxes appears to be on the verge of shutting down.
Telecom Italia Names Cattaneo as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Executive with experience in broadcasting and energy sectors will be under pressure to cut costs and meet new digital challenges.
4K & VR Trickle Out... Slowly
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  2 comments
Not so much a stream, but a trickle.
Equinix: IoT Requires New Software Innovation
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/30/2016  |  1 comment
CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.
IoT's Year Zero
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/30/2016  |  6 comments
Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.
Eurobites: ASN, Cinia Hit 18 Tbit/s in Subsea Tests
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: key Vodafone exec to retire in June; Tilgin looks for partners; EE takes TV everywhere; SoundCloud goes mainstream.
CORD Helps SK Telecom's User Responsiveness
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom is mobilizing Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) to take advantage of virtualization, faster responsiveness to user needs, reducing the load on the backhaul and moving content closer to the network edge, says Kang-Won Lee, SVP of Research and Development at SK Telecom.
A Man, a Mission & an Underwater Flashlight
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  9 comments
Comcast Engineer Chris Luke wants to make engineering cool for girls to create a more fair and equitable future workforce for his 10-year-old daughter.
RJio Ties Up Loose Ends Before 4G Launch
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
India's RJio is poised to launch a 4G service covering 70% of the country's population.
Vodafone India to Buy YOU Broadband for $60M – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  1 comment
A takeover of YOU Broadband would bolster Vodafone's fixed-line capabilities and could help to support its introduction of 4G services.
Brocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOps
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Brocade is looking to bring DevOps style automation to its networking technology, storage, compute and security.
Google Fiber Moves a Step Closer to Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  5 comments
You can't fight the triple play.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
Beamr Buys Vanguard in Latest Encoder Deal
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Video optimization meets video encoding in Beamr deal to acquire Vanguard.
Telefónica Chairman Alierta to Quit in April
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  1 comment
Alierta names chief operating officer José María Álvarez-Pallete as his successor from early April.
China Unicom, ZTE Partner on SDN, NFV
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese telecom players flag strategic alliance to support future network evolution.
Eurobites: Etisalat Tests Microwave Backhaul in Egypt
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat appoints new group CEO; Orange puts Brahmaputra to the test; OTT trends in France and the UK.
AT&T: White Box Will Deliver Agility
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Ken Duell explains how white box switches and routers based on merchant silicon will deliver a 'huge payoff' for the operator.
Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline for Bids – WSJ
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
The ailing web player is reported to have set a deadline for bids for its assets as a shareholder vote on board membership draws closer.
AT&T Embracing SDN at the Optical Layer
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  10 comments
AT&T is hoping to lure other network operators into its effort to drive SDN down to the optical layer and greatly increase network flexibility.
T-Mobile Seeks FCC License for 5G Tests
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2016  |  5 comments
T-Mobile is the latest US carrier to ask the FCC for a 5G millimeter wave radio test license.
Sprint Suffers Outage in North-East US Monday
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint voice and LTE data suffers 'issues' Monday in the most densely populated area of the US.
Inside Verizon's 1st Production SDN-NFV
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/28/2016  |  2 comments
Verizon spent 18 months, working in rapid fashion, to turn up its first five production pods for its virtualized networks, deploying software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. Chris Emmons, director of network infrastructure planning, offers a look inside that effort and its challenges.
TSMC Seals the Deal on 12" China Fab
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2016  |  1 comment
The Taiwanese foundry will be joining the likes of Intel, Samsung and Hynix in siting advanced wafer fabs in the country.
NTT Data to Buy Dell's Services Arm for $3B+
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2016  |  4 comments
The sell-off of the former Perot Systems unit will help Dell fund its $67B acquisition of EMC.
Gigabit Cities: All You Need to Know
MariNation  | 
3/28/2016  |  6 comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about Gigabit Cities at our Gigabit Cities Live event on April 5.
CommScope VP Demystifies the Work-Life Balance
Mentor Monday  | 
3/28/2016  |  1 comment
Technology can be a boon and a blessing to achieving a work-life balance, especially when you're head of sales for an entire continent.
Taking the All-Video Approach
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
NCTC's John Childress discusses how smaller cable operators are integrating OTT video, multiscreen and TiVo apps into their offerings.
WiFi: 'All About That Data'
Column  | 
3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
To ensure the best possible customer experience, service providers must find ways to make more performance metrics available to users.
Iranian Hack of NY Dam Highlights Cyber Security Concerns
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T's Ed Amoroso warned about this possibility in 2014.
Gigabites: 10-Gig Gets Real
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  4 comments
Is national broadband definition really only 25 Mbits/s?
AT&T Targets Virtualized ROADMs
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Open ROADM group already includes Ciena, Fujitsu and Nokia in effort to create software and hardware specs.
Data Centers Still Critical to CenturyLink
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  1 comment
Service provider details how investment in expansion is helping it earn Uptime's M&O Stamps of Approval at unprecedented rates.
WiCipedia: UK's Crackdown & a Go-Go No-Go
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: UK calls for an end to the old boy's network; Microsoft apologizes for poor taste; inspiring women inventors and computer scientists; and more.
Netflix Caps Its Own Streams
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  3 comments
Netflix mobile users aren't getting what they pay for.
Join Light Reading's New Model Army
From the Founder  | 
3/25/2016  |  2 comments
Still using that old seven-layer OSI model as the reference architecture for your network?
Wi-Fi First & Foremost
Column  | 
3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
How cable operators can prepare to grasp the mobility opportunity.
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