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CenturyLink Ponders Where to Put Flexibility
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier SDN will enable customer control but that can happen at different layers of the network and deciding which to do first is a challenge.
Arris Braced for Continuing M&A Headwinds
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Big cable/telco equipment vendor now expects market sluggishness to last longer this year, after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger last week.
Hong Kong's Kick-Ass Telco
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  3 comments
Hong Kong's HKBN is thriving by taking an unorthodox approach.
Sprint Taps Boingo for Airport WiFi Offload
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  3 comments
Multi-year agreement will let up to 40 million Sprint handsets automatically connect to WiFi when they travel.
Nokia's Suri Defends AlcaLu Deal Against Critics
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.
Crown Castle Bids $1B for Sunesys Fiber Assets
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure company makes latest takeover move in anticipation of soaring demand in the small cells market.
Eurobites: KPN Bombs in Business Sector
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon revenue falls; Jazztel's on the up; French government slammed over Dailymotion deal.
Nokia Slumps on Networks Malaise
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2015  |  5 comments
Shares in the Finnish equipment maker fell sharply in early-hours trading after its main networks business floundered in the first quarter.
Amdocs Splashes $272M on Comverse's BSS
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Amdocs says it will get greater reach in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pac and leave Comverse to focus on digital services.
Astellia Highlights Customer Care Disconnect
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2015  |  8 comments
Survey commissioned by French vendor finds a massive disconnect between mobile user and mobile operator customer care expectations.
Cablevision Embraces OTT With Hulu
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Fifth-largest US MSO becomes the first pay-TV provider to strike a deal to distribute Hulu to its subscribers.
Espial Powers New Orange TV Stick
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
The new Orange TV Stick, which is now trialing in Romania, is an HDMI adapter powered by Espial.
Is TWC Sitting in Catbird Seat Now?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/29/2015  |  2 comments
While Charter clearly still wants Time Warner Cable, TWC still may not want Charter, opening up some intriguing scenarios in US cable land.
Samsung Expects S6 to Buoy Q2 Profit
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
South Korean electronics giant reports disappointing results but guides for S6-led improvements next quarter.
Eurobites: 100G Rollouts Boost Transmode's Q1
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty merger talk resurfaces; Telefónica raises prices in Spain; eCall system becomes a reality.
A Guide to Optical's Summer of Love
DOS Attack  | 
4/29/2015  |  4 comments
Who's buying and who's selling as optical sector consolidation takes off?
T-Mobile: Google Fi Will Bring Profits, New Ideas
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  5 comments
T-Mobile executives say the partnership with Google will be profitable and will let the two share ideas for new services and offers.
BICS Looks to MVNOs, OTTs for Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  1 comment
BICS CEO Daniel Kurgan believes the operator can flourish by selling value-added services to new customer segments.
Why Is Verizon Fighting With Programmers?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/28/2015  |  13 comments
Industry analysts wonder why Verizon seems to be picking fights with ESPN and other major programmers over its new FiOS skinny TV bundle.
T-Mobile Beats Sprint on Subs, Eyes Verizon on Network
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  8 comments
With 1.8 million customer additions in Q1, T-Mobile has likely overtaken Sprint in subscribers, and now it's planning on taking down Verizon on its 'best network' claims.
RDK Spreads Its Wings
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  1 comment
The number of licensees for the cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) IP video software stack has grown by more than 60% over the last year.
Verizon Builds Key Vendors Into SDN Strategy
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  14 comments
Network operator plans to converge its wireless and wireline operations with the aid of AlcaLu, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and Juniper.
CEO Chat With Gary Smith, Ciena
Between the CEOs  | 
4/28/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Eurobites: Nokia Quashes Handsets Rumor
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  15 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
Orange Earnings Dip on Price Competition
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  1 comment
French incumbent reports a fall in revenues and profits despite growth in its customer base.
Customer Care Bills to Soar, Says AetherPal
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2015  |  4 comments
Startup claims its forthcoming self-care service could protect operator margins as device complexity grows.
CenturyLink Says G'day to Managed IT Services
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership with Australian data center company lets US operator expand the reach of its managed IT services into five cities.
Sprint Taps Brazilian Mobile Exec to Head Innovation
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Roger Solé will also head up Sprint's new Hispanic business unit and become president of Sprint Puerto Rico.
ADVA Eyes Advantages Amid Acquisitions
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  2 comments
ADVA looks to ride rising market segments to take advantage of other vendors' straying focus amid consolidation.
Lightower, Fibertech Merge in $1.9B Cash Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  3 comments
Combined company will have 30,000 route miles of fiber in densely populated Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Marvell Goes 4K With Android TV Chipset
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Marvell's new Ultra HD chipset is a high-powered SoC that supports Android-based TV services and the cable industry's RDK software stack.
Tele2 CTIO Heads East for New Role
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
After four years as Group CTIO at European competitive operator Tele2, Joachim Horn is heading to Asia for his next personal challenge.
Eurobites: Orange Sees End to Price War
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry considers closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia receives rebuff from Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
EE Flags Worst Postpaid Growth in 2 Years
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
UK's biggest mobile operator witnesses declines in customer numbers and revenues despite impressive growth in 4G and fixed broadband.
Pica8 Boosts Data Center Interconnectivity
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  3 comments
White box switch vendor adds support for Labeled BGP.
Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2015  |  10 comments
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
MEF Unites Carriers on Ethernet Interconnect
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  2 comments
In two initiatives, the Metro Ethernet Forum is bringing larger and smaller companies into efforts to make end-to-end Carrier Ethernet ubiquitous.
Adtran Is Developing White Box GPON Tech
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  15 comments
Access vendor has a slimmed-down GPON product for the virtualized network in R&D.
Ericsson's Rack Attack
From the Founder  | 
4/24/2015  |  8 comments
Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  23 comments
Comcast has officially terminated its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Vodafone Ramps up Network, Distribution in India
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  15 comments
India's second-biggest mobile operator is expanding into rural parts of the country.
Eurobites: Metroweb Spurns Telecom Italia Advances
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica's Canal+ buy cleared; Virgin Media makes workers stand up for six months!
Google Says Mobile Drove Q1 Earnings Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  3 comments
Search engine giant overcomes the challenge of the strong dollar to report encouraging growth in Q1 earnings.
Amazon Web Services: $5B & 'Growing Fast'
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  5 comments
Amazon divulged the financials for its cloud service for the first time this week. Spoiler alert: It's doing well.
Juniper Sees Second-Half Optimism
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Cost-cutting and cable/cloud customers help vendor exceed analyst expectations despite revenue slide.
CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
Comcast Reportedly Dropping $45B TWC Bid
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  28 comments
Sources tell Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that Comcast is prepared to walk away from its bid to buy TWC after pressure from the DOJ and threat of an FCC trial.
Arris & Pace: More Than Just a Set-Top Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris wants Pace for more than just its set-tops.
Ericsson Not Planning Big M&A Response to Nokia/AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  5 comments
Ericsson's CFO rules out any large-scale M&A in response to Nokia's $16.6 bid for Alcatel-Lucent and sees OSS becoming big business for the Swedish vendor.
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