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Telefónica Building NFV Reference Platform With Red Hat & Intel
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2014  |  4 comments
It's part of the company's two-year roadmap for international NFV deployment.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Telecom Product, Part 2
DOS Attack  | 
5/30/2014  |  4 comments
Check out the second batch of Leading Lights contenders in this category.
Time for Set-Top Makers to Merge – Study
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2014  |  4 comments
A new study by ABI Research concludes that the set-top market is ripe for consolidation now that two sets of large US pay-TV providers are planning to merge.
Beyond RDK: A New TV Turf War
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2014  |  8 comments
Now that the cable industry has blessed the Reference Design Kit, companies are working overtime to sell their own software solutions to sit on top of the RDK stack.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Company of the Year (Private) – Part 1
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2014  |  1 comment
Finalists for Light Reading's Leading Lights award in the category Company of the Year (Private) include cloud vendors, mobile vendors, and a mobile cloud vendor.
Eurobites: SDN's Italian Job
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2014  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SoftBank to buy T-Mobile US? Irish merger plan has its critics; Google caters for would-be data-deleters.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Deal Maker
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/30/2014  |  10 comments
M&A and partnerships related to SDN, SPIT, security, OTT, and LTE make up this year's hotly contested best deal-maker category.
MobileIron Goes Flat Out for IPO
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2014  |  1 comment
Developer of mobile device and apps management platform sets its IPO price range as it prepares to go public.
Amazon Patents Digital Cash for à la Carte Cloud Computing
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  26 comments
Pay-as-you-go with Bitcoin or another digital currency.
Utility to Go Gigabit in Oklahoma
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Bolt Fiber Optic Services, owned by a utility co-op, will bring fiber-based Internet to 32,000 homes in the northeastern portion of the state.
Alcatel-Lucent Preps New OSS Pitch
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  2 comments
Alcatel-Lucent is believed to be preparing a significant network management/OSS strategy announcement in early June.
NTT Launches NFV-Based Cloud Services
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  2 comments
Building on Virtela's internally developed NFV and SDN platform, NTT launches globally available on-demand cloud services.
Dish Says Yes to Bitcoin
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  10 comments
Dish Network says will start accepting Bitcoin digital currency for payment later this year.
NFV Takes Over Nice
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  1 comment
TM Forum Live! marks major shift toward addressing the management challenges of virtualization and NFV, in particular.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Telecom Product (Part 1)
DOS Attack  | 
5/29/2014  |  1 comment
Presenting the first six of 12 finalists for the Leading Lights Best Telecom Product award.
Uber Thumbs a Wireless Ride With AT&T
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  17 comments
AT&T will be a wireless provider for Uber in the US and pre-load the ride-finding app on Android phones from this summer.
Eurobites: RAD Commits to NFV R&D
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison's Irish deal gets EC green light; Ofcom explores 700MHz possibilities; EE wields its MobileIron.
Marketing Verizon's Double-Wide 4G in NYC
Jonestown  | 
5/29/2014  |  6 comments
As seen on 14th Street...
Cloud Group Aims for Speedy Specs
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2014  |  2 comments
The Cloud Ethernet Forum is attempting to create relevant, targeted specifications at a faster pace than traditional telecom industry bodies.
Apple Confirms Beats Buy for $3B
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  6 comments
The iPhone maker has made its biggest acquisition ever, spending $3B to buy Beats for its headphones and streaming music business.
Cloud Exchange Gathering Steam
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  1 comment
GoGrid is the latest cloud provider to hook up with the Equinix Cloud Exchange. Does that signal faster acceptance of this model?
DoCoMo to Offer NFV-Based LTE in 2016
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  5 comments
NTT DoCoMo expects to deploy a virtualized packet core network for its 4G LTE network by March 2016.
Gigabit Speeds Come to Rock Hill
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  7 comments
Like other small telcos, Comporium is bolstering local redevelopment efforts by bringing fiber-based Gigabit Internet access to downtown.
Rovi Makes Play for World Cup
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  3 comments
Rovi has introduced its 2014 World Cup metadata set and in-guide advertising solution around the global soccer tournament.
Ericsson Plans Big Expansion in Silicon Valley
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  3 comments
New 400,000-square-foot campus will house 2,000 Ericsson staff focused on R&D for IP, TV and Media, SDN, NFV, and mobile innovation.
BTE Survey: Where's the Growth?
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Take the survey and/or come to BTE, and you'll find out!
Telecable Picks Nagra for TV Everywhere
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Large Mexican MSO selects Nagra's MediaLive solution to deliver multiscreen video services to its subscribers.
Eurobites: Swisscom Plans Its Own Google
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange looks to make a change in Africa; TeliaSonera's sub-Arctic fiber; storms hit eircom profits; Iliad under scrutiny from regulator.
Empowering End-Users Through Open SDN
Column  | 
5/28/2014  |  2 comments
SDN offers the promise of networking solutions without vendor lock-in, but how can industry standards be attained?
Amdocs Wants to Be Big in Carrier Big Data
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  6 comments
Vendor claims to have built the first end-to-end big data platform specifically for operators, but analyst suggests it needs to learn to crawl before it can walk.
Telefónica, Red Hat, Cyan Boost NFV Performance
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2014  |  8 comments
The three companies are working on software designed to allow operators to decide precisely where to run virtualized network functions.
Envivio Swings at 4K Video
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2014  |  1 comment
French broadcaster TDF picks Envivio's 4K compression technology for live streaming of the French Open tennis tournament to Ultra HD TV sets.
Redbox Falls Flat in Streaming Space
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2014  |  7 comments
Redbox is removing its DVD rental kiosks, and its streaming service is struggling for subscribers.
Foxconn Buys Stake in 4G Mobile Operator
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2014  |  10 comments
iPhone maker Foxconn is paying $390M for a stake in Asia Pacific Telecom.
Eurobites: Mobily Shows Faith in NFV
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: The 'new' Nokia creates security unit; BT links fast broadband to job creation; and Orange shows off its live mobile video streaming skills.
Cisco Live Pics: The Full Malkovich!
Slide Shows  | 
5/27/2014  |  8 comments
The Cisco community hashed out the latest advances in networking technology in San Francisco. We were there with our cameras.
Poll: Comcast First Choice for OTT Plunge
News Analysis  | 
5/27/2014  |  3 comments
In our latest community poll, readers selected Comcast as the most likely pay-TV provider to go over-the-top first, despite recent OTT moves by AT&T, Verizon, and Dish Network.
TiVo Cable Partnership Pays Off
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  6 comments
DVR pioneer breaks its own record again by adding 341,000 cable subscribers in Q1, as it climbs above 4.5 million total subs for the first time.
Citrix Architect Heading for NFV Role at Intel
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  1 comment
Citrix's Mike Bursell revealed at Light Reading's Security Show in London that he is heading to an NFV role at Intel.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  3 comments
Making complex connections simpler and putting virtualization to work in the network are key attributes for this year's finalists.
Telco Data Centers: Reinvention Starts Here
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2014  |  2 comments
Virtualized, SDN-enabled data centers may become telcos' key strategic asset in the next-gen telecom ecosystem.
HP Cuts More Jobs
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  32 comments
The company said it is cutting up to 16,000 more jobs beyond the 34,000 already announced.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/23/2014  |  11 comments
Hotspot 2.0 and WiFi services dominate this year's shortlist.
Security in a 4G, M2M World
Shades of Ray  | 
5/23/2014  |  7 comments
The technical and strategic considerations for securing today's mobile networks are legion.
Cox Lays Out Gigabit Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  21 comments
Cox will target Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Omaha for its next 1-Gig broadband rollouts as it aims to upgrade all its regions by the end of 2016.
Eurobites: Welcome to IoT City!
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone makes case for better wholesale backhaul access; Com Hem considers IPO; AlcaLu looks to sell cyber-security business to Thales.
Com Hem Preps $829M IPO
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2014  |  1 comment
Swedish cable operator aims to raise 5.5 billion Swedish kronor from Stockholm listing.
AlcaLu in Talks to Sell Security Unit to Thales
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2014  |  13 comments
Vendor says a partnership with Thales will strengthen its cyber security play for network operators.
Liberty Global Opens Polish Horizons
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2014  |  1 comment
Leading European MSO extends its Horizon TV multiscreen video service to Poland, expanding Horizon's reach to Central and Eastern Europe.
T-Mobile Beats AT&T, Verizon to VoLTE
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2014  |  10 comments
Beating AT&T and Verizon to the punch, T-Mobile launches VoLTE on three handsets in the Seattle area.
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