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NSX Helps Networks Cloudify – VMware
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
Helps network operators break organizational silos.
Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.
SK Telecom, Vendors Big Up Millimeter Wave for 5G
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
SKT has a millimeter wave system at its new 5G test bed, while Nokia and Samsung suggest 5G mmWave bands to the FCC.
Big Year Looming for AT&T Biz Services?
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  1 comment
The aggressive transformation of AT&T puts the company in position to land more multi-national corporation business, says one analyst.
CEO Chat With Bill Gates
Between the CEOs  | 
8/31/2015  |  19 comments
Steve Saunders shares an impromptu lunch with none other than Bill Gates.
T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  24 comments
John Legere says he will go after those customers who abuse unlimited data plans by exploiting loopholes in tethering, kicking them off unlimited if need be.
New Apple TV: More $$, Not Content – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  9 comments
New Apple TV hardware is rumored to cost at least twice as much, even with no Apple TV service on board.
DSTAC: 2 Opposing Views on the Future of TV
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The final DSTAC report reveals two fundamentally different views of how pay-TV services should evolve in the Internet era.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/31/2015  |  16 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
New Roads Lead to Roam
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  8 comments
Price cuts and new players are changing the roaming game.
Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.
Ciena 5430 Makes Massive Capacity Jump
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena upgrades its 5430 switch with several enhancements, including a capacity boost to 15 Tbit/s.
Russia's MTS Strikes Revenue-Sharing Deal With Google
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  2 comments
Russia's biggest mobile operator announced new strategic partnership with search-engine giant.
Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.
Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is fortifying its 4G position through takeover activity.
Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.
CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo
Between the CEOs  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
Nokia Preps JV Future in China
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  3 comments
To merge its China business with Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to create a €4.5B business.
LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  9 comments
The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.
Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/28/2015  |  5 comments
Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.
Eurobites: Google Denies EU Charges
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Liberty Global and Vodafone still in talks; Inmarsat launches new satellite; Telkom mulls Cell C takeover; ECI wins SDN deal in Sweden.
All Change in China?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2015  |  7 comments
Management shuffles and a strategic acquisition suggest upheaval in China's service provider sector.
Read All of 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Our Original Sci-Fi Story
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
An unusual story in an unusual place.
T-Mobile Joins CCA's Rural Roaming Hub
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  9 comments
T-Mobile agreed to work with rural carriers on LTE roaming in the US, a year and a half after the CCA's other large member, Sprint, signed on.
CenturyLink Gets $500M for Rural Broadband
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  3 comments
Network operator will have to reach 2.3 million rural customers in 33 states by 2020 in exchange for Connect America Funding, says FCC.
Cox Lights Up Flare Kids App
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  5 comments
Cox goes over the top with new Flare Kids app.
Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.
Equinix Drives Hybrid Trend to Colo Growth
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprises and service providers alike are looking to colocate more within the data center to support hybrid clouds.
The Woman Behind Sprint's Chicago Shakeup
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  3 comments
Tracy Nolan, Sprint's new GM of Illinois and Wisconsin, has been charged with making Chicago Sprint's microcosm of success work for the rest of the US.
OpenFlow: Actually on the Ascent
Column  | 
8/27/2015  |  3 comments
Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) lays down a challenge to OpenFlow's naysayers.
Bouygues Chief Bitter Over Iliad's Inclusion
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
The boss of the French telecom operator remains critical of authorities for allowing Iliad to enter the mobile sector but is confident Bouygues can thrive in a four-player market.
ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
Shades of Ray  | 
8/27/2015  |  1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes to Run Altice Ops
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Turkish delight at auction outcome; Cellcom mulls Golan bid; Swisscom launches WiFi calling; Ericsson extends ITV deal.
Dell Targets $6B Telco Data Center Sweet Spot
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  3 comments
Dell has identified an underserved data center market that it believes is worth $6 billion and has developed a specific portfolio -- that's a model that suits the New IP age.
Hulu Brings Next-Gen Ad Platform to TV
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  3 comments
Hulu has launched a private programmatic ad exchange to boost data-driven advertising efforts.
Verizon Hums a Driving Tune
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  18 comments
Verizon officially launches its aftermarket car device and subscription service to bring connectivity to any car on the open road.
ZTE Profits Rise on China's 4G Boom
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  2 comments
China's number-two equipment maker reports a sharp increase in net profit amid a surge in spending on 4G network in China.
Sinclair Goes Dark for Dish
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Sinclair stations have gone dark for Dish subscribers in what is being called the largest TV blackout in American history.
Uninor Must Adapt to Survive
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary risks being left behind as Indian consumers gravitate towards higher-speed data services.
I Signed Up for a Creepy New Mobile Dating App... So You Don't Have To!
Jonestown  | 
8/26/2015  |  19 comments
Happn takes location-based dating to a whole new level -- maybe a level too far.
Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Hutch Buy Qualcomm's UK Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia deploys small cells for Ooredoo; Serbia and Kosovo reach telecom rapprochement; Millicom hires Gordon; Huawei wins SBC deal with Telefónica.
Sprint's Claure: '3 to 5 Years' to Turnaround
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  7 comments
Marcello is giving himself a limited time to turn Sprint around.
Cablevision Plays Up OTT in CBS Retrans Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Cablevision will resell CBS All Access and the Showtime streaming service, thanks to a broad new retransmission consent deal with CBS.
Hutchison Sees Earnings Soar in Europe
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator is outperforming bigger rivals in key markets despite its focus on mobile-only activities.
Clock Starts on DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
The race for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments begins as CableLabs opens the door for product certifications.
Eurobites: BT Boasts 330 Mbit/s With G.fast Field Trial
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefónica boosts links to the Canary Islands.
'Silence Like Diamonds' Concludes
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/25/2015  |  2 comments
Be careful what you wish for.
Verizon Uses Mesosphere to Manage Data Centers
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  5 comments
Telecom giant announces contract with startup to provide commercial version of Apache Mesos and enable faster services, innovation.
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