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TalkTalk Tunes Into CSG for Its TV Reboot
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  1 comment
UK competitive quad-play operator is deploying a cloud-based multiscreen content management platform from CSG that's already being used across the Atlantic by the likes of Comcast.
Eurobites: Clouds Descend on Project Lightning
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN trials 4x4 MIMO; Telecom Italia concerned about its French connection; Ericsson lands Canadian IPTV deal; BT's bad month continues.
Does Oracle Have the Hots for Accenture?
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  2 comments
CIOs get nervous following speculation that Oracle is sizing up a potential bid for global systems integrator Accenture.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue
Shades of Ray  | 
3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
ONAP to Release Code to Public Imminently, Says AT&T
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T executive says open sourcing should ultimately allow operators to onboard VNFs in fewer steps than it takes today.
Eurobites: A1, Nokia Turn It Up to 11
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2017  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: biometric sensor firm's warning hits shares; Plusnet fined for bad billing; Swisscom hooks up with Swiss Post for IoT; Sky Q gets voice search.
Why Being a Person in Tech Comes First
Column  | 
3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Sometimes your day job has to come before championing the women in tech cause, but that can be equally as beneficial, inspirational and productive.
Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
3/21/2017  |  2 comments
NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
Top Priorities for B/OSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/20/2017  |  4 comments
Fast time to market and customer experience are the highest priorities for leading OSS/BSS vendors and service providers when it comes to B/OSS transformation.
Nokia to Split Mobile Biz, Rejig Management After Mobile Boss Quits
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor hopes latest restructuring efforts, which include a carve-up of its mobile networks business, will better position it for new growth opportunities.
Intel Brakes for Autonomous Car Data Sharing
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2017  |  4 comments
Kathy Winter, Intel's autonomous cars GM, says regardless of who owns the data inside the cars, she wants it to be shared and licensable to increase safety.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Returning to a Cloudy Software World
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2017  |  5 comments
After a few years away, I'm back at Light Reading – and I've returned to a strange new world of clouds and software.
Real-Time Analytics Serves Multiple Functions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Analytics capabilities are enabling companies to expand beyond their traditional market boundaries.
CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
Between the CEOs  | 
3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
China's ZTE Gets New Chairman – Report
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
The roles of chairman, president and executive director will no longer be held by a single individual as ZTE looks to burnish its corporate image.
Nominate Your WiC Leading Lights NOW!
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2017  |  2 comments
There's only a few days left to nominate a new class of worthy women for 2017's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
How Rachel Kutz Went From ET to AT&T VP
Mentor Monday  | 
3/13/2017  |  1 comment
Rachel Kutz, VP of supplier diversity at AT&T, may have envisioned herself in outer space, but a rewarding career in telecom was a nice consolation prize.
Digital Transformation Grows Up
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies are reacting to the need for digital transformation with evolved strategies and supporting products.
The Digital Economy & GDPR
Column  | 
3/9/2017  |  3 comments
Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is due to come into force in May 2018 and which will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens.
ZTE Suffers $340M Net Loss on US Fine
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3/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment maker turns loss-making in 2016 but may have cause to feel more optimistic about its prospects this year.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
Between the CEOs  | 
3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
Sprint's Tech COO on Gigabit LTE
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/7/2017  |  1 comment
In a special guest appearance on OrbTV at MWC 2017, Günther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, talks about the three building blocks of Gigabit LTE, small cells, SD/NFV and more.
Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
Shades of Ray  | 
3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
EXFO Snaps Up Ontology for Network Visibility
News Analysis  | 
3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Test and service assurance system vendor EXFO has acquired network visibility software specialist Ontology Systems in an effort to build a more rounded story for the virtualization era.
Amdocs CMO: We're Gonna Mint It in MANO
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.
Eurobites: Orange Bangs the Drum for LTE-M
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health devices; Vodafone rules in 4G roaming.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
Telefónica's Answer to Apple's Siri: Aura
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's leading telco has taken the wraps off a new artificial intelligence system that it will launch in key markets over the next 12 months.
EU Rules Will Trigger Worrying Data Tsunami, Says BICS
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The EU's summer regulations on roaming have some nasty cost implications for telcos on the network side.
MANO Marriage: ECOMP, OPEN-O Converge as ONAP
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2017  |  5 comments
Two open source MANO groups combine forces, simplifying both names with yet-another acronym, albeit one that is shorter and hyphen-free.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
Column  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
Teoco Tunes Up Its Analytics Pitch With Strategic Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Teoco has acquired analytics specialist PreClarity for its Conductor platform, which is deployed with a number of major US cable operators.
Riverbed Optimizing SD-WAN
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New SteelHead box incorporates SteelConnect SD-WAN along with WAN optimization capabilities.
Just Dirty
Brianiac  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
The test/assurance crowd is missing in action when it comes to testing orchestration software – but whose fault is that?
ADVA Flexes Software Muscles at Optical Layer
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New optical network hypervisor allows flexible control of multivendor optical networking systems for ease of management and provisioning.
Has AT&T ICE'ed VNF Onboarding?
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator to release its approach to incubation, validation and collaboration on VNFs to open source this summer.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.
Networks, IT Guru Svärdh No Longer at Telia
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2017  |  1 comment
The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
Nokia's Buying Comptel: What the Analysts Say
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2017  |  5 comments
**UPDATED** What do industry analysts think of Nokia's bid to buy fellow Finnish vendor Comptel for €347 million?
Nokia Eyes Bigger Software Role With €347M Comptel Bid
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor says takeover of OSS specialist forms a critical part of strategic plans to develop a standalone software business.
Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
Column  | 
2/9/2017  |  3 comments
With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.
CenturyLink: Kill Complexity to Speed NFV
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2017  |  2 comments
Using its own internal software development team acquired with the Active Broadband buy, CenturyLink is doing a third-gen version built for speed.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Will ECOMP Be the Alpha MANO?
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Formal launch of ECOMP in open source is chance to tout its advantages, but are they enough to unite the telecom industry?
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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How Intel Is Powering the 5G Era

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Light Reading tours a series of 5G "super demos" so see how Intel envisions the 5G-connected future. We take a look at a prototype connected BMW, a light pole with environmental sensors that provides 5G wireless to a smart home and a fully untethered virtual reality experience.
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Source Photonics CEO Doug Wright Talks About the Future of Source Photonics

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Source Photonics' CEO, Doug Wright, talks to Light Reading about how the company is continuously investing in its operations to meet not only its customers' current technology demands but also to deliver their next-generation technology needs.
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Live Demo: DevOps in Service Chains & 5G Network Slices PoC

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Executives from PoC collaborating companies – Patrick Waldemar, VP and Head of Technology at Telenor Research, John Healy, VP of the Datacenter Network Solutions Group at Intel, Vincent Spinelli, SVP of Global Sales and Marketing at RIFT.io, Mats Eriksson, CEO and co-founder of Arctos Labs, and Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds – review ...
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The Year of Fat & Skinny Bundles

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In this fireside chat, Roku's Andrew Ferrone predicts that 2017 will be the year of multichannel OTT video bundles and spells out other trends in the OTT and pay-TV markets.
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BBWF 2016: Orange Poland's Next-Gen Central Office

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Introduction to Orange Poland's legacy next-generation central office solution.
LRTV Custom TV
Viavi at OFC 2017

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Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Craig Matsumoto reports from the Viavi booth at OFC and gets an update on the 400G testing market from Tom Fawcett, VP and GM of LAB & Production. At this year's event, Viavi won three awards from Lightwave magazine and showcased an interoperability demo with Ethernet Alliance and Finisar.
LRTV Custom TV
Connecting the Entire Home With DOCSIS 3.1

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Hitron Technologies had the first cable modem certified for DOCSIS 3.1 and already has over 120,000 units in the field. Greg Fisher, CTO of Hitron, provides an update on his company's rollout of new gateways and why he thinks DOCSIS 3.1 will continue to drive value for operators into 2017 and beyond.
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Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT

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Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
LRTV Custom TV
How Metrological Keeps Cable Customers on the Couch

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Metrological offers an open source solution that reduces the time it takes cable operators to integrate OTT content into the linear television viewing experience.
LRTV Documentaries
The ABC of OTT

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At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon Prime's Hand of God show, explained how producing content for an OTT platform differs from producing content for traditional TV.
Shades of Ray
Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
LRTV Custom TV
CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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