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Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
India's Airtel Calls on SKT for Tech Help
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider is looking to South Korean technology expertise to cope with the challenge from Reliance Jio.
With Automation, Openet Aims to Be Lean, Mean BSS Machine
News Analysis  | 
9/8/2017  |  1 comment
Following a DevOps-driven overhaul this year, the Dublin-based software company believes economic and market realities will play into its hands.
SKT Tests Put 4G in Touching Distance of 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean mobile operator claims to have cut latency on 4G networks to just two milliseconds, raising questions about the need for 5G.
As Its Roaming Empire Declines, Syniverse Gets Enterprising
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With its roaming business in decline, Syniverse hopes investment in new digital offerings will return it to profitability.
ZTE Hires US Official to Deal With US Govt
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor recruits US regulatory official to lead dealings with US government in a market that continues to restrict its activities.
ZTE Bucks Downturn but Enterprise Biz Disappoints
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  2 comments
The latest figures from China's second-biggest equipment vendor show it gained momentum despite a slowdown in the market for network equipment.
The Automation Taboo: Let's Talk About Jobs
Morris Lore  | 
8/24/2017  |  42 comments
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
VEON's Digital Overhaul Much More Than Rebranding
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2017  |  3 comments
The world's seventh-biggest telco by customer numbers has made a new digital platform the very centerpiece of its strategy.
Legislation Frustration Hinders DT's All-IP Migration
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2017  |  1 comment
The difficulty of shifting customers onto new all-IP systems could see the German operator miss a target for broadband revenue growth.
Telefónica Plots Unica Expansion
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2017  |  3 comments
The Spanish telco is opening new data center facilities and taking Unica further into its network operations.
Telefónica Warms to ONAP, Sees Merger With OSM as 'Possibility'
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2017  |  3 comments
Spanish operator says it is working on aligning OSM efforts with those of ONAP and acknowledges the latter has a broader remit.
Nokia: Software Plan Already Boosting Profitability
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2017  |  4 comments
Nokia's plan to develop a standalone software company shows early signs of promise.
Nokia Shames Ericsson on Profits but Sees Trouble Ahead
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor smashes analyst expectations on profit performance but warns investors that its network sales will decline at a steeper rate than previously expected.
RJio Spurs Indian Interest in NFV
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.
ZTE Net Profit Up 30% in First Half
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.
Brocade, Broadcom Merger in Doubt
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  4 comments
Merging players have been forced to give regulatory authorities more time to review their deal amid concern about the impact the move could have on competition.
Ericsson Shares Slump on Gloomy Q2 Update
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.
T-MANO & Counting: SKT's New NFV Platform
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2017  |  2 comments
South Korean telco has taken the wraps off a new MANO platform, but will it reduce complexity or add to it?
Who's Steering Vodafone's NFV Ship?
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
With Vodafone's head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, now departed, who's in charge of the operator's Ocean virtualization strategy? An import from Netcracker, Light Reading believes…
DT's Pan-Net Still at Start of the Marathon
News Analysis  | 
7/5/2017  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's pan-net transformation is slowly moving ahead, even if it still has a long way to go.
Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.
Ericsson Seals 4G, 5G Deal With Vodafone UK
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor will upgrade Vodafone's 4G networks in southern England and provide 5G radio technology to the UK telco.
Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
Can Comcast Beat Customer Hate With a Private Cloud?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/15/2017  |  8 comments
Comcast is looking to a private cloud based on Cloud Foundry to turn around record bad customer satisfaction scores.
How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
Nokia Heralds Fastest Network Processor Ever
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2017  |  1 comment
The FP4 chip and a new routing platform target big telcos and web-scale giants.
DT: 5G Network Slicing Lacks Clear Definition
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Uwe Janssen urges operators and their customers to address confusion surrounding the definition of network slicing and gives short shrift to equipment incumbents.
Facebook's TIP Seizes vRAN Initiative From 3GPP
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.
Nokia CTO 'Not Optimistic' About 5G in Europe
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Hossein Moiin becomes the latest industry executive to air concern about Europe's 5G lag.
Startup Could Replace Ericsson, Says Orange
News Analysis  | 
6/9/2017  |  2 comments
An 11-employee startup could displace Ericsson in the RAN, says France's biggest telco.
Facebook Takes TIP in New Direction as Investors Doubt Open Source Payback
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  9 comments
Social networking giant faces a backlash on its open source commitment and says it will start a new group with a RAND licensing model.
Big Names Board the ONAP Express
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.
Orange, VCs Commit $113M to Network Startups as 'Black Box' Frustration Mounts
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
French telco teams up with Facebook to support network startups that could disrupt the status quo.
SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2017  |  2 comments
A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.
SK Telecom Moves Closer to 1Gbit/s 4G
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6/5/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.
What's at the End of the CORD?
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.
Does Ericsson's 5G-for-Healthcare Biz Case Need Surgery?
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor demos 5G in a healthcare setting, but the business case for telcos remains doubtful.
Orange Sets 'Golden Rules' to Score NFV Vendors
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  2 comments
Operator combats cost-optimized proprietary pitches with suitability cores and calls for more defined test models.
Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/29/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.
AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. Find out how AT&T is doing that.
How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV
Between the CEOs  | 
5/25/2017  |  1 comment
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
Sonus & Genband Finally Combine to Form $745M Company
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2017  |  10 comments
Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.
Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/22/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
AT&T Flexes On-Demand Muscle, Snags Ericsson
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T boosts the coverage and capability of its Flexware service, announces Ericsson as a customer and hints at a bigger 'vendor' role for operators in future.
Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/19/2017  |  8 comments
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
Intel Bets Chips on Network Platforms Consolidation
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Chip giant says network platforms market is ripe for consolidation but faces growing threats from different parts of the industry.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson Takes Aim at Telco 'Conservatism'
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
The boss of Ericsson's recently created digital services division is aiming for a 2018 turnaround of the ailing business.
Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.
Standardization Needs Room for Innovation
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  6 comments
Carriers embracing standards need to be sure they're not smothering innovation.
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