The Rise of Virtual CPE
LRTV Documentaries | 1/27/2015 | 5 comments
As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 1/23/2015 | 2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Documentaries | 1/21/2015 | 2 comments
In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's strategy in a presentation during the event.
EE: The Road to 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2014 | 2 comments
Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2014 | 1 comment
US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors
LRTV Documentaries | 12/11/2014 | 3 comments
Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
AT&T's New Security Strategy
LRTV Documentaries | 12/10/2014 | 1 comment
AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
2020 Vision: A First View
LRTV Documentaries | 12/9/2014 | 3 comments
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2014 | Post a comment
Nokia's Head of CEM and Women in Telecom speaker Jane Rygaard discusses customer experience management in a social media-driven world and why women are well suited to tackle the challenges it brings.
LRTV Documentaries | 10/31/2014 | 1 comment
This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries | 10/29/2014 | 3 comments
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2014 | 1 comment
XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
Putting Broadband to Work
LRTV Documentaries | 9/24/2014 | Post a comment
High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
Sprint's Network Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 7/24/2014 | Post a comment
Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
BTE Panel: Network of the Future
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2014 | Post a comment
Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Innovation: Are You in the Zone?
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2014 | 3 comments
The seven members of the Big Telecom Event's Innovation Zone tell us why their product or service is unique, notable, and worthy of being in the zone.
Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2014 | 3 comments
A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video
LRTV Documentaries | 6/26/2014 | 1 comment
See what the winners of this year's Leading Lights awards had to say when we put them in front of a TV camera immediately after accepting their gongs at our gala dinner.
Big Names Dominate BTE
LRTV Documentaries | 6/17/2014 | Post a comment
Major names such as Cisco and Deutsche Telekom, and killer topics such as SDN, NFV and M&A, are the talk on Day 1 of the Big Telecom Event (BTE).
AT&T's Ed Amoroso on Mobile Security
LRTV Documentaries | 6/11/2014 | 2 comments
AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso outlines his vision for the future of mobile network security and discusses the topic with colleagues from AT&T Labs. This video was produced by AT&T and is available to the Light Reading community courtesy of AT&T.
NFV Dominates in Nice
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2014 | 1 comment
The management of networks that incorporate virtualized functions dominated discussion at this year's TM Forum event in Nice.
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts
LRTV Documentaries | 4/16/2014 | 4 comments
US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
MWC14: DT's Leaning Tower of M2M
LRTV Documentaries | 3/5/2014 | 7 comments
Deutsche Telekom's Smart City initiative is designed to bring connectivity to traffic lights, parking meters, and other city staples, starting in Pisa, Italy.
MWC14: Analytics Holds the Key
LRTV Documentaries | 3/4/2014 | 2 comments
Mobile operators can deploy all the cutting-edge technologies going, but they'll be wasting their investments if they can't extract and analyze data from their networks, devices, and OSS/BSS systems.
Where Are We With NFV?
LRTV Documentaries | 2/19/2014 | 1 comment
With NFV set to be a major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie says it's a case of when, not if, carriers virtualize their network functions.
Public Access Small Cells: Off to a Slow Start
LRTV Documentaries | 2/12/2014 | 13 comments
With small cells set to be a hot topic at Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan explains why the market for public access small cells hasn't yet taken off in the way that some had anticipated.
The Case for LTE-Advanced
LRTV Documentaries | 2/6/2014 | Post a comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Gabriel Brown talks about the early deployments of LTE-Advanced 4G and the advantages it can deliver to operators and their customers.
Mobile Security: The Snowden Fallout
LRTV Documentaries | 2/4/2014 | 1 comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan talks about how mobile operators are reacting to customer privacy concerns post-Snowden and how they're dealing with potential network threats in an all-IP 4G world.
MWC: Pinning Down Hot SPIT
LRTV Documentaries | 2/3/2014 | Post a comment
SDN and NFV are set to dominate the service provider IT (SPIT) agenda at Mobile World Congress 2014, but there's a lot more hot stuff to check out.
LRTV Documentaries | 1/22/2014 | 1 comment
There's more data than ever that can be analyzed by the telcos, but that's easier said than done.
The Role of Identity Management
LRTV Documentaries | 12/11/2013 | 2 comments
Mike Wood of Verizon Enterprise Solutions talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the role of identity management in security strategies.
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Alcatel-Lucent details the formats and protocols used for streaming IP video, which is gaining in popularity.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Weekly Executive Interview
Join us live for Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he has to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.