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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/6/2015  |  3 comments
Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
Telecom Analytics Grows Up
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/14/2014  |  4 comments
The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
Defining Big Data & Telco Analytics
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/3/2014  |  2 comments
It's telco analytics month at Light Reading, which means we'll be focusing on how telcos are mining analytics, using them and monetizing them.
Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/24/2014  |  4 comments
Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  7 comments
Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
Carriers Warm Up to Service Innovation
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/17/2014  |  18 comments
Carriers typically concern themselves with just their network and technology, but they are starting to experiment with new service models and form partnerships with OTT players.
Not Your Grandma's Carrier WiFi
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/10/2014  |  6 comments
The challenges and opportunities around carrier WiFi are evolving as unlicensed spectrum starts to get more important.
Are Small Cells a Hard Sell?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/2/2013  |  10 comments
Enterprises will have to install small cells from a number of different operators thanks to the BYOD trend, so building an attractive pricing model will be important.
Will AT&T Muve to the Music?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/21/2013  |  8 comments
Along with Leap Wireless, AT&T will get its hands on its popular Muve Music, a service it's wise to keep playing.
Playing the Mobile Data Game
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/17/2013  |  4 comments
When it comes to mobile data, would you rather 'set it and forget it' or get paid to play?
Voice: The Old New Killer App?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/2/2013  |  3 comments
Operators want to breathe new life into voice, but it will take more than better-quality calling
Texting & the Phone Get Divorced
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/30/2013  |  7 comments
But it's one split that benefits both operators and their customers
Smartphones' Split Personality
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/10/2012  |  1 comment
6:30 PM Helping enterprises offer their employees a work/life balance, right on their smartphones, is an important opportunity for wireless operators
How to Lose Customers & Alienate People
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/21/2012  |  13 comments
9:10 AM Changes that AT&T and Verizon keep making to their data plans could send customers into their competitors' arms
MVNOs Try Again
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8/9/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM A new crop of MVNOs is coming on the scene having learned from past failures, but there's still a bumpy road ahead
The Carrier Creep Factor
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2012  |  5 comments
3:00 AM Wireless operators are treading a fine line between helpful and creepy when it comes to contextual pricing plans
Handoff Headache
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/23/2012  |  2 comments
1:00 PM LTE-to-3G handoffs are still a major challenge for mobile operators
A Mobile Reporter in a Management World
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2012  |  Post a comment
3:00 AM This LR Mobile reporter will be on the search for SPIT-covered mobile topics at next week's Management World Forum in Dublin
In Wireless Operators We Trust?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/11/2012  |  Post a comment
2:15 PM Consumers' expectation of privacy may be misguided, but the wireless operators have a ways to go to convince us we can trust them with our data
CTIA 2012: LTE, Apps, Small Cells & More
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/11/2012  |  4 comments
10:40 AM LR Mobile Site Editor Dan Jones and I discuss the big themes at CTIA, the show where the LTE network, devices and apps came together
Do You Know DiMoWiNe?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/11/2012  |  Post a comment
9:30 AM We don't either, so we asked people on the CTIA show floor what they thought this acronym from Lemko Corp. might mean and how it should be pronounced. Deemoowinnee, anyone?
Smartphones Battle for Third
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5/8/2012  |  Post a comment
5:20 PM It's easy to think RIM and Nokia are the only handset makers climbing up from the bottom, but others have a lot to prove, too
The New Apple iPad: Wi-Fi or LTE?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/16/2012  |  6 comments
3:40 PM Those in line at Chicago's Apple store had many reasons to opt for or against LTE, including the data caps, hot-spot functionality, traveling needs and overall cost
What Was App at MWC?
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3/12/2012  |  Post a comment
LR Mobile stopped by the Mobile Apps pavilion in Barcelona to see what's new in one-minute bursts, but we'll let you decide what's noteworthy. (There's a bit of scratchy audio at first, but please bear with it)
T-Mobile Turns FauxG Into 4G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/29/2012  |  2 comments
10:00 AM T-Mobile's marketing challenge may be as great as its technical one as it seeks to convince consumers to move from '4G' HSPA+ to 4G LTE
ZTE Unleashes Mobile Device Frenzy
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2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
7:45 AM Mimicking HTC's early days, the Chinese handset maker plans a slew of new Android and Windows Phone devices that it hopes will dent the US market
Mobile's DisADvantage
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/23/2012  |  1 comment
8:00 AM Why bother investing in 3-D, HD, video-enabled mobile ads, when SMS is the only way not to annoy consumers?
LTE Operators Add Smartphones to Marketing Mix
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1/11/2012  |  Post a comment
LTE smartphones are becoming more diverse and less expensive, giving the wireless operators more fodder for their 4G marketing messages
Consumer Gadget Overload
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/9/2012  |  3 comments
The ultrabook is like a thinner PC, but bigger than a tablet, which is more capable than a phablet, which isn't quite a smartphone – got it?
Man on the Street: Low-Latency Networks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/22/2011  |  7 comments
Low-latency networks are growing in popularity, so Light Reading checked in with Ethernet Expo attendees to find out if they're really living up to the hype
Man on the Street: Operator Opps & Challenges
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11/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Attendees at the Open Mobile Summit offer advice for operators on what their biggest challenges and opportunities will be in the year ahead
In Search of LTE’s Killer App
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/3/2011  |  11 comments
5:20 AM Wireless operators need to find the one app that convinces consumers they have to buy an LTE smartphone
Small Cells Take a Big Step Forward
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/27/2011  |  Post a comment
All the wireless operators are hip to the HetNet as they plan LTE deployments that include small cells and require more spectrum
Managing Enterprise Mobile Apps
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/12/2011  |  Post a comment
Wireless operators are positioning mobile apps in the enterprise as a big opportunity, but are IT departments ready for a flood of new apps?
Innovate, Evolve ... & Open Up Already!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/27/2011  |  1 comment
9:00 AM And so begins the fall tradeshow circuit, where wireless operators will need to prove that 'openness' is more than just a buzzword
Demystifying Wireless Innovation Centers
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/20/2011  |  2 comments
5:10 PM Those 'two guys in their garage' have moved up to much fancier digs, but what really gets done at the operators' innovation centers?
Reliability Trumps Speed in LTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2011  |  4 comments
11:05 AM Chicago is becoming a 4G city with AT&T's LTE showing up, but the hand-off from LTE to 3G will be just as important as speed in the early days
M2M Growth Overtakes Wireless Subs
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8/10/2011  |  Post a comment
4:15 PM Connected devices overtake subscribers in new adds for the second quarter as wireless operators get M2M happy
Apple's Video Chat Takeover
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7/29/2011  |  Post a comment
12:05 AM This video-blog brought to you via FaceTime, the over-the-top video chat app that's helping bring two-way mobile video to the masses
Telcos Make the LinkedIn Connection
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/26/2011  |  3 comments
Facebook has more users, but those in the telecom industry see more value in LinkedIn as a way to make professional connections
Relax! There's a TV App for That
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6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Apps are taking over the TV, but if they're not additive to the viewing experience, they may be better suited for a tablet
Will Sprint See the Light?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
3:40 PM And what fresh challenges will it mean for Sprint and LightSquared?
Cable Secures the Home
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2011  |  1 comment
9:40 AM Home automation and security is a good opportunity for cable MSOs in search of new revenue streams
Moto Atrix Starts New Era
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4/16/2011  |  Post a comment
3:00 PM Moto's smartphone that doubles as a PC could usher in a new category of devices
CTIA 2011: Which Apps Hog the Most Data?
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3/24/2011  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM SPB's Android dashboard, which tells users what apps are busting their data caps, would be a good fit for a carrier-branded service
CTIA 2011: Nokia Astounds With New Smartphone
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/23/2011  |  3 comments
4:55 PM But mainly because the new low-cost, entry-level smartphone is based on Symbian and bound for T-Mobile
CTIA 2011: Xoom Takes On the iPad 2
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/22/2011  |  3 comments
1:00 PM Android’s tablets put out some pretty compelling specs, but will it be enough to compete with the market-leading iPad?
CTIA 2011: CTIA Gets Its Voice Back
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/18/2011  |  Post a comment
4:10 PM Mobile data is where the action is, but vendors and wireless operators are also focusing on reinvigorating voice calling at CTIA this year
MWC 2011: Femto's Watching
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/16/2011  |  1 comment
11:30 AM Carriers have the opportunity to launch femtocells apps that make use of the better coverage and network awareness
MWC 2011: WAC's Real App Opportunity
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/15/2011  |  Post a comment
12:25 PM Mobile operators should focus on building a few tightly integrated apps for devices, not on owning a huge app store
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Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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