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SK Telecom: Small Cells Key to 5G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2015  |  1 comment
Small cells, along with WiFi, SDN and NFV, will be crucial to the build out of 5G, two SK Telecom senior managers tell Light Reading in an extensive Q&A.
Verizon's AOL Buy Completes Its Content Story
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/12/2015  |  19 comments
AOL answers the question of how Verizon will monetize all its planned video offers, and it also indicates the carrier is becoming a content provider, whether it calls itself one or not.
Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2015  |  10 comments
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
The 5G Clubs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/23/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.
You Can't Spell 5G Without LTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/16/2015  |  1 comment
5G won't be a wholesale network changeover, which is a good thing, because 4G does a pretty good job already.
5G: Heavy Reading Weighs In
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/6/2015  |  2 comments
In a new Prime Reading feature on Light Reading, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown dishes on all things 5G.
5G: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/1/2015  |  14 comments
It's 5G month at Light Reading, which means we're exploring everything from what 5G entails, what it means for the industry, its challenges, opportunities and progress across the globe.
Women in Tech Coming Into Focus
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/20/2015  |  29 comments
There is progress being made as tech firms begin to make women a priority, but there's still a long road ahead to redress the gender balance.
Tag Team Takes On Apple Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/19/2015  |  20 comments
Swiss giant Tag Heuer has teamed up with Google and Intel to take on Apple with a smartwatch of their own as the wearables category starts to heat up.
AT&T Sends Strong Signal in New Ads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/16/2015  |  10 comments
New commercials boast that AT&T has the 'strongest 4G LTE signal strength,' as the big four US carriers shake up their marketing messages and marketing execs.
Verizon Scales Up Small Cells, AT&T Cuts Back
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/10/2015  |  4 comments
Verizon reiterates plans to use small cells in markets where it didn't acquire AWS spectrum, while AT&T has reportedly scaled back plans to deploy 40,000 small cells this year.
Poll: 5G Steals the Spotlight at MWC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/10/2015  |  13 comments
More than 1,720 of you voted in our poll on MWC's biggest trends, letting us know that while SDN/NFV were originally expected to be the hottest topics, 5G dominated the show floor.
Few in Number, Big in Data
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/2/2015  |  6 comments
JDSU's latest location report shows that 1% of LTE users are consuming 56% of mobile data, and it's happening in less than 1% of the area a mobile network covers.
Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/1/2015  |  2 comments
According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.
Poll: Standardization Biggest Challenge in IoT
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
A survey of more than 450 Light Reading readers suggests that fragmentation and a lack of standards is the biggest challenge for service providers wanting to participate in the space.
Small Cells Enabling Location Services
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/25/2015  |  12 comments
As indoor small cells start getting deployed at scale, attention is turning toward what else can be done with the base station, including exploring location-based services.
Sprint Versus T-Mobile: Which Metrics Matter?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/10/2015  |  2 comments
RootMetrics says Sprint has passed T-Mobile in overall network performance, thanks in large part to its improved voice and text quality, but data will be most important going forward.
Sprint, RadioShack Shack-Up Looks Inevitable
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2015  |  11 comments
Sprint CEO wouldn't comment on the rumor that it plans to buy some of RadioShack's stores, but the move makes sense as the carrier looks to expand its distribution this year.
Meet the 5G Alternative: pCell
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/3/2015  |  8 comments
Artemis isn't waiting for 5G standards to work themselves out; it says its technology, pCell, can solve the spectrum crunch right now. But is it too good to be true?
Google Ready to Get Modular in Puerto Rico
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/14/2015  |  18 comments
Project Ara – smartphones built around modules – will be launching soon, creating questions about how operators will price such devices as leasing programs have become the norm.
Small Cell Leaders: Where Are they Now?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/26/2014  |  1 comment
The past year validated our 2014 small cell movers and shakers list in a lot of ways, but it also saw several executives leave the small cell market, by choice or otherwise.
T-Mobile, BlackBerry Flirt With Reuniting
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/17/2014  |  19 comments
BlackBerry and T-Mobile are considering kissing and making up, but only if their CEOs can get along.
Sprint Halves Rivals' Pricing Plans... Sorta
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/3/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.
$38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/20/2014  |  17 comments
OTT chat app Kik has raised $38.3M in funding and acquired a GIF maker, showing operators there are other ways to monetize chat than ads and fees.
Live Chat: Small Sensors, Big Data Analytics
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/17/2014  |  5 comments
Join us Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with TM Forum's Rebecca Sendel and Rob Rich about how operators are approaching big data analytics for the growing Internet of Things.
Bell Mobility's Analytical Makeover
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
With help from SevOne, the Canadian operator gained valuable visibility into its network. Now, it's tackling the challenge of internal silos.
Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/27/2014  |  21 comments
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.
BlackBerry's Passport to Success Is Services
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/24/2014  |  8 comments
Despite the launch of its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry needs to embrace a future that's in M2M, messaging and enterprise services.
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Music to My Mobile
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/28/2014  |  14 comments
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
M2M's In Fashion: Wearables Play the US Open
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/25/2014  |  15 comments
The worlds of tennis, fashion and wearables collide as Ralph Lauren and OMsignal turn a polo into a sensor to track your every movement.
Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/21/2014  |  14 comments
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
A New Verizon App Store? Say It Ain't So
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/20/2014  |  11 comments
Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.
Live Chat: NFV & the Data Center
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/11/2014  |  14 comments
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.
A Short History of Hesse
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/6/2014  |  10 comments
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
Sprint, T-Mobile: The Price War's On
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/30/2014  |  17 comments
T-Mobile lowering its family data pricing is forcing Sprint to respond, and could spark a true price war in the US.
Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  6 comments
The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/21/2014  |  7 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
Isis (the Mobile Wallet One) to Rebrand
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/7/2014  |  5 comments
The carrier-led mobile money JV plans to rebrand to distance itself from the violent militia by the same name.
Spam in the White City
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/19/2014  |  13 comments
Tax season brought a huge wave of banking phishing scams to Chicago, Cloudmark says, urging operators to do more to protect against it – and talk more about it.
Have You Made Your Customers Smile Today?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/3/2014  |  6 comments
Is T-Mobile the master of smile moments? Two industry figures' tips on customer-centricity sound a lot like the Magenta carrier's recent 'uncarrier' moves.
WebRTC in the Wild
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/2/2014  |  2 comments
Companies are starting to offer WebRTC-enabled services, and the network operators are – and should be – taking note.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Deal Maker
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/30/2014  |  10 comments
M&A and partnerships related to SDN, SPIT, security, OTT, and LTE make up this year's hotly contested best deal-maker category.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/23/2014  |  11 comments
Hotspot 2.0 and WiFi services dominate this year's shortlist.
More 4G Muddling: Verizon Brands AWS XLTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/19/2014  |  17 comments
Between 4G, 5G, Sprint Spark, and Verizon's new XLTE campaign, consumers will likely never understand what LTE really is, but does that matter?
BlackBerry Wants a Fruitful Future in M2M
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/13/2014  |  25 comments
CEO John Chen tells the Economic Times that BlackBerry will have a major M2M play in five years.
SK Telecom Tests WebRTC for the Blind
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/9/2014  |  9 comments
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, tells Light Reading about SK Telecom's plans for WebRTC, including a service to help the visually impaired.
AT&T to Turn Down Muve's Music?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/8/2014  |  23 comments
Cricket confirms AT&T is exploring 'alternative music options to Muve,' a decision that shows it's tone deaf to its prepaid customer base.
Why Some Operators Think LTE-U Is Rude
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/5/2014  |  10 comments
The 3GPP is in heated discussions about LTE in unlicensed spectrum, with operators split between those that want to take advantage and those worried about their WiFi investments.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
LRTV Custom TV
The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
LRTV Custom TV
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
LRTV Custom TV
Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
LRTV Custom TV
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
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