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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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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.
Tablets Grow Like 'OMG' in Q1
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/1/2014  |  8 comments
Verizon and AT&T managed to sell nearly 1M tablets between them, while T-Mobile says its push into connected tablets is just beginning.
Microsoft's Elop Denies He Was a Trojan Horse
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/28/2014  |  62 comments
In a Q&A session with the former Nokia CEO, now head of Microsoft devices, Elop dismisses having ulterior motives with the sale and is non-committal on the future of the Nokia name.
WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/18/2014  |  37 comments
While the operators remain quiet on 4G voice, WhatsApp is plowing full steam ahead -- with or without their involvement.
C Spire's COO Sees the Percs in SPIT
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/8/2014  |  1 comment
COO Kevin Hankins talks to Light Reading about the carrier's loyalty and rewards program and the opportunity in bridging the chasm between networks and IT.
T-Mobile Not Stealing Customers… Yet
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/3/2014  |  29 comments
The big four US operators managed to add 800,000 post-paid subscribers in the past three months, but the scales are tipping in T-Mobile's favor.
Klout Scores $200M in Lithium Buy
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/1/2014  |  9 comments
Social enterprise vendor Lithium snaps up Klout to add its social influence scoring system to its arsenal of customer experience management tools.
Big Fish in the CCA's Pond
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/25/2014  |  3 comments
The CCA's biggest members, Sprint and T-Mobile, are friends with the smaller carriers, but would they turn foe if they joined forces?
AT&T Shuts Down Alerts Beta to Revamp
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/24/2014  |  20 comments
AT&T says a new and improved location-based messaging service is coming later this year.
Stephen Bye, The Network Guy
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/20/2014  |  9 comments
All eyes are on Sprint's CTO, the man behind Network Vision, as he looks to build out a market-leading LTE network from a patchwork of different spectrum holdings.
AT&T Talks Small Cells, DAS in New Ads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/17/2014  |  26 comments
Rather than go after its competitors or further muddle the term 4G, AT&T is trying a new approach to advertising -- actually explaining how it's improving its network.
The Re-Resurgence of the Prepaid Wars
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/14/2014  |  37 comments
With AT&T closing its Leap acquisition and Sprint introducing a new prepaid brand, contract-free service is once again becoming the biggest battleground in wireless.
Poll: Backhaul Holds Up City Small Cells
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/10/2014  |  10 comments
Thirty-five percent of Light Reading's nearly 700 poll takers tell us that backhaul is the biggest impediment to public access small-cell deployments.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
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4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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DT's Virtualization Vision for Europe

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015

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Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
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ZTE at MWC 2015

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Dr. Dick Chen of ZTE USA gives Light Reading an overview of what's new at ZTE's pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2015.
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Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech

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At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cisco's Chambers on Reinvention

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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The Three Cs of MWC15

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My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Check out 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 had to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.