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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.
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
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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.
Could Tata Be Facebook's Next M&A Target?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/6/2014  |  17 comments
Following its WhatsApp acquisition, a deal for the Indian telco Tata Communications could be just crazy enough to work for the social network.
WebRTC & the Rise of the WebCo
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/28/2014  |  19 comments
WebRTC is a big opportunity for telcos, but it's a technology that could shape up without them. Heard this story before?
SK Telecom Gives Dialing a Makeover
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2014  |  10 comments
It was the first with VoLTE and now the first to make how its customers call prettier and potentially more lucrative.
Libon Liberates Orange From RCS
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/25/2014  |  3 comments
Orange is smart not to place all its bets on RCS, but build a service that will work for all users, regardless of the network or OTT app being used.
Carrier WiFi: The Handoff Tradeoff
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/21/2014  |  9 comments
Seamless handoff is a big issue for carrier WiFi, but the industry isn't coalescing around one way to do it.
AT&T, IBM Adopt an Analytical Approach to M2M
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/18/2014  |  10 comments
Partnership bringing together AT&T's network and M2M connections with IBM's analytics software and security mean big-data insights on small-data connections.
Salary Survey: What's It Worth to You?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/12/2014  |  10 comments
Light Reading is now accepting responses to its fourth annual telecom industry salary survey, exploring hiring, firing, raises, job satisfaction, and opportunities in the space.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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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.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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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 ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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