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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From The Founder
Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center
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In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
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