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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?
Jonestown  | 
10/30/2014  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
The Summer of LTE
Jonestown  | 
8/19/2013  |  12 comments
It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?
Sun, Sea, Sand & Signaling
Jonestown  | 
2/28/2013  |  1 comment
Could Firefox be the chatty OS that makes a beached whale of your network?
A Sync Standards Rumble at the Edge?
Jonestown  | 
2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Everyone agrees that standards are good to stitch together networks made of 4G, small cells and even Wi-Fi, but there's much less accord over which standards to use to actually to get it done
What's Holding Back Video Chat?
Jonestown  | 
11/2/2012  |  1 comment
6:00 AM More carriers need to adopt RCS 5.0 if the concept of in-app, cross-network, mobile video chat is to flourish
Stitching Together Wi-Fi, 4G & More
Jonestown  | 
11/1/2012  |  Post a comment
1:50 PM Creating a seamless broadband experience across a variety of networks is one of the challenges of 2013
MobileCON 2012: Mobile in Flux
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10/12/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM Can either Sprint or T-Mobile grow their subscriber base as an unlimited 4G operator?
2013: Richer Services on 4G?
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10/11/2012  |  Post a comment
8:05 AM 2013 might just be about more capacity and coverage on LTE networks in the U.S.
Samsung: This Note's for You?
Jonestown  | 
8/17/2012  |  2 comments
3:00 PM The Note 10.1 will win some fans with its pen-based input, but will it unseat the iPad as the top tablet?
Cable's Hot Zone Could Equal Offload
Jonestown  | 
5/24/2012  |  2 comments
10:15 AM The cableco Wi-Fi plan could make it easier to offload smartphone data in the northeastern US
AT&T Labs CTO: Wireless Network Evolution
Jonestown  | 
4/25/2012  |  1 comment
The president and CTO of AT&T Labs discusses the network in the next decade and the growing importance of the cloud and mobile security
T-Mobile's Fighting Spirit
Jonestown  | 
1/12/2012  |  2 comments
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm says the mobile operator is in fighting form and ready to take on the market again
CES: It's Still About 4G LTE for Me
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1/9/2012  |  Post a comment
5:15 AM 4G is still about delivering a national footprint and killer devices in 2012
The Bigger Bubble
Jonestown  | 
8/26/2011  |  1 comment
4:20 AM Mobile startups are hot, but VC spending on wireless is much more diverse than it was during the previous Internet bubble
The Myth of LTE Global Roaming
Jonestown  | 
8/24/2011  |  9 comments
6:10 AM Operators are standardizing on LTE but they're all using multiple radio bands, making it hard to develop a 4G world phone
Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6
Jonestown  | 
7/15/2011  |  3 comments
1:00 AM I chat to LR's Carol Wilson about how mobile operators are keeping quiet on IPv6 even as they work hard on the protocol
CTIA 2011: Wi-Fi Could Be Glue for Mega-Merger
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3/26/2011  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM AT&T's large hot-spot network and T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling could help get users connected in the early stages of the mega-merger
CTIA 2011: Qualcomm, Kings of Multi-Mode
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3/25/2011  |  Post a comment
9:00 PM Qualcomm is solidifying its position at the top of multimode 4G food chain
CTIA 2011: Imagining the iPhone 5
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3/21/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 AM iPhone 5 will likely get A5 chip and faster 3G, but will it get LTE?
CTIA 2011: 4G & the Need for Spectrum
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3/18/2011  |  Post a comment
11:15 AM As 4G arrives, the CTIA focuses on the need for more spectrum; could network sharing be a partial answer?
Looking Ahead to CTIA
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2/21/2011  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM L-T-E in the U-S-A, ra, ra!
MWC 2011: What Mattered in Barcelona
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2/18/2011  |  Post a comment
Nokia cast a long shadow at MWC 2011
MWC 2011: 3-D Trumps 4G
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
3:30 PM Mobile 3-D displays make a splash
MWC 2011: MWC Is Booming
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
2:30 PM A rainy day doesn't keep the crowds away
2011: The Year of the Data Hog
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1/11/2011  |  Post a comment
11:20 AM It's time to start asking your carrier for more information on how much data you're using
Why Broadcom Bought Beceem
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10/29/2010  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Broadcom is doing its part to make LTE as cheap as chips
Verizon's LTE Tease
Jonestown  | 
10/7/2010  |  1 comment
10:30 AM More markets announced, but not much more to go on as Verizon keeps showing us a little LTE leg
MetroPCS: The City Limits of 4G
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9/22/2010  |  Post a comment
5:30 PM Sarah Reedy and I discuss the early restrictions on the LTE ambitions of MetroPCS

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ZTE in Budapest ITU 2015

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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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

10|12|15   |   2:23   |   (1) comment

The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

10|12|15   |   6:36   |   (0) comments

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

10|12|15   |   04:50   |   (0) comments

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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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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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.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

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

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

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

10|7|15   |   4:08   |   (1) comment

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

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

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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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!