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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?
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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
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8/19/2013  |  12 comments
It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?
Sun, Sea, Sand & Signaling
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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?
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Shades of Ray
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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