The SDN Balancing Act
The Philter | 3/21/2013 | 5 comments
There's an interesting tension between how much SDN can benefit service providers and how it could threaten their established businesses
Proximity Is Where It's At
The Philter | 2/25/2013 | 1 comment
Intel- and Deutsche Telekom-backed tech startup doesn't need a network to make smart, wireless proximity applications
Fujitsu: You Are My Density
The Philter | 2/15/2013 | 1 comment
New packet optical platform gets the switching closer to customers so they can handle bigger volumes of Ethernet traffic
AT&T's Broadband Bravado
The Philter | 1/7/2013 | 13 comments
Execs say AT&T's U-verse locations are heading for 100Mbit/s, with big wireline improvements reaching its other broadband customers, too
Free! Ethernet! Stuff!
The Philter | 12/3/2012 | Post a comment
6:00 AM Light Reading's 'State of the Market: Ethernet Expo' report is now available, and a special virtual Ethernet Expo starts tomorrow
The Future of Metaswitch
The Philter | 10/4/2012 | 6 comments
6:00 AM Back in the driver's seat at Metaswitch, John Lazar is looking at the road ahead to see what kind of company his firm ought to be next
Finding a Data Cap That Fits
The Philter | 8/20/2012 | 4 comments
8:00 AM Consumers have to accept data caps as service providers find that tiered plans are the easiest way to slow consumption and raise revenues
Is Pay-Per-Bit Anti-Consumer?
The Philter | 6/21/2012 | 28 comments
8:30 AM I want broadband and wireless phone bills I can understand. I want to comparison-shop data plans for the best rate. Am I nuts or what?
RIP RIM: Will Foresight Be 20/20?
The Philter | 3/30/2012 | 4 comments
4:25 PM Analyst predicts that the BlackBerry maker will lose all its subscribers in less than a decade as the mobile enterprise embraces consumer devices
Australia's (Safe) Bet Against Huawei
The Philter | 3/26/2012 | 42 comments
1:15 PM What does leaving Huawei out of the national broadband network project say about Huawei's big telco customers around the world? Why do those companies trust the vendor?
LTE's Uphill Climb
The Philter | 3/21/2012 | 24 comments
Most folks have no intent to buy an LTE-powered device this year. What might change their minds?
Phil's Not-So-OFC/NFOEC Pictures
The Philter | 3/12/2012 | 4 comments
5:25 PM Phil relies on a timeless technique to find out what's going on in a city you're visiting: Follow the guy in the devil costume who's flanked by tuba players
The Philter | 2/24/2012 | 1 comment
4:30 PM AT&T and Verizon are the biggest and they're only going to get bigger. Should we expect them to be the best, too?
NSN's New Tradition
The Philter | 11/23/2011 | 2 comments
2:00 PM Hang on a minute! Don't they hit the reset button every year at this time? Should restructuring at NSN be on our calendars, right next to Black Friday?
A Sept. 11 Reflection
The Philter | 9/9/2011 | 15 comments
1:35 PM Light Reading's archives reveal a resilient news staff and outspoken readers who helped one another through a horrifying week
Huawei's Next 6 Months
The Philter | 8/19/2011 | 1 comment
8:00 AM All signs point to more momentum for Huawei, even while the rest of the industry struggles to maintain its footing
Google Bringing Order to Android
The Philter | 8/15/2011 | 6 comments
10:30 AM Google's bigger presence in mobile device manufacturing could give it a chance to be the model citizen in the wild Android marketplace
The Leading Lights in 2011
The Philter | 7/11/2011 | 2 comments
3:20 PM We're now accepting entries for the 2011 Leading Lights awards. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2, and we'll announce finalists during the week of Sept. 18
Verizon FiOS: The Cloud Comes Home
The Philter | 5/23/2011 | 2 comments
Verizon's FiOS updates hint at a future where hardware is virtualized, set-tops are dead and a low-latency, high-speed network is the fastest computer you'll ever need
From The Founder
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
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