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Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2015  |  2 comments
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
Talking Transformation With Ericsson's CTO
Between the CEOs  | 
4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
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.
Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2015  |  4 comments
Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.
White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators in the market.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
Column  | 
4/17/2015  |  2 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
Leadership Change in Store for CESRs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/16/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent is close to taking carrier Ethernet switch/router market-share leadership away from Cisco.
LPWA: A Threat to 'Wait & See' IoT Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/16/2015  |  6 comments
Communications network operators need to formulate an IoT strategy and decide if Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology has a place in those plans.
ViaWest Lives Off the Edge
DOS Attack  | 
4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.
Huawei P8 Launch: Cue Applause!
Shades of Ray  | 
4/16/2015  |  6 comments
The global launch of Huawei's P8 smartphone was stage-managed within an inch of its life – but it didn't need to be.
You Can't Spell 5G Without LTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/16/2015  |  1 comment
5G won't be a wholesale network changeover, which is a good thing, because 4G does a pretty good job already.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/15/2015  |  7 comments
There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.
Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray  | 
4/14/2015  |  4 comments
The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.
Can WiFi Calling Find Its Voice?
Morris Lore  | 
4/13/2015  |  9 comments
The UK's EE needs to think carefully about how to pitch its newly released WiFi calling service.
Partnership Only Good as Its Weakest Member
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
The industry faces a learning curve over the next five years. And as NFV and SDN take root in telecom networks, technology suppliers that establish strong partnerships and ecosystems will be in the best position to emerge as NFV/SDN market leaders.
Public Safety's Long-Term Evolution
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/10/2015  |  1 comment
LTE-based public-safety networks are more likely to come about piecemeal.
Plus Ça Change in Telecom IT After NFV?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
While the big vendors most closely follow the ETSI's standards for network functions virtualization (NFV), they may not be the big winners in the market.
5G: Just an Expensive New Interface?
Column  | 
4/10/2015  |  4 comments
5G could shape up to be a stunningly expensive fiasco.
A Long-Term Plan for Small Cell Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operators will ramp up their deployments of small cells over the next two years.
D'oh! Amazon Cloud Fails at Its Cloud Summit
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/9/2015  |  2 comments
Embarrassing when you're in the cloud business...
Why 5G Matters – Now!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/9/2015  |  3 comments
5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.
NAB Show Bets on Next-Gen Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/7/2015  |  Post a comment
As broadcasters, video programmers, pay-TV distributors and others get set to convene for the NAB Show in Las Vegas, OTT video, 4K TV and multiscreen video hog the agenda.
CEO Chat With Colin Doherty, BTI Systems
Between the CEOs  | 
4/7/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Colin Doherty, the CEO of data center interconnect specialist BTI Systems.
Juniper, VMware Step Back From OpenDaylight
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/6/2015  |  2 comments
Founding companies slash their membership to SDN organization.
5G: Heavy Reading Weighs In
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/6/2015  |  2 comments
In a new Prime Reading feature on Light Reading, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown dishes on all things 5G.
Optical Feels the Facebook Effect
DOS Attack  | 
4/3/2015  |  13 comments
Facebook's considerable sphere of influence is growing to include the optical networking sector.
Verizon Security Not Just 'Cops & Robbers'
Rewired  | 
4/3/2015  |  3 comments
Alliance with Deloitte creates one-stop shop of cyberattack mitigation by adding governance, risk management and compliance consulting.
Where Is TV Everywhere Going?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/2/2015  |  7 comments
TV Everywhere is gaining momentum, with apps available from nearly every major programming group and ever-growing viewer numbers.
My Ericsson Epiphany
Column  | 
4/2/2015  |  13 comments
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
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.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
Column  | 
3/27/2015  |  8 comments
Wi-Fi Alliance members have created Wi-Fi Aware technology to bring local experiences to life -- without requiring access to the Internet or GPS.
Telefónica Pursues 4G-for-the-Masses Strategy
Morris Lore  | 
3/26/2015  |  6 comments
The Spanish incumbent is avoiding some of the publicity-grabbing 4G moves of its rivals.
True or False, Telecom-Style
Rewired  | 
3/26/2015  |  4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
BT Backs G.fast for Backhaul
Shades of Ray  | 
3/25/2015  |  1 comment
British carrier really wants to sweat that copper plant and sees a real opportunity to use that asset for high-speed backhaul.
Net Neutrality Suits: Only The Beginning?
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/24/2015  |  8 comments
Now that USTelecom and a Texas-based ISP have filed the first lawsuits against the FCC's new Title II rules, will cable, wireless and other trade groups join in the fun?
Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray  | 
3/24/2015  |  4 comments
If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.
Open Compute Project Hits Critical Mass
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/23/2015  |  1 comment
Support from major vendors adds reality to the vision of open source data center hardware.
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.
Will Open Source Groups Keep Windows Open?
Rewired  | 
3/20/2015  |  15 comments
New open source group provides substantial industry insight at MWC -- here's hoping they keep up the effort to keep non-members informed.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
Column  | 
3/20/2015  |  5 comments
Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.
America Faces Critical Emoji Gap
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/20/2015  |  4 comments
Emoji reflect the culture of Japan, leaving Americans wanting to talk about burritos with nothing to say.
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.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/19/2015  |  1 comment
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
Are Overlays the Answer for Telco Data Centers?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/16/2015  |  6 comments
Overlays have been proposed as a way to bring the benefits of virtualization to the telco data center networking domain.
Might SDN & NFV Help Telcos Crack Open the SMB Market?
Shades of Ray  | 
3/16/2015  |  12 comments
The recent test of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution by independent test lab EANTC suggests the SMB market might at last be a viable one for telcos.
Chip M&A: What's Next for MACOM?
DOS Attack  | 
3/16/2015  |  1 comment
Semiconductor firm MACOM has been an acquirer in recent years, but will that continue as sector consolidation persists?
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.
Think Outside the White Box
Column  | 
3/16/2015  |  15 comments
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.
Bell Labs Prez: 40Gbit/s Copper on Horizon
Morris Lore  | 
3/12/2015  |  2 comments
Marcus Weldon says 10Gbit/s XG-FAST technology is not the end game for copper.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

4|10|15   |   02:31   |   (1) comment


Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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