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Cisco CEO: Get Ready for New Digital World
Jonestown  | 
3/3/2015  |  6 comments
Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!
Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
Shades of Ray  | 
3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.
Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
Rewired  | 
3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
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.
Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/1/2015  |  2 comments
According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.
Surveillance Law Drives SDN Test From New Zealand – Reports
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/27/2015  |  7 comments
The long-standing project, which includes Google among its sponsors, transferred to Australia after failing to get relief from a law requiring operators to notify the government of any network changes.
Poll: Standardization Biggest Challenge in IoT
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
A survey of more than 450 Light Reading readers suggests that fragmentation and a lack of standards is the biggest challenge for service providers wanting to participate in the space.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  8 comments
JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.
Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/25/2015  |  7 comments
It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.
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.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
New IP: Bigger, Better
Column  | 
2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.
MWC: Let the Madness Begin
Shades of Ray  | 
2/23/2015  |  10 comments
Are you all strapped in? Then let's talk 5G, NFV, IoT, security and anything else that rhymes with LTE… oh, and tapas…
Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs.
Hutchison's Wind of Change
Morris Lore  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Takeovers of Italy's Wind and the UK's O2 would make Hutchison a major force in European telecom.
IP & Optical Take Different Roads Toward Integration
DOS Attack  | 
2/18/2015  |  1 comment
IP and optical have been moving toward a physical convergence for years, but software layer integration is the new hot topic.
G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/17/2015  |  8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
Column  | 
2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
NFV Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.
Cars, Cities & Pet Trackers: IoT in 2015
Jonestown  | 
2/12/2015  |  20 comments
The connected car is driving the IoT market now, but that's just the start of it.
Cisco's Chambers Still Coy About Retiring
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/12/2015  |  7 comments
But he's happy to talk about running and lifting weights.
Does Google Fiber Have Renewed Euro Ambitions?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2015  |  2 comments
There are some interesting names on the attendee list at the FTTH Council Europe event in Warsaw, Poland.
Sprint Versus T-Mobile: Which Metrics Matter?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/10/2015  |  2 comments
RootMetrics says Sprint has passed T-Mobile in overall network performance, thanks in large part to its improved voice and text quality, but data will be most important going forward.
BT, EE Put Squeeze on Broadband Rivals
Morris Lore  | 
2/9/2015  |  1 comment
In the second part of our look at the repercussions of the BT/EE deal for rivals, we examine the UK's main broadband and pay-TV players.
Unearthing Opportunities for Operators in IoT
Column  | 
2/9/2015  |  5 comments
Mobile network operators have the network and a business model that makes them well suited to lead the charge as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.
Arista Needs to Hang Tough as Stock Dives
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/6/2015  |  9 comments
The Cisco lawsuit is taking its toll. But it's not all bad.
Meraki Co-Founders Say Sayonara to Cisco
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/6/2015  |  8 comments
The departure comes to light a few weeks after Cisco was calling Meraki a big deal. Awkward!
BT & EE Spur UK Sector Shake-Up
Morris Lore  | 
2/5/2015  |  1 comment
A rough guide to consolidation in the UK telecom market -- part one.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/5/2015  |  2 comments
Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!
Sprint, RadioShack Shack-Up Looks Inevitable
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2015  |  11 comments
Sprint CEO wouldn't comment on the rumor that it plans to buy some of RadioShack's stores, but the move makes sense as the carrier looks to expand its distribution this year.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Rewired  | 
2/4/2015  |  20 comments
Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.
HP Slaps Cisco Over New Software Licensing
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/4/2015  |  2 comments
Cisco ONE is an attempt to simplify a 'morass of complexity and price maximization' that Cisco created itself, HP says.
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?
MTS Braced for Ruble Trouble
Morris Lore  | 
2/3/2015  |  1 comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator is confident it can pay generous dividends and fund network expansion during the downturn.
700MHz: Coming Soon to Germany
Morris Lore  | 
2/2/2015  |  1 comment
Germany's second Digital Dividend auction could raise even more than its first.
Sprint & T-Mobile CEOs Tweet-Battle Over Super Bowl Ads
Jonestown  | 
2/2/2015  |  7 comments
It's the Claure and Legere show! Sprint and T-Mobile CEOs trade barbs -- or at least retweets -- over rival Super Bowl ads.
CEO Chat With Doug Ranalli, NetNumber
Between the CEOs  | 
2/2/2015  |  7 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Doug Ranalli, the founder of signaling specialist NetNumber.
Fretting Over Title II
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/2/2015  |  8 comments
The heads of AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable all warn that the imposition of a common carrier regulatory regime could chill US broadband investment.
Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
Column  | 
2/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.
Optical Transport Month in Review
DOS Attack  | 
1/31/2015  |  1 comment
Optical Transport Month at Light Reading has come to an end, but stay tuned for much more optical coverage.
Poll: Metro Apps Top of Mind for Optical
DOS Attack  | 
1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.
How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2015  |  5 comments
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Comcast Apologizes to 'A**hole' Brown
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/29/2015  |  35 comments
Comcast's customer retention department seems unclear on the concept of retaining customers.
Comlink Jumps Into 100G
DOS Attack  | 
1/29/2015  |  3 comments
Michigan operator Comlink explains how and why it just joined the 100G race.
The Granddaddy of Gigabit Gatherings
The Gigabot  | 
1/29/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading will bring the Gigabit Cities community together in Atlanta May 13 and 14.
The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
Column  | 
1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.
Metro 100G: Get Excited, but Not Too Excited
DOS Attack  | 
1/28/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin takes stock of the metro 100G movement percolating in the optical sector.
Mobile Security Should Be Customer-Centric
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Bring your own device (BYOD) is flourishing, creating the need for better security on shared personal/workplace mobile devices.
Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
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LRTV Interviews
In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
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Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
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Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
LRTV Interviews
DT's Virtualization Vision for Europe

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.
LRTV Custom TV
ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015

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Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
LRTV Custom TV
ZTE at MWC 2015

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Dr. Dick Chen of ZTE USA gives Light Reading an overview of what's new at ZTE's pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2015.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech

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At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Check out Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he had to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.