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5G: What Is It & Why Does it Matter?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/1/2015  |  9 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  |  14 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.
NFV's Looming Battle: Systems Integration
Shades of Ray  | 
3/12/2015  |  13 comments
As NFV moves out of the lab and into networks, a major and important battle is set to take place to win key systems integration deals.
Security Compliance Still a Moving Target
Rewired  | 
3/12/2015  |  Post a comment
In the wake of major breaches, enterprises are working harder to get compliance, but not hard enough to stay that way.
Juniper Doubles Down on Custom Silicon
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/12/2015  |  8 comments
In an effort to put a grim year behind it, Juniper has introduced a router based on new chips, new switches and security and management services.
When Gigabit Communities Go Rogue
The Gigabot  | 
3/11/2015  |  3 comments
A private community in Florida takes broadband matters into its own hands and builds out a gigabit-speed network.
Verizon Scales Up Small Cells, AT&T Cuts Back
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/10/2015  |  4 comments
Verizon reiterates plans to use small cells in markets where it didn't acquire AWS spectrum, while AT&T has reportedly scaled back plans to deploy 40,000 small cells this year.
SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
Column  | 
3/10/2015  |  Post a comment
There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.
Apple Watch Has No Time for Operators
Morris Lore  | 
3/10/2015  |  26 comments
Apple's latest gadget cuts operators out of the picture, but it may force service providers to consider their broader wearables strategies.
Poll: 5G Steals the Spotlight at MWC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/10/2015  |  13 comments
More than 1,720 of you voted in our poll on MWC's biggest trends, letting us know that while SDN/NFV were originally expected to be the hottest topics, 5G dominated the show floor.
Net Neutrality Arguments Have Historical Echo
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/9/2015  |  26 comments
One opponent of the new media regulations warned of 'Hitlerization.'
WATCH: Taiwanese Animators Skewer Net Neutrality
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/6/2015  |  5 comments
Political satire Chinese-style.
First Impressions of the 'Tele-Phone' From 1876
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/6/2015  |  Post a comment
"The tele-phone is a curious device that might fairly find place in the magic of Arabian Tales."
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  |  11 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.
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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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Huawei's Power Play With GrupoGiro

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Daniel Heredia, CEO of Energiro, the power management services part of Spain's Grupo Giro, explains why his company has just struck a partnership with Huawei for uninterruptible power supply products and how he hopes it can take the partnership into other markets.
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Huawei Intros Smart Device for eLTE

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Huawei has developed a secure, location-aware multimedia smartphone for its eLTE trunked radio solution, says Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Win Video, Win All

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Video is going to be the next main source of revenue for operators. Operators have big opportunities and advantages to monetize video services. Globally, Huawei has helped more than 70 operators achieve over 30 million video subscribers. Watch this video for more.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
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