SK Telecom: Small Cells Key to 5G
Que Sera Sarah | 5/18/2015 | 1 comment
Small cells, along with WiFi, SDN and NFV, will be crucial to the build out of 5G, two SK Telecom senior managers tell Light Reading in an extensive Q&A.
Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2015 | 2 comments
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.
Gigabit States Anyone?
Breznick Unbound | 5/15/2015 | 5 comments
At the Gigabit Cities Live confab in Atlanta, speakers and participants float suggestions for the nation's first Gigabit State.
Title II: What Chilling Effects?
Breznick Unbound | 5/14/2015 | 4 comments
Despite the dire warnings of top telco and cable execs, Gigabit service rollouts and announcements have only sped up since the FCC passed its Title II rules less than three months ago.
Gigabit Cities Live Hits Atlanta
Breznick Unbound | 5/13/2015 | 1 comment
New Light Reading conference in Atlanta will feature talks by senior execs from AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink and Cox, as well as major city CTOs and CIOs.
OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2015 | 3 comments
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.
Geeking Out Over Gigabit
Rewired | 5/8/2015 | 30 comments
After almost three decades of writing about fiber-to-the-home, I'm finally getting it and I'm going for the whole gig.
The Need for Speed
Column | 5/8/2015 | 2 comments
How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/7/2015 | 8 comments
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.
SDN: It's All About the Apps
Column | 5/5/2015 | 3 comments
There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore | 5/1/2015 | 3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
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.
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.
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.
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm
conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
I recently popped down to Texas to chat with CEO Eric L. Pratt about his company, Taqua.