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AT&T Claims 'Breakthrough' With New Power Line Delivery Tech for 4G, 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  15 comments
The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.
Sprint CEO: We'll Lease Spectrum as Soon as Possible
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  6 comments
Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.
Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  7 comments
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Prime Reading  | 
9/19/2016  |  1 comment
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  1 comment
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Prime Reading  | 
9/15/2016  |  4 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2016  |  4 comments
South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.
DASAN Networks, Zhone Complete Merger
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9/12/2016  |  Post a comment
DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged to form a new player in the broadband equipment market, DASAN Zhone Solutions Inc.
Sprint Ups the 4G Speed Ante to 230 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.
LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  4 comments
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Adtran CEO: Broadband Boom Is Back
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.
Facebook Opens 'Area 404' Hardware Lab
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.
Waters Leaves Level 3 for Zayo
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2016  |  1 comment
CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  28 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Infinera Reports Q2
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reports second quarter sales growth but warns of a downturn.
Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Ofcom Announces Digital Comms Plans
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Ofcom rules that BT's Openreach division should become its own company within the BT Group.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Telenor Picks Ranplan for Small Cell & HetNet Planning
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ranplan has worked closely with the Telenor wireless network team based in Belgrade.
ADVA Reports Record Revenues in Q2
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports revenues of €157.2 million for the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 40.1%.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
SiC 'Em? GaN Bling? Infineon Drops $850M on Wolfspeed
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Infineon builds on its purchase last year of International Rectifier with the acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed division, which also specializes in compound semiconductors.
Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  2 comments
New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.
Cisco Takes Ericsson Home to Meet the Family
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
After seven mostly quiet months, Cisco and Ericsson discussed details of their partnership this week, while Cisco also took Ericsson around to meet enterprise customers.
5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
Mimosa Uncorks Cheap Broadband With Snap, Crackle & MicroPoP!
News Analysis  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Mimosa moves into fixed-wireless broadband with 5GHz system delivering 300 Mbit/s or more.
Eurobites: Ericsson Firms Up Fiber Services With Abentel Buy
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre seeks level playing field; Openreach trials new ducts-and-poles processes; Digital Realty completes on Equinix data centers acquisition.
Cellcom Deploys RAD's Monitoring Tech
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6/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Israeli operator Cellcom deploys RAD's Service Assured Access solutions for performance monitoring.
Assurance Test + Big Data Analysis Cure LTE Advanced Networks
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Big data analysis is becoming a crucial element in the testing of network systems by solving some baffling problems with previously unheard-of causes.
CS&L Buys Tower Cloud for $230M in Small Cells, 5G Play
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Combination of fiber assets expected to meet growing demand for wireless backhaul services in US market.
CommScope: How to Keep Up in Constant Change
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
6/8/2016  |  1 comment
CommScope's Pinder Chauhan advises women in comms to be lifelong learners in an industry of constant change, to find what motivates them and to make a difference.
RAD Unveils Small Cell Aggregation Platform
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
RAD's small cell aggregation platform is designed to optimize backhaul in LTE and LTE-A advances networks and be used in 5G scenarios.
Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.
Facebook Lauds Terragraph Cost Savings
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2016  |  1 comment
Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Prime Reading  | 
5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier WiFi)
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Sprint, Boingo, M1, Parallel Wireless and Hutchison are in the running for the award for creatively extending wireless service offerings.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
RJio Bulks Up on Fiber to Aid 4G
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio hopes to turn a fiber lead over its rivals into a 4G advantage.
Allied Fiber Caught in Financial Battle
News Analysis  | 
4/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Senior investor moves to force three subsidiaries into voluntary bankruptcy, planning to sell fiber and colocation assets.
Analysts More Than Bullish on Comcast MVNO
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2016  |  5 comments
Analysts believe Comcast has the power to seriously disrupt the wireless market.
Boingo Cultivates a New Spirit
Mentor Monday  | 
4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Boingo CTO Derek Peterson and VP Lauren de la Fuente give a glimpse into the WiFi provider's culture and share advice for men and women in the industry.
Eurobites: EU Approves Rejigged Data Rules
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: doubt cast on Privacy Shield; Deutsche Telekom settles with workers; Orange Egypt turns to NEC for LTE backhaul.
KT, NEC Test 5G Backhaul System
News Wire Feed  | 
4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
KT and NEC have successfully tested a 5G backhaul solution utilizing E-band spectrum.
Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.
Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/5/2016  |  3 comments
There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
Mitel, DragonWave Collaborate on 5G
News Wire Feed  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Joint initiative focused on advancing the development of 5G networking.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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