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India Key to Ciena's Growth Ambitions
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2016  |  1 comment
Ciena CEO Gary Smith is planning on doubling the size of its India workforce to address new demands.
Mellanox, Intel & the Data Center Bottleneck
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel and Mellanox are both making gradual progress in their race to unclog a bottleneck that arises when scaling computer networks up to massive numbers of nodes or processors.
Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
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.
Upskill U on Implementing DevOps With Tech Mahindra
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U's series on Agile/DevOps culminates with a course on the implementation of DevOps, delivered by Burt Klein of Tech Mahindra.
Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
Shades of Ray  | 
9/20/2016  |  1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
Cisco Dives Into DevOps at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/20/2016  |  2 comments
Cisco's Colin Kincaid covers the fundamentals of DevOps in a live course and Q&A at Upskill U.
Amdocs Aims to Topple Iron-Based Systems Integrators
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  1 comment
Amdocs says its systems integration partnership with AT&T is only the first big win in a strategy to supplant traditional SIs such as Cisco and Ericsson that, it feels, have been undercut by the virtualization trend.
Upskill U on Implementing Agile
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/15/2016  |  2 comments
Director of Agile Transformation addresses the challenges and best practices to implementing the Agile methodology.
India's RCom, Aircel in Mobile Merger
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2016  |  Post a comment
India's fourth- and sixth-largest operators have announced a mobile merger in sign of mounting pressure.
Resisting RJio: What's the Big Idea?
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  Post a comment
India's third-biggest mobile operator looks particularly vulnerable to the aggressive tactics of new entrant RJio.
Ericsson Targets Digital Divide With New Tools
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9/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson launches new suite of innovations that make mobile internet investments in low-ARPU (average revenue per user) markets viable
Upskill U on Agile & DevOps
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/13/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U launches a new series on implementing Agile and DevOps with expert speakers from Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Agile Alliance and more.
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.
RJio Effect: All Is Not Lost for India's Incumbents
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2016  |  Post a comment
How can India's operators best answer the challenge from aggressive new entrant RJio?
NFV Startup Tackles 'Onboarding' Challenge
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2016  |  3 comments
Former Ericsson executives have founded a startup that aims to make the 'onboarding' of virtual network functions much easier.
RJio 4G Launch Could Make Rivals Lose Their Voice
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2016  |  Post a comment
By offering free voice and cheap data services to Indian consumers, RJio could deal a further blow to India's biggest mobile operators.
Is 700MHz Too Costly for India's Telcos?
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  Post a comment
The minimum prices attached to 700MHz licenses are likely to deter all but India's biggest and wealthiest operators from bidding for these airwaves.
The VoIP Dilemma of India's Telcos
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Is VoIP a threat or an opportunity for India's service providers?
Vodafone, Idea Exploring Merger – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone and Idea Cellular are reported to be in talks about a potential merger of their operations.
The NB-IoT Train Is Coming
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  3 comments
Can LPWA technologies that use unlicensed spectrum withstand the arrival of NB-IoT?
Rural China Props Up 2Q Smartphone Growth
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Emerging market demand for lower-cost devices fueled second-quarter growth in smartphone shipments, according to GfK.
SingTel Ups Its Stakes in AIS, Bharti Telecom
News Wire Feed  | 
8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Singtel is spending S$2.47 billion to boost its stakes in Thailand's AIS and India's Bharti Telecom.
5G: The Most Nebulous Telco Term Ever?
Morris Lore  | 
8/16/2016  |  9 comments
Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.
Airtel Triggers 4G Price War in India
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2016  |  2 comments
India's biggest operator has triggered a price war at a difficult time for the industry.
Cambium Aims to Grow Share of Indian Market
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Cambium is aiming for another year of strong growth in India's fast-developing mobile broadband market.
Carrier Aggregation to Spur Small Cells Deployment for Airtel
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2016  |  Post a comment
And it's not the only Indian operator looking to exploit the technology's potential.
Amazon Kisses $10B Annual Cloud Revenue
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2016  |  3 comments
Amazon reported its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, with AWS helping push.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  28 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Can Lyf Bring Bundling to India?
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  1 comment
The popularity of Lyf could persuade other Indian operators to look afresh at how devices and services are sold.
Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Telenor Group Reports Q2 Growth
News Wire Feed  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
But revenues are dented by low device sales.
Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.
Ericsson Reports Q2 Decline
News Wire Feed  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Adjusted revenues decreased by 7% year-on-year as mobile broadband sales continued to decline, particularly in markets suffering from weak macro-economic trends.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
Column  | 
7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T is offering a virtual network functions using its international cloud platform; but while the service might be cutting edge, the business model wears an old school badge.
AT&T Introduces Network Functions on Demand
News Wire Feed  | 
7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T says its new service will simplify networking and help save costs for businesses in 76 countries and territories around the world.
AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
LRTV Interviews  | 
7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
4G Launch Means Demise of CDMA In India
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
CDMA technology, which broke new ground in India, seems unlikely to be around much longer.
CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
Between the CEOs  | 
7/12/2016  |  9 comments
Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.
Cisco Bullish on Britain Despite Brexit
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco publicly opposed Brexit, but the vendor isn't taking its toys and going home, even though it didn't get its way.
Facebook Separates Media From the Cloud
MariNation  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Not everything belongs in the cloud.
Airtel's Gopalan to Head DT's Europe Biz
News Analysis  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
German incumbent reveals identity of Europe chief who will assume some of the responsibilities currently held by Claudia Nemat.
Dasan Teams With APSFL in India
News Wire Feed  | 
7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Dasan accelerates Indian network infrastructure business in Andhra Pradesh.
India Preps for Mega Spectrum Auction in September
News Analysis  | 
7/5/2016  |  1 comment
Indian authorities have once again angered service providers with their pricing of spectrum during an upcoming auction.
Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U and Cisco explore OpenStack solutions for video delivery at 1PM ET on 7/1.
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.
Upskill U on Next-Gen Video Delivery With Tata Communications
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U on the impact of next-gen wireless networking technologies on video delivery with Tata Communications.
Speed Breaker Ahead for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2016  |  2 comments
India's operators are facing a slowdown in data consumption amid the rollout of 4G services and intense competition.
BCE 2016: Reaching Out to Telecom
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.
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AT&T: Re-usable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into re-usable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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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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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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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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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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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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