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4G Drives Telco Capex in India
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2015  |  1 comment
India's operators are committing ever-greater sums to the expansion and modernization of data networks.
Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.
Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.
RJio Delays 4G Launch Yet Again
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2015  |  1 comment
A delay to the launch of 4G services by India's RJio could be an opportunity for its rivals.
Magic Quadrant or Gartner 'Graft'?
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2015  |  5 comments
Gartner's Magic Quadrant still holds the tech industry under its spell but some companies have had enough of what they allege is a flawed process that at least one company describes as a 'pay-to-play' model.
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Prime Reading  | 
11/11/2015  |  6 comments
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. So what do various industry observers have to say?
Small Cell Forum Publishes 'State of Nation' Report
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
The Small Cell Forum has published a report that brings together three pieces of research to provide a market overview.
Vodafone Rules Out Emerging-Markets Spin-Off
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
UK-based operator says there is more value in remaining a single organization but hints it is still open to asset-swap talks with Liberty Global.
Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.
Facebook's Zuckerberg Defends
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2015  |  9 comments
The service has brought more than 1 million people online in India alone, but still has a long way to go, Zuckerberg says.
AsiaInfo Forms Joint Venture With Reliance
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11/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Service provider IT specialist forms JV with Reliance Corporate IT Park to develop new services for businesses in India and other markets.
MTS India Merges With RCom
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11/2/2015  |  2 comments
A long-awaited tie-up between Reliance Communications and MTS India could trigger a wave of consolidation in India's telecom market.
Indian Telcos Face Dropped-Call Penalties
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2015  |  2 comments
New regulations will penalize operators when customers experience dropped calls, but they will not solve the problem.
Den Networks Picks Alcatel-Lucent for GPON, Routing
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10/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent GPON and IP routing technologies to enable Den Networks to launch ultra-broadband access services in India.
RJio 4G Vision Starts 'Lyf'
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  2 comments
Details are starting to emerge about the forthcoming 4G service from India's RJio.
Mentor Monday: Tata's Julie Woods-Moss
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/19/2015  |  2 comments
Tata's CMO and CEO of Next-Gen Business says that advancing women in the comms space is about creating a winning mix of men and women who work together well.
Indian Telcos See Red Over Microsoft's White Spaces Plan
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2015  |  3 comments
The software giant's scheme to provide low-cost broadband services in India could deal a huge blow to the country's mobile operators.
Indian Telcos to Fight OTT Battle With VoLTE
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2015  |  1 comment
India's operators believe VoLTE might hold the key to combating the advance of the OTT players.
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisition isn't yet closed but the Finnish giant has laid out its planned leadership team for the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
The View From Huawei HQ
Shades of Ray  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
Indian 4G Hots Up With RCom-RJio Deal
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.
For Sale: Telenor's $2.4B Stake in VimpelCom
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  3 comments
Nordic operator follows TeliaSonera in deciding to end its involvement in various eastern European and central Asian markets.
Good News for NFV Interoperability
Column  | 
9/29/2015  |  6 comments
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
India's Uninor Adopts Telenor Branding
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary has taken its parent company's branding and is examining ways of expanding its presence in the country's mobile market.
Facebook Targets India's Hinterland
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2015  |  13 comments
The social networking giant is looking to become a connectivity player.
Sterlite to Buy Elitecore for $27.2M
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Indian optical fiber maker Sterlite is acquiring OSS, BSS and policy control software specialist Elitecore, also based in India, for 1,800 million rupees (US$27.2 million).
Telecom Players Drive 'Make in India'
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2015  |  Post a comment
India's telecom manufacturing sector is currently witnessing an improvement in its fortunes.
LTE: Q2 2015 Americas
Infographics  | 
9/22/2015  |  1 comment
4G Americas and Ovum break down where the Americas stand in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to LTE coverage.
Spectrum Trading a Boon for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2015  |  1 comment
A new move by India's government allowing operators to trade their spectrum licenses will be welcomed by the industry.
CEO Chat With Eric Xu, Huawei
Between the CEOs  | 
9/16/2015  |  5 comments
In a rare and exclusive interview, Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies, talked to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about convergence, virtualization, industry politics, doing business in the US and economic success.
CommScope Adds Small Cells to DAS With Airvana Buy
News Analysis  | 
9/8/2015  |  11 comments
Acquisition will bring together Airvana small cells with CommScope DAS, creating a company that covers all the connectivity bases indoors.
India's Operators Hike Data Tariffs
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2015  |  1 comment
India's biggest players have raised prices for their postpaid data plans just months after making a similar move in the prepaid segment.
Banking: Next Frontier for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2015  |  2 comments
India's mobile operators are expanding into the banking business as they look to reduce churn and offset the decline in traditional areas.
Indian Telcos Warm to IoT
News Analysis  | 
9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Thanks to government support and operator investments, India could emerge as a hotbed of IoT innovation.
Airtel Gets 4G Ammunition With Augere Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator is fortifying its 4G position through takeover activity.
Uninor Must Adapt to Survive
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Telenor's Indian subsidiary risks being left behind as Indian consumers gravitate towards higher-speed data services.
India's Dropped Calls Fiasco
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
An increasing number of dropped calls is aggravating relations between Indian authorities and the country's mobile operators.
Malaysia's Axiata Boosted by Overseas Business
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2015  |  1 comment
Operator reports increase in profits thanks to gains in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India while claiming to have seen improvements in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Reliance JioCom in the Making?
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2015  |  1 comment
The ties between RJio and RCom appear to be getting stronger all the time.
Spectrum Sharing: Mixed Bag for Indian Telcos
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2015  |  1 comment
Indian authorities have finally announced rules for the sharing of spectrum, but operators will be disappointed by some of the new guidelines.
Elitecore Plans to Woo Mobile Advertisers
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The billing and revenue management specialist is looking to help India's operators make money from WiFi.
Airtel, RJio Add Impetus to India's 4G Market
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2015  |  2 comments
Bharti Airtel's 4G services launch and the impending entry by Reliance Jio has accelerated the LTE plans of other operators.
Uninor Upgrades Its RAN With Huawei
News Wire Feed  | 
8/12/2015  |  1 comment
Uninor partners with Huawei for network modernization.
Alepo Intros Managed Services & Support Center
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Alepo launches new Global Technical Assistance Center as well as a managed services portfolio.
Amdocs Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenues of $908M
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7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Amdocs reports record quarterly revenue of $908 million and closes Comverse acquisition for $273 million in cash.
Because They're Worth It?
Prime Reading  | 
7/29/2015  |  10 comments
The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than any other operator in Light Reading's study, with Telefónica's Cesar Alierta the highest earner in Europe.
Ericsson's Tech for Good Could Be US-Bound
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2015  |  1 comment
The vendor's program to connect schools is bringing broadband to 22 countries, and the woman in charge says it could make its way to the US next.
RJio to Launch Its Own 4G Devices Brand
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  9 comments
India's 4G upstart has unveiled plans to develop its own devices and become a major retailer of other companies' products.
Can RJio Challenge India's Big 3?
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  5 comments
The new entrant has been making lots of noise about its forthcoming 4G launch, but how do its assets match up to those of its key rivals?
BT Split Could Spur Vodafone to Invest in Fiber – Colao
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Vodafone boss takes aim at BT's plans as mobile operator's share price rises on service revenue improvements.
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Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

11|24|15   |     |   (10) comments

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

11|23|15   |   6.40   |   (0) comments

Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (2) comments

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.