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India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.
RJio Gears Up to Bring Digital Life to India
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2016  |  Post a comment
India's newest telco has a range of digital offerings in the pipeline.
Tencent, Alibaba Pour $$ Into Barefoot
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11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Two more of the most demanding data center customers in the world put money in the programmable switch startup.
RCom, Cisco Unlimit IoT in India
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
India's Reliance and US-based Cisco have teamed up on the launch of a new IoT business.
Eurobites: Not So G.fast, Says Vodafone to BT
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.
Blonde Buffoon a Worry for Telecom Vendors
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2016  |  42 comments
With his protectionist rhetoric, America's choice of president is a concern for telecom players inside and outside the country.
MVNOs: Opportunity or Threat for Indian Telcos?
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2016  |  4 comments
India's network operators seem likely to embrace the MVNO opportunity.
RJio's 'Free' Strategy: Success or Failure?
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2016  |  1 comment
RJio risks losing a lot of its new customers once its free data offer comes to an end.
Bharti Airtel CIO Charts Course for Women in India Telecom
Mentor Monday  | 
11/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is making it easier for women to return to work after having children, and CIO Harmeen Mehta is hoping more will join the workforce in India.
WiCipedia: Internet by Bicycle, Pay Gaps & Misogyny in the Valley
WiCipedia  | 
11/4/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Google brings the Internet to rural Indian women; Peter Thiel faces Silicon Valley criticism; the pay gap breakdown by industry; and more.
Vodafone: Desperately Seeking Cloud-Centric Tech
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Vodafone is on a multi-track journey to implement its SDN/NFV strategy but needs cloud-native, cloud-ready next generation tools from its technology partners, explains David Amzallag, the operator's head of network virtualization and SDN/NFV.
Airtel's Mittal Begs Indian Government to Moderate Spectrum Prices
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10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Indian businessman Sunil Bharti Mittal has lashed out at the government's regulation of the telecom sector.
Airtel Transforms IT to Meet Digitization Challenge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel has become one of the most digitally advanced companies in India.
Upskill & Outsmart DDoS Attacks
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Arbor Networks' Gary Sockrider examines proactive countermeasures to DDoS attacks at Upskill U.
Can India Get to 600M Mobile Broadband Subs by 2020?
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2016  |  2 comments
Network spending by operators and enthusiasm for new 4G services and smartphones could help India to achieve its mobile broadband ambitions.
Tata Communications Upskills U on Data Center Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications' Rasool Kareem Irfan examines critical changes to data center security in the era of virtualization.
Upskill U Launches Cybersecurity Series With AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Rita Marty examines fundamental shifts in security strategies in light of virtualization at Upskill U.
Content Is New Battleground for India's Telcos
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The rollout of 4G networks is spurring rivalry in the market for content and applications.
Airtel Launches Vectoring to Counter Jio FTTH Threat
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator launches a high-speed fixed broadband service amid growing competition from new entrant Reliance Jio.
End of the Road for Indian 3G?
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10/13/2016  |  Post a comment
The rollout of 4G in India could precipitate the demise of 3G.
India's Auction Raises $9.8B, 700MHz Remains Unsold
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2016  |  Post a comment
India's multi-band spectrum auction raises far less than authorities had been hoping.
Indian Telcos Ignore Premium 700MHz, 900MHz Spectrum
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10/5/2016  |  Post a comment
India's operators are avoiding pricier spectrum bands in a government auction that could spur consolidation in the market.
GOP Fails to Block Transfer of Net-Naming Operation
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10/3/2016  |  Post a comment
The task of assigning Internet addresses officially passed from US government control to the private sector over the weekend, after one last hail-Mary legal maneuver by opponents to prevent the transfer was batted down.
Welcome to Testapedia!
Brianiac  | 
9/30/2016  |  3 comments
Light Reading is proud to bring you our latest community site, Testapedia, the go-to hub for test and measurement (T&M) professionals and their customers.
Google Expands for Global Cloud Domination
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2016  |  1 comment
Adds eight new regions, 1,000 new people and a silly rebranding.
India Key to Ciena's Growth Ambitions
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2016  |  2 comments
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  |  1 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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Cambium is aiming for another year of strong growth in India's fast-developing mobile broadband market.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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