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A BSNL-MTNL Merger: The Pros & Cons
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3/24/2017  |  Post a comment
A merger between India's government-owned telcos would hold lots of attractions, but it also faces many hurdles.
Airtel Acquires Tikona to Fill 4G Gaps
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider plugs gaps in its 4G footprint with another takeover deal.
Tata, Colt Take Vendors to Task on SD-WAN Interoperability
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor interoperability, a persistent bugbear in the SDN and NFV community, is a particular concern for operators investing in SD-WAN technology.
Ciena Bags Backbone Deal at India's RJio
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive 4G operator Reliance Jio has turned to Ciena for its packet-optical backbone gear.
Vodafone, Idea Strike $23B Deal to Form India's Biggest Telco
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators gets board approval and looks set to become a new market leader if it can sway regulators.
Indian Govt to Hold 5G Auction This Year
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3/17/2017  |  1 comment
Government plans to auction new 5G spectrum this year are likely to meet resistance from the industry.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Jio, Google Planning Affordable 4G Phone for India – Reports
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between Jio and Google aims to develop a low-cost phone for Indian consumers.
Returning to a Cloudy Software World
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3/14/2017  |  5 comments
After a few years away, I'm back at Light Reading – and I've returned to a strange new world of clouds and software.
Light Reading Appoints Craig Matsumoto as Editor-in-Chief
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Experienced and respected journalist returns to Light Reading to take the top editorial role at the expanding digital publishing group.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  3 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
Vodafone, Idea Could Merge This Week – Reports
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Fresh reports suggest a 50:50 merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators is imminent.
WiCipedia: Vodafone Rules, A Day Without a Woman & Reclaiming Ambition
WiCipedia  | 
3/10/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Vodafone takes the cake for most positive campaigns for women under one roof; International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman coincide; flexibility and mentorship reign supreme; and more.
Idea Cellular Offers Women Private Recharge
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Electronic recharge service lets women in India recharge their prepaid mobile phones at retailers without disclosing their mobile number for privacy and security.
How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
Between the CEOs  | 
3/7/2017  |  17 comments
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
Tech Mahindra Opens Factory of the Future Center
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3/7/2017  |  Post a comment
First-of-its-kind initiative to strengthen position as a solutions provider for smart manufacturing.
Ericsson Successfully Deploys OSS Fulfillment Suite for Jio in India
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has successfully deployed an end-to-end OSS fulfillment suite for Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, the world's fastest-growing operator.
Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
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2/26/2017  |  2 comments
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
Airtel to Acquire Telenor in India
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider snaps up another struggling player just days after Vodafone and Idea, the number two and three players, begin merger talks.
Tata Teleservices Explores Merger with RCom-Aircel-MTS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Consolidation is all the rage in India's mobile market, as smaller players struggle to survive.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Jio Piles Further Pressure Onto Indian Old Guard
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The disruptive new entrant has announced details of new tariffs that have already had an impact on the share price of its biggest rival.
War of Words Escalates Between India's Jio & Airtel
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator and its high-profile new entrant are battling fiercely for broadband market share.
Versa Adds IPv6 Support to SD-WAN Suite
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
Versa Announces Support for IPv4- & IPv6-based SD-WANs
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN vendor readies SD-WAN for Digital Transformation and IoT.
Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.
What Does Vodafone-Idea Merger Mean for India's Telecom Industry?
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between Vodafone and Idea could herald cost savings and put more pressure on current market leader Bharti Airtel.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia  | 
2/3/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.
Vodafone India Confirms Idea Cellular Talks
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Vodafone confirms that it is in discussions with the Aditya Birla Group about an all share merger of Vodafone India
Vodafone in Merger Talks With India's Idea Cellular
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1/30/2017  |  1 comment
A merger between India's second- and third-biggest operators would create a new mobile giant.
India to Record Surge in Capex This Year
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1/29/2017  |  1 comment
Despite a global slowdown, India's telcos are set to spend even more on their networks this year than in 2016.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has reported a year-on-year decline in fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 revenues.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
India's Jio to Boost Networks With $4.4B Investment
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
India's newest operator is under growing pressure to improve the quality of its network services.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray  | 
1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Airtel Launches First Pan-India Payments Bank
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1/12/2017  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is pushing fast into the mobile banking opportunity.
India's Jio to Disrupt (Again) With Low-Cost 4G Phones
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Efforts to drive down the cost of devices could spur 4G adoption in India.
Airtel Bids $350M for Telenor's India Biz – Reports
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is said to be in talks to acquire Telenor's local business in the latest sign of M&A activity in India.
VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.
Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
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12/30/2016  |  11 comments
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
Versa Grabs Global SD-WAN Win With Tata
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12/22/2016  |  1 comment
Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications.
Can 3G Connect the Unconnected?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/21/2016  |  1 comment
There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?
Tata Selects Versa for SD-WAN Service
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications selects Versa as SD-WAN vendor for one of the variants its IZO SDWAN Select service.
Demonetization Hits Indian Device Makers Hard
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
India's move to take some banknotes out of circulation has had disastrous consequences for the mobile phone sector.
Edge Computing Not Yet a Telco Priority – Poll
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12/14/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading's latest reader survey suggests telco executives need educating more about the potential benefits of edge computing.
Mahindra Comviva Unveils Cloud-Hosted Digital Payments Solution
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Mobiquity Wallet and PayPLUS move to the cloud.
Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray  | 
12/8/2016  |  7 comments
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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Light Reading talked to George McGregor of Citrix about the NetScaler Mobile Gateway - an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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