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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  |  Post a 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
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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…
4G Deals Dominate Indian Market in 2016
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12/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Network expansion and managed services deals have been all the rage in India this year as operators respond to the arrival of 4G new entrant Reliance Jio.
India's RJio Hits 50M Customers in 83 Days
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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.
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Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent web-scale operators report, which featured research on how web-scale operators view the market, the best web-scale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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