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All the key communications industry developments taking place in the vast Asia-Pacific region.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/9/2015
The community building the ONOS SDN controller plans to announce a partnership next week with the Linux Foundation, which already has its own SDN controller ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/9/2015
As India's operators expand their 3G and 4G networks, they are inadvertently helping the OTT players, their new rivals, to reach more customers with higher-quality ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/9/2015
At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/8/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone barges in to BT/Openreach row; Deutsche Telekom on Safe Harbor backwash; AlcaLu supplies LTE for aviation network.
By Danny Dicks, 10/7/2015
My history teacher always told me that I needed to be able to recite the "who, what, when, where, how and why" related to any given event or set of events I was ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/6/2015
It's not often that very senior Huawei Technologies executives make themselves available for an open and independent interview with the business media, so when Light ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/5/2015
In a much-anticipated move, Reliance Communications and Reliance Jio, which are controlled by brothers Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani respectively, are close to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/5/2015
Norway's Telenor says it is looking to sell its 33% stake in VimpelCom, which operates networks in Russia and a number of emerging markets, so that it can better ...
By Robert Clark, 10/1/2015
Australia's troubled NBN project has finally caught a break, with the successful launch of its first broadband satellite. Known as Sky Muster, it is the first of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy for the IoT.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/29/2015
It's been six weeks since I announced the first four participants in Light Reading's NFV interoperability evaluation. (See NFV Evaluation: Cisco, Juniper & Others Are ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/28/2015
Uninor, the Indian arm of Norway's Telenor, has adopted the brand name of its parent company and revealed plans to spend around INR1 billion ($15.1 million) over the ...
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The New IP
Under the Hood: Connected Car Hacks
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/9/2015
With automakers expecting 75% of cars to be connected to the Internet in the next ...
T-Mobile Lauds Importance of New IP
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 10/8/2015
T-Mobile's VP of radio network engineering says the most important move on the ...
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Prime Reading
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
, 8/24/2015
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Because They're Worth It?
, 7/29/2015
The chief executive of Sprint received more in total compensation last year than ...
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
, 6/29/2015
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
NTT Docomo, Huawei Boast Large-Scale 5G RAN Field Trial
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Broadband Forum Unveils Its 20/20 Vision
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
NBCU Invests $1.5B in Universal Studios Japan
Monday, September 28, 2015
NTT Com's Japan-US IP Networks Tops 1 Tbit/s
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Ericsson, Qualcomm Demo LTE-U in China
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sterlite to Buy Elitecore for $27.2M
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent Unveils Mini 7750 Router
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Ericsson, LG Uplus Team for 5G, IoT
Monday, September 21, 2015
Singtel Deploys ThinkAnalytics
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Epsilon Boosts Its Metro Capacity in Singapore
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Infinera Helps AJC Cable Recovery
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Megaphone Moment
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Blow off some steam
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
7/31/2015 3:01:36 AM
Message Board test
7/8/2015 11:34:38 AM
The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
6/29/2015 9:27:39 AM
Facebook Open Switch
6/12/2015 1:07:00 PM
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From The Founder
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

10|9|15   |   8:17   |   (0) comments

Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

10|8|15   |   03:45   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

10|6|15   |   06:27   |   (0) comments

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

10|6|15   |   05:52   |   (0) comments

Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

10|5|15   |   07:30   |   (0) comments

Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

10|5|15   |   4:27   |   (1) comment

Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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