Light Reading
Featured Content
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/28/2015
While the big two US wireless operators may be dismissive of Google Fi's competitive threat, partner T-Mobile sees the MVNO as an exciting harbinger of things to come.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2015
Rarely do network players display much excitement about the proliferation of MVNOs. But as the chief executive of BICS, one of Europe's biggest international ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/28/2015
If Verizon is seeking to drum up major programmer support for its forthcoming OTT video service, it sure has a funny way of doing it.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/28/2015
Coming off its eighth consecutive quarter of adding more than 1 million postpaid customers, it's a safe bet that T-Mobile has overtaken Sprint as the third-largest US ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/28/2015
The cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for IP video set-tops and gateways is enjoying a significant rise in popularity after three years in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2015
Verizon today unveiled its corporate-wide strategy for moving to SDN, naming five key vendors that are its current partners in the effort and promising "meaningful" ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/28/2015
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/28/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2015
French telecom incumbent Orange has flagged a slight dip in earnings for the January-to-March quarter, despite healthy growth in its customer base, amid tough ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2015
UK operators need to brace themselves for a 20% increase in smartphone customer care costs over the next five years, while service providers in Germany and the US ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
CenturyLink continues its global managed IT services expansion, announcing Monday night that it is partnering with Australian data center provider NEXTDC Ltd. to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/27/2015
Former TIM Brasil CMO Roger Solé will be joining Sprint to take on the new dual-role of senior vice president for the Hispanic market and senior vice president of ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/27/2015
As the optical networking sector consolidates, midsized packet optical vendor ADVA sees a growing opportunity to beat larger vendors whose focus could stray as they ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
The New IP
AT&T Leaps Into Open Source With Policy Engine
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 4/28/2015
AT&T recently announced it's getting serious about open source. Its first major ...
Shaping the Future of the New IP
Chris Grundemann, Director, Deployment and Operationalization, Internet Society, 4/27/2015
The IETF is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet ...
2014 Awards
Heavy Reading
Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era
Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2015
This report analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative SDN switch systems, identifying the key requirements and highlighting their advantages for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
See Details
Connected Drones… Seriously
Vol. 15, No. 3, April 2015
This report examines the emerging market for commercial, connected drones. It describes the emerging value chains and functional stratification of technologies that make up a connected drone, examines the most significant issues facing the sector, summarizes the development of drones as network nodes, and profiles 14 companies in the industry.
See Details
NFV Partnerships Underscore Importance of Collaboration
Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2015
This report examines the market for NFV partnerships and ecosystems, analyzing their features, as well as areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. The report discusses industry drivers and challenges and analyzes available solutions from 15 leading vendors.
See Details
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
3/27/2015 10:41:22 AM
Good Morning
dconroy1
3/23/2015 6:26:33 PM
5g ecosystem
tellcar
3/16/2015 10:06:26 PM
Facebook Open Switch
wanlord
3/16/2015 9:07:34 AM
SubjectTest
dhellmars
3/16/2015 9:04:37 AM
SubjectTest
dhellmars
3/16/2015 9:04:24 AM
SubjectTest
dhellmars
3/16/2015 5:59:08 AM
Test
pr-gateway
3/15/2015 10:26:11 PM
GigaGONE
mendyk
Tip Us Off!
Send us your tip and we'll send you a t-shirt.
*Anonymity assured (within reason).
Prime Reading
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
, 4/23/2015
A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Heavy Reading Q&A: Getting to the Heart of 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 4/6/2015
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
Hello. We were unable to find the address you requested. You may search for the content you are seeking using our search form or email technical support with any questions.
From The Founder
Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
Webinar Archive
Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

4|28|15   |   10:32   |   (1) comment


Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
LRTV Documentaries
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

4|27|15   |   05:30   |   (0) comments


Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
LRTV Documentaries
CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

4|23|15   |   05:41   |   (1) comment


Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

4|23|15   |   08:19   |   (1) comment


In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
LRTV Documentaries
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

4|20|15   |   4:20   |   (0) comments


Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
LRTV Documentaries
The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

4|17|15   |   4:43   |   (0) comments


Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
LRTV Documentaries
AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

4|16|15   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
LRTV Documentaries
AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

4|15|15   |   2:42   |   (4) comments


Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Data Center Power Play

4|15|15   |   6:22   |   (0) comments


Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

4|15|15   |   2:02   |   (0) comments


TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
LRTV Documentaries
A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

4|15|15   |   3:17   |   (0) comments


Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
May 6, 2015, Georgia World Congress, Atlanta, GA
May 12, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 10, 2015, Chicago, IL
September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
October 6, 2015, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
November 11-12, 2015, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
Educational Resources Archive
Hot Topics
Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/24/2015
Comcast Reportedly Dropping $45B TWC Bid
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/23/2015
Adtran Is Developing White Box GPON Tech
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/24/2015
Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/22/2015
Amazon Earnings: What to Watch For
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed