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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of cellular services.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/9/2016
Creating data centers at the edge of the network would seem to play well into the desire of legacy telecom operators to repurpose their traditional Central Offices as ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/8/2016
Indian authorities today took the dramatic step of banning "differential pricing" for data services, effectively outlawing controversial offers such as Facebook's ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/8/2016
Orange is set to continue its acquisition spree in Africa with a $160 million takeover of Millicom's Tigo-branded mobile phone business in the Democratic Republic of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/5/2016
Australian authorities have raised A$543.5 million ($387 million) from an auction of 1800MHz spectrum that wrapped up this week.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/5/2016
Spectrum auctions in India are seldom devoid of controversy. The forthcoming 700MHz sale appears no different. With the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/5/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/4/2016
France's Orange is reshuffling its European leadership team, with changes set to come into effect on May 1.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/4/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/4/2016
Vodafone would aim to become an investor in Openreach, currently BT's access networks business, if it were spun off as an entirely separate company, CEO Vittorio ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/4/2016
Canning Fok, the chairman of UK mobile operator 3, has promised his company will not raise prices for at least five years, invest £5 billion (US$7.3 billion) over the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/3/2016
By 2020 -- about the time 5G networks are expected to launch commercially -- 4G will make up more than 70% of all mobile traffic, generating six times more traffic ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/3/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/3/2016
France's Orange has hailed the emergence of low power, wide area (LPWA) network technologies including LoRa as a "big rupture" that will help it to realize a goal of ...
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BBC's David Butler on IP Video R&D & Virtualization
David Butler, Senior Engineer, BBC Research & Development, 2/8/2016
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network ...
Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
The New IP
Data Download: Super Bowl Post-Game
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/8/2016
Super Bowl 50 is a poster child for the need for virtualized, agile New IP ...
Security Innovation & the Shifting Mindset
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 2/8/2016
The cloud is proving itself as a secure environment for business but the risks of ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 2/2/2016
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of ...
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/30/2015
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of ...
Africa's Data Dilemma
Iain Morris , News Editor , 12/8/2015
African telcos can no longer depend on subscriber growth and voice services for ...
When a Telco Goes OTT
Robert Clark , 11/25/2015
Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
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BT Reports Fiscal Q3
Monday, February 1, 2016
Mitel Unveils New Mobile Enterprise Tools
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sprint Boasts Best Postpaid Adds in Three Years
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
AT&T Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Nokia, KT Trial LTE-M
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
FirstLight Fiber Expands Further in New York
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Telecom Italia Backs Kumu Full-Duplex Breakthrough
Friday, January 22, 2016
Ooredoo Qatar Launches 375 Mbit/s LTE-A With Nokia
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Vodafone, Huawei Trial Pre-Standard NB-IoT
Monday, December 21, 2015
TeliaSonera Sells Ncell Stake to Axiata
Monday, December 21, 2015
Laird to Buy Novero for €65M
Monday, December 21, 2015
TeliaSonera Norway, Huawei Boast Fastest LTE-A Network
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Shades of Ray
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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