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A Whirling Dervish of Telecom Gibberish
Morris Lore  | 
8/17/2018  | 
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a worthy opponent of US President Donald Trump.
The US May Yet Catch Its Global Peers in 4G Speeds
Column  | 
8/17/2018  | 
The US could start a steady climb back up the global rankings if more cities practice intensive spectrum management and make new LTE-Advanced upgrades.
WiCipedia: Boardroom Diversity, Bombastic Mansplaining & Women of Color
WiCipedia  | 
8/17/2018  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: California revamps boardroom diversity policies; women of color are barely represented in tech; VC survival tips; and more.
The Dawn of Mobile 5G: Deployment, Use Cases & Destinations
Jonestown  | 
8/16/2018  | 
Join Heavy Reading & Light Reading for a breakfast briefing in Los Angeles to talk 5G strategies.
Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/16/2018  | 
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive and a company that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
Taking the Pulse of NFV in the Mile-High City
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/16/2018  | 
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
T-Mobile to Play the Customer Care Card With Layer3 TV
The Bauminator  | 
8/15/2018  |  4 comments
New 'Team of Experts' program hints at one way T-Mobile will try to set its new OTT TV apart from the crowd.
What's the Plan for Command & Control of 5G Networks?
Column  | 
8/15/2018  | 
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
Automation Makes Network Security a Much Bigger Priority
Column  | 
8/15/2018  | 
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
Should Orange Buy Vivendi?
Morris Lore  | 
8/14/2018  |  1 comment
As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
Separating Blockchain Hype From Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/13/2018  | 
Depending on who you listen to, blockchain is either an over-hyped oddity or a milestone in legal and financial innovation comparable to double-entry bookkeeping. But how significant is the opportunity for communications service providers?
WiCipedia: AI for Social Good & a Fitbit Fail for Women
WiCipedia  | 
8/10/2018  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Gender diversity in AI; female entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa; Fitbit fails women with new feature; and more.
Magic Leap Jumps to the 5G Future
The Bauminator  | 
8/10/2018  | 
AR startup's pricey 'Creator Edition' goes on sale, but Magic Leap still needs to jump a much larger hurdle if it's to forge a connection to the consumer mainstream.
Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes
The Philter  | 
8/9/2018  | 
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
Why Do You Need a 5G Cloud-Native Core?
Column  | 
8/9/2018  |  2 comments
To deliver the new services promised by 5G, your existing 4G core will not be enough.
Multi-Gig Brings Star Trek Holodeck to Cable
The Bauminator  | 
8/9/2018  | 
Even relatively small light field display applications require big bit-rates, CableLabs CEO says.
Net Neutrality Controversies Yield No Clarity
Rewired  | 
8/8/2018  |  2 comments
The FCC lies about getting hacked and net neutrality proponents cheer when Alex Jones is censored, but so what?
The Cloud Can Prevent Machine-Learning Failures
Column  | 
8/8/2018  | 
The cloud gives enterprises an express lane to machine learning.
AT&T VP: Using AI to Hyper-Automate Processes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/8/2018  | 
With the use of microservices and AI, AT&T is looking to speed up and change the processes that will ultimately help it transform its network operations and become more efficient.
Network Visibility & the Bigger Picture
Partner Perspectives  | 
8/7/2018  |  1 comment
Network visibility needs to extend into the virtual domain and enable visibility across virtual and physical environments in a uniform and consistent manner.
America Is Losing the 5G Race, Says Deloitte
Morris Lore  | 
8/7/2018  |  8 comments
While US operators are good at talking about 5G, the Chinese are doing are much better job of preparing their country for the potentially game-changing technology, according to compelling new research.
Lessons From the App Store: The Benefits of Standardizing VNF Onboarding
Column  | 
8/7/2018  | 
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
Digital Twins: A New Tool in the Network Management Arsenal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/6/2018  |  1 comment
The concept of digital twins could be taken to a much higher level in areas like network planning and design, programmable networks and field service management.
Apple's $1 Trillion Luxury Prison
Morris Lore  | 
8/3/2018  |  5 comments
The iPhone maker has become the world's first public company with a $1 trillion valuation, but is it really justified?
WiCipedia: Jobs That Matter, Fembot Overlords & Tech Aids in Work-Life Balance
WiCipedia  | 
8/3/2018  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Women need to hold more patents; summer camp opportunities for girls; Scandinavia nails work-life balance; and more.
CSPs See ROI From Virtualization Despite Continued Frustrations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/3/2018  | 
More than 60% of communication service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are not sure how they will automate the orchestration of services that include both physical and virtual resources.
Huawei's Eric Xu: To the Explorers
Partner Perspectives  | 
8/2/2018  | 
The world's first 3GPP-compliant, polar code supported 5G system was launched at Mobile World Congress on February 22, 2018. It was jointly developed by Huawei and Vodafone, as Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu explains.
OSS/BSS Market Poised to Resume Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/27/2018  | 
The OSS/BSS market is changing quickly thanks to the move to network virtualization and, more broadly, by the transformation of communications service providers into digital service providers.
WiCipedia: Feminist Internet, Young Tycoons & Blind Spots
WiCipedia  | 
7/27/2018  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber keeps sticking its head in the mud; Forbes 40 Under 40 list; how the Internet could be feminist-friendly; and more.
Your Broadband Sucks, Telecom Italia CEO Tells UK
Morris Lore  | 
7/25/2018  | 
Italy beats the UK hands down on food and culture, but does it offer a better broadband experience as well?
IoT, 5G, Automation & Security: The Impact of New Technologies for Asia's Leading Operators
Partner Perspectives  | 
7/25/2018  | 
Operators re-evaluate their strategies in response to fundamental network stack technology changes.
Infinera's Integration Situation Needs More Explanation
The Philter  | 
7/25/2018  |  3 comments
Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.
Roam Like at Home: The Impact After One Year
Column  | 
7/24/2018  |  1 comment
What has been the effect of the EC's decision to abolish roaming charges for customers traveling outside their domestic markets?
UK Bumpkins Told Not to Expect Fiber in Their Lifetimes
Morris Lore  | 
7/23/2018  | 
A UK government plan aims for all-fiber nationwide coverage when many of today's citizens will either be dead or living on Mars.
Huawei 5G Microwave With Low TCO Promotes Broadband Development in Emerging Markets
Partner Perspectives  | 
7/20/2018  | 
Huawei has designed its innovative 5G microwave transport solution to meet the demands of emerging market operators.
WiCipedia: Facebook in Diversity Hotseat & US Lagging in Gender Equality
WiCipedia  | 
7/20/2018  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals latest diversity numbers; Microsoft still in lawsuit battle; African women's tech access; and more.
Digging Deeper Into Three UK's Transformation Program
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/20/2018  | 
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
Get Off My Wireline Lawn!
Rewired  | 
7/17/2018  |  7 comments
Consumers are now shifting away from wireline for broadband, as well as for phone, as more people either prefer wireless access or don't really care.
Coherent Optics Get Close to the Edge
Column  | 
7/17/2018  |  2 comments
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
Europe's Telecom Sector Is Not Perfect, but It's Less Rotten Than America's
Morris Lore  | 
7/17/2018  |  3 comments
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/16/2018  | 
The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.
Get Ready for Streaming Video Downloads
Column  | 
7/16/2018  |  1 comment
How subscription streaming video downloads will keep mobile video viewers even more engaged.
Telecom Jargonosaurus Part 1: Repeat Offenders
Morris Lore  | 
7/13/2018  |  11 comments
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Light Reading's jargonosaurus, in which we take aim at some of the worst language abuses in the telecom sector.
WiCipedia: Open Office Fishbowls & Trans Women in Tech
WiCipedia  | 
7/13/2018  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Trans women in tech teach bros; benefits rank different importance depending on gender; girls run the (tech) world; and more.
Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/13/2018  | 
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.
The US DOJ May Be Appealing the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Trial
The Philter  | 
7/12/2018  |  3 comments
A court filing suggests that the Justice Department is aiming to appeal the court ruling that allowed the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.
Pinpricks & Big Sticks: An Anatomy of Telco & Tech Fines
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2018  | 
Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.
BT Americas: Technology Matters, Customer Engagement Matters More
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/12/2018  | 
In second of a two-part series, Jennifer Artley, president of BT Americas, says her company is engaged with customers in significantly different ways as it brings cloud-based UC and SD-WAN to market.
AT&T's Stankey Serves Up a Stinker at HBO
Morris Lore  | 
7/10/2018  |  8 comments
Telco wades into successful content business and tells award-winning staff to get their act together.
5G Will Transform the Enterprise Cloud
Column  | 
7/10/2018  | 
5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.
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