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Light Reading's coverage of mobile spectrum issues provides insight into the trends impacting the award and use of airwaves for mobile communications.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/10/2016
Enterprise small cell provider SpiderCloud is expanding its relationship with Verizon Wireless. The carrier is to test the vendor's LTE-U small cells, which are ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/5/2016
Even if wireless from solar-powered space planes garner public attention, Google's interest in 5G radio technology actually extends well beyond "Moonshot" drone projects.
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 Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/4/2016
AT&T is asking the FCC for a three-year license to test 5G wireless technology in Austin, Texas.
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 ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/2/2016
Federated Wireless, a company looking to tap into the interest in using 3.5GHz public spectrum in the US for small cells, has grabbed $22 million in a Series A round ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/31/2016
Reliance Jio, India's new 4G entrant, has begun work on one of the largest deployments of small cells in the world to resolve the issue of in-building access.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/29/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky reveals first-half figures, brings James Murdoch back; Orange offers more APIs; Tele2 bags spectrum in Lithuania.
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Report Examines Digital Transformation Priorities
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/9/2016
CSG International's survey says that 69% of communications service providers will ...
Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
The New IP
The Evolution of NFV
Kevin Shatzkamer, CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade, 2/10/2016
Brocade CTO Mobile Networking shares his perspective on where NFV has been, where ...
Putting Nokia's VNFs to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/9/2016
Light Reading commissioned EANTC to put Nokia VNFs through performance and ...
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Q&A: SK Telecom Talks All Things 5G
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 5/15/2015
Two senior managers of SK Telecom's 5G Tech Lab and Corporate R&D Center share ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
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A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
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, ...
Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
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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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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.