Light Reading
Light Reading's coverage of mobile spectrum issues provides insight into the trends impacting the award and use of airwaves for mobile communications.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/27/2015
Realizing the 4G market is going to be more about quality than basic coverage, India's telcos are committing much greater sums to 4G capital expenditure.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/25/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/23/2015
Spectrum limitations combined with growing demand for bandwidth are pushing Indian telcos to explore technologies like SDN and NFV, which have the potential to help ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/18/2015
Vodafone has flagged plans to boost the speed and capacity of its 4G services by taking advantage of unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz band.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/18/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei creates more R&D jobs in Ireland; French 4G auction closes; Sky bigs up new set-top box.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/18/2015
T-Mobile US has sold off another 600-plus cell towers for an undisclosed sum, this time to Phoenix Tower International, as the operator adds to its war chest ahead of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/17/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French spectrum auction bids reach €2.7 billion; Cellcom profits plunge; Vodafone Wallet teams up with MasterCard.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/16/2015
The much anticipated launch of 4G services in India by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio (RJio) has been further delayed by at least a quarter, according to a recent ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/10/2015
Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao has ruled out a carve-up of the operator that would separate its investments in emerging markets from its European assets, telling ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/3/2015
HONG KONG -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 -- The path to 5G, cost savings and customer experience are just some of the important topics on the agenda during day ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/2/2015
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications today announced the takeover of Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL), the Indian arm of Russia's Sistema, which operates ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/30/2015
UK regulators should approve the mobile merger between O2 and 3 to create a counterweight to a combined BT and EE, according to Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/30/2015
Vodafone UK is examining ways of boosting the connection speed it can deliver over its 4G network to as much as 1 Gbit/s, Light Reading has learned.
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The New IP
Data Center & Enterprise LAN SDN Tops $1.4 Billion
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/27/2015
IHS forecasts that by the end of 2015, data center and enterprise LAN SDN ...
Pics: Alcatel-Lucent Field Trip
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/25/2015
The New IP Editor Liz Coyne took a field trip to Alcatel-Lucent's Naperville, ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Prime Reading
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
, 4/23/2015
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.
Megaphone Moment
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Blow off some steam
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VZ Layoffs
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China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
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Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
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Modi's visit to the US
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Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

11|25|15   |   5.41   |   (0) comments

Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

11|24|15   |     |   (10) comments

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

11|23|15   |   6.40   |   (0) comments

Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

11|20|15   |   12:15   |   (2) comments

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

11|19|15   |   5:33   |   (1) comment

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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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 for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.