Light Reading
Key developments in service provider IT, including OSS, BSS, policy control, and test & measurement.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor Anite has expanded its business horizons beyond its familiar territory of wireless devices and the radio access network, and is taking on some ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/31/2014
Comcast is taking its relationship with billing systems and services specialist CSG a step further, announcing on Thursday it will turn over its entire residential ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Alcatel-Lucent is planning an IPO of its submarine networks unit in the first half of 2015 to raise capital for expansion of that particular line of business into the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Spirent preps more M&A action as revenues rise; Telefónica suffers currency crunch; Colt's voice strategy hits sales.
By Robert Clark, 7/31/2014
Singapore is a 'fine' city, goes the well-worn joke about the buttoned-down South-East Asian republic, where even using your neighbor's Wi-Fi can incur a penalty.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/30/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline but stock leaps; Test vendor Rohde & Schwarz buys a security specialist; and more!
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/29/2014
Windstream's bold move Tuesday to separate its services business from the underlying physical network could be just the first of many such moves within telecom. (See ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
Ericsson's acquisition of MetraTech, announced Tuesday, is all about strengthening its billing support -- but not for its existing telecom OSS/BSS services. Rather, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/29/2014
Software-defined networking is at heart of a new solution developed by AT&T, IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) that can very quickly provision temporary ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/29/2014
After talking it up since November 2013, Cisco is this week set to ship its version of SDN, the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Regional News
Asia
Europe
India
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business ...
Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio ...
Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with ...
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
7/31/2014 11:54:48 PM
Fabulous To See The IPO Vibrancy
MikeP688
6/30/2014 6:38:22 PM
Level 3 to buy TW Telecom
MarkC73
6/30/2014 6:37:14 PM
Aereo Flash Poll
wanlord
6/25/2014 2:35:46 PM
Profile Picture
balockay
5/30/2014 8:13:32 PM
Com-tastic
mendyk
5/28/2014 3:13:19 PM
Aloha Google!
MarkC73
5/22/2014 2:10:42 PM
Aereo Case
wanlord
5/21/2014 5:16:16 PM
Kick (in the nuts) Starter
mendyk
Tip Us Off!
Send us your tip and we'll send you a t-shirt.
*Anonymity assured (within reason).
Prime Reading
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
, 6/17/2014
Five new faces have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame -- find out ...
Accolades
Live Digital Audio

Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX's cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX's all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX's VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
Flash Poll
Hot Topics
Is Windstream Boldly Setting a New Trend?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/29/2014
Sprint, T-Mobile: The Price War's On
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/30/2014
Pics From Comic-Con -- Honest!
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/30/2014
If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
Utilities Drive Connected Cars Into the Smart Grid
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/31/2014
LRTV Custom TV
A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
LRTV Documentaries
BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

7|24|14   |   18:43   |   (1) comment


Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
Light Reedy
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
LRTV Custom TV
Driving the Network Transformation

7|23|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

7|18|14   |   5:38   |   (0) comments


With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
LRTV Custom TV
MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

7|15|14   |   6:06   |   (0) comments


Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

7|15|14   |   5:49   |   (0) comments


Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
LRTV Custom TV
Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

7|9|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

7|4|14   |   4:09   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

7|4|14   |   4:48   |   (2) comments


Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

7|4|14   |   3:08   |   (0) comments


Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
Infographics
Packet Design asks network professionals how they handle the cloud, SDN, and network management.
Upcoming Live Events!!
September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
September 16, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Today's Cartoon
Vacation Special Caption Competition Click Here
Latest Comment
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed