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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2014
Only days after an important standards milestone, G.fast chip developer Sckipio has announced $17 million in new funding as it prepares to duke it out with some of ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 12/8/2014
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- 2020 Vision -- Light Reading has touched down in Iceland: land of puffins, sunshine (for several hours a day!), plenty of natural beauty and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/4/2014
Join Experience, a startup carrier out of Luxembourg, is looking to become what it calls the first European service provider built from the beginning to combine telco ...
By Robert Clark, 12/1/2014
For telcos, the cloud opens up a direct channel to sell software to the enterprise, but it's a new and complex field.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/28/2014
A company founded by a group of Stanford alumni with OpenFlow and SDN development experience has raised more than $11 million in funding from some significant investors.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/24/2014
Israeli startup Shine has the noble goal of turning wireless operators from dumb pipes into bright pipes, but its methodology, which is dependent on the legality of ...
By Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
In a couple of weeks, Light Reading will be holding the first in a brand new series of executive summits, 2020 Vision, where telecom industry thought leaders will ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Cisco-backed startup Altiostar has unveiled a virtualized Cloud-RAN system that it claims will be more scalable and much cheaper to deploy than alternative systems ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/19/2014
CHICAGO -- Verizon is hoping to encourage Chicagoans and visitors to buy more mobile devices and accessories, or at least spend hours playing with them, with the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/18/2014
Mavenir appears to be getting LTE security gateway vendor Stoke for a knock-down bargain price ahead of the traditional Black Friday holiday sales in the US.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/17/2014
For service providers, the value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies less in the new connections attaching to their networks, and more in what they can do with them.
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An Ounce of Prevention
Joe Stanganelli , Principal, Beacon Hill Law , 12/19/2014
The cybersecurity breach at Sony Pictures is the latest in a series of ...
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Fast Friends: Analytics & NFV/SDN
Leo Zancani , CTO, Ontology , 12/18/2014
Data analytics, especially real-time data analytics, will inarguably play a ...
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Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 ...
Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
Robert Clark, , 12/17/2014
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 ...
Eurobites: BT Preps Stock, Bonds Issue to Fund Mobile M&A
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Monsieur Iliad agrees to buy Orange ...
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
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CellTrust Raises $10.5M
Friday, December 12, 2014
Qualcomm to Invest $40M in Chinese Startups
Friday, December 12, 2014
Avi Raises $33M, Unveils Cloud ADC
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Altiostar Launches 4G C-RAN Solution
Thursday, November 20, 2014
ZTE Joins OPNFV
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Plexxi Taps Former EMC Exec as New CEO
Monday, November 10, 2014
OpenStack Specialist Mirantis Raises $100M
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sckipio Unveils G.fast Chipsets
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Saisei Introduces FlowCommand to Enhance Network Performance
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
365 Data Centers Raises $16M
Friday, September 12, 2014
Ericsson to Buy Fabrix Systems
Friday, September 12, 2014
BLiNQ Bags $15.1M for Backhaul
Monday, September 8, 2014
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Prime Reading
Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network
Joanne Taaffe , 11/24/2014
French firm is developing partnerships with mobile operators to extend its reach ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
, 6/17/2014
Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists
, 5/7/2014
Find out who made it onto the shortlists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards.
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LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
LRTV Interviews
Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

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Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
LRTV Documentaries
EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
LRTV Custom TV
Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
LRTV Documentaries
US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
LRTV Interviews
How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

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Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
LRTV Interviews
How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
LRTV Documentaries
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

12|11|14   |   05:07   |   (3) comments


Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
LRTV Interviews
TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

12|10|14   |     |   (0) comments


TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
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