Key developments related to edge networking and the distributed cloud
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/22/2018
MADRID -- Zero Touch & Carrier Automation Congress -- Telefónica is in talks with Internet giant Amazon about a potential edge computing service that would take ...
By Simon Sherrington, 3/22/2018
In a competitive and developed market the business case for 5G is quite simple, really. If a mobile operator does not deploy 5G, it will lose out to its competitors ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/21/2018
MADRID -- Zero Touch & Carrier Automation Congress -- Spain's Telefónica will start ramping up investments in automation tools, including a "cognitive self-optimizing ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/21/2018
Here's a modern fable for the virtualized communications era: Virgil and Phineas are chief technology officers for rival operators of similar size. An extreme sports ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/16/2018
We often talk about the densification of networks in telecom, but that idea of tightly packed connectivity and computing intelligence is only a follow-on to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/14/2018
SAN DIEGO -- OFC 2018 -- China Telecom believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million 5G-enabled basestations across China to provide its current and anticipated ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/13/2018
Amazon isn't the only one playing with programming at the network edge. Content delivery network operator Cloudflare is introducing a platform today that lets ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/8/2018
Lying deep in the last mile of broadband service provider networks are generic hardware appliances layered with content caching software and tasked with making ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/7/2018
Did your company do something special during the past year? Is it the best in its business? Are you worthy of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards ...
By Light Reading, 3/6/2018
Adrian Scrase, CTO of ETSI, discusses standards efforts for edge computing, the benefits of edge computing to data-rich applications, and how edge computing supports 5G use cases that require low latency and high performance. Scrase also examines ETSI's plugtests and hackathons as a way to further industry goals for virtualization and address challenges such as interoperability.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/6/2018
Turning a motley assortment of ageing telecom networks into a cutting-edge pan-European cloud was never going to be an overnight task. But Deutsche Telekom's ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/5/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- AT&T's Igal Elbaz spoke with Light Reading this week about the operator's plans to deploy standards-based mobile 5G to a dozen cities this ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Security Now
Google Launches DDoS Protection, Cloud Security Controls & More
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/22/2018
Cloud Armor provides protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) ...
GDPR Compliance: Enterprises Have Two Options to Consider
Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst, Information Management, Ovum, 3/22/2018
When it comes to preparing for GDPR, enterprises, as well as vendors, are relying ...
Telco Transformation
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/22/2018
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and ...
Emerging Markets Gain Most From Transformation
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/21/2018
Heavy Reading Analyst Roz Roseboro explains why emerging markets will benefit the ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Intel Capital Diversity Fund
Know a female-led, communications-focused startup worthy of Intel's $125M Capital Diversity Fund?

Tell us more about it here!
From The Founder
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
Featured Video
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Animals with Phones
Hot Topics
Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/19/2018
Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Feels the Heat
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/20/2018
HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2018
Light Reading Is Getting Cloudier
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/20/2018
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed