Light Reading
Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- CenturyLink is working to get its network service cycles to match the 21- to 30-day cycles of its CenturyLink Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/8/2014
What began as a search for more investors became a shift in strategy for competitive services provider MegaPath, which today announced it was selling its network ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/5/2014
Web content firms now represent the fastest-growing vertical market for retail Ethernet services in the US, and a handful of other emerging verticals are reshaping ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/4/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's 5G test network; Switzerland's secure mobile login solution; towers joint venture for South Africa.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/3/2014
Genband is hoping to shed its legacy, fixed-line vendor reputation once and for all, and it's building out its mobile messaging to do so.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/29/2014
MegaPath's move into a broader set of unified communications (UC) services, announced earlier this week, marks a major move to bring more functionality to its hosted ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/26/2014
The optical market is shrinking. So, why have several optical transport vendors sounded fairly optimistic about the future in recent months? The answer lies in what ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/12/2014
Competitive carrier Bandwidth is embracing over-the-top services, offering to make it easier for them to integrate voice and messaging into their apps through a new ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/12/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in unified communications collaboration.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/12/2014
Packet optical vendor Cyan reported on it second-quarter earnings call late Monday that it had surpassed revenue expectations for the quarter, but Cyan CEO Mark Floyd ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google is involved in another submarine cable project -- at least its third in the last six years -- as it continues to make fiber networks a bigger part of its business.
Message Boards
More Message Boards
2014 Awards
Regional News
Asia
Europe
India
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/18/2014
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
9/21/2014 1:18:19 AM
very slow
jeromecalda
9/18/2014 5:20:44 PM
Ellison Sails Away
Ray@LR
9/17/2014 8:44:13 PM
hello
Ray@LR
9/16/2014 10:12:31 AM
Portals Perish
jabailo
9/3/2014 10:32:45 AM
Take the lead from Frankie
Infostack
9/1/2014 9:09:28 AM
Unintended consequences
mendyk
8/21/2014 12:46:37 PM
8/21 Live Chat -- NFV in the Data Center
SReedy
8/18/2014 4:36:48 PM
Chat Subject Matter
gunify
Tip Us Off!
Send us your tip and we'll send you a t-shirt.
*Anonymity assured (within reason).
Prime Reading
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 6/2/2014
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
SK Telecom Sounds Off on WebRTC
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 5/9/2014
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, offers Light Reading his ...
Telstra CTO Explores the Tech Horizon
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/22/2013
Hugh Bradlow is looking beyond the technology horizon at Telstra.
Flash Poll
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

9|19|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

9|19|14   |   3:57   |   (0) comments


Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

9|17|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

9|17|14   |   5:20   |   (0) comments


Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

9|17|14   |   4:38   |   (0) comments


At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

9|10|14   |   7:09   |   (0) comments


Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

9|10|14   |   2:29   |   (0) comments


At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
LRTV Custom TV
Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

9|8|14   |   9:27   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
LRTV Custom TV
Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

9|8|14   |   4:05   |   (0) comments


A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

9|5|14   |   1:13   |   (1) comment


If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
Upcoming Live Events!!
September 23, 2014, Denver, CO
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Hot Topics
AT&T: We'll Bundle Fixed Wireless & DirecTV
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/15/2014
New NFV Forum Focused on Interoperability
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
NFV & The Data Center: Top 10 Takeaways
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/18/2014
Connecticut Cities Crowdsource Gigabit Nets
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/15/2014
Pics: LR's Women in Telecom Breakfast
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/16/2014
Infographics
A survey conducted by Vasona Networks suggests that 72% of mobile users expect good performance all the time, and they'll blame the network operator when it's not up to par.
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.
Today's Cartoon
Vacation Special Caption Competition Click Here
Latest Comment
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed