& cplSiteName &
Key developments related to voice-over-IP and associated systems, such as session border controllers.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/11/2016
Communications industry IPOs have been few and far between in 2016 but Japanese mobile messaging specialist Line is set to join the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/29/2016
Less than a year and a half after Cablevision launched its WiFi phone service known as Freewheel, new owner Altice has decided to shut it down. According to the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/24/2016
Silicon Valley got some IPO buzz Thursday after cloud-based communications platform specialist Twilio started trading on the New York Stock Exchange and recorded a ...
By Jeff Gordon, 6/17/2016
In previous articles in this short series based on the results of a survey conducted by Heavy Reading, we've highlighted the growing appetite telecom operators have ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/17/2016
Metaswitch today announced a new cloud service option, which allows service providers to move away from operating their own voice networks and instead buy these as a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/11/2016
Rapid growth, largely by acquisition, has landed GTT Communications among the top five Internet transport companies globally, but the company is still a relative ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/29/2016
Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/26/2016
Scale, partnerships and innovation are three main motivations for Mitel's recently announced $1.96 billion acquisition of Polycom. But it won't be easy making the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/25/2016
Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/22/2016
Verizon made it known last fall that Comcast had cashed in its chips on an MVNO agreement the two companies signed back in 2012. Comcast confirmed its plans to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/15/2016
Mitel is to acquire Polycom in a cash and stock deal valued at $1.96 billion in a move that will create a unified communications and collaboration technology company ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/13/2016
WASHINGTON -- The main theme of the Incompas show here this week is the need for major reform of the US competitive telecom market, focused on making it easier and ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Telco Transformation
Seen & Heard: Verizon, AT&T Target Enterprises With NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/22/2016
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, ...
Does Watchever's Demise Highlight a Looming Challenge for OTT?
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 7/22/2016
German VoD service will shut down despite having French media giant Vivendi as a ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Disrupting Telefónica in a Small Way
Michelle Donegan , 2/10/2015
As head of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small is inventing ...
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 6/2/2014
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
SK Telecom Sounds Off on WebRTC
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 5/9/2014
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, offers Light Reading his ...
Awards
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!
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
5/13/2016 4:55:16 PM
83highbury
83highbury
4/14/2016 10:09:21 AM
Basil! BASIL!!!
mendyk
3/29/2016 2:03:55 PM
Code cracked
mendyk
3/17/2016 2:53:38 AM
seo training in chennai
raviselvi27@outlook.com
2/17/2016 11:53:02 AM
Google is Top Donor for Sen. Bernie Sanders
DanJones
2/3/2016 11:07:23 AM
Zuckerberg headlines MWC again? Discuss
Ray@LR
1/14/2016 2:45:02 PM
Headline and lead of the year
Steve Saunders
11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
wanlord
Light Reading’s Upskill U is a FREE, interactive, online educational resource that delivers must-have education on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the communications industry.
NEXT COURSE
Wednesday, July 27, 1:00PM EDT
The Changing Face of the Data Center World
Rodney M. Elder, Senior Solutions Architect, Equinix
UPCOMING COURSE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 3, 1:00PM EDT
The Central Office Re-Architected as a Data Center
Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Open Networking Research Center, Open Networking Lab
Wednesday, August 10, 1:00PM EDT
Telcos & Open Source 101
Phil Robb, Senior Technical Director, OpenDaylight
Friday, August 12, 1:00PM EDT
The Role of Open Source in NFV
Jim Fagan, Director, Cloud Practice, Telstra
in association with:
Featured Video
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
I've enjoyed interviewing many interesting people since I rejoined Light Reading, but William A. "Bill" Owens certainly takes the biscuit, as we say where I come from.
Flash Poll
From The Founder
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.
LRTV Custom TV
NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

7|20|16   |   04:53   |   (0) comments


Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

7|20|16   |   4:14   |   (0) comments


How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

7|19|16   |   06:56   |   (0) comments


Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

7|19|16   |     |   (0) comments


In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
LRTV Custom TV
Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

7|19|16   |   06:01   |   (0) comments


Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

7|19|16   |     |   (0) comments


CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

7|17|16   |   05:26   |   (0) comments


Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
LRTV Interviews
Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

7|14|16   |   04:43   |   (0) comments


After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
Wagner’s Ring
Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

7|13|16   |   02:42   |   (0) comments


Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Building a Better Connected Russia

7|13|16   |     |   (0) comments


At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Global Video Business

7|13|16   |     |   (0) comments


At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
UBBS World Tour Moscow Highlights

7|13|16   |     |   (0) comments


At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
Upcoming Live Events
September 13-14, 2016, The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO
September 27, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
November 3, 2016, The Montcalm Marble Arch, London
November 30, 2016, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 6-8, 2016,
May 16-17, 2017, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
Five of the Top 10 most targeted countries in Check Point Software Technologies' global Malware & Threat Index for Q1 2016 are in Africa.
Live Digital Audio

Our world has evolved through innovation from the Industrial Revolution of the 1740s to the information age, and it is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by technology. Technology is driving a paradigm shift in the way digital solutions deliver a connected world, changing the way we live, communicate and provide solutions. It can have a powerful impact on how we tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. In this radio show, Caroline Dowling, President of Communications Infrastructure & Enterprise Computing at Flex, will join Women in Comms Director Sarah Thomas to discuss the impact technology has on society and how it can be a game-changer across the globe; improving lives and creating a smarter world. Dowling, a Cork, Ireland, native and graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, will also discuss her experience managing an international team focused on innovation in an age of high-speed change.

Hot Topics
SoftBank Muscles In on ARM in $32B Deal
Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/18/2016
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/19/2016
Kevin Lo's Move to Facebook: Sign of Things to Come?
Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2016
Verizon's Next With VNFs
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/21/2016
Facebook Gets Its Drone On
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/22/2016
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Live Streaming Video
Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.