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Key developments related to voice over LTE and Rich Communication Services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/26/2015
Having just agreed to sell its O2-branded UK business to Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25 billion ($15.2 billion), Spain's Telefónica has been all over the news this ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
Has your company had an outstanding past 12 months? Have you developed a product, service or strategy that deserves the very highest industry honor? Then you need to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/16/2015
Vodafone Germany claims to have beaten its rivals to the rollout of a VoLTE service and says it will soon begin selling VoLTE-compatible smartphones from device ...
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 3/16/2015
Small cells, those low-powered wireless access points you've been hearing about all month here on Light Reading, are all the rage right now.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/13/2015
UK mobile network operator 3 is planning to launch a VoLTE service between July and September, Light Reading has learned.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/11/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia revs up its fiber; Megafon upgrades network with Nokia; "ice age" coming for Swiss watch industry.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/10/2015
While Mobile World Congress watchers originally thought SDN and NFV would be the biggest topics of discussion at the show, 5G barely snuck by as the most ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/9/2015
If Deutsche Telekom's ambition is to be a "pan-European" operator in central and eastern Europe, then TeliaSonera has the same objective in the Nordic countries.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/4/2015
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2015 -- Wholesale carrier BICS is set to announce details of a forthcoming trial of international VoLTE services involving ten ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/4/2015
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2015 -- Launches of rich communication services (RCS), the operators' long-discussed answer to WhatsApp, are now imminent in the ...
By Michelle Donegan, 3/3/2015
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2015 -- The morning keynote session on "The Road to 5G" was filled with such heady, futuristic visions from operators, vendors and ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/2/2015
T-Mobile is planning to deploy LTE-Unlicensed in small cells by the end of the year, but it doesn't see the mini-RANs as more than a niche play in its broader network ...
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EE Launches WiFi Calling on Samsung S6
Friday, March 20, 2015
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Friday, February 20, 2015
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Friday, February 6, 2015
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Friday, January 30, 2015
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Prime Reading
Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading ...
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Michelle Donegan , 2/10/2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
Chattanooga’s EPB publicly owned utility comms company has become a poster child for how to enable a local economy using next-gen networking technology. Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, sits down with Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB, to learn how EPB is bringing big time tech to small town America.
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LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Intros Smart Device for eLTE

3|30|15   |   05:25   |   (0) comments


Huawei has developed a secure, location-aware multimedia smartphone for its eLTE trunked radio solution, says Huawei's Norman Frisch.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Win Video, Win All

3|30|15   |   06:44   |   (0) comments


Video is going to be the next main source of revenue for operators. Operators have big opportunities and advantages to monetize video services. Globally, Huawei has helped more than 70 operators achieve over 30 million video subscribers. Watch this video for more.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

3|27|15   |   01:50   |   (0) comments


Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

3|26|15   |   5:56   |   (0) comments


Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

3|26|15   |   5:59   |   (0) comments


Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

3|25|15   |   03:11   |   (0) comments


David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

3|24|15   |   13:53   |   (0) comments


LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

3|24|15   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

3|24|15   |   7:51   |   (0) comments


More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
LRTV Documentaries
The Rise of Industry 4.0

3|24|15   |   02:26   |   (9) comments


Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Getting Connected With eLTE

3|23|15   |   06:04   |   (0) comments


Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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