Starting in Europe with a partnership with Vestel, Vewd intends to take its 'Operator TV' program to other regions around the globe, CEO Aneesh Rajaram says.
Howard Watson explains how BT plans to phase out Huawei equipment, and why it's banking on the benefits of a 5G converged core.
Customers are looking to combine telco and tech elements into solutions, coupled AI, edge computing and IoT, Shuter said.
Armed with a $300 million from an 'F' round led by Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Plume intends to target companies that can broaden the smart home software specialist's cloud, data and AI capabilities, Plume CEO Fahri Diner says.
Last week's IPO paired with recent combination with Cerberus Telecom Acquisition Corp. puts Kore Wireless in position to accelerate organic and inorganic growth, says Romil Bahl, Kore's president and CEO.
BT's Chet Patel explains how telcos and hyperscalers can collaborate to provide a better cloud experience for enterprise customers.
Extreme's CTO Nabil Bukhari discusses the company's decision to acquire Ipanema and its plans for entering the SD-WAN market.
Ted Schremp, an exec late of Charter and TiVo, now heads up IQ Fiber, a service provider that has secured funding for a phase I buildout of an XGS-PON network that will serve 60,000 homes in the Florida city.
Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.
Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.
Eric Stonestrom has been the CEO of Airspan since 1998 and in just a few days he hopes to take the company public on the back of opportunities around open RAN and 5G.
This week: Prashanth Vijay, CEO of Flume, discusses leveraging dark fiber in partnership with cities, and Flume's commitment to deliver broadband to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings.
Ziply Fiber has identified the 14 markets next in line for 1-Gig upgrades, the latest step in a broader plan to upgrade up to 85% of its footprint to FTTP over the next three years, CEO Harold Zeitz says.
Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek joins the podcast to talk about how she's helped build a company that keeps growing as more and more community broadband providers deploy fiber.
Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.
Following its merger with Zoom Telephonics, a rebranding and an uplisting to the Nasdaq, Minim has set its sights on adding customers worldwide and pursuing new markets, President and CMO Nicole Zheng says.
Hot off its deal for three WOW markets, Astound is on the cusp of closing a deal with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners that will provide the 'dry powder' needed to pursue even more strategic moves, CEO Jim Holanda says.
McLaughlin, an exec late of CommScope and Arris, is sizing up a plan for USTC to be a one-stop shop for telecom distribution and supply chain, replicating what USTC's parent, ETC Group, has already set up in Europe.
This week: Roger Timmerman, CEO, UTOPIA Fiber, on running an open access, municipal fiber network in Utah, why the model works and what other communities should know as they embark on building broadband.
There are potential cost savings to service providers by improving 5G network capacity, but the revenue from supporting enterprise applications could be operators' real golden ticket.
Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, explains why future 5G services will be virtualized, and how the company plans to further automate data center operations.
Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd said his company is poised to keep growing and will likely become more focused and more competitive now that it is standing on its own. Meanwhile, the need to balance technology investments and market expansion looms larger than ever.
This week: Ben Edmond, founder and CEO of Connected2Fiber, and Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL, on the economic challenges of rural broadband and how Connected2Fiber is helping operators plan and monetize their networks.
Lou Borrelli's industry travels trace back to Marcus Cable, a cable operator, now part of Charter, that covered small US markets. NCTC, an org that works with hundreds of tier 2/3 operators, presents some clear similarities.
This week: Cheri Beranek, president and CEO of Clearfield, on addressing fiber deployment challenges in rural areas and how to prepare for an influx of demand for fiber broadband builds amidst supply shortages.
Partnership with Plume gives Evolution Digital a managed Wi-Fi play for independent operators while also bringing more stability to a video business that's now largely focused on operator-managed Android TV boxes.
This week: Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO, Stealth Communications, on what it takes to get fiber to businesses in underserved areas and why traditional funding methods for ending the digital divide aren't working.
Tareq Amin, group chief technology officer at Rakuten Mobile, discusses his company's open RAN deployments and the evolution of a new kind of mobile network.
This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.
Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.
This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.
MetTel CTO Ed Fox discusses how the service providers' customers are balancing the use of collaboration applications, SD-WAN, VPNs and SASE to support their employees working on-premises and remotely.
Bruce McClelland, CEO of Ribbon Communications, joins the show to discuss the challenging economics around building out broadband in hard-to-reach areas, and takeaways from his recent conversations with lawmakers on rural broadband policy.
Company's AI-aided cybersecurity system is now equipped to extend protection to devices when they are on the home network or connecting to LTE and Wi-Fi networks around the world, CTO Santeri Kangas says.
This week, Kostas Kastanis, deputy CEO of Upstream, joins the show to discuss the digital divide in Africa and Upstream's ad-supported service Zero-D which enables free Internet access for millions of mobile users in emerging markets.
Ligado's Doug Smith addresses questions on how the company's L-band spectrum might aid C-band auction winners, and whether he has fielded any purchase inquiries.
Vidgo, a virtual MVPD focused on the prepaid model, has seen a growth spurt following a recent investment and the elimination of free trials, president and co-founder Shane Cannon says.
Wielding its own free, ad-supported streaming TV service and a platform to help partners build and monetize their own streaming channels, Navdeep Saini is trying to make a mark in a crowded market.
Developed by former Disney and Discovery execs, Struum is set to launch a credit-based offering that will aggregate and promote dozens of smaller, more niche-focused streaming services.
eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.
CSG is the top 'challenger brand' in wireless revenue management and will back that up with big deals and potential M&A opportunities aimed at bulking up the company's product portfolio, CEO Brian Shepherd says.
John Chapman's focus has extended to PON, 5G and fixed wireless, but he'll 'always be a cable guy at heart.'
Looking ahead to 2021, Ciena's CEO talks about its 800G systems, network automation and webscale supplier status as the company looks beyond the pandemic.
CEO Gray Chynoweth talks product and service provider strategy after closing the acquisition of Zoom Telephonics and rebranding the company under the Minim moniker.
Jill Szuchmacher, an exec late of Google Fiber, is Ting Internet's new chief strategy officer. One of her key aims is to accelerate the company's ability to deploy FTTP networks.
Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.
The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.
CEO Brett Lindsey joins the podcast to discuss the company's strategy around building fiber networks in the Midwest.
128 Technology's President Sue Graham Johnston joins the podcast to explain the company's approach to improving user experience of the network with session-aware routers, and how enterprises can develop security strategies to protect their assets.
Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.
The non-profit broadcast TV streaming service has reached 1.7 million users nationwide, with enough donors on board to pay the bills, pay down debt and to help fund expansion, David Goodfriend says.
Ike Elliott, the new CEO of Kyrio, says the CableLabs subsidiary is taking a network-agnostic approach to device testing and expanding into software services that benefit cable operators and their suppliers.
Omar Jaffrey is focusing Melody Investment Advisors squarely at the digital communications infrastructure market. Here's what he has to say about trends like 5G and edge computing.
Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.
Futuristic demonstration at virtual Cable-Tec Expo will represent 'a next generation of science' and provide a 'real statement for the industry,' says Mark Dzuban.
John Batter, a former exec of Gracenote and Dreamworks Animation, dives into the drivers behind MarketCast's acquisition of big data specialist Deductive.
Bruce McClelland joined Ribbon weeks before the pandemic struck. His remit at the company? Do what he did for 20 years at Arris – grow it.
Jack Perry bills VUit, a free, ad-supported streaming service featuring more than 200 local channels and a mix of VoD fare, as 'The Netflix of Live, Local and Free.'
Zodiac Systems, recently acquired by Orion Innovation, is ready to scale up and help service providers around the world make the leap to next-gen IP video platforms, CEO Derek Harrar says.
As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.
That future will be complemented by orchestration and new cloud capabilities that bring cohesiveness to multi-orbit satellite constellations that can also coexist with terrestrial networks, Steve Collar says.
NTT Americas CEO Simon Walsh tells Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey about his company's challenge to help enterprise customers 'painlessly' connect to multiple clouds, multiple network operators and data sets in a secure, distributed workplace.
New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.
Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.
Usage of the hyper-local streaming news service was climbing before the pandemic, but the recent surge of big news events has 'propelled us forward,' CEO Daniel Barreto says.
After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.
Along with a focus on near-term network and service needs, the pandemic is 'making every cable operator relook at their network,' says Technetix exec Sandy Howe.
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting quickly during the pandemic.
After acquiring the QuickPlay assets from AT&T and shifting to a cloud-native architecture, the video streaming specialist will now rekindle its biz-to-biz ambitions and chase deals with pay-TV providers and pure-play OTTs.
Edgewater makes its own silicon and access points, but the company is also looking to license its technology to suppliers seeking to differentiate their Wi-Fi products, says president and CEO Andrew Skafel.
Kazu Gomi discusses why NTT Research was formed, what it's working on and the ambitious goals of its IOWN initiative with Intel and Sony.
But startup's broader play is to stitch together a global content delivery network footprint and a growing edge cloud that can run a wide range of bandwidth- and latency-sensitive services.
CEO Danielle Royston has an aggressive new plan for the cloud-based BSS vendor and growing customer support, but it involves extra investment and ongoing losses that might not suit all of the company's investors.
Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.
Global operator adopts 'suck it and see' approach to open line system efficiencies.
The IT and integration side of Orange has been touting its credentials as an option for enterprises that need help managing multi-cloud environments. Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network native, how OBS stands out from its competition and what a company that size does to prepare for the business impact of the new coronavirus and the reality that we're all suddenly a lot less mobile.
Matt Carter, president and CEO at SD-WAN specialist Aryaka, discusses network security, market consolidation, the role of MPLS services, his company's IPO and M&A potential and why the classic Western Shane is his favorite movie of all time.
Streaming service focused on factual programming has more than 13 million subs, and is targeting 'hundreds of millions' as it pursues distribution deals around the globe, Clint Stinchcomb says.
Matrixx Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon to succeed Dave Labuda as CEO.
NTT's CTO Ettienne Reinecke joins the podcast to shine a light on the most disruptive tech trends he sees for enterprises in the coming year. Many of them are closely linked to a surge in computing capacity and tech development at the network's edge.
Former Vodafone exec aims to broaden Kaltura's technology and influence around the globe as new and legacy video and TV services head into the cloud.
Podcast: Service providers and their enterprise customers face new opportunities and challenges as SD-WAN moves from DIY to cloud service, says Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nokia's Nuage business unit.
Google-backed startup boots up OTT-delivered video service for restaurants, retail shops and other businesses that can complement (or possibly replace) TV services from cable and satellite TV providers.
Allen Broome says initiatives are underway to extend the Agile model and form a tighter integration bond with customers that, in turn, will accelerate the development and debut of new features and capabilities.
Dish Network hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Here's what they have to say about that.
Philo's low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV offering should fit well with consumers who are creating their own video streaming bundles that don't rely on traditional pay-TV, Andrew McCollum says.
Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Distributed architectures and other common, underlying technologies and techniques are also starting to span across both wired and wireless networks, Morgan Kurk says.
Marc Ganzi is described as a 'leading visionary and entrepreneur' in his company's biography, and given his recent investments its easy to see why. Here's what he has to say about hot topics like 5G, build to relocate, small cells and edge computing.
CEO of cable's engineering and standards-setting organization says 10G will be 'foundational' to the industry's future and a major focus as Cable-Tec Expo has its Swan Song in The Big Easy.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
Mireille Hellou recently took charge of an Orange business unit bringing together Californian innovation and the European telco. She talked with Light Reading editor Mitch Wagner about how that focus can be about more than profits.
The rise of ad-supported, free streaming services is helping broadcasters and cable networks find new audiences in the OTT world.
The smallest of the UK's four mobile operators is forging ahead with its rollout of a home broadband service powered by Huawei's 5G equipment, despite government concern about the Chinese vendor.
Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
From 5G to WiFi 6, Boingo's new CEO sees opportunities everywhere. Moreover, those opportunities now stretch into the 3.5GHz CBRS band.
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
Ericsson's distributed edge cloud unit is on a path to connect to 'multiple hundreds' of service provider partners in the coming months, new CEO Kyle Okamoto says.