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Vewd CEO pushes Operator TV play
CxO Spotlight | 10/18/2021

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.

BT's Howard Watson: Eyeing the 'prize' of a 5G converged core
CxO Spotlight | 10/13/2021

Howard Watson explains how BT plans to phase out Huawei equipment, and why it's banking on the benefits of a 5G converged core.

BT's Rob Shuter: Enterprises want solutions, not just connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 10/13/2021

Customers are looking to combine telco and tech elements into solutions, coupled AI, edge computing and IoT, Shuter said.

Fresh funding will fuel some M&A, Plume CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 10/12/2021

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.

Kore Wireless, now public, aims to be a 'one-stop-shop' for IoT
CxO Spotlight | 10/6/2021

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 on clearing up the cloudy relationship between telcos and hyperscalers
CxO Spotlight | 9/27/2021

BT's Chet Patel explains how telcos and hyperscalers can collaborate to provide a better cloud experience for enterprise customers.

Extreme Networks enters SD-WAN market with $70M Ipanema acquisition
CxO Spotlight | 9/24/2021

Extreme's CTO Nabil Bukhari discusses the company's decision to acquire Ipanema and its plans for entering the SD-WAN market.

Former cable exec to take on AT&T and Comcast in Jacksonville
CxO Spotlight | 9/17/2021

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.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic
CxO Spotlight | 9/16/2021

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.

Matrixx CTO: How modern charging, billing unlocks new mobile services
CxO Spotlight | 9/14/2021

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.

Airspan's CEO on going public, open RAN and the 5G future
CxO Spotlight | 8/16/2021

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.

Podcast: The Divide – How Flume is tapping NYC's dark fiber to deliver affordable broadband
CxO Spotlight | 8/12/2021

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 starts next fiber upgrade wave, puts XGS-PON on roadmap
CxO Spotlight | 8/11/2021

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.

Podcast: Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on the growth of 'community' broadband
CxO Spotlight | 8/2/2021

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.

ATX plots path to DOCSIS 4.0
CxO Spotlight | 7/23/2021

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.

Minim opens new chapter, gears up for expansion
CxO Spotlight | 7/18/2021

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.

Astound Broadband CEO sets sights on more M&A, fiber footprint expansion
CxO Spotlight | 7/2/2021

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.

USTC's Tom McLaughlin prepares to take on the supply chain challenge
CxO Spotlight | 6/29/2021

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.

Podcast: The Divide – UTOPIA Fiber's Roger Timmerman on serving Utah with open access muni broadband
CxO Spotlight | 6/24/2021

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.

Cohere CEO: Open RAN ideal for enterprise applications
CxO Spotlight | 6/24/2021

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.

Juniper CEO: 5G future is virtualized
CxO Spotlight | 6/16/2021

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: Pushing for global expansion
CxO Spotlight | 6/15/2021

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.

Podcast: The Divide – INDATEL and Connected2Fiber on monetizing 'fiber to the farmhouse'
CxO Spotlight | 6/10/2021

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.

New NCTC CEO heads back to his cable roots
CxO Spotlight | 5/27/2021

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.

Podcast: The Divide – Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on preparing for the 'fiber bubble'
CxO Spotlight | 5/25/2021

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.

Evolution Digital broadens its broadband game
CxO Spotlight | 5/19/2021

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.

Podcast – The Divide: Stealth's Shrihari Pandit on bringing fiber to underserved business communities
CxO Spotlight | 4/29/2021

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.

Rakuten's Tareq Amin: Battling legacy thinking and network complexity
CxO Spotlight | 4/22/2021

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.

Podcast: The Divide – Scott Willis and Bruce Garrison on the 'collective ecosystem' required to reach the underserved
CxO Spotlight | 4/8/2021

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.

Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network
CxO Spotlight | 4/2/2021

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.

Podcast: The Divide – Fiber Broadband Association's Gary Bolton on the 'good news, good news' for fiber
CxO Spotlight | 4/1/2021

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.

Podcast: MetTel's Ed Fox on extending enterprise IT to home networks
CxO Spotlight | 3/25/2021

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.

Podcast – The Divide: Ribbon's Bruce McClelland on economics and politics of rural broadband
CxO Spotlight | 3/18/2021

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.

Cujo AI's cybersecurity system set to roam (if you want to)
CxO Spotlight | 3/16/2021

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.

Podcast – The Divide: Upstream's Kostas Kastanis on offering 'free' Internet in Africa
CxO Spotlight | 3/11/2021

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 CEO talks spectrum values, partnerships and sales
CxO Spotlight | 3/2/2021

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 finds its footing in crowded streaming TV market
CxO Spotlight | 2/9/2021

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.

DistroTV CEO streams into the 'FAST' lane
CxO Spotlight | 1/28/2021

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.

Struum brings 'ClassPass' model to the world of streaming
CxO Spotlight | 1/15/2021

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.

Podcast: eero CEO Nick Weaver takes Wi-Fi management for the win
CxO Spotlight | 1/13/2021

eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.

CSG's new CEO sizes up growth in mobile, business diversification
CxO Spotlight | 1/7/2021

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.

Cisco broadband CTO broadens his scope
CxO Spotlight | 12/17/2020

John Chapman's focus has extended to PON, 5G and fixed wireless, but he'll 'always be a cable guy at heart.'

Ciena's opex flex
CxO Spotlight | 12/11/2020

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.

Minim puts new broadband product plan in motion
CxO Spotlight | 12/8/2020

CEO Gray Chynoweth talks product and service provider strategy after closing the acquisition of Zoom Telephonics and rebranding the company under the Minim moniker.

Ting Internet's top priority: Boost 'build velocity'
CxO Spotlight | 12/1/2020

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.

Podcast: Cogent's Dave Schaeffer on building a better backbone
CxO Spotlight | 11/25/2020

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.

Congruex builds through organics – and lots of M&A
CxO Spotlight | 11/20/2020

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.

Podcast: Everstream CEO on fueling fiber expansion
CxO Spotlight | 11/12/2020

CEO Brett Lindsey joins the podcast to discuss the company's strategy around building fiber networks in the Midwest.

128 Technology's Sue Graham Johnston: Creating a session-aware network
CxO Spotlight | 11/11/2020

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.

New ATX CEO ready to ride cable's next wave
CxO Spotlight | 11/10/2020

Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.

Locast has achieved operational sustainability, chairman says
CxO Spotlight | 11/6/2020

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.

What's next for Kyrio?
CxO Spotlight | 10/28/2020

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.

An investor's view of 5G and edge computing
CxO Spotlight | 10/26/2020

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.

Podcast: Juniper CTO on creating an AI-driven enterprise
CxO Spotlight | 10/23/2020

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.

SCTE CEO: Secretive show demo to tout the promise of '10G'
CxO Spotlight | 10/9/2020

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.

Data science can simplify a fragmented video market – MarketCast CEO
CxO Spotlight | 9/24/2020

John Batter, a former exec of Gracenote and Dreamworks Animation, dives into the drivers behind MarketCast's acquisition of big data specialist Deductive.

Ribbon's McClelland: 5G is one of our catalysts
CxO Spotlight | 9/17/2020

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.

Broadcast vet extends OTT bridge to local TV stations
CxO Spotlight | 9/4/2020

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 set to seize global 'video transformation' opportunities
CxO Spotlight | 8/13/2020

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.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future
CxO Spotlight | 8/3/2020

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Satellite broadband's future to be formed by multi-orbit constellations, SES CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 7/17/2020

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.

Podcast: NTT Americas CEO Simon Walsh on providing services in a hybrid world
CxO Spotlight | 7/9/2020

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.

Promptlink tries to rise above the cable network noise
CxO Spotlight | 7/7/2020

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.

Dish's Marc Rouanne: Building an open RAN, greenfield 5G network
CxO Spotlight | 7/1/2020

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.

Haystack News moves streaming needle as consumers flock to local news
CxO Spotlight | 6/19/2020

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.

Podcast: Colt CEO Keri Gilder on new opportunities and global expansion
CxO Spotlight | 5/26/2020

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.

Technetix sees demand for supplies surge as cable ops bulk up self-install kits
CxO Spotlight | 5/11/2020

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.

Podcast: Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger on coping with COVID-19
CxO Spotlight | 4/30/2020

OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting quickly during the pandemic.

Firstlight CEO sets out to reignite QuickPlay's B2B flame
CxO Spotlight | 4/29/2020

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 Wireless wields spectrum slicing to cut into Wi-Fi market
CxO Spotlight | 4/13/2020

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.

Podcast: NTT Research President and CEO Kazu Gomi
CxO Spotlight | 4/7/2020

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.

StackPath CTO: Service providers possess 'beachfront property' for the edge
CxO Spotlight | 4/3/2020

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.

Optiva CEO seeks a 'second life' for cloud BSS specialist
CxO Spotlight | 3/27/2020

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.

How Altran plays a pivotal role in 5G, edge
CxO Spotlight | 3/26/2020

Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.

Telia Carrier's 'evangelist' to stress test open line system economics
CxO Spotlight | 3/24/2020

Global operator adopts 'suck it and see' approach to open line system efficiencies.

Podcast: Helmut Reisinger, CEO of Orange Business Services
CxO Spotlight | 3/2/2020

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.

Aryaka CEO Matt Carter: The state of SD-WAN and secure communications
CxO Spotlight | 2/24/2020

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.

CuriosityStream CEO: We're 'insulated' from studio content claw-back
CxO Spotlight | 2/3/2020

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.

Exclusive: Matrixx appoints Glo Gordon as CEO
CxO Spotlight | 1/31/2020

Matrixx Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon to succeed Dave Labuda as CEO.

Podcast: NTT CTO Ettienne Reinecke on the Edge Evolution
CxO Spotlight | 1/16/2020

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.

Kaltura's Nuno Sanches: TV Undergoing a 'Generational Transformation'
CxO Spotlight | 1/14/2020

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.

Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar: SD-WAN Crosses the DIY Chasm
CxO Spotlight | 12/26/2019

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.

Rockbot CEO Aims to Shake Up B2B TV
CxO Spotlight | 12/13/2019

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.

MediaKind CTO: Adding Agility Will Shorten 'Feedback Loop' With Customers
CxO Spotlight | 11/22/2019

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.

Meet the Execs Tapped to Build & Sell Dish's 5G Network
CxO Spotlight | 11/11/2019

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.

CEO McCollum: SVoD Surge Could Be Boon for Philo
CxO Spotlight | 11/4/2019

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 CTO Talks About the Company's 5G Aspirations
CxO Spotlight | 10/16/2019

Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.

Optiva CEO Danielle Royston uses the cloud to stand out from the crowd
CxO Spotlight | 10/16/2019

For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.

Network Convergence Revolution to Drive Speed & Efficiency, CommScope CTO Says
CxO Spotlight | 10/8/2019

Distributed architectures and other common, underlying technologies and techniques are also starting to span across both wired and wireless networks, Morgan Kurk says.

Tower Visionary Marc Ganzi on 5G, Small Cells & Edge Computing
CxO Spotlight | 9/30/2019

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.

SCTE-ISBE's Mark Dzuban: '10G' Set to Be the Star of Cable-Tec Expo
CxO Spotlight | 9/26/2019

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.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight | 9/10/2019

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.

Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley CEO Helou on Tech as a Social, Economic Game-Changer
CxO Spotlight | 9/2/2019

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.

Wurl CEO: Free OTT Opens New Outlet for Traditional TV Players
CxO Spotlight | 8/28/2019

The rise of ad-supported, free streaming services is helping broadcasters and cable networks find new audiences in the OTT world.

Three CEO: We'd Rather Take Huawei Risk Than Miss 5G Rewards
CxO Spotlight | 8/20/2019

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.

Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
CxO Spotlight | 7/26/2019

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.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight | 7/16/2019

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.

Boingo's New CEO Sees Growth Everywhere, Including in Private CBRS Networks
CxO Spotlight | 7/12/2019

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: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight | 7/8/2019

Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.

Edge Gravity aims for hyper-scale
CxO Spotlight | 6/28/2019

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.

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