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Cisco Scores 'Shocking' 100G Metro Deal at Verizon
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  3 comments
The rumors were true! Cisco joins Ciena in Verizon's next-generation metro transport network, and that spells bad news for Fujitsu and Coriant.
CEO Chat With Thibaut Bechetoille, Qosmos
Between the CEOs  | 
3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
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.
Startup Cohere Raises $35M for 5G Modulation
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  5 comments
Australian operator Telstra will be among the first to test the company's OTFS technology that it says will help them add capacity for a 5G future.
EZchip Pitches New Chips at NFV
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  1 comment
Networking chip specialist is targeting the high end of the multicore server market with an ARM-based processor that can meet the needs of SDN and NFV deployments.
Sonus Stock Crashes on Lost Orders
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Order fallout prompts slashing of revenue projections by 33% and trading is halted as Sonus shares tumble.
Eurobites: Hutchison's O2 Deal Poised for Take-Off
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica invests in mobile OS startup; Deutsche Telekom opens 5G lab; Amazon Fire TV Sticks it to Europe.
Icontrol Unlocks New Revenue Channel
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
After making its name in the cable market, Icontrol is entering the independent security dealer market with Icontrol One.
India's Big Four Drive Market Growth
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  1 comment
India's telecom market is on the cusp of including 1 billion customers thanks to gains by the country's biggest mobile operators.
Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray  | 
3/24/2015  |  4 comments
If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.
The Rise of Industry 4.0
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/24/2015  |  10 comments
Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
CityFibre Sees Backhaul Interest From O2, Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  1 comment
The fiber network operator believes a merger between BT and EE will drive the UK's other mobile players into its backhaul embrace.
NTT, UBIqube Team on Managed Security DevOps
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator, software vendor team up to allow NTT to deliver managed security services on-demand alongside its cloud services.
Google Fiber Tees Up Targeted Ads in KC
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  1 comment
Google Fiber's 27,000 video subscribers in the Kansas City metro area are about to get their first dose of targeted advertising from their new pay-TV provider.
Data Center Interconnect to Star at OFC 2015
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  5 comments
Data center interconnect is clearly going to be in the limelight this week at OFC 2015, and that's reflected in the pre-show noise.
Infinera Asks: Hungry for a Slice of Photonics?
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera offers new PICs with sliceable bandwidth to address emerging metro needs.
Eurobites: BT Jumps Into Mobile With MVNO
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain deploys small cells; Ethiopian operator uses AlcaLu's CEM; UK telcos push for cheaper mast rental.
Open Compute Project Hits Critical Mass
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/23/2015  |  1 comment
Support from major vendors adds reality to the vision of open source data center hardware.
Women in Tech Coming Into Focus
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/20/2015  |  29 comments
There is progress being made as tech firms begin to make women a priority, but there's still a long road ahead to redress the gender balance.
Will Open Source Groups Keep Windows Open?
Rewired  | 
3/20/2015  |  15 comments
New open source group provides substantial industry insight at MWC -- here's hoping they keep up the effort to keep non-members informed.
Cable Starts Scoring With OTT
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2015  |  3 comments
Several cable companies revealed promising early results from their OTT video integration efforts at the Light Reading Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies conference this week.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
Column  | 
3/20/2015  |  5 comments
Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.
Eurobites: Orange Acquires 'Spy-Proof' Cloud
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange monetizes SDN/NFV service; Vodafone agrees to buy Metroweb stake; Sky offloads betting business.
Telecom Italia Forecasts Some Pain Relief
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2015  |  1 comment
The Italian incumbent expects sales to decline less sharply this year than last and hopes its investment plan will stabilize earnings next year.
OCP Summit 2015 in Pics: 'His Beard Is So Majestic'
Slide Shows  | 
3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
See OCP Foundation President and Chairman Frank Frankovsky's majestic beard, and CEO Corey Bell's magnificent sweater.
America Faces Critical Emoji Gap
Wagner’s Ring  | 
3/20/2015  |  4 comments
Emoji reflect the culture of Japan, leaving Americans wanting to talk about burritos with nothing to say.
Tag Team Takes On Apple Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/19/2015  |  20 comments
Swiss giant Tag Heuer has teamed up with Google and Intel to take on Apple with a smartwatch of their own as the wearables category starts to heat up.
Prepping for D3.1, Cox Expands All-Digital
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2015  |  3 comments
Cox Communications' transition to all-digital TV has extended to two more markets – Rhode Island and Tulsa, Okla. – with several more on the way.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/19/2015  |  2 comments
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
NetScout: Service Assurance Still a Must for Virtual Realm
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
NetScout exec tells cable execs the next generation of service assurance must combine physical and virtual probes and not affect performance.
India's Spectrum Sale Shatters Records
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2015  |  2 comments
Yet to wrap up, India latest frequency sale has already seen operators bid more than in the 2010 auction. Is the industry heading for another downturn?
China Mobile Profits Fall on 4G Spending
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2015  |  2 comments
China's biggest mobile operator has warned investors that competition in the 4G market will intensify in the months ahead.
Eurobites: Ofcom Puts the Squeeze on BT
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes Peterborough project; Morocco 4G auction raises $200; is it all over for Uber?
KVH Looks to OpenStack for Private Cloud
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
The service provider wants to move beyond its current financial-sector customer base and into the general enterprise.
T-Mobile Looks to Shake Up Mobile Market for Businesses
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  19 comments
Now T-Mobile takes aim at SMB wireless market in the US.
Microsemi Snaps Up Vitesse for $389M
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  4 comments
It's more M&A for the semiconductor space as Microsemi acquires Vitesse to expand its growth in emerging markets.
Gigabit Trend Grows in Eastern Oregon
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  10 comments
Eastern Oregon Telecom is deploying a fiber network past 8,000 homes and businesses, many of them rural.
How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
Orange Unveils NFV-Based Offering for SMBs
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  4 comments
A new offering from the French service provider will let business customers set up and manage services dynamically using a web portal.
AT&T & Friends Form Rewards Program
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  7 comments
The carrier is joining forces with American Express, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Ride Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu to launch a loyalty program for their customers.
TWC Delivers First QAM Video Over CCAP
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Outgoing Time Warner Cable EVP Mike Hayashi has announced that TWC is the first to deliver QAM video over a CCAP platform.
ADVA Gets Real About Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The optical equipment vendor is expanding its line-up of network interface devices as part of a new NFV strategy.
Ericsson: Marketing Must Adapt to SDN World
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  1 comment
Service providers have yet to think about the impact SDN and NFV will have on marketing and troubleshooting.
Pics: Meet 'Big Bertha' at Juniper's Data Center Lab!
Slide Shows  | 
3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Juniper uses its POC Lab to put its gear through its paces and win customers.
Eurobites: Vodafone Sues O2 for $15M in Czech Republic
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Imagination shares slip on licensing slowdown news; Tele2 upgrades with Huawei in Croatia; Russia's MTS forecasts stormy weather.
Comcast Puts DOCSIS 3.1 Live in the Field
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast is running its first field tests of the next-gen DOCSIS 3.1 broadband spec, with the aim of deploying D3.1 and the gigabit services it will enable broadly, starting in 2016.
GSMA Opens a Mobile Marketplace
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2015  |  20 comments
Industry association has 1,300 companies signed up at launch.
Bandwidth On-Demand Raises Business Model Concerns
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2015  |  3 comments
Operators are looking to NFV and SDN to support the rollout of more flexible offerings, but what does this mean for their business model?
Cox's Athena to Virtualize Home Network
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2015  |  5 comments
New project builds on CableLabs' virtual CPE work to create personal cloud environments for customers to simplify home networks/services.
Infinera Urges Cable Toward Optical Innovation
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2015  |  1 comment
Adding capacity isn't enough to meet long-term demand. Cable must also add Flex-Grid, multi-layer switching, CDC ROADMs and more.
Fastback & Sub10 Merge for Millimeter Future
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2015  |  3 comments
Fastback and Sub10 look to create a high-frequency radio backhaul system for a 5G future.
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