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CEO Chat With Jerry Guo, Casa Systems
Between the CEOs | 6/25/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Casa Systems' President and CEO Jerry Guo, who talked about his ambitions for the company, which, it turns out, include an IPO...

Sierra Wireless Buying IoT-Focused MVNO
News Analysis | 6/25/2015

Sierra Wireless makes a move into the mobile network virtual operator market.

The Digital Service Provider
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/24/2015

To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'

T-Mobile Takes Spectrum Fight to the People
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

Carrier petitions the FCC to block AT&T's attempt to acquire spectrum in three rural markets, as well as posts videos urging US consumers to speak out about the upcoming auction.

thePlatform Strives for Video Unity
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

Comcast-owned online video publishing unit launches Unified Ingest Service to centralize all video and metadata files for legacy QAM set-top boxes and IP video devices.

No Heroes in the Battle for the Net
MariNation | 6/24/2015

Who's at fault when Internet delivery goes bad?

Redknee Snaps Up Troubled BSS Vendor
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

Redknee strikes another bargain deal and adds further to its BSS assets with the acquisition of Orga Systems, which had hit hard times, for just €38 million.

Eurobites: Orange Tells Govt to Back Off
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefónica's IoT buttons.

FCC Starts Reviewing Charter Deals
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

The FCC has officially opened the docket for review of Charter Communication's proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Cisco Beefs Up Network Automation Portfolio
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

Providing equipment and software for SDN, traditional and DevOps networks.

Bouygues Says 'Non' to Altice
News Analysis | 6/24/2015

Bouygues directors insist their business can flourish on its own in France's mobile market.

First Net Neutrality Complaint Hits TWC
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

Commercial Network Services has filed a complaint alleging that Time Warner Cable has violated net neutrality rules by rejecting a settlement-free peering arrangement.

Sprint CTO Goes Bye-Bye
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

Sprint CTO Stephen Bye is the latest exec to leave the operator.

WiFi Calling Catches on Globally
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

WiFi voice enabler Taqua has signed deals with resellers in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as voice-over WiFi gains traction across the globe.

Loss-Making BlackBerry Flags Software Gains
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

The troubled handset manufacturer is desperate to boost software sales with its hardware business in decline.

Infinera Ups DCI to 100 Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.

TalkTalk Unveils Cut-Price Gigabit Service
Shades of Ray | 6/23/2015

UK operator is set to offer gigabit broadband services at the same price as DSL when its fiber-based service goes live in the fall.

Verizon Closes AOL, Hints at Summer Launch
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

Verizon has closed its acquisition of AOL and is sharing new details on its upcoming mobile-first video service.

BT Preps UHD TV Channel With Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

BT hopes to steal a march on Sky by launching the UK's first UHD channel with the help of Ericsson.

Eurobites: Bouygues Deal Decision Imminent
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC sets date for 'Nokalu' decision; Ericsson does LTE FDD/TDD carrier aggregation in Portugal; Glastonbury latest.

CEO Chat With Cedrik Neike, Cisco
Between the CEOs | 6/23/2015

Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.

OTT & the Net New Effect
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

New evidence suggests that à la carte OTT services aren't cutting into programmer profits, but are instead creating new revenue.

Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business
LRTV Documentaries | 6/23/2015

Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy and explains why promoting women in tech is good business.

NFV: Ready for Prime Time
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2015

At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.

Payments: A Third Pillar of Carrier Revenue?
Column | 6/23/2015

As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.

Arista Launches Network-Wide Cloud Automation
News Analysis | 6/23/2015

EOS CloudVision allows network operators to aggregate all their Arista switches and manage them as one.

T-Mobile Sunsets Last of MetroPCS's CDMA
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

The carrier shut down the last remaining MetroPCS markets -- New York, Dallas and Miami -- booting the 190,000 remaining customers off of CDMA.

Coriant Trials New Flexi-Rate Software With TSIC
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

Coriant is set to unveil new optical layer software suite Tuesday that was used in a field trial with TSIC, Light Reading has learned.

Altice's Bouygues Bid Creates 700MHz Confusion
Morris Lore | 6/22/2015

A possible merger between France's second- and third-biggest mobile operators raises questions about the country's forthcoming 700MHz auction.

Tykes Talk Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 6/22/2015

What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...

Cloud Lifts Video Infrastructure Market
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

New report shows cloud services are driving network infrastructure growth faster than client-side growth in the video market.

AT&T Looks Ahead & Abroad for Digital Life
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

With Digital Life updates expected this summer, the service could be in up to 90 markets in the US by year's end.

Eurobites: Vivendi to Up Stake in Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia does carrier aggregation in Saudi Arabia; ECI's new hybrid OTN/packet switch, re-living the chicken kiev years.

Virgin Media Kickstarts $4.75B UK Upgrade
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

Manchester will this week become the first UK city to start benefiting from the cable operator's rollout of 152Mbit/s services to new premises.

Altice Confirms Bid for Bouygues Telecom
News Analysis | 6/22/2015

Combination with Numericable-SFR would produce France's biggest mobile operator and leave country with just three mobile networks.

Remembering Comcast's Ralph Roberts
Breznick Unbound | 6/19/2015

Comcast co-founder and longtime CEO Ralph Roberts leaves behind a lasting legacy of business success and integrity after passing away Thursday night at the age of 95.

Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
LRTV Documentaries | 6/19/2015

In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.

Analysts Predict Smart Home Slow Down
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Consumer demand for smart home products is waning and a market shake-up is likely on the way.

Introducing the New IP Agency (NIA)
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhövel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).

The Wild Side of Telecom: Fun Times at BTE
Slide Shows | 6/19/2015

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event was full of keynotes and demos, but we also managed to fit in a concert, ping pong tournaments and drones. And you thought we were all work and no play.

Vodafone Big Spender in $5.8B German Auction
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Germany's second-biggest mobile operator has eaten into spectrum territory previously occupied by Telefónica.

Telcos vs. Amazon: The 'Third Network' Race
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Amazon and other hyperscale companies may soon compete with telcos to deliver virtualized network services.

CEO Chat With Dror Bin, RAD
Between the CEOs | 6/19/2015

RAD Data CEO Dror Bin talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the communications networking industry and how RAD Data has evolved to meet the market's new demands.

Eurobites: Ametsreiter Heads to Vodafone
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia signals return to devices; MTS plans tech-neutral LTE; Ofcom simplifies switching.

NTT Comms' New Chief Likes the Fast Lane
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

Tetsuya Shoji has taken the helm at global cloud and connectivity services giant NTT Communications and he's promising a thrilling ride.

EE Revs Mobile Edge Computing Efforts
News Analysis | 6/19/2015

UK operator EE likes life on the edge – the mobile network edge, that is.

Mellanox CEO: Dealing With the Data Storm
LRTV Interviews | 6/18/2015

Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman talks about his company's push into the 100GigE switch market at a special launch event in New York City.

Comcast Tees Up More Gigabit Markets
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Giant US MSO plans to offer symmetrical 2 Gig service to more than 2.1 million homes in Indiana and Michigan, starting later this summer.

It's Not Just the Telcos: Vendors Are 'Transformers' Too
Shades of Ray | 6/18/2015

An exclusive and unique Light Reading survey shows that it's not just network operators that are transforming their businesses and strategies -- the vendors are also changing to meet the evolving needs of their core customer base.

Airtel 4G Gathers Momentum in India
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Bharti Airtel launches 4G trial for its customers in National Capital Region.

NYC Scolds Verizon for FiOS Shortfall
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

A New York City audit suggests Verizon isn't living up to its promises to deliver FiOS service to everyone in the Big Apple that wants it.

Mellanox Joins the 100GigE Switch Pack
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Hot on the heels of Cisco's Nexus expansion, Mellanox joins the 100GigE switch market with the promise of zero packet loss.

Comcast Not Interested in T-Mobile
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Despite reports in German magazine Manager Magazin, a source close to Comcast says giant US MSO has no interest in buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom.

ONS2015 in Pics: Keep Pouring Work Juice!
Slide Shows | 6/18/2015

Stuffed with SDN knowledge, food, coffee and beer.

RJio 4G Plans Stoke Price-War Fears
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

The pricing proposals announced by the 4G upstart will have India's existing mobile operators worried.

Building Momentum for the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/18/2015

Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the primary benefits of the New IP.

Eurobites: Mobile Subs Slide in Russia
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: bidding passes €4.7 billion in German spectrum auction; NokiaLu gets US approval; more broken broadband promises.

Google: 'Great' Data Center Networks Essential
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

With Moore's Law coming to an end and I/O at a bottleneck, future computing growth will be driven by networking power, says a top Google engineer.

BT, EE Defend $19.9B Merger Plans
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Biggest UK fixed and mobile operators accuse their critics of erecting 'roadblocks' in the digital economy.

Cisco & Partners to Invest $10B in China
News Analysis | 6/18/2015

Investment with partners will go towards training, R&D and other areas likely to boost the company's standing with the Chinese administration.

AT&T Slammed $100M in Net Neutrality Fine
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100M for violating 2010 Open Internet rules.

Bright House Takes Enterprise to the Cloud
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Cable operator Bright House Networks is introducing new cloud-based infrastructure and application services for enterprise customers.

FreedomPop Grabs $30M More in Funding
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

MVNO says it has ducked several M&A offerings to focus on growth and will revisit its options a year or two down the line.

MTS, RCom Talks Fuel India M&A Hopes
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

A merger between Sistema Shyam TeleServices and Reliance Communications would suit both players' strategic needs.

Elop's Out as Microsoft Refocuses Its Strategy
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Stephen Elop, once thought of as Microsoft's 'Trojan horse,' will be one of three executives to leave the company as it refocuses its strategy and prepares to launch Windows 10.

AT&T Open Sources Gigabit Networking Tools
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

The carrier will share software and hardware specs to the Open Compute Project and OpenDaylight.

Scoring With Cloud DVR
LRTV Documentaries | 6/17/2015

In this interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi shares lessons learned from the MSO's rollout of its cloud DVR service, which just captured a Leading Lights award.

Comcast Reportedly Pursuing T-Mobile
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Deutsche Telekom is talking to Comcast about selling its T-Mobile US unit to the big cable company while discussions continue with Dish Network and others, according to German magazine Manager Magazin.

TV Should Be $38 Per Month… Or Less
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Viewers may have unrealistic expectations for their custom TV bundles.

Keysight to Buy UK's Anite for $611M
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Test and measurement specialist spun out of Agilent aims to create market leader in wireless test market through takeover.

Eurobites: Operators Brief Against OTT Crowd
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson eschews M&A; AlcaLu's G.fast gateway; Now TV's Sky slot.

VoLTE Triumphs (if Conditions Are Just Right)
Que Sera Sarah | 6/17/2015

P3's study of VoLTE in the DC area shows it delivers high-quality, crisp calling, but a lot of stars still have to align to be able to use it.

Brisk Web Business Boosts ADVA's Outlook
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

ADVA increases its revenue and income outlook for the second quarter, noting increasing business with web companies.

SDN & NFV Amplify Security Threat – Allot
News Analysis | 6/17/2015

The use of New IP technologies raises big questions about network security as cyber attacks continue to escalate.

Bringing Together NFV MANO & OSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/16/2015

In part 3 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell considers how the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack needs to work with OSS functions to operationalize NFV.

More BTE 2015 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2015

More of the key highlights from this year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, including drone footage!

Why We're Teaming Up With SCTE
Breznick Unbound | 6/16/2015

Light Reading and SCTE are joining forces to create multimedia content about a number of key cable tech topics, starting with DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi and IP video.

Telcos Invest in IoT Tech Startup
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Orange, Foxconn, KPN and Swisscom all contribute to a $25 million round for French specialist Actility.

Comverse Shells Out $135M for Acision
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Acquisition of IP Messaging specialist is part of Comverse's strategy to focus on being a digital services provider, having just sold its BSS business to Amdocs.

Hitting Reset on the Telco Mindset
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event provided reminders of the cultural challenges for telcos as they move into cloud and data center networking.

Sony Promises à la Carte TV
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Sony says it will deliver a-la-carte TV channels starting in July, but they won't come cheap, and those same channels may be available without Sony's help.

CEO Chat With Barry Mainz, Wind River
Between the CEOs | 6/16/2015

Steve Saunders sat down with Barry Mainz, ten-year veteran and President of Wind River, a leading embedded system software developer with solutions that cover everything from automotive to the surface of Mars.

Breakfast of Champions: Women in Tech at BTE
Slide Shows | 6/16/2015

An inspiring panel of speakers made Light Reading's fourth Women in Tech breakfast, held at the recent Big Telecom Event, an occasion to remember.

Philo Raises $10M, Considers New Markets
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Philo has closed a Series B funding round for $10 million, and the TV Everywhere company is hinting that it may expand beyond the university market.

Virtual Mobile Core: Time to Get Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/16/2015

Mobile operators feel an urgency to virtualize the EPC, and are exploring a variety of ways to move forward, on an ambitious timeframe.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Huawei Target the Enterprise
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovenian sale slipping away; LG granted Nokia smartphone license; IoT startup raises $25 million.

Qualcomm Aims MuLTEfire at Unlicensed Bands
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Vendor develops new technology that would break mobile operators' hold on LTE in unlicensed spectrum.

ONOS Expands Its Reach on Internet2
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

The open source SDN network operating system is also being used in an open source router running on white box hardware.

SpiderCloud Spins Web of Small Cell Partners
News Analysis | 6/16/2015

Strategic deals with Cisco, Nokia and NEC help make one of the smallest small cell providers one of the biggest names in the enterprise market.

Defining Use Cases & Business Cases for SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2015

Despite all the work that has already been put into defining and developing use cases, many service providers think more attention needs to be paid to the economics of SDN and NFV.

Title II Rules Take Effect
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

The FCC's new Open Internet Order formally went into effect Friday after a federal appeals court rejected requests by the cable, telecom and wireless industries to stay the rules until their legal challenge is settled.

RJio to Launch 4G in December
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Reliance Jio has announced plans to launch 4G services in December 2015.

AT&T to Show Off Next-Gen Central Office
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

AT&T has been working with a number of vendors to figure out how its central offices will evolve into extensions of its data center architecture.

What's Vexing ViXS?
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

The loss of two CEOs and a trailing stock price point toward internal strife at Canadian chip company ViXS.

Portland Leapfrogs Google's Gigabit Queue – Report
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

A new report suggests Portland may be Google's next gigabit city.

MRV Limbers Up for 100GE Demand
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Vendor looks to satisfy growing demand for 100Gbit/s Ethernet with new OptiPacket OP-X1 box.

IoT the Flavor of India's Tech Startups
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

The Indian IoT startup space is abuzz with activity and innovation.

Operators, Vendors Advise FCC on LTE-U
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Service providers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Cablevision join vendors like Ruckus Wireless, Google, Broadcom and more to appeal to the FCC on rulings it will make on LTE-U.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria CEO Resigns
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approves German broadband aid; IoT center opens in France; making Cologne smarter.

DT Takes Cloud Fight to Google, Amazon
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

German operator aims to double revenues from enterprise cloud services in the next three years.

Tata Talks Innovation at BTE
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2015

At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.

Networks Are Like Mullets
News Analysis | 6/15/2015

Service providers need to serve business data networks by day, Netflix video users by night, making management tricky.

Why TV Everywhere Is Taking Off Now
LRTV Documentaries | 6/15/2015

In this LRTV interview, Verizon's Joseph Hopkins explains why multiscreen video is finally starting to hit a sweet spot with viewers and how his company aims to capitalize.

UBIqube: Best Product Presentation at BTE
Shades of Ray | 6/13/2015

UBIqube was awarded the Best Product Presentation show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.

HP: Best Demo Space at BTE
Shades of Ray | 6/13/2015

HP won the Best Demo Space show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.

Wray Reshaping CenturyLink Cloud Operation
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

New dev-ops approach means major changes in structure, job definitions and even the way offices are built, all to enable faster innovation.

BTE 2015: Wild Times at the NFV Zoo
LRTV Documentaries | 6/12/2015

As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Fuzzy Outlook for Ultra HD
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Despite growing sales and shipments of 4K TV sets, experts say the future of Ultra HD is unclear because of content, bandwidth, encoding, security and other challenges.

Level 3: Honeypots Are Only Half the Battle
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

CEO Jack Waters urges the industry to do more when it comes to security, including not only detecting threats, but alerting customers and acting on them using 'situational awareness.'

Ofcom Maintains Regulatory Attack on BT
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Latest regulatory move could see BT forced to slash wholesale leased-line fees.

BTE 2015: 4K All the Way
LRTV Documentaries | 6/12/2015

Strategies to counter the OTT threat and 4K video developments were top of the agenda during the Video Summit at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Eurobites: AlcaLu, Sequans Combine on IoT for Orange
News Analysis | 6/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Group looks at Yoigo; EU exempts mobile from social tariffs; Ericsson's mobile money move.

Our Windy City Diaries: Sightseeing at BTE
Slide Shows | 6/12/2015

Chicago has no shortage of sites to be seen. While attending the Big Telecom Event, we explored the streets and took some photos, for your benefit, of course.

MTS India Preps Move to 4G
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

India's only pure-play CDMA service provider is getting ready to move from 2G CDMA to 4G.

Highlights of BTE 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 6/11/2015

What were some of the highlights at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) this year? We had a chat about it on the show floor.

The New IP Agency Is Born at BTE
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

The New IP Agency (NIA), which aims to simplify the currently baffling NFV ecosystem, was born at the Big Telecom Event (BTE).

Cox: Cable Will Band Together Out of Market
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

Cox SVP Stephen Rowley says cable operators ultimately want to take their business services offerings to national accounts, but it won't be easy to go out of market, and it will take time.

Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes Heading to Altice – Report
News Analysis | 6/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom gets tough on broadband speeds; German spectrum bids pass €3 billion; takeover trouble in Slovenia.

BT, Allied Telesis Foresee Broadband Future
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

At the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, BT bigs up G.fast for copper-based broadband while Allied Telesis puts WDM-PON in play for the Gigabit community.

The Best of BTE: Highlights From the Show
Slide Shows | 6/10/2015

The Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.

DoCoMo & EE Share 5G Visions
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.

Vodafone UK Enters Quad-Play Fray
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Vodafone has added broadband service to its mobile offering as rivals plan major convergence moves of their own.

DT Exec Pressures Vendors on Open Source
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Encouraged by Cisco's commitment to open source practices, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg wants other vendors to follow suit.

Taming the NFV 'Orchestration Zoo'
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Proliferation of NFV silos risk vendor lock-in.

Adventures in 'Platforming' at BTE
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.

Calling All Women Startups! Intel Wants to Give You Money
Que Sera Sarah | 6/10/2015

And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.

Smart Cities Need Long-Term Goals to Thrive
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Short-term political and investment considerations may be stifling the development of smart cities.

Harmonic Drives New Ultra HD Group
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

New industry group takes on workflow problems for Ultra HD video by coordinating the adoption of standards and best practices for signal delivery and production.

Cloud DVR Is a Killer App... Just Not in 2015
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Cloud DVR is likely to be a game changer, but probably not until later this decade.

BTE 2015 Day 1: 'Inevitable & Irreversible Change'
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2015

Watch highlights of the events of Day One of BTE 2015 from Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading; Andre Fuetsch, SVP of architecture and design for AT&T; Colin Bannon, CTO of BT wholesale technology, services and operations, and more.

BTE 2015 Day 1: Steve Saunders's Keynote Speech
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2015

Hear Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, give his BTE 2015 Day 1 keynote speech.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Launches Fixed Broadband, Voice
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT/EE moves to second stage of scrutiny; TeliaSonera buys a chunk of Spotify; OTE sheds more jobs.

Colt Blames Vendors for NFV Holdups
News Analysis | 6/10/2015

Operators and vendors are not seeing eye-to-eye on the pricing and sale of virtualization products.

Koley: Google Open Sourcing Config Models
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.

Cisco SVP: Telecom Must Transform or Lose Out
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Companies across the industry must reinvent themselves as platform providers and embrace open source if they are to thrive in future, according to Cisco.

Leading Lights: The Highlight Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2015

Awards were given, drinks were downed, jokes were made and a good time was had by all! Here's a quick look back on Light Reading's own Night at the Museum for the 2015 Leading Lights awards in Chicago.

The Intersection of Technology & Taxidermy: Leading Lights at the Field Museum
Slide Shows | 6/9/2015

At the intersection of technology and taxidermy, you'll find the Leading Lights Awards.

AT&T Touts Its First Virtualized Functions
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

AT&T SVP Andre Fuetsch discusses three of the functions AT&T has already virtualized along the path to making its network 75% software-defined by 2020.

Why So Many SDN Groups?
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Are the massed ranks of SDN and related groups getting in each other's way?

Broadcom Claims First D3.1 Set-Top Design
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Broadcom announced a 'world's first' set-top reference design solution supporting DOCSIS 3.1, but it follows demonstrations of a D3.1 gateway from Comcast last month.

EE Makes IoT Push Before Takeover by BT
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

The UK's leading 4G operator has announced a new Internet of Things strategy that should gather momentum following a tie-up with BT.

Eurobites: EE Tightens 4G Focus
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

...with a 4G-connected video camera. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks teams with German university on 5G; TDC takes Mediaroom to Norway, with AlcaLu's help; trouble at Mobily.

US Cellular Seeking New 5G OFDM Waveform
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

CTO of the Chicago-based operator says that 5G will require a new waveform, but one that's based on an evolved form of OFDM.

Brocade Boosts SDN Network Performance
News Analysis | 6/9/2015

Flow Optimizer is designed to provide increased control and security for OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.

Leading Lights Awards 2015: The Winners
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

We had 24 awards to hand out this year – find out who went home triumphant from our lavish awards dinner at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Qualcomm Looks to Sell UK Spectrum Holdings – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

US chipmaker looks to take advantage of new European regulations allowing L-band airwaves to be used with mobile broadband services.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Mobile)
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.

Cisco Launches All-Purpose Security Server
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

The Firepower 9300 is designed to run a variety of security services from Cisco and third parties.

Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN
Column | 6/8/2015

There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.

Atlantic Broadband Swallows MetroCast
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Atlantic Broadband plans to acquire MetroCast Communications for $200 million.

Deutsche Telekom Plotting BT Takeover – Report
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

The German incumbent aims to use proceeds from a T-Mobile US sale to buy the UK's former state-owned monopoly, according to the Telegraph.

Procera Unveils QoE ScoreCard
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Packet inspection and subscriber experience vendor unveils a customer services scorecard that's all about quality of experience rather than connection speeds.

Reinventing the Pay-TV Business
Breznick Unbound | 6/8/2015

In LR's inaugural BTE Video Summit, speakers will look at how the video industry is changing and how service providers can cope with those changes.

BTE 2015: Making Old Technology New
Wagner’s Ring | 6/8/2015

Re-architecting VNFs, the changing telco data center and open source for service providers are themes for Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro at this week's Big Telecom Event.

Eurobites: Does DT Have Designs on BT?
News Analysis | 6/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: legal challenge to Telefónica's E-Plus acquisition; KPN gets down with the startups; Apple Pay for the UK?

10 Telecom Greats & Their Doppelgängers
Slide Shows | 6/8/2015

We've paired these telecom legends with their slightly more recognizable lookalikes. We dare you to tell the difference.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 6/7/2015

Find out what helped five test vendors make this year's awards shortlist.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

It's still very early days for NFV but our two finalists are first-rate.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Service Provider
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

Our first IoT/M2M award is being contested by two very strong finalists -- AT&T and KORE.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

This new category attracted a lot of entries and a very strong shortlist.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
News Analysis | 6/6/2015

It's always a hotly contested category and this year has been no exception, with nine impressive shortlisted entries.

Leading Lights 2015 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

As service providers rely more and more on their IT and support systems, the competition to win this award intensifies, with seven vendors battling it out this year.

BTE 2015: DCI's Here; Where's It Going Next?
DOS Attack | 6/5/2015

Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.

Not So Fast on Dish/T-Mobile Deal, Analyst Says
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Fiendishly playing the devil's advocate, Craig Moffett argues that the reported deal-in-the-works between Dish Network and T-Mobile US doesn't really make much sense.

BTE 2015: Windstream CTO on GigE Trends
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Windstream CTO Randy Nicklas answers Light Reading's questions on gigabit Ethernet trends.

Vodafone Could Buy Virgin Media, Quit Germany, Says Analyst
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Talks between Vodafone and Liberty are focused on the UK and German markets, according to one analyst.

T-Mobile US Sale Fits DT's All-IP Game Plan
Morris Lore | 6/5/2015

T-Mobile US has little place in Deutsche Telekom's strategic vision, and its sale could even help the German operator to realize its true ambitions.

Time Warner Cable Whips Up More WiFi
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Time Warner Cable is extending its WiFi network to Dallas, San Antonio and Raleigh, raising its total number of WiFi hotspots above 100,000.

BTE 2015: G.fast Is a Game-Changer, Says BT Exec
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Colin Bannon, the CTO at BT's Wholesale division, is pumped about the broadband performance potential of G.fast, as he'll explain at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

Eurobites: 'NokaLu' Clears Another Hurdle
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT puts a firewall in its cloud; Millicom buys Zanzibar Telecom; Huawei to train African students.

Vodafone in Asset-Swap Talks With Liberty
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.

BTE 2015: 5 Qs for T-Mobile's Rusty Lhamon
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

T-Mobile's director of M2M updates us on the carrier's strategy and the networks it sees driving the future of IoT, as well as offering a preview of his upcoming BTE panel.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Best New Product (Cable)
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

The six finalists demonstrate that cable still boasts plenty of innovative products as the industry seeks to hang onto video subscribers, pad its broadband customer base and generate fresh revenues.

Syniverse: Expect a Summer of LTE Roaming
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

Mobile interconnect firm says summer is looking hot for international LTE data roaming.

Equinix Spices Up Chinese Cloud With Alibaba
News Analysis | 6/5/2015

The partnership will help extend its multinational businesses to Asia.

Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
From the Founder | 6/5/2015

Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Mobility and integrated service bundles are the common themes in this year's list of finalists for innovation in SMB services.

Sprint & Cisco Bring WiFi to Downtown KC
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Sprint's hometown will become Cisco's latest Smart+Connected city, the first in the US and the first to be supported by a wireless operator.

New Cisco Leadership Favors Diversity
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

More participation from women on a smaller executive team.

Telefónica Bets on IT Transformation
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

The Spanish operator is undergoing a major BSS transformation process that will enable it to focus more on its customers and innovation, says its CIO.

Showtime Joins OTT Parade
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

As expected, Showtime plans to follow in the footsteps of HBO by introducing its own over-the-top service for broadband subscribers next month.

Layer3 TV Closes $51M, Plans 2015 Launch
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

The latest financing round for Layer3 TV brings the company's total funding to more than $80 million as it prepares to launch a new pay-TV service later this year.

Euskaltel IPO Could Support M&A, 4G Rollout
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

The biggest operator in Spain's Basque region is planning a public listing and considering takeover moves.

Eurobites: Orange Looks to North Africa
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange backs out of Israeli relationship; AlcaLu's 100G powers Telecom Italia; eircom expands fiber footprint.

BTE 2015: Innovation Thrives on Diversity
Que Sera Sarah | 6/4/2015

Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Eight vendor finalists demonstrate that SDN doesn't stand for "Still Does Nothing" anymore.

BTE 2015: It's the Fiber, Stupid
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Gigabit services are great for marketing, but fiber is what delivers the ROI.

Wedge to Address APAC Market From Singapore Office
News Analysis | 6/4/2015

Security firm Wedge Networks has revealed plans to open a new office in Singapore in the next two months.

Cisco, IBM Make OpenStack Acquisitions
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Cisco plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, while IBM acquired the Blue Box Group.

Fibrenoire Finds Assurance With Accedian
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.

Big Data Not Really About the Data
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Speaking at the Canadian Telecom Summit, data analytics experts say business values and customer needs come first, not the data itself.

BTE 2015: 5 Qs for AT&T's Andre Fuetsch
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

AT&T's SVP of Architecture and Design and BTE Keynoter Andre Fuetsch discusses the carrier's SDN strategy, APIs and more ahead of the show next week.

OPNFV's Arno Release Imminent
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

The long-awaited first code release from the Open Platform for NFV Project is about to hit the streets, says director Heather Kirksey.

Telecom Italia Warns of Virtualized Silos Risk
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Italian incumbent says it struggles to work with NFV products from different suppliers as operators look to avoid vendor 'lock-in.'

BTE 2015: Spare a Thought for the Network Security Team
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Network security teams get a bad rap and could do with some help and support, says Heavy Reading's chief analyst.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Samsung Team on IoT
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia on Orange's hitlist; EC still rowing about roaming; Huawei completes Danish upgrade.

Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
Column | 6/3/2015

The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.

The Five Nines Makeover
Shades of Ray | 6/3/2015

The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.

BT Predicts SDN/NFV Vendor 'Shake-Out'
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Startups and smaller players appear to be making inroads into NFV and SDN at the expense of the industry's more established vendors.

Nakina Goes Holistic in Securing Network
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Vendor builds on existing Network Integrity Framework, combining constant scanning with analytics to protect heterogenous networks.

Comcast Wins Praise, But Suffers Delays
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Comcast's talking TV guide soared off the runway, but its Gigabit Pro service is still parked at the gate.

Apple & Google: At War on the Home Front
News Analysis | 6/3/2015

Apple & Google want to be a new type of home invader.

Sprint to Woo Customers With 'Cut Your Bill in Half' App
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Sprint will soon launch an iOS mobile app that lets its competitors customers compare their rate plan to Sprint's directly from their iPhones and iPads, Light Reading has learned.

FCC CIO: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

In a keynote at the Canadian Telecom Summit, FCC CIO David Bray spells out his "Five Bold Principles" to know about the web and smart devices going forward.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Comcast, EarthLink and Tata all offer services that innovate in keeping enterprises and their employees connected.

Facebook Joins TM Forum in Connectivity Push
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Social networking giant signs up to TM Forum to expand Internet access in emerging markets.

Intel to Buy Altera for $16.7B
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.

Cisco Adds Service Management Tool to ESP
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

The Cisco Evolved Services Platform gets a network provisioning and service assurance solution, the EPN Manager.

Eurobites: MVNOs Spark Austrian Price War
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European IaaS attracts investors; MTN strike rumbles on; Ericsson lands BBC deal.

32 Regional Telcos Buy Codero Cloud Hosting
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Will bring data center services to local businesses.

Fame, Glory & Ping Pong Await You at BTE
Que Sera Sarah | 6/2/2015

Support charity. Defeat Communism.

Orange Looks to Huawei for IT Overhaul
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

The French operator is collaborating with Huawei on a digital transformation it hopes will make it as agile as an OTT player.

Cisco CTO Warrior Is Out Too – Report
Wagner’s Ring | 6/1/2015

Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.

Nokia Advances MEC for 5G, IoT
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Vendor's AirFrame Data Center platform advances its vision of mobile-edge computing and provides its backbone for 5G and IoT.

2 Cisco Presidents Quit
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Incoming CEO Chuck Robbins plans to announce his new management team within two weeks as Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore step down, effective next month.

Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight
Column | 6/1/2015

Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.

They Want Their Gigabit Now
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

In our latest community poll, a clear majority of Light Reading readers say that consumers see the need to get gigabit broadband services today.

Frontier Tags TiVo for OTT/OTA Trial
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Frontier has a trial under way with TiVo to offer a combined OTT/OTA video service to broadband-only subscribers.

ADVA Ups Its DCI Game
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.

Eurobites: Vodafone Preps for Italian Fiber Job
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials 4G Broadcast service for FA Cup final; Swisscom cozies up to digitec; farewell, then, Belgacom.

German Spectrum Auction Bidding Hits $2.2B
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Germany's multi-band auction has already exceeded regulatory expectations and could level the playing field in the 1800MHz band.

Huawei Open Digital Telco Summit
Slide Shows | 6/1/2015

Huawei Technologies gathered industry leaders, industry analysts and the media at the the B4 Plaza Hotel in Nice, France, to outline the future of digital communications -- here's what happened.

Getting Massive at DoCoMo's 5G Lab
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Nokia Unveils Telco Cloud Hardware Platform
News Analysis | 6/1/2015

Nokia Networks has developed a hardware platform with Intel that is designed for a distributed telco data center architecture.

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