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 makes a move into the mobile network virtual operator market.
To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'
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.
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.
Who's at fault when Internet delivery goes bad?
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 euro 38 million.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefonica's IoT buttons.
The FCC has officially opened the docket for review of Charter Communication's proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Providing equipment and software for SDN, traditional and DevOps networks.
Bouygues directors insist their business can flourish on its own in France's mobile market.
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 Stephen Bye is the latest exec to leave the operator.
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.
The troubled handset manufacturer is desperate to boost software sales with its hardware business in decline.
Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.
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 has closed its acquisition of AOL and is sharing new details on its upcoming mobile-first video service.
BT hopes to steal a march on Sky by launching the UK's first UHD channel with the help of Ericsson.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC sets date for 'Nokalu' decision; Ericsson does LTE FDD/TDD carrier aggregation in Portugal; Glastonbury latest.
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.
New evidence suggests that a la carte OTT services aren't cutting into programmer profits, but are instead creating new revenue.
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.
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.
As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.
EOS CloudVision allows network operators to aggregate all their Arista switches and manage them as one.
The carrier shut down the last remaining MetroPCS markets -- New York, Dallas and Miami -- booting the 190,000 remaining customers off of CDMA.
Coriant is set to unveil new optical layer software suite Tuesday that was used in a field trial with TSIC, Light Reading has learned.
A possible merger between France's second- and third-biggest mobile operators raises questions about the country's forthcoming 700MHz auction.
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...
New report shows cloud services are driving network infrastructure growth faster than client-side growth in the video market.
With Digital Life updates expected this summer, the service could be in up to 90 markets in the US by year's end.
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.
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.
Combination with Numericable-SFR would produce France's biggest mobile operator and leave country with just three mobile networks.
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.
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
Consumer demand for smart home products is waning and a market shake-up is likely on the way.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhovel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).
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.
Germany's second-biggest mobile operator has eaten into spectrum territory previously occupied by Telefonica.
Amazon and other hyperscale companies may soon compete with telcos to deliver virtualized network services.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia signals return to devices; MTS plans tech-neutral LTE; Ofcom simplifies switching.
Tetsuya Shoji has taken the helm at global cloud and connectivity services giant NTT Communications and he's promising a thrilling ride.
UK operator EE likes life on the edge - the mobile network edge, that is.
Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman talks about his company's push into the 100GigE switch market at a special launch event in New York City.
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.
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.
Bharti Airtel launches 4G trial for its customers in National Capital Region.
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.
Hot on the heels of Cisco's Nexus expansion, Mellanox joins the 100GigE switch market with the promise of zero packet loss.
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.
Stuffed with SDN knowledge, food, coffee and beer.
The pricing proposals announced by the 4G upstart will have India's existing mobile operators worried.
Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the primary benefits of the New IP.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: bidding passes euro 4.7 billion in German spectrum auction; NokiaLu gets US approval; more broken broadband promises.
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.
Biggest UK fixed and mobile operators accuse their critics of erecting 'roadblocks' in the digital economy.
Investment with partners will go towards training, R&D and other areas likely to boost the company's standing with the Chinese administration.
The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100M for violating 2010 Open Internet rules.
Cable operator Bright House Networks is introducing new cloud-based infrastructure and application services for enterprise customers.
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.
A merger between Sistema Shyam TeleServices and Reliance Communications would suit both players' strategic needs.
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.
The carrier will share software and hardware specs to the Open Compute Project and OpenDaylight.
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.
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.
Viewers may have unrealistic expectations for their custom TV bundles.
Test and measurement specialist spun out of Agilent aims to create market leader in wireless test market through takeover.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson eschews M&A; AlcaLu's G.fast gateway; Now TV's Sky slot.
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.
ADVA increases its revenue and income outlook for the second quarter, noting increasing business with web companies.
The use of New IP technologies raises big questions about network security as cyber attacks continue to escalate.
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 of the key highlights from this year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, including drone footage!
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.
Orange, Foxconn, KPN and Swisscom all contribute to a $25 million round for French specialist Actility.
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.
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event provided reminders of the cultural challenges for telcos as they move into cloud and data center networking.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mobile operators feel an urgency to virtualize the EPC, and are exploring a variety of ways to move forward, on an ambitious timeframe.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovenian sale slipping away; LG granted Nokia smartphone license; IoT startup raises $25 million.
Vendor develops new technology that would break mobile operators' hold on LTE in unlicensed spectrum.
The open source SDN network operating system is also being used in an open source router running on white box hardware.
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.
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.
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.
Reliance Jio has announced plans to launch 4G services in December 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.
The loss of two CEOs and a trailing stock price point toward internal strife at Canadian chip company ViXS.
A new report suggests Portland may be Google's next gigabit city.
Vendor looks to satisfy growing demand for 100Gbit/s Ethernet with new OptiPacket OP-X1 box.
The Indian IoT startup space is abuzz with activity and innovation.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approves German broadband aid; IoT center opens in France; making Cologne smarter.
German operator aims to double revenues from enterprise cloud services in the next three years.
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.
Service providers need to serve business data networks by day, Netflix video users by night, making management tricky.
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 was awarded the Best Product Presentation show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.
HP won the Best Demo Space show floor award at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) 2015 in Chicago.
New dev-ops approach means major changes in structure, job definitions and even the way offices are built, all to enable faster innovation.
As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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.
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.'
Latest regulatory move could see BT forced to slash wholesale leased-line fees.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Group looks at Yoigo; EU exempts mobile from social tariffs; Ericsson's mobile money move.
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.
India's only pure-play CDMA service provider is getting ready to move from 2G CDMA to 4G.
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 (NIA), which aims to simplify the currently baffling NFV ecosystem, was born at the Big Telecom Event (BTE).
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom gets tough on broadband speeds; German spectrum bids pass euro 3 billion; takeover trouble in Slovenia.
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 Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.
As the industry searches for 5G answers, two telcos shed some light on their mobile network evolution strategies.
Vodafone has added broadband service to its mobile offering as rivals plan major convergence moves of their own.
Encouraged by Cisco's commitment to open source practices, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg wants other vendors to follow suit.
Proliferation of NFV silos risk vendor lock-in.
BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.
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.
Short-term political and investment considerations may be stifling the development of smart cities.
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 likely to be a game changer, but probably not until later this decade.
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.
Hear Light Reading's CEO, Steve Saunders, give his BTE 2015 Day 1 keynote speech.
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.
Operators and vendors are not seeing eye-to-eye on the pricing and sale of virtualization products.
In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.
Companies across the industry must reinvent themselves as platform providers and embrace open source if they are to thrive in future, according to Cisco.
At the intersection of technology and taxidermy, you'll find the Leading Lights Awards.
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.
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.
Are the massed ranks of SDN and related groups getting in each other's way?
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.
The UK's leading 4G operator has announced a new Internet of Things strategy that should gather momentum following a tie-up with BT.
...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.
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.
Flow Optimizer is designed to provide increased control and security for OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.
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.
US chipmaker looks to take advantage of new European regulations allowing L-band airwaves to be used with mobile broadband services.
Early moves in mobile virtualization, wireless video and UC consolidation all make the cut for Leading Lights.
The Firepower 9300 is designed to run a variety of security services from Cisco and third parties.
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 plans to acquire MetroCast Communications for $200 million.
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.
Packet inspection and subscriber experience vendor unveils a customer services scorecard that's all about quality of experience rather than connection speeds.
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.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: legal challenge to Telefonica's E-Plus acquisition; KPN gets down with the startups; Apple Pay for the UK?
We've paired these telecom legends with their slightly more recognizable lookalikes. We dare you to tell the difference.
Find out what helped five test vendors make this year's awards shortlist.
It's still very early days for NFV but our two finalists are first-rate.
Our first IoT/M2M award is being contested by two very strong finalists -- AT&T and KORE.
This new category attracted a lot of entries and a very strong shortlist.
It's always a hotly contested category and this year has been no exception, with nine impressive shortlisted entries.
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.
Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.
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.
Windstream CTO Randy Nicklas answers Light Reading's questions on gigabit Ethernet trends.
Talks between Vodafone and Liberty are focused on the UK and German markets, according to one analyst.
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 is extending its WiFi network to Dallas, San Antonio and Raleigh, raising its total number of WiFi hotspots above 100,000.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT puts a firewall in its cloud; Millicom buys Zanzibar Telecom; Huawei to train African students.
Vodafone and Liberty may swap assets or team up in parts of Europe but say they are not talking about a merger.
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.
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.
Mobile interconnect firm says summer is looking hot for international LTE data roaming.
The partnership will help extend its multinational businesses to Asia.
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.
Mobility and integrated service bundles are the common themes in this year's list of finalists for innovation in SMB services.
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.
More participation from women on a smaller executive team.
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.
As expected, Showtime plans to follow in the footsteps of HBO by introducing its own over-the-top service for broadband subscribers next month.
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.
The biggest operator in Spain's Basque region is planning a public listing and considering takeover moves.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange backs out of Israeli relationship; AlcaLu's 100G powers Telecom Italia; eircom expands fiber footprint.
Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.
Eight vendor finalists demonstrate that SDN doesn't stand for "Still Does Nothing" anymore.
Gigabit services are great for marketing, but fiber is what delivers the ROI.
Security firm Wedge Networks has revealed plans to open a new office in Singapore in the next two months.
Cisco plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, while IBM acquired the Blue Box Group.
Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.
Speaking at the Canadian Telecom Summit, data analytics experts say business values and customer needs come first, not the data itself.
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.
The long-awaited first code release from the Open Platform for NFV Project is about to hit the streets, says director Heather Kirksey.
Italian incumbent says it struggles to work with NFV products from different suppliers as operators look to avoid vendor 'lock-in.'
Network security teams get a bad rap and could do with some help and support, says Heavy Reading's chief analyst.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia on Orange's hitlist; EC still rowing about roaming; Huawei completes Danish upgrade.
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.
Startups and smaller players appear to be making inroads into NFV and SDN at the expense of the industry's more established vendors.
Vendor builds on existing Network Integrity Framework, combining constant scanning with analytics to protect heterogenous networks.
Comcast's talking TV guide soared off the runway, but its Gigabit Pro service is still parked at the gate.
Apple & Google want to be a new type of home invader.
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.
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.
Comcast, EarthLink and Tata all offer services that innovate in keeping enterprises and their employees connected.
Social networking giant signs up to TM Forum to expand Internet access in emerging markets.
All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.
The Cisco Evolved Services Platform gets a network provisioning and service assurance solution, the EPN Manager.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European IaaS attracts investors; MTN strike rumbles on; Ericsson lands BBC deal.
Will bring data center services to local businesses.
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The French operator is collaborating with Huawei on a digital transformation it hopes will make it as agile as an OTT player.
Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.
Vendor's AirFrame Data Center platform advances its vision of mobile-edge computing and provides its backbone for 5G and IoT.
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.
Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.
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 has a trial under way with TiVo to offer a combined OTT/OTA video service to broadband-only subscribers.
ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials 4G Broadcast service for FA Cup final; Swisscom cozies up to digitec; farewell, then, Belgacom.
Germany's multi-band auction has already exceeded regulatory expectations and could level the playing field in the 1800MHz band.
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.
NTT DoCoMo is testing a number of 5G technologies in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Nokia Networks has developed a hardware platform with Intel that is designed for a distributed telco data center architecture.