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Sprint's Network Evolution
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
HP Looks to Conquer Carriers With NFV
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  3 comments
The company already serves carrier IT departments, but hopes network functions virtualization can drive onto carrier networks.
Eurobites: DT's Hungary Operation Cuts Jobs
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica doubles down on security; Nokia holds steady in Q2; "right to be forgotten" row continues.
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  7 comments
Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  6 comments
The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.
Nokia Holds Steady in Q2, Raises Outlook
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  21 comments
Nokia's three remaining business lines, including Networks, unveil stable financial numbers for the second quarter and expect a positive second half of the year.
Facebook: 30% of Users Are Mobile-Only
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  17 comments
Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while mobile ads now generate 62% of ad revenues, compared with zero two years ago.
Rabbit TV: We'll Pay Retrans Fees
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
In the wake of the Aereo court ruling, online video company Rabbit TV is offering to pay broadcasters retransmission fees to distribute their content over the web.
AT&T: Capex Freeze? What Capex Freeze?
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  7 comments
AT&T spends $6 billion on expanding its network in the second quarter.
To TDS, TV Is a Gigabit Must-Have
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  5 comments
TDS Telecom turns up its second gigabit market, emphasizing its IPTV offering as a critical part of the package.
IEEE Picks Up 25Gbit/s Ethernet Cause
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  1 comment
The IEEE starts a study group aiming to pursue a 25Gbit/s Ethernet standard for data centers.
AlcaLu, Fujitsu Help Build AT&T's Cloud Network
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  4 comments
AT&T says it expects to start deploying its ambitious software-defined cloud project later this year, and doesn't expect capex to shrink right off the bat.
Juniper Sells Security Unit, Feels Carrier Pinch
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Portfolio transformation sees sale of mobile security unit as Juniper braces itself for a dip in US telco spending.
House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate
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7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
In a bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELA), which also aims to end the FCC's CableCARD mandate.
Pics: Cisco's IoT Fog Rolls Into Chicago
Slide Shows  | 
7/23/2014  |  6 comments
Cisco and friends visit the Windy City to stake their claim in the Internet of Everything.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.
Cisco Puts a Fog Over IoT
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  17 comments
Vendor is hoping fog computing will catch on in the industry, both in practice and in name.
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  16 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite consecutive quarters of sales slump.
Comcast Seeks More X1 Magic
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  Post a comment
After cutting video sub losses in the traditionally poor second quarter, Comcast is seeking greater returns from its next-gen IP video platform.
Cisco to Open 3 More IoT Innovation Labs
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  3 comments
Barcelona will open the doors to an IoT Innovation Lab in 2016 as Cisco hopes to play an integral role in future smart cities.
Verizon's Multicast LTE Video to Arrive in 2015
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon's long-awaited LTE multicast video capability will finally arrive in 2015, CFO says.
Asus, Quantenna Bring Gigabit WiFi Home
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Asus launches first Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi router with Quantenna chipset, offering wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbit/s.
FiOS: Slower Sub Growth, Faster Upload Speeds
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  12 comments
Verizon FTTP platform sees video and data sub growth continue to slip as FiOS reaches the limit of its network buildout.
Blog Wars: Verizon, Level 3 Duke it Out
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  9 comments
Dueling blogs actually agree on the problem causing Netflix traffic to slow but – shockingly – disagree on the solution.
The Municipal Menace?
The Gigabot  | 
7/22/2014  |  17 comments
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Verizon Continues 4G LTE Capacity Spend in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  5 comments
Verizon spends $2.8B on wireless capex in Q2 2014 as it is now at more than 350 markets with additional XLTE capacity.
Big Switch Intros Flagship Big Cloud Fabric – At Last
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  4 comments
Big Cloud Fabric is designed to let carriers and enterprises get their feet wet with SDN.
Colorado Utility Adds Mobile Intelligence
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Fort Collins Utilities gives customers a mobile-optimized web portal to provide more insight and control over energy and water usage.
Expect Further Cuts at Microsoft Devices – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  13 comments
Respected Finnish analyst predicts further downsizing at the former Nokia devices business and hints at resurgence of mobile startups in Finland.
Eurobites: Netflix to Take Euro Hit in Q3
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone offers small cells to rural folk; XMOS attracts $26.2 million Series D funding.
Calling All Big Brains: Get the Lowdown on 5G
Jonestown  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Tune in today to get the latest on the newest wireless tech on the block.
Arris Taps Wurl for New OTT Platform
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Arris has partnered with startup company Wurl to introduce Arris Market, a new TV app platform.
Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Specialist Flurry
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  3 comments
The Internet company plans to raise its mobile app analytics game with an acquisition thought to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
VeloCloud Reimagines Enterprise WAN
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
VeloCloud offers a cloud-based WAN service for delivering enterprise-grade service over regular broadband lines.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/21/2014  |  7 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
GoGrid Puts Cloud at Touch of a Button
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  2 comments
Cloud hosting company launches Orchestration Service Engine to simplify application deployment across multiple clouds.
Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
Column  | 
7/21/2014  |  5 comments
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
Eurobites: Netflix Takes 1Tbit/s in Paris
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.
SK Telecom Trials 'Elastic Cell' With Ericsson
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 deployment of cell-sharing mobile broadband connectivity.
GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  15 comments
The car maker is hoping to have up to 30 models with LTE onboard out by the end of 2014.
Net Neutrality Fight Peaks at FCC Deadline
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
With the comment deadline looming, interconnection agreements are at the heart of several fillings with the FCC on its Open Internet NPRM.
Verizon Preps for 100G Ethernet NID Era
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon tests transmission between two 100G Ethernet NIDs, signaling likely future deployment.
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  14 comments
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
Ericsson's Network Boss Outlines Top Priorities
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  6 comments
Johan Wibergh, the vendor's networks head, tells Light Reading his thoughts on R&D, LTE, small cells, OSS/BSS, SDN, NFV, 5G, and more.
EE to Trial 4G Broadcast in Scotland
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  1 comment
In partnership with the BBC, Qualcomm and Huawei, UK mobile operator will trial eMBMS 4G broadcast services during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Will Santa Fe Strategy Be a Message to Munis?
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.
How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Eurobites: Google Fiber Eyes UK
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.
Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  1 comment
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.
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