As expected, Marlin Equity will combine the Tellabs and Coriant optical businesses under the Coriant name, with Dan Kelly taking an advisory role during the transition.
With Arieso integrated, JDSU opens its wallet again to add to its 4G network assurance portfolio.
Qwilt launches what it calls the industry's first transparent caching solution for live video streaming over the Internet.
Now British businesses can get a taste of new-fangled, in-building small cell coverage.
CenturyLink CTO Matt Beal is on the move again, this time headed for Vodafone to work in the CTO's office.
If IBM should step back from the software-defined networking (SDN) market, would that be wise?
Carriers are losing interest in equipping sports stadiums with WiFi, but they need it now more than ever.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice IPO; EC inspects Telefonica/E-Plus merger; Vodafone meets 3G obligations.
Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola Mobility leaves Apple as the only major Western smartphone player.
The No. 2 US MSO defiantly lays out an ambitious three-year plan to return to glory as it continues to reject Charter's takeover bid.
Vendor's head of networks says certification with the operators will be an easy process once trials begin in Q2 but the new enterprise small cell is still getting a kicking from rivals.
Positive traction, a better-than-expected Q4, and a giant leap in its share price puts the color back in Infinera's cheeks and provides a positive boost for the 100G sector.
The FCC may have just kick-started the long goodbye for copper lines in the US.
After playing out 2013 with mixed results, video infrastructure vendor shifts focus to CCAP, multiscreen, and 4K video.
Margins improved throughout 2013 but the sales needle didn't move much for the Swedish giant, leaving Huawei as telecom's biggest vendor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson keeps investors happy; TeliaSonera falls short; BSkyB counts cost of soccer content war.
Verizon has set up a massive tent in a freezing New York City to show off its LTE multicast video capabilities.
AT&T's fiber-enabled platform enjoys robust video and broadband subscriber gains in Q4, wrapping up its biggest year yet.
Hans Vestberg has reportedly told Ericsson's board that he will stay with Ericsson.
The technology industry has a history of throwing gizmos, gadgets, and yes, gigabits, at teachers, but they have little effect without purpose and training
Another day, another crazy M&A scheme: Sources tell Reuters Google is looking to unload its newly acquired handset division to Lenovo.
Heavy reading analyst Ari Banarjee says more attention must be paid to service assurance and quality of experience as SDN and NFV progress.
Dell and Cumulus Networks ink a partnership and resale pact that opens Dell datacenter switches to third-party operating software.
The European CIO of cable giant Liberty Global makes it clear what he does, and doesn't, want to see when vendors pitch their big data wares.
Access gear-maker promising more advanced services, better support for mobile backhaul.
Fifth largest US MSO launches WiFi service to 11 NJ Transit commuter rail stations, with more in the offing.
Optical gear-maker is the latest vendor to give service providers a full range of professional services to bolster their internal efforts.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts German jobs; VimpelCom shares slump; Samsung's standalone stores plan.
After a hostile reception, the developer of China's homegrown device operating system answers its critics.
More data usage can lead to more mobile infections, according to Alcatel-Lucent's latest malware findings.
MSO makes inroads among midsize firms as it clears $3 billion in commercial revenues for 2013 with record fourth quarter.
Once its acquisition of Leap Wireless closes in Q1, AT&T is planning to make a big push selling smartphones to the prepaid market.
Cable next-gen access tech startup picks up $10 million more in venture capital, boosting kitty to nearly $33 million.
It's still early days for communications service providers, but they're starting to make better use of the large volumes of data at their fingertips.
The largest US MSO reports quarterly video subscriber gains for the first time since 2007 as it steps up deployment of a next-gen IP video platform.
It's in June and in Chicago, but the Big Telecom Event ain't no Supercomm...
News from Cisco Live! may indicate the networking hardware giant is broadening its efforts and attitude toward SDN and hybrid clouds.
Mobile device management, news aggregation, and photo apps draw the glittering VC prizes in December.
New Generation Enterprise framework and Smart Office paves the way for enterprises looking for a software-driven, mobile-first work environment.
...And it's Vodafone versus Liberty Global. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Reding's data protection compact; Irish mobile deal could face objections; UK consumers spend less on telecom.
Political unrest in the Thai capital of Bangkok could have a knock-on effect on the optical components sector if it spreads.
Bloomberg reports that Comcast & Charter are close to deal to divvy up TWC's cable systems if Charter's takeover bid succeeds.
A new scent app for the iPhone raises a lot of fresh, and maybe not-so-fresh, questions.
Largest US MSO plans to start major rollout of next-gen IP video platform in late February, after the Sochi Olympic Games close.
Reports indicate that browsing is stalled and web pages won't load.
A SoftBank/T-Mobile deal would bring John Legere back in touch with SoftBank and another past acquaintance - himself.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty Global to buy Ziggo; Ericsson, Samsung agree patents peace deal; SFR, Bouygues close to network-sharing alliance.
A breakfast briefing during Mobile World Congress will focus on customer privacy concerns and network/data security.
Chinese vendor is looking to make an impact with its distributed mobile network and analytics capabilities.
Suppliers association says that 304 4G products can also now operate on LTE TDD networks.
Cox is advertising for a sales manager to help it develop small cell opportunities with wireless carriers.
Network monitoring and analytics specialist ends 2013 with a blowout quarter that sends its stock rocketing.
Comcast signs 10-year deal with San Francisco 49ers to wire the team's new football stadium for WiFi and Ethernet, hawk cable services, produce video programming, and more.
Despite the big profit it's still bringing in, Samsung's smartphone sales are slipping amidst competition from the iPhone and cheaper Androids.
CEO has a new plan of action in mind, but in the meantime a strong fourth quarter gives Juniper some relief from activist investor pressure.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica refinances; KPN faces euro 30 million fine; Ziggo latest; BT invests in urban fiber.
Qualcomm grabs Palm patents and more from HP for core mobile OS technologies.
The US MSO explores a possible partnership with NRG Energy to conduct a retail electricity trial in Pennsylvania.
Light Reading's readers say the federal appeals' court decision striking down the FCC rules won't stop the ongoing controversy.
Second largest US MSO introduces SIP Trunk service in eastern regions as it steps up its pursuit of the commercial middle market.
Just what does 'open' mean in the telecom world? I asked six carriers.
Now that it has consistent operating profitability, NSN is turning its attentions to boosting sales - but that's going to take time, says CEO.
Gigabit pioneer opens registration in second market while AT&T expands its 1-Gig plans in Austin.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei struts its Euro stuff at Davos; UK mobile operators grumble about text-tapping; Telefonica tightens startup focus.
It's clear why operators are planning small cells when, according to JDSU's Arieso group, LTE subscribers are racking up much more data usage than their 3G peers.
Danish MSO Stofa becomes first cable operator in Europe to deploy Cisco's modular CCAP solution.
VMware spends big on cash-rich AirWatch for mobile management smarts in a post-PC world.
A Heavy Reading forecast suggests rich pickings for big data platform and analytics systems specialists targeting the communications sector.
Six of the 13 expected Catalyst projects at the TM Forum Live event are related to NFV in some way -- a major change from 2013.
New Mobile Money service lets those that don't have a bank account pay bills with a T-Mobile-backed Visa card.
Company adds movie trailer metadata from IVA to its TV search and recommendation engine.
That's the one thing that nobody has convincingly answered in the Verizon/Intel Media deal yet.
There's more data than ever that can be analyzed by the telcos, but that's easier said than done.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange may be dunroamin; AlcaLu scores subsea deal; WDM-PON in Austria.
South Korea wants to be at the forefront of 5G developments and develop a larger and more influential network infrastructure sector.
Verizon's fiber-fed platform registers slower but steady growth in Q4, ending 2013 on a high note despite broadband price wars.
Keith Day takes over as small cell and carrier WiFi marketing leader for Cisco as Jared Headley leaves after 5 months in the job.
Swedish cable operator becomes second major European MSO to launch Netflix on TiVo set-tops to video subscribers.
In another video deal, Verizon buys Intel's OnCue cloud TV platform for an undisclosed sum, with plans to integrate it into both FiOS TV and mobile operations.
Last-minute pricing cut and CEO intervention has enabled Alcatel-Lucent to snatch long-haul WDM contract.
Verizon's strength in LTE means it hasn't had to respond to competitive pricing pressures, but that advantage may be short lived.
CenturyLink is putting a new label on its multiple cloud and managed service acquisitions, creating CenturyLink Technology Solutions.
The numbers from the latest tracker report show that the next generation of metro packet-optical technology is here.
Huawei's Dr. Serge Manning, appointed chair of the new Wireless and Mobile Working Group, focused on exploring how SDN can be used in mobile networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe to fuel rise in network gear spend; ONO plans IPO; Numericable in the frame for SFR?
WiFi-sharing specialist Fon Wireless closes a $14 million funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures.
HomeGrid Forum chief predicts that the home networking standard will finally start taking off in 2014 despite obstacles.
Although cable engineers may continue to increase the density of edge devices, is this really the right path to take?
Chinese vendor has clawed its way out of the red but its sales might still be under pressure.
More layoffs may be imminent as the new top dog reorganizes the company to be more sales-focused and ditch its 'loser' mindset.
Telstra Global uses Infinera's DTN-X to upgrade three submarine cable routes, the latest move in a rising tide of subsea upgrades.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar wants to get its hands on cable networks; Subex wins in North Africa, Middle East; Telefonica looks to cut Czech unit jobs.
South Korean operator will show MWC attendees how it can enable 4G services with downlink speeds up to 450 Mbit/s using three-band carrier aggregation capabilities.
President wants to end NSA's bulk collection of phone records. Will that change the national security status quo?
CMO says the boxes are in trials now and is expecting commercial deployments in Q2 or Q3.
New numbers from The Diffusion Group show that most US broadband users also subscribe to pay TV.
I get the feeling we may need these references in 2014...
The enterprise market provides operators with a launch pad for VoLTE services.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Carlos Slim ups stake in Telekom Austria; Ofcom slammed for 2G fees; M2M action in UK; Huawei's soccer match-up.
But in 2014, the network matters more.
Sixth biggest US MSO begins process of converting central Florida cable systems to all-digital transmission with HD DTAs from Cisco.
Hiring rural telco veteran Bill Gerski to head its renewed efforts, the company is pushing its broadband technology and much more.
Telco will provide a managed private network solution linking NBC production centers in Sochi and US.
Calling Charter's takeover offer "grossly inadequate," TW Cable launches offensive against fellow MSO and defends its operating track record and market value.
Says activist investor's offer undervalues the company.
Ocean Networks has named a vendor and raised some funding for its submarine cable link between Hawaii and Ecuador.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fewer French job cuts by AlcaLu; TeliaSonera profits hit by one-off costs; Zuckerberg heads to MWC.
With its takeover by private equity investors complete, the SPIT firm is delisting from Nasdaq and continuing its expansion as a private company.
A downturn could leave a lot of operators in Asia-Pacific in trouble, warns ratings agency.
Ericsson's Hans Vestberg is said to be on the shrinking shortlist for the role of Microsoft CEO.
After many trials, Carlson Wireless can now bring its TV White Spaces radio product to market.
Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google charging into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.
Through a partnership with NQ Mobile, Sprint ID will morph into Sprint Live with more interactivity coming to Android homescreens.
Despite opposition to FCC's Net Neutrality rules, cable interests refrain from gloating over court decision and re-affirm commitment to Open Internet principles.
Company forges partnership with engineering firm and will transfer 4G LTE R&D staff in France.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's 4G bods on the move; "private" smartphone announced; UK banks back Zapp.
Chinese vendor unveils preliminary 2013 financials that include a massive leap in operating profits.
Calling TW Cable "a turnaround project," Charter executives rip apart TWC's operating strategy and lay out a case for the takeover bid to Wall Street and shareholders.
Leveraging its ADC skills, the vendor plans to sell network and application protection to enterprises and service providers.
With his company's case now headed to the US Supreme Court, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia argues that retransmission consent has nothing to do with it.
A federal appeals court has upheld the FCC's right to regulate the Internet but struck down the current Net Neutrality rules, so the battle could rage on.
New mobile payments services include a mobile credit-card reader and a tablet-based point-of-sale.
Nick Thexton sees more pay-TV providers deploying thinner IP client devices in homes as the IP video transition picks up steam.
Application delivery control vendor Riverbed is coming under intense investor pressure to accept a takeover bid.
Frustrated investor slams Juniper's track record and suggests remedies that involve cost-cutting and a slimmer product portfolio.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: LTE-Advanced in Angola; Transmode slips in Q4; Euro launch for Google's Moto X.
Charter makes long-anticipated, unsolicited offer for TW Cable after making repeated overtures and failing to strike deal in December talks.
Google raises the stakes on the home automation and monitoring market with its huge cash buy of startup Nest.
Brocade hires another high-profile technologist, former Juniper exec Benson Schliesser, in its ongoing campaign to conquer the datacenter SDN market.
Mulling what ever-more extensive fitness monitoring and labor-saving devices might mean in the future.
LTE carrier has announced its first VoLTE phone, the Padfone X, and is reportedly testing the 4G voice service on Samsung devices.
With revenue increasing for 100G optical modules and components, companies are starting to ramp investment in 400G.
Big Canadian MSO is reportedly spending $100 million to roll out Hulu-like OTT service that would compete with Netflix.
AT&T's Kris Rinne now expects to see small cells that support LTE, 3G, and WiFi by late 2014 or early 2015.
BT appoints external candidate from the finance industry to take the helm at its access networks division.
Some key TV/video developments from this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Carrier to offer unlimited music downloads for up to five family members across 10 devices in new subscription service.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR upgrades with AlcaLu; more Huawei-related security rumblings in the UK; Vodafone's FTSE boost.
Vendor financing is causing ructions in Africa.
Providing power and backhaul to mobile small cells is a major challenge for R&D teams in 2014.
It's not just customers that need to accept vendors' software-defined networking (SDN) strategies.
The Metro Ethernet Forum says the gradual pace of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certifications will quicken, with 10-12 carriers currently engaged in testing.
Deal to move major Oracle Database and middleware apps to Verizon cloud could be a sign of bigger things to come.
TV program guide specialist introduces new guides for DTAs and remote access for tablets, connected TVs, and smartphones.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G's flying in France; Telkom wields the jobs axe; smartphones, tablets boost online shopping.
World's leading set-top maker says it will exceed its financial guidance for final 2013 results.
AT&T's new toll-free data option is drawing criticism for double-dipping and playing favorites, but it could be one of its most pro-consumer innovations yet.
Cash deal for German partner comes as 2014 looks hot for 100G and datacenter connectivity.
Despite its continuing legal brouhaha with broadcasters, Aereo raises another $34 million, sets sights on more markets, and takes aim at big-screen TVs.
LTE TDD operator successfully trials video over LTE and launches VoLTE with ZTE's eSRVCC and IMS platforms for handoff between 4G and 2G.
T-Mobile promises to pay early termination fees, and offer trade-in cash, to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Belgian government nominates new Belgacom CEO; Channel Tunnel gets connected; Pace sets the, er, pace.
Verizon shows importance of application innovation with its Powerful Answers awards.
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) says its working group on "Northbound APIs" is making real headway.
Dallas, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, and parts of DC could be first to get T-Mobile's 700MHz LTE network, its CTO tells Light Reading.
Korean video equipment vendor unveils RDK/HDMI streaming stick, new program guide, cloud DVR solution, and multi-tuner gateway.
Robots, bigger tablets, Segways, and wearable smart watches are all hot at this year's CES in Las Vegas.
Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix, Amazon, & M-Go all notch deals with Samsung to deliver UltraHD video to viewers.
Today's carriers want to keep their progress under wraps -- NFV and virtualization in general are the exception to that rule.
The API management giant is acquiring InsightsOne to go deeper into the network and add predictive intelligence to APIs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDF goes 100G with Ciena in France; Telenor appoints new India boss; Brits fiddle in front of the box.
New plans let up to 10 people share a service plan with bulk discounts, with each member getting an individual bill and data plan.
Looking towards next month's Winter Olympic Games, NBC signs up as the first customer for Cisco's new cloud-based version of Videoscape platform.
Once the buyout of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone is complete, Verizon has a lot more converged services in store.
It's not just for nerds anymore.
Carrier's new Drive platform and studio signal its determination to dominate the in-car wireless ecosystem.
Carrier acquires 49 AWS spectrum licenses from Aloha Partners to expand its LTE coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice plans IPO; Liberty Global closing in on Ziggo; BICS goes LTE roaming.
AT&T execs are getting ready for 4G voice over LTE in 2014, and they expect initial markets to be announced early this year.
China Mobile's ongoing 100G deployment is set to boost the financial health of several optical firms.
Carrier execs say half the population it will cover with Verizon's low-band spectrum is outside the range of channel 51 interference.
Silicon vendor doubles down with more powerful dual-core chips for xDSL, cable, and LTE gateways.
California startup stakes claim to growing home technology market with utility, retail, and service provider wins.
The 'uncarrier' will use the spectrum to improve its indoor and rural coverage and bolster its position in the low-band spectrum.
China Mobile has been dragged into the the ongoing fracas over TV licenses in Hong Kong.
Think we'd be seduced by the small cells hype? Get outta here!
Cloud TV platform specialist has developed a multi-platform advertising distribution system called AdCast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei wins in the Netherlands; Google buys Bitspin; Telefonica denies Brazil deal.
Huawei's commitment to API exposure, policy management/analytics, and big data show that it's in tune with network operators' needs today.
Once called "the new Ethernet," Carrier Ethernet 2.0 still hasn't been widely adopted.
Chinese vendor claims more than 50 telcos deployed its latest core router in the second half of 2013.
Ruckus Wireless execs say Sprint's commercial WiFi service offering is just the start of grander plans in the enterprise.
New TV set that will debut at CES comes with integrated OTT video capabilities.
Also in today's regional news roundup: Mobile tower integration in Spain; M&A talk swirls around Vodafone; Vdio hits stop button; and more.
Chinese mobile vendor shuffles management to focus on operators, mobile devices, and the enterprise.
MKM report predicts Cisco and Juniper may acquire optical networking companies Infinera and/or Ciena to prepare for virtualization.
Now only authenticated subscribers and others prepared to pay get access to ABC content during the first week after a show's initial broadcast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN develops RCS-based service; security breaches still high on the communications sector agenda.
Cable operators and other service providers are increasingly looking to monetize their new multiscreen video services through targeted ads. Will it work?
Alexander Graham Bell was one amazing guy. Without him, telecom wouldn't exist -- but Bell did a lot more in his life than simply invent the telephone.