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Unified Comms Finds Its Voice
LRTV Interviews | 4/25/2016

Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.

WiC Welcomes 7 New Partners
Que Sera Sarah | 4/25/2016

WiC is proud to have Cisco, Hitachi Consulting, Infinera, Netcracker, Redknee, NetNumber and Open Networking Foundation joining our cause.

So... What Do We Do Now?
LRTV Documentaries | 4/25/2016

After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.

GoT Fans Curse HBO (Not Right) Now
MariNation | 4/25/2016

This is what it looks like when apps are the future of TV.

Verizon NFV Plan Pushes OpenStack Forward
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

Details coming out at this week's OpenStack Summit focus on how the carrier and its vendors – Red Hat, Dell and Big Switch – are pushing open source.

'Women Who Code' CEO Paints Better Tech Pic
Mentor Monday | 4/25/2016

Alaina Percival shares why she thinks it's a wonderful time to be a woman in the tech industry, despite what discouraging headlines might suggest.

Eurobites: EE Makes Pledges on 4G Coverage & Customer Service
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa passes customer milestone; Zain feels the heat in Q1; fancyphone startup targets London's moneybags.

Mitel Asks: What Time of Day Do You Shower?
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

Mitel sees the emerging category of service workers as providing great opportunities for growth.

Upskill U Goes Ivy League With Princeton Prof
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/25/2016

Tune in to Upskill U to hear Princeton University's Nick Feamster present 'Virtualization: Network Design & Infrastructure' at 1PM ET on Monday, April 25.

Cable's Mobile Enterprise Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/25/2016

With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.

RJio's 4G Hold-Ups May Benefit Incumbents
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

India's existing players may be growing in strength while RJio dallies over the launch of 4G services.

AT&T 5G Trials to Start With Fixed 15GHz Tests
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

AT&T doesn't have the equipment yet to test 5G across all the frequencies it wants to.

Gigabites: Phoenix Wins Smart City Lottery
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Phoenix finds a gigabit friend in Cox.

Nokia + AlcaLu 2015: A Financial Retrospective
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Want to know what Nokia's financials would have looked like if it had owned Alcatel-Lucent in 2015? Check this out.

WiCipedia: Victory in a 'Culture of Victimology'
Que Sera Sarah | 4/22/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.

Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/22/2016

Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.

Analysts More Than Bullish on Comcast MVNO
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Analysts believe Comcast has the power to seriously disrupt the wireless market.

Eurobites: Orange Seals Bank Acquisition Deal
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VIVA Bahrain deploys Huawei's triple-beam technology; Telia in Nepalese tax tussle; Telenor seeks ideas in its own backyard.

Mellanox Has Great Q1. But Q2?
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

The interconnect company notched record revenue in Q1, and is sanguine about the intelligent interconnect it's developing for high-performance data center applications.

Microsoft: Cloud Growth Fails to Offset Overall Revenue Decline
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Microsoft's core PC business is deflating faster than cloud business is rising.

Google Stock Slides, Still Touts Cloud
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

CEO uses slightly disappointing earnings results call to say enterprise cloud business is doing great.

Verizon on Video: It's All About the Kids
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Verizon's catering to a young and younger audience with new video content and services.

Verizon Hits 1-Gig+ in 5G Trials, Eyes Early Applications
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Verizon Technology Planning VP discusses the operator's 5G plans with Light Reading at a 5G event in Brooklyn.

NAB 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 4/21/2016

Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.

Verizon Will Pilot 5G Fixed Wireless in 2017
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Earnings call information says pilot won't be on mobile services, but Verizon still planning to lead the industry in rolling out 5G.

Even with Sling TV, Dish Video Subs Fall
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Sling TV can't make up the difference in Dish subscriber loss.

Eurobites: Hutchison Rules Out Further Concessions on 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky profits up 12%; Orange complete DRC acquisition; Tele2 sees profits slip in Q1.

Ericsson CEO Seeks New Growth Formula
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

As the Swedish vendor runs hard to stand still, CEO Hans Vestberg discusses the new restructuring process, Ericsson's growth targets, job cuts, Huawei rivalry and the Cisco partnership.

Wheeler Pushing Hard on ATSC, Auction
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

In his latest appearance at the NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he plans to put broadcasters' ATSC 3.0 petition out for public comment by month's end.

Ericsson Restructures as Sales, Gross Margins Falter in Q1
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.

Toyota Driving for 5G in Cars by 2020
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

The advent of 5G is leading strategists and developers to look far beyond the realm of the smartphone.

CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz
Between the CEOs | 4/21/2016

In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.

CableLabs Sets Up NFV Interop Lab
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

With the blessing of its MSO members, cable's research arm is ranging farther afield with an NFV testing operation that is agnostic to network architecture or operator category.

Comcast answers the app call
MariNation | 4/20/2016

With 'Unlock the Box' looming, Comcast announces Xfinity apps for Samsung and Roku hardware.

Leading Lights 2016: Shortlists Announced
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016

The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.

Women in Comms Leading Lights: The Finalists
Que Sera Sarah | 4/20/2016

2016 finalists for WiC's inaugural Leading Lights -- Most Inspiring Woman in Comms, Female Tech Pioneer of the Year and Female-Led Startup to Watch -- are revealed.

The Key Steps to NFV Success
Shades of Ray | 4/20/2016

A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.

China Mobile Adds 65M 4G Customers
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

China's biggest mobile operator continues to outpace its smaller rivals in the country's flourishing 4G market.

NAB Day 2: More Digital Doings in the Desert
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

Tuesday was another busy day for the video folks under the hot Vegas sun.

Eurobites: Nokia Sales to Hit $26.5B in 2016 – Analyst
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU objects to Android; Swisscom touts mobile broadband breakthrough; Finnish smartphones ready to ship again.

Telia Lifts Outlook After Earnings Boost
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

Sweden's telecom incumbent is sounding more bullish on earnings expectations but continues to face sales pressure in core markets.

Upskill U: AT&T Shares Lessons From Network on Demand
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/20/2016

This week at Upskill U, AT&T's VP Network on Demand, Josh Goodell, leads a course on Webifying the Network.

Cloud Helps Drive VMware Revenue Higher
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

The company's quarterly earnings call was a welcome no-drama change-of-pace from the activity of recent months.

Intel to Lay Off 12%, Focus on IoT & Data Centers
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

CEO Brian Krzanich continues to shake up the iconic chipmaker, with major layoffs as the company tries to move away from PCs.

Google Is Promoting OnHub to ISPs
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

Google has big plans for OnHub.

Telefónica Eyes Alternative Buyers for UK Biz – Report
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

The Spanish incumbent is looking at the alternatives should regulatory authorities block the sale of its UK business to Hutchison.

China Unicom Warns of 85% Fall in Profit
News Analysis | 4/19/2016

China's second-biggest mobile operator warns investors that a recent turnaround on customer growth has come at the expense of profitability.

NFV: Coming, Ready or Not!
From the Founder | 4/19/2016

Download our complete guide to de-risking NFV deployment in 2016, including:

  • An eight-step strategy to deploying NFV safely, based on input from the companies that have already started virtualizing their production networks.
  • Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.

  • NAB Day 1: Embracing IP, OTT & 4K
    News Analysis | 4/19/2016

    At their annual show, broadcasters and vendors are scrambling to keep up with the rapidly changing video market.

    Tipping Point for 4K Video?
    Breznick Unbound | 4/19/2016

    Now that Sony has launched a 4K movie streaming service and AT&T/DirecTV is broadcasting golf and baseball action in UHD, is 4K video ready to go prime time?

    Eurobites: BT Flags Up Cloud Salvo
    News Analysis | 4/19/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's boffin cloud; Vodafone does FTTH in Italy; Africa-1 cable system takes shape.

    Netflix Stock Falls Despite Record Quarter
    News Analysis | 4/19/2016

    There's just no pleasing Wall Street.

    Cloud Pays for IBM, But Not Enough for Wall Street
    News Analysis | 4/19/2016

    Revenue for cloud and other strategic areas is growing, but not enough to offset overall revenue decline.

    Ericsson Poised to Disrupt CDN Market
    News Analysis | 4/19/2016

    Ericsson is partnering programmers with ISPs in a revolutionary new content delivery network model.

    Sigfox Slams 'Proprietary' LoRa, Costly LTE
    News Analysis | 4/19/2016

    French IoT player blasts its LPWA and cellular rivals and accuses LoRa of being a Semtech technology, rather than a fully open system.

    Qorvo Gets Into Zigbee With Greenpeak Buy
    News Analysis | 4/18/2016

    Qorvo will expand its reach into the smart home and IoT markets with the acquisition of the Dutch company, which specializes in designing Zigbee and Bluetooth chips.

    Amazon, Sling TV Heat Up the OTT Market
    News Analysis | 4/18/2016

    Amazon and Sling TV put major new features/service options on tap.

    The Future of TV Is... Wait, Where Are the Apps?
    MariNation | 4/18/2016

    If apps are the future of TV, why don't we have more pay-TV apps?

    Tata Poised for OTT Explosion
    News Analysis | 4/18/2016

    Global carrier's Media Ecosystem ready to deliver OTT as cloud-based service from post-production through distribution.

    Nokia Counts on CloudBand Boost
    News Analysis | 4/18/2016

    Using software platform's three-year track record, Nokia intends to spur virtualization rollouts by focusing on specific use cases, like IoT.

    Sony Investigating 5G: Wait, What, Sony?
    Jonestown | 4/18/2016

    Like Apple, Facebook, and Google, Sony is examining the possibilities of 5G too.

    Eurobites: O2/3 Deal Facing EU Veto
    News Analysis | 4/18/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI sets out its stall; EU's Margrethe gives Android her hard stare; Sky does pan-European movie deal with Sony.

    Boingo Cultivates a New Spirit
    Mentor Monday | 4/18/2016

    Boingo CTO Derek Peterson and VP Lauren de la Fuente give a glimpse into the WiFi provider's culture and share advice for men and women in the industry.

    Upskill U Gets Back to Virtualization Basics
    Kelsey's Grammar | 4/18/2016

    Upskill U's 'Virtualization 101,' class taught by Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro on 4/20, covers all the basics on virtualization and more.

    CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix
    Between the CEOs | 4/18/2016

    Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.

    Mitel Courts Microsoft in PolyCom Bid
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    Mitel has downplayed concern that its takeover of PolyCom could upset the latter's partnership with Microsoft.

    Mitel to Buy Polycom for $1.96B
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    Activist investor Elliott Management gets its way as Mitel and Polycom agree terms to create a bigger, more differentiated player in the enterprise and communications service provider markets.

    WiCipedia: Young Women, Verizon Strikers Demand More
    Que Sera Sarah | 4/15/2016

    This week in our WiC roundup: entry-level women ask for more money – and get it; Verizon workers demand better contracts; 4-H refocuses around STEM; and more.

    Eurobites: Nokia Teams Up on 5G in Turkey
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trumpets 5G progress; Com Hem COO steps down; Opera Software bid extended.

    Gigabites: Facebook vs. Google in Gig City Race
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    The gigabit city race is going wireless.

    Will NC Be First Gigabit State?
    LRTV Interviews | 4/15/2016

    Alan Fitzpatrick, co-founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit, spells out the state's progress in at least starting to wire nearly every major market for gigabit service.

    Huawei's Carrier Division Set to Dwarf Ericsson by 2018
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    China's biggest network vendor is on course to be more than one and a half times as big as its main Western rival by 2018.

    Facebook Snatches Ex-DARPA Head From Google
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    Regina Dugan will develop breakthrough hardware as part of the company's ten-year plan for growth.

    Huawei Goes 'All Cloud'
    News Analysis | 4/15/2016

    Realigning products and services around cloud for service provider, enterprise and consumer.

    Verizon, Softbank Likely Yahoo Contenders
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    Verizon and Softbank appear to be best able to make use of Yahoo's operations.

    Telecom Should Weigh In on Encryption Debate
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    Panel of experts at Incompas says there are lots of reasons to protect encryption, especially since law enforcement can get info in other ways.

    Verizon IPTV Ambitions May Go Beyond Go90
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    There's a new IP set-top on the scene.

    Women in Tech Need Role Models, Confidence
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    Women Who Code survey suggests that women feel held back from advancement by male-dominated work environments, but also by their own lack of confidence.

    Eurobites: EU Approves Rejigged Data Rules
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: doubt cast on Privacy Shield; Deutsche Telekom settles with workers; Orange Egypt turns to NEC for LTE backhaul.

    AT&T's Big Plans for G.fast
    LRTV Interviews | 4/14/2016

    Eddy Barker, assistant VP of technical design & architecture for AT&T, outlines his company's intent to use new G.fast standard as well as next-gen PON to deliver gigabit service.

    CEO Chat With David Welch, Infinera
    Between the CEOs | 4/14/2016

    David F. Welch, Co-Founder and President at Infinera, sits down with Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, to talk about optical white box technology, business strategy to maintain Infinera's success in the changing telecom

    RCom Kicks Off 4G Migration
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    India's fourth-biggest service provider is entering the 4G market through a deal with RJio.

    Google Apologizes for Cloud Outage, Offers Refund
    News Analysis | 4/14/2016

    Google does a mea culpa as Google Compute Engine was out for 18 minutes worldwide Monday.

    Facebook Debuts Terragraph & ARIES to Extend Wireless
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    Project Terragraph brings small cells and WiFi to urban downtowns, while the ARIES Massive MIMO radio extends wireless to rural areas. They join the Aquila drone in Facebook's drive to extend data access to 4 billion more people.

    Light Reading Triumphs at Ava Digital Awards
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    Light Reading wins awards for video infographics and its Virtuapedia information resource at the Ava Digital Awards.

    Why Gigabit Broadband? Facebook Answers
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    Augmented and virtual reality demos at Facebook's F8 conference prove the importance of gigabit broadband.

    Open Source MANO Group Targets June for 'Release 0'
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    One of the industry's management and orchestration (MANO) development bodies has set itself a target of June for its initial release.

    The Wolf at Sigfox's Door
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    The French IoT player will have a hard time fending off the challenge from rival communications technologies.

    Going Gig Over Fiber & HFC
    LRTV Interviews | 4/13/2016

    Matt Hayes, executive director of access engineering for Cox Communications, outlines Cox's plans to use both GPON over fiber and DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC to deliver 1-Gig speeds.

    Verizon Workers Go on Strike
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    Nearly 40,000 CWA members across the East Coast of the US have gone on strike today over a long-running contract dispute.

    Eurobites: BT Recruits More Security Muscle
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox partners on IoT in Oman; Tele2 hooks up with Sisteer for IoT in France; Telecom Italia rethinks top-table pay.

    Fiber to the Beach House?
    LRTV Interviews | 4/13/2016

    MCNC President & CEO Jean Davis explains her group's quest to wire all of North Carolina with dark fiber for gigabit service, especially the state's rural and outlying areas.

    Hall of Fame 2016: Who's in the Running?
    Shades of Ray | 4/13/2016

    Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.

    Vubiquity, Technicolor Pioneer HDR Conversion
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    A new service using technology from Technicolor will enable anyone to up-convert video to HDR, with the aim of making more HDR content more widely available.

    Industry Ignites Over Special Access Regs
    News Analysis | 4/13/2016

    The US telecom market needs major reform to address the needs of business customers.

    Verizon Throws Surprise FiOS Party for Boston
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    FiOS makes a comeback in Boston.

    Zuckerberg Launches Messenger Platform, Live Video APIs
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Facebook is expanding channels for people and businesses to communicate, including chatbots and live streaming video.

    Zuckerberg: Facebook Must Stop Nations 'Building Walls'
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Zuck takes a swipe at Trump.

    Fiber TV First, but Google's Eyeing OTT
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Google Fiber wants to be in the over-the-top TV business.

    IoT Will Have iPhone Moment – Weightless CEO
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    The emergence of a low-cost chip that could be used in any device could trigger an IoT boom, according to the CEO of standards group Weightless.

    Happy(?) Equal Pay Day, Ladies
    Que Sera Sarah | 4/12/2016

    Don't get too excited – April 12 marks how far women must work into the year to earn the equivalent of what men earned in 2015 as the gender pay gap persists.

    UK Govt Minister Calls for 'Gigabit Britain' Push
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Ed Vaizey says FTTP technology may be the answer to the UK's broadband needs and says regulatory changes could spur investment.

    LR & Cisco Launch Upskill U
    Kelsey's Grammar | 4/12/2016

    Light Reading and Cisco teamed to launch Upskill U, an online university aimed at educating the communications industry on the business behind NFV, IoT, SDN and more.

    Eurobites: EU Wants Tax Transparency From Tech Titans
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft signs up to Privacy Shield framework; 3 Sweden taps Nokia for TD-LTE; Telefónica boosts LTE coverage with BICS IPX agreement.

    New MEF Spec Spells Out Interconnection
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    MEF 54 tells network operators how to interconnect their Ethernet services using an external NNI but warns it won't work with non-standard NNIs.

    Gigi Sohn Lays Out FCC Agenda
    LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2016

    Gigi Sohn, counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlines the Commission's priorities for the next ten months and talks about the interplay between public and private broadband investment at Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte, N.C.

    Windstream Uses Infinera Inside the Data Center
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Connections between floors or suites of large data centers can prove expensive and cumbersome so Windstream is using pre-provisioned Cloud Xpress.

    Charlotte Not Resting on Its Gigabit Laurels
    LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2016

    The city of Charlotte, N.C., is in the enviable position of having both AT&T and Google Fiber competing to provide gigabit services to residents in the region. CIO Jeff Stovall talks about the benefits of gigabit broadband, but also what else is needed to make sure gigabit services deliver economic and social benefit.

    How to Build Your Own Personal Brand
    Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 4/12/2016

    A recap of Women in Comms' recent networking breakfast in Denver, offering advice on how to build your personal brand and why it matters.

    Juniper Issues Q1 Warning
    News Analysis | 4/12/2016

    Reduced demand from enterprises and service provider deployment timing will cause Juniper to miss its previous guidance on revenue and income, the company said.

    The Technical Guy
    LRTV Documentaries | 4/12/2016

    Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...

    Cellular, WiFi & the 'CEO Pitch'
    Column | 4/12/2016

    WiFi is offering a challenge to the network-centric cellular status quo and that's something that mobile network operator CEOs recognize, believes Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser.

    FCC's Wheeler: We'll Move Fast on Biz Service Regulations
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    FCC chair tells Incompas crowd the agency will vote April 28 on outlawing some business contract language and will restructure special access by year's end.

    Huawei's Carrier/Enterprise Sales Could Hit $80B by 2020
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    At the company's Global Analyst Summit, Huawei predicts further eye-watering growth for its Carrier Business Group -- and that spells bad news for its main rivals.

    Will Layer3 TV Ever Launch?
    MariNation | 4/11/2016

    Take two cable veterans, mix in a millennial co-founder, raise gobs of money and then make everyone wait years for a launch. So far that's the story of Layer3 TV.

    Verizon Wholesale Expanding Wireless Reach
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    New rate plans, new services and an easier way to do business are all part of an effort to draw more wireline providers into the wireless biz.

    VimpelCom Plans Global NFV Tender
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    Emerging-markets player aims to virtualize networks across its global footprint, with China's ZTE in the running for additional business.

    Eurobites: Merger of O2 & 3 Is a Bad Idea, UK Tells EC
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Ireland completes 4G upgrade; UK's Daily Mail eyes Yahoo; Nokia appoints new president at subsea unit.

    Nokia's Mine: Let's Improve the 'T' in STEM
    Mentor Monday | 4/11/2016

    Hilary Mine, Leader of Network Transformation at Nokia, shares thoughts on why tech seems to be the least popular field in STEM and what the industry can do about it.

    Level 3 Tackles Dynamic Services, Security & Data
    LRTV Interviews | 4/11/2016

    SVP Lisa Miller provides updates on life at Level 3 post tw telecom merger, how the network operator is tackling data and delivering dynamic services on SDN and why security is top of mind.

    Global Capacity Focuses Upgrades on Application Delivery
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    Services remain critical, says the carrier's new CTO, but enterprises want to know how their applications are performing.

    Facebook to Announce Messenger 'Chatbots' for Business – Report
    News Analysis | 4/11/2016

    Facebook and Microsoft see 'chatbots' as a rich new platform for enterprise partners. Despite the silly name.

    Amazon Names AWS & Consumer CEOs
    News Analysis | 4/9/2016

    Andy Jassy, who headed up AWS as senior vice president, gets a new title in recognition of his service -- and as a possible successor to Jeff Bezos.

    Gigabites: EPB Plans for 100-Gig
    News Analysis | 4/8/2016

    Your Gigabit Cities Live edition of Gigabites.

    Apple Quietly Hiring for 5G?
    Jonestown | 4/8/2016

    The iPhone maker is looking for a wireless engineer who can develop hardware using emerging technologies.

    Gigabit Net Builders Share Lessons Learned
    News Analysis | 4/8/2016

    North Carolina has become a hub of gigabit activity, and Gigabit Cities brought many of those players, plus the EPB, together to share insights.

    Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
    Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/8/2016

    A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.

    Samit Sacked as SeaChange Suffers
    News Analysis | 4/8/2016

    Once a leader in video-on-demand hardware, SeaChange still hasn't found the right formula for success in a software-driven market.

    WiCipedia: Parental Progress & Parity Payoffs
    Que Sera Sarah | 4/8/2016

    This week in our WiC roundup: New York and San Fran improve parental policies; gender parity boosts the GDP; female-led businesses take off; and more.

    Eurobites: Vodafone Livid as German Regulator Approves DT's Vectoring Plans
    News Analysis | 4/8/2016

    Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.

    Corning, GigPeak Engage in Components M&A
    News Analysis | 4/8/2016

    Optical fiber giant Corning is buying AFOP while GigPeak (who?) has completed the acquisition of video specialist Magnum Semiconductor.

    Google: Gigabit Hopefuls Need to Do Homework
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Cities must prepare for gigabit fiber construction by digitizing their records and gearing up permitting and other processes.

    Rackspace Takes Private Clouds to Go
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    OpenStack everywhere integrates software, hardware and services and runs on customer premises, using hardware, software and services provided by Rackspace.

    Hulu Joins Cablevision Lineup
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Like HBO, Hulu is now a premium cable channel available for an additional $8 per month.

    Equinix Brings Data Processing to the Edge
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Equinix Data Hub is designed to help enterprises enhance performance by locating data near its source, users and cloud providers.

    Verizon Ups 'Awesomeness' Quotient for Go90
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Verizon takes 24.5% stake in AwesomenessTV.

    CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
    Between the CEOs | 4/7/2016

    Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.

    Huawei: New King of the CSP Market
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    China's biggest equipment vendor has built up a huge lead over its Western rivals in the global communications service provider (CSP) network technology market.

    CEO Chat With Netrounds
    Between the CEOs | 4/7/2016

    At MWC 2016, Mats Nordlund, Co-Founder and CEO of Netrounds, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about the company's history, service delivery and the progression of the telecom industry on the service level.

    Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.

    Sprint to Garner $2.2B From Network Financing Deal
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Sprint is selling off $3B-worth of network gear, which will be leased back to it, to raise $2.2B.

    Nvidia Accuses Qualcomm of Quashing Its Mobile Ambitions
    News Analysis | 4/7/2016

    Nvidia claims Qualcomm unfairly used its market dominance to crush its Icera business.

    Nokia to Slash Jobs Following AlcaLu Merger
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    Finnish vendor begins job cuts process as it looks to reduce costs following its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.

    Huawei Aims P9 at iPhone 6S Crowd
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    Huawei is pitching its new P9 smartphone as a technically sophisticated challenger to the iPhone 6S and Samsung S7.

    Charlotte CIO: It's Not Just the Gig Network
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    Jeff Stoval says the network is part of a broader ecosystem that includes other IT piece parts but also education and training of the work force.

    5 Firms Join NIA As It Enters Phase 3
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    The New IP Agency has five new members as it prepares to take its industry virtualization evaluation program to the next level.

    LinkedIn Launches Private Cloud for Growth
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    The social network is building LinkedIn Platform as a Service, a private cloud foundation for diversifying services.

    At Last, ZTE Reports 2015 Financials
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    After a chastening month, ZTE publishes 2015 financials that reflect its ongoing spat with the US authorities, but which also show significant growth.

    Is DOCSIS 3.1 Losing Its Lustre?
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    In our latest community poll, Light Reading readers pick Distributed Access Architecture as the top next-gen technology priority for the cable industry.

    Eurobites: Vasona Banks $14.6M
    News Analysis | 4/6/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French 'white spaces' compensation plan gets EU approval; CityFibre bags long-haul customer; Bezeq taps into Devicescape's WiFi tech.

    Equinix: OCP Can Help IoT Ecosystem
    LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2016

    Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.

    Troubled Marvell's CEO, President Both Sidelined
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    The company is searching for a new management team as the company faces a hearing with Nasdaq about a possible delisting.

    Intel's IoT & 5G Bosses Leaving
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Intel says IoT boss Doug Davis is retiring, while Bloomberg reports that mobile boss Aicha Evans has resigned.

    AT&T GigaPower Ready to RSVP
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    AT&T has criteria for choosing its GigaPower cities, including public policies and local demand, but invitations to serve are always welcome.

    Sohn: Wheeler's FCC Not Slowing Down
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Top advisor to the chairman says priorities for final ten months include preparing for 5G, expanding digital inclusion efforts and opening set-tops.

    US Embraces Gigabit, Still Averages 14 Megs
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Mari Silbey, Light Reading cable editor, kicks off the Gigabit Cities event by reminding folks the US still lags in average broadband speeds.

    NFV: The Unintended Consequences
    Column | 4/5/2016

    NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.

    Eurobites: Orange Takes €75M Stake in African Venture
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Robert Mugabe hints at Internet clampdown; Deutsche Telekom still seeks Qivicon partners; EU's Apple-in-Ireland tax probe could take some time.

    IoT Already Mainstream, Verizon Claims
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Its annual report on the industry says enterprises are still only using a fraction of their existing data but they are moving more quickly.

    ZTE CTO Becomes New Boss in Reshuffle
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Chinese vendor carries out a management reshuffle, promoting its CTO into the leadership roles, as it looks to appease US authorities.

    LinkedIn on OCP & Data Center Innovation
    LRTV Interviews | 4/5/2016

    Yuval Bachar, LinkedIn's principal engineer, architecture and strategy, talks about how the Open Compute Project (OCP) promotes innovation and efficiency in the data center technology sector, allowing LinkedIn to focus on what it does best – software.

    Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
    Que Sera Sarah | 4/5/2016

    There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.

    Ericsson Acquires Data Center, Industrial IoT Management Startup
    News Analysis | 4/5/2016

    Having previously made a seed investment in data center and industrial IoT asset management specialist NodePrime, Ericsson is now buying the whole lot.

    Juniper Closes BTI Acquisition to Beef Up DCI
    News Analysis | 4/4/2016

    The newly combined company faces tough competition from industry giants. Maybe too tough.

    Brocade's $1.2B Ruckus Buy to Raise 5G Game
    News Analysis | 4/4/2016

    Brocade to buy WiFi partner, but says $1.2B deal is more focused on LTE, 5G and mobile edge future.

    New York Scores a Big Win for Families
    Que Sera Sarah | 4/4/2016

    New York has passed the most progressive parental leave policy of any state, hopefully setting a precedent for other states and companies on how they support parents.

    CenturyLink Powers Up Managed Security
    News Analysis | 4/4/2016

    Acquisition of security engineering firm powers network operator's ability to address special needs of largest enterprise and government customers.

    End of the Bouygues Affair for Orange
    News Analysis | 4/4/2016

    Orange's failure to seal a takeover deal for Bouygues Telecom may force the company to accelerate other strategic initiatives.

    Eurobites: Orange, Bouygues End M&A Talks
    News Analysis | 4/4/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes regional for business; free WiFi for soccer stadiums; Innowave's new UK boss.

    The Secret of the 5G Bandwagon: SDN Is the Engine
    Column | 4/4/2016

    5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.

    SanDisk's Nithya Ruff: Getting Women Into Open Source
    LRTV Interviews | 4/4/2016

    Women are notoriously under-represented in the tech industry, even more so in the open source community, but open source leaders can encourage diversity by setting behaviorial standards and becoming more inclusive, says Nithya Ruff, director, open source strategy office, at SanDisk.

    ZTE CEO to Quit in US Export-Ban Dispute
    News Analysis | 4/4/2016

    ZTE bids so long to CEO Shi Lirong along with two other senior executives caught up in trade dispute with the US.

    How to Master Being a Jill of All Trades
    Mentor Monday | 4/4/2016

    The IEEE's Karen McCabe shares her thoughts on why you must master your domain but branch out into others as well.

    How BT Deals With Security Threats
    LRTV Interviews | 4/4/2016

    Dr Ben Azvine, global head of security research & innovation at BT, talks about the various cybersecurity threats that major telcos have to deal with and the way that BT is using analytics to deal with those threats.

    Gigabites: EPB Streams Alligator Feed in 4K
    News Analysis | 4/1/2016

    Live in 4K, it's alligator feeding time... thanks to EPB's gigabit network.

    Open Source Trend Overtakes CPUs
    News Analysis | 4/1/2016

    Two European universities are offering an open source microprocessor, initially aimed at low-power IoT devices. Open source CPUs have the potential to reduce the costs of high-volume IoT applications.

    Google Practical Joke Goes Horribly Wrong
    Wagner’s Ring | 4/1/2016

    Who could have anticipated that people wouldn't like having practical jokes added to their email?

    WiCipedia: The Solutions Edition
    Que Sera Sarah | 4/1/2016

    This week in our WiC roundup we compile stories offering practical solutions and tips for increasing the number and prominence of women in the tech industry.

    Stream TV Splinters Net Neutrality Debate
    MariNation | 4/1/2016

    Should Comcast's Stream TV count toward users' broadband data caps? It's complicated.

    Facebook: Why We Built Our Own Tech
    LRTV Interviews | 4/1/2016

    Facebook developed its own hardware and software to gain the agility and efficiencies it needs to support Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, streaming video and more on a global scale, says Network Team Manager Omar Baldonado.

    Eurobites: Plot Thickens Over Egypt's 'Free Basics' Ban
    News Analysis | 4/1/2016

    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NB-IoT drives smart parking in UAE; Amazon reportedly considering a stake in HERE; Telenor's Friday feeling.

    NFV Gathering Pace in India – Brocade
    News Analysis | 4/1/2016

    Brocade reckons interest in NFV is growing in the Indian market as operators look to differentiate themselves from rivals.

    Huawei Profits Soar Despite Forex Hit
    News Analysis | 4/1/2016

    Chinese vendor defies economic slowdown to post bumper profits thanks to sales of devices and 4G equipment.

    Tune In to Flozelia's EpsilonApps Demo
    LRTV Documentaries | 4/1/2016

    In this live video tutorial, we present how to configure Flozelia's EpsilonApps, a groundbreaking tool for managing and provisioning virtualized network functions.

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