Despite more gigabit rollouts by rivals, cable operators continue to extend their dominance of the US broadband market and will likely keep doing so in 2017.
T-Mobile is pushing ahead with tests of three-carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM technology as it aims to be the first US operator to offer Gigabit LTE services.
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
Seen in Barcelona: Skate park, friendly dogs, excellent graffiti and street art and OpenStack Summit.
Gigabit-friendly DOCSIS 3.1 modem launch misses vendor's initial 2016 launch target.
Just because it's a consumer show doesn't mean service providers stay home for the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.
Qualcomm says imposition of $865 million fine by the Korea Fair Trade Commission is an 'unprecedented and insupportable decision.'
Chinese vendor gets chance to prove its worth with a virtual IMS deployment that will cover seven markets in Latin America.
2016 has been a crazy year for women in tech, but we're so done picking apart what went wrong. Here are our 8 best moments of a very strange year.
Donald Trump's presidency could be the catalyst for significant changes in the US communications market, impacting the FCC, 5G strategies, M&A, autonomous cars and more.
While 2016 has been a mild year for cord-cutting, the phenomenon could take off next year with the launch of new OTT video services from Hulu, YouTube, Facebook and others.
How cable operators can use advanced customer-aware data analytics to improve the customer experience, reduce service disruptions and cut both tuck rolls and call center costs.
One of the last frontiers for eking out performance improvements in data centers is memory chips. New memory ICs are on the way, but will they make it on time? Maybe not.
Start 2017 on the right foot with a resolution to reskill with Light Reading's Upskill U.
Myanmar's Ooredoo is plotting a major expansion of its 4G services into rural parts of the country.
A roundup of OTT news in 2016 and a look at what's coming in the New Year.
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
This week in our WiC roundup: Looking back on 2016 and forward to 2017; the implications of vocal fry; Pinterest lowers diversity goal; and more.
Manufacturing is going through a period of change as factory owners and operators look to take advantage of technological advances in IoT, AI and big data to improve their competitiveness, which has opened up new opportunities and provided a new platform for manufacturers.
At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's stock slumps; Telenet snaps up 'BeLux' cable assets; FTTH hits Africa; and the UK government manipulates broadband investment numbers.
CSPs will be pushing hard to solve NFVi version control, interop and MANO issues in 2017.
Park replaces Dong-Hyun Jang as CEO, who started as SKT boss in March 2015.
Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications.
Nokia says the iPhone maker is infringing on its large patent portfolio and has filed suit in the US and Germany.
As it introduces virtualization capabilities, Colt is taking the opportunity to 'go greenfield' with a lot of its supporting management systems, says networks director.
Multiple vendors are offering carriers options for intelligent blocking of annoying robocalls, and some network operators are already onboard.
New AirTV looks to combine over-the-top TV with Sling TV and other online video apps.
Claims 9-Gbit/s peak speeds but at a distance of 787 feet.
Also in today's regional roundup: UK's Snooper's Charter shot down by Euro court; Altiostar's virtual RAN surfaces in Italy; and more.
There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.
The company is moving from its own data centers to Google Cloud Platform, and planning to implement machine learning to make the service more useful.
The optical component vendor is selling off its lagging 10G lines to focus on the next generation of faster networking products, even as the company is experiencing lower yields on those new products.
More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.
The ability of Deepfield's technology to gain deep visibility into all sorts of network traffic will offer opportunities beyond the telco sector once Nokia has completed its acquisition, says Steve Vogelsang.
Gracenote trades owners again in a metadata merry-go-round.
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Ray Le Maistre discuss the findings of the latest New IP Agency (NIA) NFV interoperability report and dig into why OpenStack is still a sticking point.
Also in today's roundup: Ericsson strikes 5G NR partnership; Vivendi gives Mediaset's stock a boost; ECI lands Dutch optical deal; and Reynolds joins eir's board.
New approach enables more rapid delivery of APIs that service providers want and maintains interoperability as well.
VMware is grabbing the five-year-old company's intellectual property and employees.
LPWAN network market for IoT will remain competitive in 2017.
Xura is buying Mitel Mobility and Ranzure -- essentially reconstituting parts of Mavenir Systems -- in a bid to become a 5G player.
New spinout company will focus on fiber-to-the home deployments. According to Altice, the move will not impact the company's commitment to avoid layoffs in New York over the next four years.
A 5G rollout in 2020 still seems a ways away, but mmWave high-band spectrum needs to be available a long time before that to ensure a smooth transition to 5G.
Less than two years after buying its mobile unit, Mitel is selling to Xura, the messaging and UC business owned by Siris Capital.
Michele Schimpp, associate administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, explains why gender parity should start in the boardroom.
Also in today's regional roundup: ZTE in line for euro 1 billion-plus Italian job?; TIM decides to produce its own premium content for broadband customers; Europe's cable market grows 5.7%.
All indications point to much more aggressive cloud implementation by mid-market companies, and collaboration between customers and CSPs is essential to meet their needs.
Rogers Communications' Maurice Yip explains how and why the Canadian provider is rolling out managed security services for both small and larger firms.
The CTO says he wants to get back to the lab.
XGS-PON got its first plugfest a few weeks ago with vendors, including Huawei, Nokia and Broadcom testing their gear for interoperability. The technology standard promises symmetrical speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.
With one of its largest customers taking its business elsewhere, Samsung is forced to consider a spinoff of its manufacturing operations. The move has the potential to create a major hiccup in leading edge semiconductor supply.
Users will need to opt in to a program that lets select employees read anonymized data to improve machine learning algorithms. It won't be on by default.
Rogers will take a huge loss in the fourth quarter as a result of dropping its own IPTV development project and deciding to license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Finisar is building a warchest and analysts believe it'll fire an M&A bullet in Oclaro's direction.
The roads are getting busier -- can the introduction of new technologies and applications by communications service providers help solve the problem?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone completes sale of Dutch fixed-line business; Liquid Telecom gets approval for Neotel acquisition; Telia and Huawei do smart agriculture in Norway.
CableLabs' Ike Elliott discusses the group's work on Full Duplex DOCSIS, distributed access architecture, low-power wireless networks, 5G and other projects.
This week in our WiC roundup: the case for a 'women's situation room' in elections; the future of women in STEAM; what makes a company work for women; and more.
The test and network security specialist is trolling for offers to see if a deal might be out there. The segment is ripe for consolidation, though. If it's not Ixia, it's likely to be somebody else.
India's move to take some banknotes out of circulation has had disastrous consequences for the mobile phone sector.
In the final FCC open meeting of the year, Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his insight on the staying power of the Open Internet Order.
The security industry has been talking about virtualizing security so it can be distributed to protect assets, but it's now time to start acting.
Rather than try to hang on at the FCC after his chairmanship ends, Tom Wheeler plans to leave the Commission next month when the new president takes office.
Join Women in Comms and Intel 5G General Manager Caroline Chan tomorrow at noon EST for a live radio show chat on professional and technological risk taking.
US media giant owned by Rupert Murdoch bids for total control of UK pay-TV operator.
With more than 650 companies and industry organizations signed up to the Testapedia database, the test and measurement sector is clearly thriving.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox rolls out in Hong Kong; UK data center tax dodge; connected fire engines; BT offers cloud route to SAP services; WiFi for France's high-speed trains.
The cloud service says some of its employees will be able to read user data in limited circumstances to improve machine learning algorithms. Users say 'nope.'
German incumbent sells its Strato web hosting business to broadband rival and wholesale customer United Internet.
Just under the wire, the FCC is sliding in its Internet privacy rules before Donald Trump takes office.
Nokia plans to integrate Deepfield's analytics system with its SDN controllers, including the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform.
Trump talks trade, innovation and the 'bounce' with tech titans in Manhattan.
The company, about to be acquired by Verizon, reveals another hack, this one of as many as a billion accounts, dating back to 2013.
Arista infringed on Cisco's copyright but does not have to pay damages, a jury ruled. That's a major win for Arista.
OSS could be the enabler for operators' NFV ambitions, suggests Heavy Reading.
The market has just plain moved on past Intercloud, which shuts its doors March 31, Cisco says.
Light Reading's latest reader survey suggests telco executives need educating more about the potential benefits of edge computing.
RFI submissions for new municipal projects in Atlanta are due on December 22.
There's a boom in security services, driven by demand from businesses and shaped by the ability to deliver security as a virtual network function.
Operator spending on 5G networks may come as a big disappointment to some government authorities, says mobile expert.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica turns to Cisco for mission-critical network upgrade; Enea completes Qosmos acquisition; Nokia and Ooredoo demo 4.5G Pro.
AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.
Don't leave your career to chance -- make a plan, find an advocate and build a support network, advises Intel Engineering Manager Lorna Keane.
Sprint busts out a slew of 4G network upgrades for 2017 as it eyes a 5G future.
The new hires for IBM over the next four years will come in cloud and data science, and many will not require college degrees, the IBM CEO says.
The founder of OpenDNS, bought by Cisco in 2015, will take over operational responsibility for one of Cisco's fastest-growing businesses.
A new deal between Comcast and the city of Philadelphia promises more investment in the local broadband network, and more business for the cable company.
Internet giant signs business deal with Cuban government to speed delivery of its content, but that's only a piece of Cuba's Internet problem.
Nokia is plotting its journey to 5G through a series of improvements to 4G mobile broadband technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor under suspicion; fund managers don't like BT/Ofcom separation; Mediaset shares soar on Vivendi rumors.
Major comms companies are becoming optimistic that business will be good under a Trump administration.
Cisco, Intel and Google are pushing for a reduction in royalty rates for standards-essential patents, while Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm are out to thwart them.
Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.
Cable players want to deliver more dynamic biz services but first have to lay the groundwork for orchestration and automation, says MEF's Hubbard.
A Senate recess gives Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosensworcel virtually zero chance to be reconfirmed before she is scheduled to step down from the FCC at the end of this year.
The evolution of the central office/local exchange has caught Cisco's attention in more ways than one, possibly with a fog networking future in mind.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Vodafone trial cloud RAN; Ooredoo dabbles in 5G; new boss for Telefonica Deutschland.
The Israeli startup enhances its hybrid cloud software that brings AWS to on-premises data centers.
HR analyst warns of possible cyber attack on Eastern Europe just days after former AT&T executive highlights the risks in the US.
Diversity that goes beyond lip service is achievable and vital in tech, according to diversity expert Annie Ryan from San Fran-based talent agency Speak With a Geek.
Charter and Comcast both talk a good game with Full Duplex DOCSIS, but widespread deployments supporting 10-gigabit broadband speeds are still years away.
Sky's share price rockets by 27% on news that a transatlantic movies, pay-TV and comms powerhouse is in the making.
With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up in London; cybercrime versus old-school crime.
This week in our WiC roundup: Lack of diversity awareness widespread in tech; brogrammers get schooled; Afghan girls learn to code; and more.
Public listing would help pay for its FTTH plans.
Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt botnet woes.
The merged company outlines first steps to integrating LinkedIn's information about professional profiles and relationships with Microsoft's products and services.
Qualcomm is extending further from its base in the wireless world to square off directly against Intel in the data center market with a new ARM-based processor, due in volume next year.
It's clear that virtualization will play a huge role in the development of IoT – so it's time to become acquainted with Virtuapedia.
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers...
Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and is now aiming for $3 billion.
ZTE's latest acquisition could help it to expand in Turkey and its neighboring markets.
Heavy Reading analyst highlights a few lingering worries about 5G fragmentation but says 5G standardization efforts remain on track.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson job-cutting ahead of schedule; Fastweb plans to roll out gigabit service; BBC trials 4K HDR video.
The basic switch hasn't changed in 50 years, but a spinout from GE has a new MEMS switch that is likely to make a lot of 5G infrastructure a lot less complex and probably less expensive.
Survey results highlight some of the challenges telcos are encountering as they plan for a virtualized network future.
Meshnet in the Canadian Arctic is using Aterlo Network's NightShift technology to cache Netflix content locally so consumers with low-speed Internet connections can still stream the video service.
French operator says licensed-spectrum LoRa is feasible but challenging from an equipment and regulatory perspective.
New report recaps NIA's evaluations covering VNFs, NFVis and Service Chaining and several new vendor combinations with Dell EMC, Fortinet, Huawei, Infoblox, Mitel, Nokia, Procera, Nokia and ZTE that were hosted as part of the NIA's VNF and NFVi evaluation.
A new Heavy Reading survey suggests the next 24 months will see a surge in wide-scale SD-WAN deployments.
Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
Verizon launches Fios in new Boston-area neighborhoods, but looks ahead to promoting 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: British AI firm finds a route into China; businesses sign up for CityFibre's gigabit; an ARM worker is a happy worker; Deutsche Telekom staff make like Wiggins.
Telcos increasingly see Internet players as valuable partners even as they continue to fret over the challenge they pose, finds Heavy Reading study.
Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
Latest report from the New IP Agency (NIA) on NFV interoperability reveals how configuration issues around OpenStack are holding back virtualization plans.
Verizon's Chris Novak explains the risks enterprises face when they lack thorough asset assessment and don't protect everything they have.
The company, which provides managed security services, is looking to expand around the world.
FCC pulls auction after just a round of bidding.
Despite opposition from Salesforce and other competitors, the European Union has approved the deal.
Google plans to increase renewable energy buying next year to completely offset fossil fuel consumption.
The company has introduced software to work with its fast network processors that makes it easier to do deep packet inspection for security purposes.
AWS's new hybrid cloud software and hardware will help the giant put armor on its vulnerability to competitors.
Long-expected sale benefits both firms, giving Verizon bottom-line relief for an asset that is much more strategic for Equinix.
Vendor's new strategy of focusing on vertical markets besides telecom could redefine its role and trouble a few of its existing clients.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom puts forward duct-and-pole proposals; Fastweb buys Tiscali Business; Vodafone gets busy on IoT; ZTE buys into Eurasian growth.
Technicolor is the first CPE provider to integrate Amazon's Greengrass application environment on its broadband gateways.
Braxton Carter says he expects that Trump will be good for the wireless business.
CableLabs predicts the first Full Duplex trials will take place in about a year, but is this particular technology cable's best hope for conquering the business services market?
Author and AI Professor Melanie Mitchell shares her thoughts on AI's biggest breakthroughs and the challenges and opportunities for female computer scientists.
Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK cybersecurity company set to float; traffic management in Germany; net neutrality naughtiness in Hungary.
Transaction is the latest in a series of fiber deals that have swept through the US market.
Get ready for more IoT-fueled attacks, says panel at Light Reading security show in NYC.
Network expansion and managed services deals have been all the rage in India this year as operators respond to the arrival of 4G new entrant Reliance Jio.
French IoT developer is planning an initial public offering in the next couple of years but says it needs to have 100 million devices on its network before this happens.
Some of the biggest cable companies are itching to perform essentially three upgrades at once, but the technology just isn't there. Yet.
Amazon's Snowmobile service is designed to truck data around the country at a rate that's obscenely faster than data transfer on a gigabit broadband connection.
Neither consumers nor device manufacturers are motivated to act to halt IoT-based botnets, but ISPs likely are and they are going to need help.
Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.
WOW COO Cash Hagen paints broadband data caps as an inevitability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.
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French service provider sheds light on ECOMP trials while AT&T cites evidence of growing service provider interest in the platform.
Former AT&T security chief urges telecom security industry to speak up now and insist on greater understanding of what's at stake and more resources.
M&A activity in particular helps fuel security problems when 'unknown' network resources are left unprotected.
Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading examines how SDN shows promise in enabling IP and optical integration in the final course in Upskill U's SDN series.
RJio claims to have broken records for customer growth at a tech company, but it still seems unlikely to hit year-end targets.
KPN is building an IoT strategy based on investments in both LTE-M and LoRa.
MSO plans to get more aggressive in fiber deployment as it builds a national brand for business services, executive says.
Cable operator could face a huge bill to achieve its goal of connecting US homes to a high-speed FTTH network over the next six years.
New platform supports SD-WAN as a virtual network function, incorporating automatic service turn-up, embedded cloud and orchestration.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.
Swedish video delivery system specialist is set to join the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange next week.