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Intel Kills Off Its Smartphone Chip Lines
News Analysis | 4/30/2016

As part of its restructuring program, Intel has canceled its smartphone chip programs.

Sprint Bags Another $3.1B in Financing
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

Sprint has grabbed more than $5 billion in financing as it tries to cut costs while adding 4G depth and coverage to its network.

Gigabites: Google Gigs Out in Nashville
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

Does four buildings a gigabit deployment make?

Amazon & Other 'Big 4' Cloud Providers Crushing Competitors
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

Microsoft, IBM and Google are catching up, but Amazon has an enormous lead in cloud infrastructure market share. And the other 20 contenders are falling behind.

TWC Sees IP Video Progress
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus says early feedback from the MSO's trial of an IP-only TV service in New York is 'encouraging.'

AT&T Expert on the Key Pillars of UC
LRTV Interviews | 4/29/2016

Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.

WiCipedia: Woman Cards & Bitch Switches
Que Sera Sarah | 4/29/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Cell C's CEO under fire for radio show comments; Clinton plays the woman card; Intel discusses diversity backlash; and more.

Asia's Answer to Netflix Courts Telco Partners
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

iflix is teaming up with some of the world's biggest operators as it pitches its online video service at emerging-market consumers.

Eurobites: Q1 Core Profits Down at Telefónica
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica upgrades metro networks with Huawei; Telenor execs cleared over Uzbekgate; MTS offers towers for rent.

Rovi Reels in TiVo for $1.1B
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

Wedding complete. Rovi will take TiVo's name.

Juniper's 'Disappointing' Q1 Dogged by Slow Telco Spending
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

As telco capex spending falters, Juniper is focusing on SDN and greater diversification in a bid to drive new revenue streams through the rest of 2016.

Lucky 13 Sign Up for NIA's Next Interop
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Thirteen companies representing hardware, software and test/assurance interests will participate in the interop, which will evaluate service chaining in an NFV infrastructure (NFVi).

Amazon AWS Reports $2.6B Quarterly Revenue, Up a Colossal 64%
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

The dominant cloud vendor says it's on track for $10 billion annual run rate.

TiVo Shares Rise as Rovi Delays Earnings
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Is a deal imminent?

Rutledge Sets Stage for New Charter
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Charter gained broadband and video subs in the first quarter.

Cypress Buys Broadcom IoT Wireless Unit
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

As Cypress drops $550 million to get WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee for embedded applications, CEO TJ Rodgers drops the news he's relinquishing the CEO title.

Virtualization Powers Automation at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/28/2016

Dr. Stefan Vallin, Cisco, teaches Virtualization: Automation at Upskill U on Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

FCC Poised to Re-Regulate Wholesale Access
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Agency seeks industry input on rulemaking that would control pricing of the last mile links sold by incumbents in non-competitive areas.

Comcast Nabs DreamWorks for $3.8B
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Comcast races rivals with DreamWorks buy.

TWC Goes Out With a Bang
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

In what's very likely its last earnings report, Time Warner Cable notches healthy subscriber and revenue gains across the board.

Comcast Takes a (Tera)Byte Out of Caps
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Usage-based pricing is controversial for fixed-line broadband services, but Comcast's new 1TB data cap should be ample for most.

LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 4/28/2016

Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.

LoRa Alliance Defends Tech Against Sigfox Slur
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Responding to recent criticism, the LoRa Association has insisted its technology is not owned by Semtech and has a much bigger addressable market than Sigfox.

Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.

VMware Cloud Boss Skedaddles
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Two co-general managers replace Bill Fathers heading up the vCloud Air business.

Welcome to Light Reading Enterprise Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 4/28/2016

Light Reading brings you the latest news, information and insights about clouds for the enterprise. Yes, the enterprise.

Ultra-Broadband Summit, Hong Kong
Slide Shows | 4/27/2016

We're in Hong Kong for the first leg of the Ultra-Broadband Summit World Tour.

Twitter Fire Hose Now a Video Tsunami
MariNation | 4/27/2016

Twitter's video push is changing broadband dynamics.

Apple: Cloud Shines Light in Financial Gloom
Wagner’s Ring | 4/27/2016

While everything else declined, cloud services grew revenue briskly in Apple's most recent quarterly earnings.

Comcast Can't Be Beat on Broadband
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

Comcast continues to build on its US broadband lead.

Cable's Mobile Enterprise Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/27/2016

Cable operators have some key hurdles to overcome if they wish to fill the growing mobility needs of small and large businesses alike.

Eurobites: Ericsson Pumps IoT Accelerator
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor adds customers in Asia; BT to trial broadband-only services; du, Polystar extend their analytics relationship; Game of Thrones puts Telia's network to the sword.

Telia Carrier Taps Infinera for California Expansion
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

New fiber route marks first deployment of Infinera's expanded metro 100G product line, including the newly integrated Transmode technology.

Digital Services Aren't Up to Snuff – Survey
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

There's a lot of work to do to boost digital service experience, according to the results of an extensive survey of enterprise executives.

T-Mobile Sounds Off on Verizon 5G, LTE-U Frustrations
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

Execs poke fun at Verizon's early 5G pilot being fixed, say LTE-A will be workhorse for years.

Comcast Sniffing Around DreamWorks – Report
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

The entertainment giant is considering adding DreamWorks Animation as a sister company to its Universal Pictures unit. The price might be north of $3 billion.

AT&T Still Optimistic as Video Subs Fall
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

A loss of video subscribers in Q1 still has AT&T optimistic about full-year growth.

AT&T Sunsetting 2G, Expanding Mexico LTE
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

AT&T will count down 2G by 2017, as it looks towards DirecTV and Mexico for new growth.

Dell & Aerohive Partner on Cloud-Based Enterprise Network Management
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Eventually enterprises will entirely offload wireless management to service providers, but the cloud service is a first step, Dell says.

Swiss Re Moves to Swisscom Cloud
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Swisscom is providing a development platform, runtime environment, databases and IT service management to increase agility for a global reinsurance provider.

Allied Fiber Caught in Financial Battle
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Senior investor moves to force three subsidiaries into voluntary bankruptcy, planning to sell fiber and colocation assets.

Charter Jumps Gun on TWC Restructuring
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Restructuring plans surface before Charter acquisitions are a done deal.

Verizon: Bad Guys Still Phishing for Data
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Annual Data Breach Investigations Report shows simplest attacks still lead to data breaches, pointing to need for multi-factor authentication.

Eurobites: Orange on the Up in Q1 (Just)
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials programmable network in Scotland; Nokia buys health wearables company; TalkTalk launches non-subscription video streaming service.

Zscaler Tailors Security to App, User
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

New approach lets enterprises spin up security alongside apps and services and move away from trying to secure the network perimeter.

What's Driving Mitel's $2B Polycom Acquisition?
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

The $2.5 billion merged business, combining cloud and on-premises video, calling and collaboration, will have to operate in a market that's tough and getting tougher.

Swisscom Taps PlumGrid SDN for OpenStack Cloud Services
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Swisscom is looking to increase flexibility and manageability for enterprise customers.

Vodafone, Huawei Open UK NB-IoT Lab
Slide Shows | 4/25/2016

Vodafone and Huawei are hoping to spur the development of NB-IoT through a new lab facility at the UK operator's Newbury headquarters.

Vodafone to 'Crush' LoRa, Sigfox With NB-IoT
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

Vodafone's innovation director reckons there is no future for Sigfox and LoRa in an NB-IoT world.

Wheeler Recommends Charter Deals
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

Wheeler says yes to New Charter.

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?
Alantown | 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.

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.

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.

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; Telefonica 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.

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.

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.

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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