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What Does It Mean to Be '5G Ready'?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/29/2016

Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?

Gigabites: 'No Boundary' on Verizon Fiber Expansion
News Analysis | 7/29/2016

Long live Fios!

A10 Discloses $6.5M Appcito Purchase Price
News Analysis | 7/29/2016

$6.5 million gives the application delivery controller appliance vendor a cloud business unit.

Eurobites: Vodafone Bolsters Top Team
News Analysis | 7/29/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU governments could face universal service bill for broadband; Proximus tightens belt in Q2; the joy of switching.

WiCipedia: Datanauts, Dudes & Deals
WiCipedia | 7/29/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Marissa Mayer and the $55M payout; men hog the boardroom limelight; when did tech get trendy?; and more.

Google Minds Machine Learning
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

While Google posted strong numbers based on its advertising revenues, the company CEO was more interested in peering into the future.

Amazon Kisses $10B Annual Cloud Revenue
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Amazon reported its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, with AWS helping push.

Rovi Reports Mixed Q2 Ahead of TiVo Buy
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Rovi will double its size in Q3 assuming the acquisition of TiVo goes according to plan.

Qualcomm Pays $19.5M to Settle Gender-Bias Lawsuit
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Light Reading and Level 3's Mary McGrath will discuss the importance of mentoring and leadership training programs to promote fairness in hiring and promotions.

Telecom Carriers Reassess What Is Core... Again
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/28/2016

Many of the largest public cloud providers dominate the data center sector but are now looking to outsource that business in an increasingly competitive market.

Oracle Acquires NetSuite for $9.3B to Boost Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Beefs up Oracle's cloud-based business software while bringing together two companies that already had close financial and personal ties.

Arris Picks Up Pace in Q2
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

With the integration of its big Pace purchase proceeding smoothly and several big cable mergers now approved, Arris racks up its best quarter and sees even better times ahead.

Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder | 7/28/2016

Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.

Are IP/Optical Integration Initiatives Moving to Silos?
Column | 7/28/2016

The integration of IP and optical is supposed to help operators be more efficient but there's a chance that it might lead to further silos being developed, believes Faisal Khan.

Riverbed Buying Aternity for Endpoint Management
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Beefing up Riverbed's cloud application monitoring game.

Eurobites: BT Shrugs Off Troubles in Q1
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica has flat second quarter; SFR to shed jobs, say unions; Sky full-year profits up 12%.

Telstra COO Exits After Spate of Network Crashes
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Under-investment may be to blame for a spate of network problems at Telstra.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Pokémon Go Fan
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

It's not just a game -- it's part of the future of sharing, and of Facebook, Zuckerberg says.

Versa Adds RCN Business to Customer Roster
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

On the heels of announcing its first Tier 1 customer, CenturyLink, Versa Networks has announced that RCN Business is deploying its software-defined managed security and monitoring solutions to business customers already using its fiber-based services.

AT&T & Dish Mix 4K Into Olympics Coverage
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

AT&T through DirecTV, Dish and now Comcast are the first to confirm they will offer some 4K coverage from the Olympics in Rio, but additional operators may also be getting ready to do the same.

Comcast: X1 Strong, No Need to Go OTT Today
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

In a strong second quarter, Comcast emphasized that its successful strategy of bundling services around its network footprint means it has no need to launch a national OTT video product.

Adtran Pieces Together a Software-Defined Access Mosaic
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

New platform brings cloud service delivery model to access networks, eliminating single vendor deployments and offering app-based models.

Eurobites: T Italia, Fastweb Form FTTH JV
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials '4.5G'; ARM Q2 revenues up; 5G time in Greenwich; the connected bikini.

Upskill U on the Data Center Evolution With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/27/2016

Equinix's Rodney Elder examines the changing face of the data center world at Upskill U.

Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/27/2016

As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible and keeping a meticulous calendar.

Verizon Cleared for Take-Off on Fixed 5G
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

FCC approves leasing agreement that will allow Verizon to move ahead with larger 5G tests and deployments.

Frontier Calls In WiFi Fix With AirTies Mesh
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

Frontier is hoping to differentiate itself with new services like the AirTies in-home WiFi mesh solution.

ADI Buys Linear Tech for $14B
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Analog Devices announced it will acquire Linear Technology for $14.8 billion in a deal motivated largely by a desire to create a bigger supplier of analog circuitry.

AT&T Taps Amdocs as ECOMP Integration Partner
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Companies have been working together for seven months on developing integration plan for platform as it is released into open source.

Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.

Verizon Sports Big Plans for Yahoo
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Now that the big US telco has bagged Yahoo, it aims to become the third big player in the online media market, competing with Google and Facebook.

AT&T to Advise Upskill U on Curriculum
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/26/2016

Upskill U welcomes AT&T's Chris Rice of AT&T Labs as Curriculum Advisor.

Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.

A10 Buys Appcito for Hybrid Cloud Muscle
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Appcito becomes A10's cloud business unit, complementing its existing hardware product line.

BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.

Mirantis: 'We'll Probably Piss Off' OpenStack
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

To enhance manageability of OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is rearchitecting the software to run on Kubernetes. But the effort could conflict with work being done in OpenStack's own Magnum project.

Required DDoS Counter-Measure Needs Counter-Counter-Measure
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Other companies doing business with the same cloud provider can be potential security vulnerabilities.

Sprint Plots Ramped-Up LTE
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Sprint plans 3CA LTE upgrade in the next few months.

Can Lyf Bring Bundling to India?
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

The popularity of Lyf could persuade other Indian operators to look afresh at how devices and services are sold.

MEF Shows Off First Open Connectivity Service
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Cisco and Amartus are leading the first use case for MEF's OpenCS initiative, focused on Packet WAN services.

By the Numbers: Google's Cloud Advantage
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Customers of any cloud should cheer any new installation, but for companies that prize consistent cloud latency performance throughout the day, Google's intent to establish almost a dozen new 'cloud regions' should be especially welcome.

Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.

VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/25/2016

Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016.

Yahoo Signing Off in $4.83B Sale to Verizon
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Less of an exclamation at Yahoo's end, more of a whimper.

The Russo Report: Driving Disruption
From the Founder | 7/25/2016

In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.

Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.

Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.

Wurl Network Collapses VoD Into Linear TV
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

New IP streaming network combines lean-back TV with IP video on demand.

Power Savings Drive CenturyLink's CO Move
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

The need for power savings is driving a consolidation of CO digital switches by CenturyLink.

Eurobites: CityFibre Forges Ahead
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria has a flat first half; Tele2 to put Nokia's Cloud Packet Core to work; BT offers to set up separate board for Openreach.

From Ass Kickings in China to Kicking Ass in the Valley
Mentor Monday | 7/25/2016

Mellanox Senior Director of Marketing Chloe Ma shares the story of her upbringing in China to her career in the Valley.

Verizon to Buy Yahoo for $4.8B
News Analysis | 7/24/2016

Verizon Communications plans to announce Monday that it's acquiring Yahoo for $4.8 billion.

CSPs Face Voice Service Dilemma
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

As TDM switches and early softswitches reach their end-of-life, telecom and cable companies have to decide whether to build again or outsource.

Gigabites: Anchor Institutions Aim High
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) has put policy recommendations behind an effort to bring gigabit-plus speeds to all US anchor institutions by the year 2020.

Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.

Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.

WiCipedia: Facebook's LGBT Stats, Broettes & 'Tiny Lady Hands'
WiCipedia | 7/22/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals its LGBT employee stats; Microsoft's HoloLens insults through advertising; ladies in tech get a whole new lexicon; and more.

Facebook Gets Its Drone On
Shades of Ray | 7/22/2016

The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?

AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.

Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn't Cheap
MariNation | 7/21/2016

New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.

Cellcom Turns to the Cloud for Its Latest CRM Strategy
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

Israeli operator joins the digital transformation gang by selecting Vlocity and its partner Salesforce for cloud CRM capabilities.

ONOS, ONF Create Integrated NFV Approach
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

Combining the CORD project with a new open-source leaf-spine fabric for data centers is enabling ONOS and ONF to deliver a total NFV solution for operators.

Is Dish Going Down the Drain?
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

Despite gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still reported a record loss of 281,000 subscribers in the second quarter.

How iPass & 60M Hotspots Could Disrupt the Mobile Industry
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

The biggest WiFi network you've probably never heard of.

ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016

European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.

SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

South Korean telco's IoT strategy includes the use of different technologies for 'low mobility' and 'high mobility' and raises questions about its commitment to Sigfox.

Verizon's Next With VNFs
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

The Verizon business unit rolls out three virtual network services on a managed, on-demand basis, offering total flexibility and deployment choices.

Eurobites: Hands Off Our Data, France Tells Microsoft
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange buys into desktop virtualization; BT outage hits banks; Tele2 records loss in Q2.

Upskill U: EdgeConneX on Maneuvering the Metro Data Center Interconnect
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/21/2016

EdgeConneX examines how web-scale operators and traditional telcos are re-thinking data center strategies in the virtualization environment.

Qualcomm Eyes Early Arrival for 5G Networks
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.

Mellanox Capitalizes on 25G Transition
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

Mellanox turned in its fifth consecutive quarter in which it increased revenue, and during the company's call with analysts, CEO Eyal Waldman explained how new products are likely to help the company extend that run for the next quarter or two.

UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray | 7/21/2016

A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.

Kevin Lo's Move to Facebook: Sign of Things to Come?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/20/2016

The Google Fiber honcho's defection to Facebook signals a new phase in the relationship between web-scale Internet companies and communications service providers.

Google Using AI to Control Data Center Cooling
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

After testing its DeepMind learning systems to manage the cooling equipment in some of its data centers, Google said it intends to turn control of all its data center cooling systems to DeepMind.

Google Launches West Coast Cloud Region, Natural Language Tools
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Reducing latency for West Coast cloud customers and making it easier for apps to understand plain spoken English.

AT&T, Orange Unite to Press for SDN, NFV Standards
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Carriers collaborating to speed up standards that make virtual CPE, SDNs and VNF on-boarding universally interoperable across networks.

Microsoft Butters Up Land O'Lakes, Lands Boeing, Friends Facebook
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Microsoft inks high-profile cloud deals with three very different companies.

Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.

Microsoft: Every Cloud Customer a Potential Software Partner
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Deals like the one Microsoft recently announced with Boeing, where Microsoft Azure will run Boeing's commercial aviation analytics tools, will become more common, company executives said on Microsoft's quarterly earnings call.

Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.

Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.

Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/20/2016

How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles.

Marvell Has Loss for FY2016, Ended in January
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Marvell Technology reported a loss of $811 million on revenue of $2.7 billion for its fiscal 2016. That compares to Marvell's FY2015, when the company made a profit of $435 million on sales of $3.7 billion.

Innovations: Cheap, Submicron Circuit Printing
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo has developed a new means of printing circuitry onto a substrate that it promises is cheaper and easier than any other option available, while also making an order-of-magnitude leap in diminishing line widths to 0.8 micron.

Windstream Kicks Off Telco Data Center Series at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/19/2016

Upskill U launches a series on the Telco Data Center with speakers from Windstream, EdgeConneX, Equinix and the Open Networking Research Center.

Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/19/2016

In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic Bags £21M EIB Loan for UK Gigabit Rollout
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach slammed by UK MPs; BT disagrees; low device sales hit Telenor's Q2 revenue.

Telenor Skips India Auction, May Quit Market
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Norwegian operator decides not to participate in India's latest spectrum auction, raising questions about its long-term commitment to the market.

Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.

SK Telecom Targets Pre-Commercial 5G Deployment In 2017
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

SK Telecom will build on its pioneering tests with a new 5G pilot this year and pre-commercial deployment in 2017.

Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.

US Govt. Pumps $400M Into 5G Research Program
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

NSF will lead $400M R&D program for 5G in the US over the next seven years.

Netflix Sub Slowdown Sends Stock Spiraling
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Higher-than-expected customer churn caught Netflix flat-footed in Q2.

CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi
LRTV Interviews | 7/19/2016

CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.

IBM Cloud Gains Aren't Enough
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

The cloud and cognitive computing business is up for IBM, but traditional IT continues its downward spiral, according to quarterly earnings reported Monday.

CSPs Face Double Threat From DDoS Trends - Report
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

Communications service providers not only face an increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks -- they're also under threat from the web giants in the DDoS protection services market.

VMware Revenues Leap on Networking, Cloud
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

The company sees strong growth as it transitions from traditional server virtualization to SDN, storage networking and cloud.

Shaw Starts X1 Phase 2
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

Next up for Shaw customers: X1 set-tops to support the Comcast X1 video platform.

Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
Column | 7/18/2016

As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.

The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/18/2016

Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.

Eurobites: Doubt Cast on Ericsson Reporting
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: full Opera sale falls through; Huawei does German deal; UK government's Mr Broadband moved on.

SoftBank Muscles In on ARM in $32B Deal
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

Japanese company makes bet on ARM's ability to corner the market for IoT.

AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

AT&T is offering a virtual network functions using its international cloud platform; but while the service might be cutting edge, the business model wears an old school badge.

NFV's Opex Gains Need Not Be Delayed
Column | 7/18/2016

The latest Future of Virtualization Index data suggests opex savings from NFV are not materializing as expected – but it doesn't have to be that way, according to Leo Zancani.

AT&T's Martine: Embrace Change, Seek Mentors
Mentor Monday | 7/18/2016

One of AT&T's highest-ranking female executives with P&L responsibility explains why it's important to embrace change in your career path and find a mentor early on.

Singapore Preps for a Fourth Mobile Player
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

Singapore is making preparations for the entry of a fourth operator in a bid to spark investment and innovation.

Next Phase of FCC 600MHz Auction Starts August 16
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

But will bidders hit the $86B target the broadcasters want?

AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
LRTV Interviews | 7/17/2016

Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.

Gigabites: US Ignites Gig+ Wireless Consortium
News Analysis | 7/15/2016

Debut of Advanced Wireless Industry Consortium with major government and industry support follows release of new spectrum for 5G networks.

Cisco Live: Who Needs Flying Cars?
Slide Shows | 7/15/2016

Futuristic technology was on display at the Cisco Live conference. And service providers have to provide the bandwidth to make it go.

AT&T Unveils Powerful New Security Platform
News Analysis | 7/15/2016

Built on Hadoop architecture driving big data analysis, platform pulls data from every router, switch and server in AT&T's network.

Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore | 7/15/2016

Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.

Eurobites: Brussels Goes In Hard on Google
News Analysis | 7/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ronan Dunne to leave O2 at end of month; KPN tests vectoring; Finland's Elisa edges up in second quarter.

WiCipedia: Orthodox Women Code & Pop Culture Tech Queens
WiCipedia | 7/15/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Top women in telecom are celebrated; Orthodox women take over the tech scene in Israel; reality stars rule the iTunes app store; and more.

Prototypes for Narrowband IoT
Column | 7/15/2016

Deutsche Telekom is taking a collaborative approach to the development of NB-IoT applications, explains Dr. Alexander Lautz.

By the Numbers: AWS' Latency Vulnerability
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

AWS is the leading cloud service, but latency on AWS connections is consistently higher compared to its top rivals. So for some applications, working with Azure or Softlayer might be preferable.

SiC 'Em? GaN Bling? Infineon Drops $850M on Wolfspeed
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

Infineon builds on its purchase last year of International Rectifier with the acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed division, which also specializes in compound semiconductors.

Ready, Set, Go! FCC Votes for First 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

FCC has unanimously voted to open up four bands of high-band spectrum for 5G use.

Plexxi Brings Fluidity to Aligned Data Centers' Network
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

Software-controlled switch is deployed as single infrastructure inside the data center and over dark fiber connections to carrier hotels.

4G Launch Means Demise of CDMA In India
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

CDMA technology, which broke new ground in India, seems unlikely to be around much longer.

CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
Between the CEOs | 7/14/2016

Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...

Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.

Cisco Tackles Video Virtualization at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/14/2016

Upskill U and Cisco's Rajeev Raman, senior director for Infinite Video, will examine the benefits of utilizing virtualization for video delivery.

Eurobites: Sky Goes Ultra HD
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS deploys Nokia carrier aggregation tech in Russia; IoT spending on the rise; delay on Apple tax probe decision.

Is Level 3 Boarding the M&A Train?
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

Speculation and insider chat gives the network operator's stock a boost.

CNX: Smart Software for Smart Cities
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

New software platform could create a visual inventory of assets for smart city development across the nation.

Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson
LRTV Interviews | 7/14/2016

After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives shared details on their extensive partnership.

Cisco's Kanouff: Service Providers Squeezed Between Demand & Revenue
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

There's more bandwidth demand but not more money to go with it, says the new head of Cisco's service provider business.

Pokémon Go Is Just the Beginning: Wait Until VR's on 5G!
Jonestown | 7/14/2016

Pokemon Go has taken the US by storm in a week, but it will look quaint in a few years' time as virtual reality games and apps arrive on 5G.

5G in the Air: Crucial FCC Spectrum Vote Coming Thursday
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

The 5G spectrum vote: what it means and why it matters.

Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
Shades of Ray | 7/13/2016

The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.

Roku: HTML5 No Panacea for TV Apps
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

'Ditch the Box' could end up being just as complicated as 'Unlock the Box.'

AT&T Offers 'Mature' ECOMP as Open Source MANO
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

When it comes to holistic management efforts for software-centric networks, AT&T's ECOMP has strongest track record, execs say.

Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat
Wagner’s Ring | 7/13/2016

Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – is it up to the challenge?

Eurobites: Android on the March in Europe
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google given more time for Android antitrust case response; Ericsson forges China alliance; Ekinops wins at Orange.

Is Google Becoming a European MVNO?
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

US Internet giant launches international service for US Project Fi customers in partnership with Hong Kong's Hutchison.

Dell's Mullen: Leverage Mentors, Find Your Value
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/13/2016

Mentors have made a difference in Joyce Mullen's career, which is why she's brought mentorship and sponsorship programs to Dell.

Upskill U: Streaming Video Alliance on Boosting Video CEM
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/13/2016

Jason Thibeault, executive director of the Streaming Video Alliance, tackles CEM strategies for video delivery at Upskill U.

Reader Poll: Readers Expect 5G in South Korea First
Jonestown | 7/13/2016

It wasn't much of a contest really!

Cisco Takes Ericsson Home to Meet the Family
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

After seven mostly quiet months, Cisco and Ericsson discussed details of their partnership this week, while Cisco also took Ericsson around to meet enterprise customers.

AT&T Plans 4G IoT in San Fran, Talks Priorities
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

AT&T hopes to be one of the first in the world with a Cat-M1 test of LTE for IoT in San Francisco this November.

UNH-IOL Sets Up SDN Test Consortium
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

The university-based lab is offering its existing installation of switches and controllers to anyone interested in testing for performance and interoperability, especially use cases, including SDN-WAN, IoT and NFV.

Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/12/2016

Virtualization is continuing to grow extraordinarily, and vendors are finding that hypervisors have a chance to shine, offering consolidation, safety and security.

18 Months On, Google Fiber Lands in Charlotte
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

Sign-ups begin in Charlotte, but Google Fiber is more than a year behind AT&T with gigabit service.

CoralTree Adds Video Smarts to the NetCracker Suite
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

Acquisition of cable industry OSS/BSS specialist will provide much-needed project delivery capabilities, according to NetCracker.

IoT Startup Actility to Add 3GPP Support in 2016
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

French IoT startup has been focused on the rollout of LoRa but says it will soon introduce products supporting 3GPP technologies.

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Live Video
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

There are great expectations for a new payout in live video.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Wind in Greek Fiber Collaboration
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft confirms closure of handsets plant in Finland; Com Hem profits rise in Q2; Virgin to buy Irish broadcaster.

Cisco's Robbins: With IoT & Cloud, Services Beat Products
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

Businesses that now sell products will primarily provide services for recurring revenue – a transition now underway at Cisco itself.

CEO Chat With CenturyLink's Bill Owens
Between the CEOs | 7/12/2016

Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with CenturyLink's Non-Executive Chairman Bill Owens for a candid exchange of views about the current and future state of telecom, career choices and international waters.

Cisco Bullish on Britain Despite Brexit
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

Cisco publicly opposed Brexit, but the vendor isn't taking its toys and going home, even though it didn't get its way.

Microsoft & GE Team on IoT Nuts & Bolts
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

GE is bringing Predix customers to Microsoft's Azure cloud, a combination that the pair says will enable easier development of cloud-based IIoT apps and services.

Cisco Navigates Risky Path to Cloud Opportunities
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Cisco is working to meet the challenging transition from rigid, hardware-based networks to flexible cloud nets based on software and programmable APIs.

The New FoV Index: 5 Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/11/2016

Service providers are making some progress toward virtualizing networks and services -- but (surprise, surprise) the rate of progress isn't as fast as they expected.

cPacket Preps for New IP Address Rules
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Test and monitoring platform extended to offer IP Address Resolution in response to new UK rules and in advance of expected requirements elsewhere.

Telefónica Sheds China Unicom Stake for $356M
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Spanish operator takes steps to reduce debt mountain following collapse of deal to sell the UK's O2 to Hutchison Whampoa.

What Does Comcast Want From Arris?
MariNation | 7/11/2016

What exactly does an optional equity stake in Arris buy for Comcast?

News Analysis | 7/11/2016

The TIA made a noise about launching an NFV test lab by early 2016 but that plan has died on its feet, according to industry sources.

Verizon Issues First 5G Radio Spec
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Working with Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia and Samsung, Verizon has defined a 5G radio interface ahead of its fixed broadband pilot in 2017.

Eurobites: 3 Sparks Rumble in UK's Spectrum Jungle
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat gives VoLTE a try; Sigfox rolls into Singapore; public service broadcasting holds steady.

Japan's Line Sends a Positive Message as It Preps $1.3B IPO
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Japanese mobile messaging specialist is set for an IPO in New York and Tokyo that will raise up to $1.3 billion.

Arista's CEO Shares Her Guiding Principles
Mentor Monday | 7/11/2016

Jayshree Ullal discusses the people and guiding principles that have shaped her three-decades-long impressive career in Silicon Valley's tech world.

Orange Ups Security Game as Threats Mount
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

The enterprise arm of the French telecom incumbent is investing in new threat-detection facilities and an intelligence database as cybersecurity concerns mount.

Siris Snatches Up Polycom, Leaving Mitel Bereft
News Analysis | 7/8/2016

Mitel had a deal to acquire Polycom for $1.96 billion, but Siris Capital made a better offer.

Gigabites: Wisconsin Brings the Weak Sauce
News Analysis | 7/8/2016

Wisconsin's Broadband Forward! program leaves much to be desired.

Alphabet Amps Up Video Play With Anvato Buy
News Analysis | 7/8/2016

If you want to be in the content delivery business, you'd better know how to handle video delivery.

Avast Buys AVG in $1.3B IoT Security Move
News Analysis | 7/8/2016

Security specialist says takeover will help it provide more advanced services in its core business and address new opportunities in IoT.

WiCipedia: Hogrammers, Cleavage & Finding a Niche
WiCipedia | 7/8/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: gender-based interview face-offs; Facebook embarrasses and Google underperforms; find your niche to gain career success; and more.

Eurobites: Privacy Shield Gets EU Go-Ahead
News Analysis | 7/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tests LTE-V; Amazon commits to UK data centers, despite Brexit; soccer's cybersecurity own goal.

Facebook Separates Media From the Cloud
MariNation | 7/7/2016

Not everything belongs in the cloud.

Airtel's Gopalan to Head DT's Europe Biz
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

German incumbent reveals identity of Europe chief who will assume some of the responsibilities currently held by Claudia Nemat.

Cox Invests in Fiber Outside the Franchise
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

A new strategic investment in Unite Private Networks will give Cox major fiber assets outside its cable footprint.

Virtualization Timetables Vary Wildly
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

Heavy Reading survey shows almost all CSPs are virtualizing some network functions, but plans and schedules at this point vary widely.

5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore | 7/7/2016

European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.

Mimosa Uncorks Cheap Broadband With Snap, Crackle & MicroPoP!
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

Mimosa moves into fixed-wireless broadband with 5GHz system delivering 300 Mbit/s or more.

Eurobites: Altice Considers Belgian Sale
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MEPs approve cybersecurity proposals; trade bodies join forces on connected cars; Vodafone offers rural connectivity hubs in UK.

400G Hits Critical Mass; Deployments Coming
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

While the number of 400G products is still small, critical mass has been achieved; there is enough commercially available for companies to start developing and deploying initial systems, Heavy Reading reports.

Facebook Hires Top Tesla Exec for 'Building 8' Lab
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

Rich Heley will join a team working on hardware innovation.

Kubernetes 1.3 Steps Up for Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

The new version of the open source container orchestration software supports deploying services across multiple cloud platforms, improved scaling and automation.

Facebook's 'OpenCellular' Aims to Make Mobile Networks Cheaper to Build
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Watch out Nokia, Ericsson and more! Facebook wants to bring cellular infrastructure costs down to get underserved communities connected. Oh, and maybe grow its ad revenues!

Nicklas Steps Down as Windstream CTO
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Industry veteran is being replaced by three executives after leading the effort to build a national fiber-optic network.

Could Delayed Opex Savings Slow SDN/NFV?
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Heavy Reading's Future of Virtualization report shows most CSPs don't expect opex savings until after 2020, which could impact investment.

Container Security Startup Twistlock Raises $10M
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Twistlock is pitching itself as the number-one option for enterprises looking to make their containers secure.

US Cable WiFi Hotspots Near 17 Million
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Who boasts the largest number of cable WiFi hotspots? Bet you can guess.

What Can NFV Learn From OCP?
Column | 7/6/2016

NFV and mobile edge computing are exciting industry developments but they require hardware evolution just as much as software evolution, argues Chloe Jian Ma.

Eurobites: Ericsson Firms Up Fiber Services With Abentel Buy
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre seeks level playing field; Openreach trials new ducts-and-poles processes; Digital Realty completes on Equinix data centers acquisition.

Flex Shapes the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/6/2016

Flex's Caroline Dowling shares how the fourth industrial revolution can improve the lives of women, which -- in turn -- improves the world for everyone.

Telecom Italia Tanks on Iliad Mobile Threat
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Italy's biggest phone operator has tumbled in morning trading following news of a potential challenge from French upstart Iliad.

Samsung Gets Ready to Shrink 5G Antennas & Chipsets
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Samsung is shrinking down 28GHz '5G-Ready' components for smaller user devices and small cells.

Comcast Confirms Netflix Coming to X1
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Netflix will join Comcast's X1 platform.

Orange Plots Mass Network-as-a-Service Rollout
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

The French service provider will launch on-demand network offerings later this year and is urging vendors to shape up.

Cisco Predicts 4K TV Inflection Point
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Post-holiday boom for 4K TV adoption could happen as early as this year.

Making WiFi Service Better for Customers
Column | 7/5/2016

As CSPs offer faster wireline and wireless services, they must focus more on monitoring and assuring the customer's quality of experience.

Eurobites: EU Sinks €450M Into Cybersecurity
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: upping the uplink ante in Ireland; Milton Keynes gets the gigabit treatment; Iliad's Italian job.

Enterprise Market Fuels Small Cell Growth
LRTV Interviews | 7/5/2016

Small Cell Forum's Sue Monahan explains how the enterprise and urban markets are particularly powering small cell growth now.

CEO Chat With Nokia's Ron Haberman
Between the CEOs | 7/5/2016

Steve Saunders speaks with Ron Haberman, Nokia's Vice President and GM for CloudBand, Applications and Analytics. In this interview, they discuss the state of NFV interoperability, the importance of open source and service providers' progress towards a DevOps model.

Singapore Startup Eyes 'Telco Salesforce' Role
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

MyRepublic has taken advantage of new digital technologies to improve its back-office systems – and the effort is paying off.

India Preps for Mega Spectrum Auction in September
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Indian authorities have once again angered service providers with their pricing of spectrum during an upcoming auction.

Telstra Adds Software, Cloud Smarts With Readify Buy
News Analysis | 7/4/2016

Australian incumbent has acquired application, cloud and software development specialist Readify to further bolster its digital transformation capabilities.

Eurobites: Germany Finds Another €1.3B for Broadband
News Analysis | 7/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch claim world's first nationwide LoRa network; Telecom Italia adds a touch of CloudRAN in Sicily; better connectivity for sub-Saharan Africa.

Pics: 5G, VR Storm MWC Shanghai
Slide Shows | 7/4/2016

A sweep of the show floor at Mobile World Congress Shanghai made it quite clear which technologies are at the top of the agenda for operators in the world's largest single market.

How Open Source Can Help Telcos Evolve
LRTV Interviews | 7/4/2016

Open source developments, such as the OPEN-Orchestrator (OPEN-O) Project that is developing software for service orchestration over NFV, SDN and legacy network infrastructure, can play a key role in the evolution of telco strategies, says Marc Cohn of the Linux Foundation.

DAS Some Good Advice From CommScope
Mentor Monday | 7/4/2016

Pinder Chauhan, a CommScope director, offers DAS training free for women to encourage them to continue advancing their knowledge, and in turn, their careers.

Averna Acquires US-Based Nexjen Systems
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Averna has purchased Nexjen Systems from Jenkins Electric, a regional supplier of industrial systems and services based in Charlotte, NC.

Gigabites: Santa Cruz Revs Up Wireless Gig
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Santa Cruz lit up gigabit wireless service this week with help from Cruzio and Siklu.

Cable Exploring New Mobility Plays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/1/2016

As the cable industry is steadily deploying WiFi hotspots and homespots, it is beginning to explore other opportunities that wireless usage can offer.

Trouble at Ericsson: Can the CEO Survive July?
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Ericsson's CEO is under growing pressure, according to Light Reading sources.

DT Preps $5.6B Sale of German Towers – Report
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

The German operator is preparing to sell domestic towers to raise funds for investment elsewhere.

CenturyLink's ABN Buy Is Software Harbinger
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Buying an equipment vendor wasn't practical in the hardware era but adding a vendor's software expertise makes total sense today.

Disney Deals $3.5B for MLBAM Stake – Report
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Disney wants a piece of Major League Baseball's streaming media magic.

Eurobites: UK Fiber Challengers Join Forces
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's national broadband plan gets EU approval; DE-CIX chooses Interoute in Spain; fiber expansion in South Africa.

Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/1/2016

Upskill U and Cisco explore OpenStack solutions for video delivery at 1PM ET on 7/1.

WiCipedia: Big Names Band Together & #NoWomanEver
WiCipedia | 7/1/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: tech companies lobby for diversity; Clinton crusades for techies; #nowomanever makes waves; and more.

Rogers: Millennials Prefer Mobile Video
LRTV Interviews | 7/1/2016

Rogers' Upinder Saini explains how millennial viewers favor mobile devices over big TVs and non-conventional TV content over broadcast and cable networks.

DT Hires Europe Boss From Outside Group
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Deutsche Telekom's Claudia Nemat will relinquish responsibilities for European sales and marketing to focus on technology and innovation.

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