Staffed by Stanford alumni with OpenFlow development experience, Forward Networks is the latest SDN startup to emerge.
Two of Canada's largest cable operators ramp up their commercial services efforts as North American MSOs continue to pour resources into this rapidly growing sector.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Hutchison stokes the UK mobile M&A firestorm; Vivendi closes SFR sale; snapshot of French broadband market.
In its latest report, Infonetics Research finds that DOCSIS channel shipments nearly doubled on a year-over-year basis in the third quarter, thanks mainly to higher spending on CCAP gear.
Hong Kong-based billionaire Li Ka-Shing is getting ready to start a mobile networks bidding war with BT, according to reports.
'We're committed to open source, ok?'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google under the EU microscope; Alcatel-Lucent offloads optical R&D staff; Monitise raises £49.2 million; Ericsson deploys Packet Core in Egypt.
Samsung and LG Electronics are leading the way as shipments of UltraHD TV sets spike around the world, and especially in China.
In a letter to the FCC, AT&T says it needs clarification before it can assess new high-speed broadband rollout projects, but that existing commitments are safe.
DVR pioneer enjoys another strong quarter of MSO subs gains and stabilizes retail subs losses as it surpasses 5 million total customers for the first time in its history.
And it is not done yet, the auction will resume on December 1.
Hewlett-Packard reported a slight increase in networking revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter as it prepares to split.
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Comcast X1 users suffer a DVR outage.
Operators looking for a new way to get a cut of mobile apps can white label the browser developer's subscription app store and offer unlimited downloads for a weekly fee.
Transparency trumps one-size-fits-all regulations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT M&A developments at home and abroad; carrier aggregation in Austria; Vodafone overly generous with journalists' data.
What's being referred to as 5G is not just faster mobile broadband but a new way of thinking about connectivity and air interfaces.
They didn't really think this through, did they...
Rami Rahim's compensation package is smaller than his predecessor was eligible for.
Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
According to the New York Post, Amazon is developing a new ad-based online video service.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli firm claims battery breakthrough; ADVA encrypts in Luxembourg; why 'live' is nearly dead.
More than half of the respondents in Light Reading's poll suggest operators' move to SDN and NFV will make data analytics more critical in the OSS layer.
BT is talking to potential mobile M&A prey, and in my view EE makes more sense than O2 as a takeover target.
Showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again in the third quarter for US cable companies, even as their video customer counts slipped again.
The 'New IP' helped drive a solid quarter for Brocade, which is seeing traction for its Vyatta controller.
This time, it's not something out of Star Trek – it's the real-world challenge of melding two realms together on the fly.
The FCC's AWS-3 mid-band spectrum auction now stands at $35.1 billion and is starting to affect financial ratings.
Ericsson and IBM announce plans to work on phased-antenna arrays in anticipation of 5G arriving in 2020.
Both houses of Congress have passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization Act, which includes a rider that will end the CableCARD mandate.
CSPs armed with real-time operational intelligence are uniquely positioned to realize the true monetary value of the new data economy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's rivals get onto Ofcom; Netflix sued in France; T-Systems orchestrates data from the cloud.
Israeli-based Shine wants to help operators block advertisers to get a cut of their revenues, which it says is legally sound and economically justified.
The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North American market, and it's banking on its software experience to make a difference.
Five months after halting operations, online video streaming company Aereo has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seemingly putting its story to bed.
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cable & Wireless & UK spooks; Nokia's traffic jam-buster; Scilly Isles get fibered up.
At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
Chinese vendor is working on a '4.5G' mobile solution that can achieve 1Gbit/s throughput and deliver some 5G-like capabilities well ahead of 2020.
CEO Brian Krzanich says losses at its mobile group were necessary to gain market share, and talks up data center and IoT growth opportunities.
OTT chat app Kik has raised $38.3M in funding and acquired a GIF maker, showing operators there are other ways to monetize chat than ads and fees.
New project will secure industry agreement on implementation ahead of standards to keep transport SDN moving forward.
The Comcast Xfinity Home app is now available on the TV screen for X1 subscribers.
Informal collaboration in OpenConfig group with Microsoft yields key draft standard on BGP protocol and policy model, laying ground for future efforts.
The complexity of cloud service sourcing will boost demand for infrastructure-as-a-service.
Controller allows super-sized data center traffic flows to be switched over optical topology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.
The company is in the early days of significant proof-of-concept trials with Pica8 and Cumulus.
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.
Light Reading's live chat with the TM Forum suggests operators see the value in IoT analytics, but they are still working through the basic challenges of big data before they can get started.
Silver Star Communications focuses on businesses with a gigabit network deployment in western Wyoming.
Comcast is readying a new Ethernet @Home service that will extend Ethernet connectivity from office locations to teleworkers at home.
A year after launching its strategy, equipment vendor sees progress on making the premises the first beachhead for NFV.
Amid battles with two activist shareholders, Oplink sells out to Koch, will be managed by Molex.
MidContinent Communications and Wave Broadband have joined the growing cable stampede to roll out gigabit services for broadband customers.
Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jolla crowdsources a tablet; net neutrality wobble in EU; Israeli market opens up.
Verizon's hoping its new digs on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue will become a destination for visitors wanting to relax, play and hopefully purchase wireless goodies.
Web giants are trivializing networks with their drone and balloon plans, says Marcus Weldon.
It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction busts through its $10B reserve.
Even as many larger entities ready their networks to deliver gigabit speeds to Austin, Grande Communications remains confident.
Mavenir is shelling out just less than $5 million in cash and debt for Stoke, a company that grabbed $92M in VC funding in under a decade.
Automation saves you from repeating the same things over and over again.
RCN plans to boost its top speed tier in New York City to 330 Mbit/s, nudging out Time Warner Cable's new maximum speed tier of 300 Mbit/s.
New analysis tools will comb customer usage logs for threat possibilities and give enterprises ability to search their own data usage too.
Yes and no. The Finnish company is getting back into the consumer devices market by proxy with a tablet that signals a smart use of its patents, a move signaled by the CEO last week.
New CEO Marcelo Claure is continuing his C-level shake-up, welcoming executives to newly created positions and saying goodbye to those deemed responsible for its 'Framily' failure.
An NYU Wireless expert expects 5G to support multiple radio interafces while maintaining some captability with existing 4G technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT spreads cloud across Middle East and Africa; AlcaLu claims cost savings with new edge router.
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost 150,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, making it the industry's worst Q3 evaaahhh.
Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
Comcast and NBCU have closed out their second hackathon with the grand prize going to the team behind a new application called 'Top 3 I Want To See.'
Join us Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with TM Forum's Rebecca Sendel and Rob Rich about how operators are approaching big data analytics for the growing Internet of Things.
Telecom service provider leverages new ultra-long-haul network to deploy multiple 100-Gig wavelengths to SC14 network in New Orleans.
Nokia is confident that it can develop its Networks business and win market share, but talk of a 'flattish' market causes jitters.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei does deal on small cell sites; Telkom profits slump; France becoming R&D magnet.
Terabit Demonstrator Project to be unveiled at SC14 in New Orleans.
Google and its Web cohorts appear increasingly set to join the ranks of submarine cable investors.
Content providers, service providers and vendors form the Streaming Video Alliance to tackle tech issues affecting online video delivery together.
The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
Shifting paradigms leave network operators scrambling.
Alcatel-Lucent has bounced back from near bankruptcy 20 months ago to a much sunnier outlook, enjoying life again and spreading some love...
Cox announces the deployment of more than 500 WiFi hotspots in the Phoenix area, just weeks after launching 1-Gig broadband service in its Arizona stronghold.
Partnership program extends to yet another chip firm as Alcatel-Lucent looks to further extend its virtualization strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks ups its margin targets; Bouygues Telecom flatlines; UK 4G speeds surveyed.
The buy also gets Mavenir high-profile Asian customers like NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank.
Sony has unveiled its long-awaited OTT service, PlayStation Vue, but several key details, including pricing, are still missing.
The carrier says it will 'pause' expansion of its gigabit network until the debate over net neutrality is decided.
With help from SevOne, the Canadian operator gained valuable visibility into its network. Now, it's tackling the challenge of internal silos.
Nokia and HP are pursuing a carrier-grade cloud solution using Nokia's NFV tech and HP's OpenStack platform.
The ONF is looking to make it easier for carriers to find OpenFlow-compliant hardware and software, as well as help labs make money.
Google unit revs up commercial services effort in Kansas City area with new fiber-access program designed to deliver gigabit speeds for small businesses.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
Cisco saw 1% year-over-year revenue growth, but carrier revenue is still down 10%.
Title II common carrier classification for service providers would slow down broadband buildout at a time when the US is just catching up, says Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers.
As companies attempt to become more customer-focused, CEM is becoming the most requested use of analytics platforms, Amdocs and others say.
But what took them so long?
CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.
Its new Symphony Orchestration Platform aims at automating network management on a multi-vendor, multi-layer basis that includes NFV & SDN.
Reports suggest FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like a more nuanced approach to net neutrality than the one that President Obama has proposed.
Check out a few pictures of the day's speakers, panels, crowds and, of course, food.
Mimosa eyes urban WiFi with a signal concentrator that uses its Massive MIMO tech to deliver up to 500 Mbit/s indoors.
thePlatform has launched mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV content into a multiscreen VoD asset for cable delivery immediately after broadcast.
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and – guess what? It claims it's already in pole position…
Virtualized Network Services lets service providers connect small offices without needing to configure expensive proprietary equipment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.
The SDN vendor has laid off half its staff, according to reports, and nobody is answering the phones.
As it integrates the multi-billion dollar tw telecom deal, Level 3 wants its customer-facing teams ready to run.
Elon Musk confirms fleets of tiny satellites as SpaceX's high-altitude Internet connectivity play, while Google rents Hangar One from NASA.
Technology is a non-issue, says AT&T's lead for big data in IoT; the big challenges are in tempering hype for C-level executives and pulling tangible results from the data.
Canoe Ventures has now dynamically inserted 10 billion ads into VoD programming.
A roll-up of two Internet of Things MVNOs creates a services organization with strong ties to global carriers.
BT's director of research and technology, Chris Bilton, taks about the 'third way' in which network operators can manage their next-generation assets in a world of SDN and NFV.
We can take these five rules and apply them to SDN and NFV to see if these two technologies make sense for cable, starting with Rule 1 in this post.
Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Oi rejects dos Santos bid; happy TalkTalk; KPN ditches set-top box.
With competitive pressures less intense and the business models not so clear, mobile operators appear to be the least advanced in terms of preparing for NFV.
The digital world is changing how telcos receive customer feedback, requiring new tools for listening, understanding and responding.
The introduction of virtualized functions into telco networks is a real opportunity for a re-evaluation of OSS systems – but quite how much of a revamp can be achieved is another matter.
AT&T won't be taking to the friendly skies to compete against Gogo with in-flight LTE-powered WiFi.
Holy moly! Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir quits following review by the vendor's board of his leadership and his conduct with a customer.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal has joined Sen. Ed Markey in arguing that the CableCARD mandate should not be eliminated as part of the reauthorization of the STAVRA bill.
AT&T's $2.5B splurge on Mexican operator Iusacell means it needs to keep a tighter grip on capital expenditure in 2015.
Making his stand quite clear, President Obama urged the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules for both wireline and wireless providers, including the highly contentious Title II regulations for broadband service.
With SDN experience already under its belt, Colt is looking to evolve its management systems to adapt to a hybrid environment of physical and virtual capabilities.
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone under pressure from activist hedge fund; Germany's termination fees plan face EC scrutiny; BT in broadband marketing offensive.
Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.
Cyan needs a little money to get by as it waits for a number of SDN trials to turn into revenue.
Despite its dump of Viacom channels and bigger emphasis on broadband, Suddenlink insists that it remains committed to the pay-TV business.
Local residents in seven Colorado communities vote to overturn the state's ban on municipal networks.
We told you OSS was hot!! Pics of the crowds and speakers at the Light Reading OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event in London.
Under-fire Juniper bets on virtualization bearing fruit.
As carriers require more from networks, vendors hustle to keep up.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom consults on spectrum release; Telecom Italia earnings slip; Swiss sign up to net neutrality.
Fifth-biggest US MSO boosts revenue through rate hikes despite losing bunches of subscribers across the board for the second straight quarter.
Analytics company wants to expand in the US, helping operators optimize their networks and offer their customers better targeted location-based services.
But analysts examine how reliant the data center switch company is on 'cloud titan' Microsoft as its major customer.
NFV will lead the way in early deployments in 2H15, suggests Orange Silicon Valley's Christos Kolias.
In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....
Virtualization pioneer needs NFV to maintain the automatic correlation between faults and affected services.
Online streaming service shomi has entered beta in Canada; Showtime will likely go over the top in 2015; and Sony has new programming deals in place for its planned OTT offering.
Nokia's Head of CEM and Women in Telecom speaker Jane Rygaard discusses customer experience management in a social media-driven world and why women are well suited to tackle the challenges it brings.
Heavy Reading breaks down the varied approaches NTT Communications, AT&T, EE, BT and Colt are taking to adapt their OSS for SDN and NFV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom Q3 numbers; TV soccer victory for BT; Liberty completes tender offer for Ziggo.
Juniper is looking to meet carriers' needs for equipment that scales down as well as up.
TM Forum's Annie Turner, Nokia's Jane Rygaard and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell join Light Reading to discuss how to move beyond technology for technology's sake.
Dish is on track to launch its new OTT video service before the end of the year.
The 25,000-person organization is... reorganizing! It's all part of a fundamental shift in industry technology.
Cable/telco equipment supplier enjoys another strong quarter of revenue growth but still envisions rough patch in fourth quarter because of the two big pay-TV mergers in the works.
Fireworks a-plenty in today's EMEA regional roundup, including: Nokia's Saudi win; Ericsson's OpenStack breakthrough; AlcaLu sells cyber-security business to Thales; fiber-to-the-Yorkshireman; Interoute expands in Germany.
SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.
5G is too big to be defined by a single radio interface, Ericsson CTO suggests.
Heavy Reading analyst Ari Banerjee shares his thoughts on the analytics market, from its key players to its key challenges.
New facility in Tianjin has direct fiber connection to Beijing and state-of-the-art features for Chinese digital media firms and multinationals.
CEO set to outline its efforts to expand into non-telecom sectors during upcoming Capital Markets Day presentations.
A Starbucks coffee shop in Kansas City is the first store in the chain to get connected to Google Fiber.
Google is working with a half-dozen carrier partners to build direct connections between enterprise customers and Google Cloud Platform.
After losing 15% of its video subs in the last 12 months, US MSO says that's no big deal because its expenses are down and its profits are up.
Google Fiber backs out of plans to deploy a gigabit network in Leawood, while AT&T steps up its plans in the market.
Customer demand makes China a real opportunity for US operator.
It's designed to facilitate service provider migration to white box networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad boss says 'non' to Bouygues buy; Com Hem revenues up; Tele2 beefs up M2M offer.
New CEO says that 'more changes are coming' for the management team too.
Carriers are working with the GSMA to achieve VoLTE interoperability between their networks, so they can turn their attention to more advanced calling features.
Communications service providers haven't got their act together when it comes to gaining a financial edge from the data at their fingertips, says expert.
Critics want more from the ETSI NFV ISG, but its chair says there are reasons to stick to its scope and work more closely with other industry bodies.
The carrier takes a customized, SMB-focused approach to enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) – meet the connected cow and beer tap...
LTE-Advanced may be deployed by 21 operators across the globe, but mobile users aren't yet feeling the effects of it – at least not they are aware of.
Verizon has launched a new high-powered Quantum gateway router, which was developed in partnership with IoT company Greenwave Systems.
NetScout buys some Danaher assets, and JDSU's spin-offs look ready to buy as more M&A is expected in the optical components arena.
Midokura says it's got the cure for the fractured OpenStack Neutron blues.
Rovi is buying startup Fanhattan, maker of cloud-based content discovery apps and the Fan TV platform with its bundled set-top, motion-sensitive remote control and slick UI.
It's telco analytics month at Light Reading, which means we'll be focusing on how telcos are mining analytics, using them and monetizing them.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe leads in WiFi, but not for much longer; Nigerian towers group raises $2.6 billion; Telecom Egypt starts engine on Vodafone stake sale.