News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
2015 in Review: The WiC Perspective
Que Sera Sarah | 12/31/2015

We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.

CES 2016: 3 Big Tech & TV Trends to Watch
MariNation | 12/30/2015

The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.

The Key Role of Analytics
LRTV Interviews | 12/29/2015

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges explains why analytics tools and big data strategies are going to play an increasingly important role as communications service providers transform their businesses.

Brocade CEO on the New IP
Between the CEOs | 12/28/2015

Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney explains the importance of the New IP and his company's suite of SDN and NFV products. According to Carney, customers like AT&T and NTT are using Brocade for its best-in-class scaling and performance.

Google Opening $600M Tennessee Data Center
News Analysis | 12/28/2015

The company's 15th, the new data center is located at the site of a former semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tenn.

Telefónica Ditches HPE as Virtualization Lead
News Analysis | 12/24/2015

Telefónica has cancelled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with HPE and re-issued the tender as it seeks a new partner to help it execute its "Unica" virtualization strategy.

Who Might Replace HPE at Telefónica?
Shades of Ray | 12/24/2015

Telefónica has dumped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its lead virtualization partner -- so who might step into HPE's shoes? Huawei and NEC look best placed of the equipment vendors but an independent integrator might be favored.

DT Has High Hopes for the NIA
LRTV Interviews | 12/24/2015

Vendor-independent testing is a very important task for the New IP Agency (NIA) to perform, with interoperability as stage 1 in the overall cycle, says Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg.

SDI Is About to Give Way to Ethernet
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Video production facilities are among the last users of SDI, but a transition to Ethernet is coming, and Mellanox intends to take advantage.

DT's Journey to a New IP World
LRTV Interviews | 12/22/2015

Axel Clauberg, VP of Aggregation, Transport, IP & Fixed Access at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about the operator's ongoing migration to an all-IP network architecture and the introduction of SDN and NFV capabilities across multiple territories.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Upgrades TIM Network With SDN
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.

RCom & RJio Up Virtualization Stakes
News Analysis | 12/22/2015

RCom and RJio may have a big advantage over their rivals when it comes to the rollout of New IP technologies.

Dell Security Unit Files for IPO
News Analysis | 12/21/2015

Dell is seeking to raise funds by listing its loss-making SecureWorks business on Nasdaq.

Colt Lauds NIA's NFV Evaluation
LRTV Interviews | 12/18/2015

At Light Reading's Executive Summit in Dublin, Nico Fischbach, director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Colt, talks about the importance of the NIA's NFV evaluation program.

Judge Favors Arista in Co-Founder Lawsuit
News Analysis | 12/18/2015

David Cheriton, Arista co-founder and Arista's biggest stockholder, says another company he founded – OptumSoft – owns key software used by Arista in its high-performance networking equipment.

Linux Group Building Cloud App Infrastructure
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Announces new members, governance structure and technology details.

OPNFV Aims for 'Lab-Ready' February Release
News Analysis | 12/17/2015

Brahmaputra version will allow network operators to begin testing virtual network functions (VNFs).

Can Cable Ride Ethernet to Enterprises?
LRTV Interviews | 12/17/2015

Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects cable's Ethernet success and examines the challenges operators face in the enterprise market.

Virtualized Residential Gateways Yield 40% Savings – AlcaLu
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Reducing complexity by pushing functionality to the cloud.

Netflix Isn't the Only One Rethinking ABR
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Netflix, Arris and others are encoding video in new, more intelligent ways.

Smart Cities: Power to the People
Column | 12/15/2015

SDN and NFV are enabling a wide range of smart city programs around the world, notes ONF executive director Dan Pitt.

NFV Interop Test: Key Takeaways
LRTV Interviews | 12/15/2015

Light Reading's CEO and founder Steve Saunders talks about the recent groundbreaking NFV interoperability evaluation with Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. The full test report is available now: Simply click on the following title, EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results .

Cradlepoint Buys Pertino for Cloud Networking
News Analysis | 12/15/2015

Pertino uses SDN to deliver cloud-based network-as-a-service for enterprises and SMBs worldwide.

VMware Exits Virtustream Cloud Partnership
Wagner’s Ring | 12/14/2015

EMC will go it alone.

Is It Advantage RJio in Virtualization Race?
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

India's 4G new entrant could have the edge over its incumbent rivals when it comes to rolling out NFV.

Coriant Lights Up the DCI Market
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Coriant is taking on some well-established and very tough data center interconnect (DCI) rivals with a new product that boasts some standout features, notes Heavy Reading analyst.

How Technicolor Plans to Beat Arris
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

Technicolor plans to combat industry giant Arris with Cisco's help and a lot of innovation in the areas of HDR and virtual reality.

Twitter's 'State-Sponsored' Hacking Warning Is Another Wake-Up Call
Shades of Ray | 12/14/2015

You're not paranoid -- governments want your data.

Microsoft Comms Threat to Carriers Is Growing
News Analysis | 12/14/2015

The software giant is enhancing the capabilities of its Skype for Business offering, portending "direct conflict" with carriers, according to one of its partners.

Charter Sees Gold in Managed Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2015

With the fresh re-branding of its commercial services unit as Spectrum, Charter looks to build up its managed services portfolio for midsized and larger companies.

Putting NFV to the Test
LRTV Interviews | 12/11/2015

EANTC Managing Director Carsten Rossenhövel talks about the unique multivendor NFV interoperability test report that has just been published on Light Reading.

5G Needs More Joined-Up Thinking – Heavy Reading
News Analysis | 12/11/2015

Radio and other network specialists will need to pull together to ensure 5G works effectively, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says.

NFV, Cloud, Security & 5G Need Analytics – Heavy Reading
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Next-gen transformation strategies need to include analytics to succeed, says Heavy Reading senior analyst.

NIA Phase 2 Test: VNF Management
Shades of Ray | 12/10/2015

With the Phase 1 test completed and a report published, the New IP Agency (NIA) is prepping its Phase 2 NFV test with a focus on VNF management.

Eurobites: EE Lands Emergency Services Deal
News Analysis | 12/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.

Telcos Falling Further Behind OTTs on Virtualization
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Web giants are already waving goodbye to technologies that operators are only just introducing.

NFV Test Report Is a Gamechanger
Shades of Ray | 12/9/2015

The multivendor NFV interoperability test report just published by Light Reading provides fantastic insights into NFV advances and challenges.

Light Reading Publishes Unique NFV Interoperability Test Report
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

Independent multivendor NFV interoperability test report hits the wires and is available, in full, to the whole industry.

T1: Service Provider Judgment Day
LRTV Documentaries | 12/9/2015

At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers told Light Reading that he believes 40% of his service provider customers will cease to exist within ten years. Since then, Light Reading asked comms vendors around the world one question: 'Will Tier 1 service providers survive?' Hasta la vista… baby.

Customer Care Drives CSP Demand for Analytics – Report
News Analysis | 12/9/2015

A Heavy Reading survey of communications service providers, commissioned by Guavus, has found that proactive customer care is a leading use case for big data analytics systems.

TWC Biz Chief Has Enterprise in His Sights
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2015

Phil Meeks, EVP and COO of TWC Business Services, says mid-market, enterprise and carrier customers will generate over half of TWC's commercial revenues in 2016.

Big Blue Buys Clearleap
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

IBM adds to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Clearleap.

Will Africa's Data Boom Pay Off?
Morris Lore | 12/8/2015

Africa's operators may have to overhaul their business models and networks.

3 Big Hurdles as Cable Courts the Enterprise
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

A new "cable first" initiative has cablecos teaming up in the enterprise market, but challenges remain.

Juniper Boosts Router Automation & Performance
News Analysis | 12/8/2015

Juniper upgrades network automation features and improves performance of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers to help meet customers' New IP needs.

CEO Chat With Carl Russo, Calix
Between the CEOs | 12/8/2015

Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders hears from Carl Russo, CEO and President of Calix, about how the AXOS platform changes the access infrastructure into a DevOps environment for service providers.

ECI’s LightApps: Intelligence for Networks
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/7/2015

ECI's LightApps increase network efficiency and facilitate a wide range of revenue generating services. They include a variety of applications which can be tailored to your needs. LightApps can run on the existing installed base and offer maximum portability and customization by using standard open APIs.

Net Neutrality Heads to Court
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit hears arguments today on whether the FCC's Open Internet Order imposing net neutrality rules is legal.

Cable Looking Past AT&T, Verizon
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

The Big Two of telecom no longer loom as the major competitive threats, say some cable execs, because they are more focused on wireless.

Motorola Pays $1.2B for UK Public-Safety Operator
News Analysis | 12/4/2015

Equipment maker may be looking to position itself for a future upgrade of the UK's TETRA network.

Dell Deep Dives on OPNFV
LRTV Interviews | 12/4/2015

Dell's Wenjing Chu discusses the progress and long-term goals of OPNFV at Light Reading's White Box Strategies for CSPs event.

ONOS Lets Emu Run Free
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

The ONOS open source community is crankin' it, unveiling its fifth SDN operating system release in the past 12 months.

Mitel in M&A Maelstrom
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

Voice platform vendor has been in an acquisitive mood – and it could get forced into a shotgun wedding if activist investor Elliott Management gets its way.

SECaaS Is an SMB Market Opportunity
News Analysis | 12/3/2015

The best sales opportunity for security as a service is in the SMB market.

Top MSOs Team for National Enterprise Push
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

The top seven cable companies are meeting in Philadelphia this week as part of a collaborative effort to attack the national enterprise services market.

DT Completes All-IP Move in Croatia
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

Investments should help the German incumbent to gain service agility and reduce spending in the long run.

AlcaLu's NFV Boss: Operations Is Key R&D Focus
News Analysis | 12/2/2015

Bhaskar Gorti, Alcatel-Lucent's president of IP platforms and soon-to-be Nokia leader, says there isn't a business case in moving from physical to virtual; it all hangs in operations.

Moffett: Business Services Critical to Cable Growth
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

If, as expected, cable video subscriber numbers decline further, and broadband growth slows, cable will have to shift the burden of industry profits to the business services sector.

Meet the Architect Behind LinkedIn
Between the CEOs | 12/1/2015

Steve Saunders speaks with Saikrishna Kotha, who leads LinkedIn's data center infrastructure architecture strategy. With over 400 million users, it's Kotha's job to deliver agility and speed, but also act as a business strategist to develop new ways that LinkedIn can monetize its user base. According to Kotha, LinkedIn runs on a mix of white box and vendor hardware but has the DNA of a web-scale company.

Can Cable Sustain Its SMB Success?
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

Big telecom is fighting back, but there's still reason to believe the cable industry courtship of small businesses will continue to win hearts.

Bharti Airtel: Out of Africa?
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

Having announced a major spending plan at home, India's biggest operator may be forced to consider its future in Africa.

Overture Adds Function, Pricing Flexibility
News Analysis | 12/1/2015

New version of its Ensemble virtualization platform makes networking of end points easier and creates pay-as-you-go pricing options for software.

Sign In