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Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.

Slideshow: Not Complaining in Barcelona
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Seen in Barcelona: Skate park, friendly dogs, excellent graffiti and street art and OpenStack Summit.

ZTE Scores NFV Deal at Telefónica
News Analysis | 12/29/2016

Chinese vendor gets chance to prove its worth with a virtual IMS deployment that will cover seven markets in Latin America.

Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
Mentor Monday | 12/26/2016

Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.

Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
Shades of Ray | 12/23/2016

The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.

Eurobites: Is Huawei About to Buy a Security Vendor?
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: UK's Snooper's Charter shot down by Euro court; Altiostar's virtual RAN surfaces in Italy; and more.

DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV
LRTV Interviews | 12/21/2016

Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.

NeoPhotonics Sells 10G Line to APAT
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

The optical component vendor is selling off its lagging 10G lines to focus on the next generation of faster networking products, even as the company is experiencing lower yields on those new products.

Virtuapedia Community Hits 10,000
Shades of Ray | 12/20/2016

More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.

Deepfield Buy Goes Beyond Telco Opportunities, Says Nokia Exec
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

The ability of Deepfield's technology to gain deep visibility into all sorts of network traffic will offer opportunities beyond the telco sector once Nokia has completed its acquisition, says Steve Vogelsang.

NIA Report: The State of NFV Interop
LRTV Interviews | 12/20/2016

Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Ray Le Maistre discuss the findings of the latest New IP Agency (NIA) NFV interoperability report and dig into why OpenStack is still a sticking point.

VMware Buys SDN Startup PLUMGrid's Assets
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

VMware is grabbing the five-year-old company's intellectual property and employees.

Mitel to Offload Mobile Unit to Xura for $350M+
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Less than two years after buying its mobile unit, Mitel is selling to Xura, the messaging and UC business owned by Siris Capital.

Big Switch Co-Founder Sherwood Leaves for Facebook
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

The CTO says he wants to get back to the lab.

Nokia Adds Analytics Smarts to Its SDN Tech With Deepfield Acquisition
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Nokia plans to integrate Deepfield's analytics system with its SDN controllers, including the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform.

Arista Wins Big in Ongoing Cisco Court Battle
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Arista infringed on Cisco's copyright but does not have to pay damages, a jury ruled. That's a major win for Arista.

NFV Should Be Catalyst for OSS Rethink – Report
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

OSS could be the enabler for operators' NFV ambitions, suggests Heavy Reading.

IBM's Rometty Announces 25,000 'New Collar' US Jobs Ahead of Trump Meeting
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

The new hires for IBM over the next four years will come in cloud and data science, and many will not require college degrees, the IBM CEO says.

Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.

MEF: Time to 'De-Frag' the Network
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2016

Cable players want to deliver more dynamic biz services but first have to lay the groundwork for orchestration and automation, says MEF's Hubbard.

Cisco Makes a Play for the Next-Gen Central Office
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

The evolution of the central office/local exchange has caught Cisco's attention in more ways than one, possibly with a fog networking future in mind.

No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2016

Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.

Eurobites: Nokia Helps A1 Hit 500 Mbit/s With Triple CA
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up in London; cybercrime versus old-school crime.

Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray | 12/8/2016

The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…

Virtualization Confidence Takes Hit in Latest HR Survey
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Survey results highlight some of the challenges telcos are encountering as they plan for a virtualized network future.

SD-WAN Boom Coming in Next 2 Years
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

A new Heavy Reading survey suggests the next 24 months will see a surge in wide-scale SD-WAN deployments.

Can Cable Climb Upmarket?
LRTV Interviews | 12/7/2016

Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.

Technicolor Brings AWS Home to Gateways
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Technicolor is the first CPE provider to integrate Amazon's Greengrass application environment on its broadband gateways.

CableLabs: First Full Duplex Trials in 1 Year
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

CableLabs predicts the first Full Duplex trials will take place in about a year, but is this particular technology cable's best hope for conquering the business services market?

ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2016

Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.

Orange to Focus Polish ECOMP Trials on Residential vCPE
News Analysis | 12/2/2016

French service provider sheds light on ECOMP trials while AT&T cites evidence of growing service provider interest in the platform.

Charter Planning Enterprise Push, Rebranding
News Analysis | 12/1/2016

MSO plans to get more aggressive in fiber deployment as it builds a national brand for business services, executive says.

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