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Huawei Braces for 'Difficult' 2020 After Q4 Slowdown
News Analysis | 12/31/2019

Despite fourth-quarter slowdown, Huawei's 2019 full-year revenues are still on course to increase by 18% to around $122 billion.

This Olde Website: 2019
News Analysis | 12/27/2019

Let's take another jaunt down the World Wide Web of yesteryear, shall we?

Ciena Gets Ready to Leap Into 2020
The Philter | 12/24/2019

The optical networking leader is pounding the table for webscale providers and telcos to move straight to 800G in the coming year, minimizing the competitive momentum of several vendors in the 600G space.

Eurobites: Orange Found Guilty in Suicides Case, Former CEO Jailed
News Analysis | 12/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huaweigate latest; O2 gets busy on the 5G and 4G fronts; Sparkle adds a PoP in Lagos; ADVA wins MEF seal of approval.

Eurobites: 1&1 Drillisch taps Telefónica for 5G spectrum
News Analysis | 12/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more diversity at Telefónica; Vodafone sells its subsidiary in Malta; Ericsson and Microsoft team up for connected cars; Huawei frozen out of Greenland.

Cisco prepares to unplug its cable amps
News Analysis | 12/18/2019

End-of-sale and end-of-life alerts for 'GainMaker' cable amplifiers spur speculation that Cisco might pursue a licensing partnership with a third-party partner to sell and manufacture those products.

How an FTTP Startup Makes SMB Gains in NY
LRTV Interviews | 12/18/2019

Stealth Communications President and CEO Shrihari Pandit explains how the small FTTP player is wiring commercial districts outside the downtown and midtown Manhattan core for gigabit service.

Eurobites: Telefónica Plans Shift Away From Huawei for 5G Core – Report
News Analysis | 12/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange agrees towers deal for rural France coverage; Ofcom proposes "locked" phones ban; Ericsson claims breakthrough with VoNR trial; Deutsche Telekom acquires chunk of gaming company.

Comcast Ups Charlie Herrin to Chief Product Officer
News Analysis | 12/16/2019

Promotions are among changes being made to Tony Werner's team as Comcast moves to link and align the leadership of its Customer Experience and Product & Technology organizations.

US Cable Broadband Still Has Ample Room to Grow – Analyst
News Analysis | 12/16/2019

Based on MoffettNathanson's analysis of overlapping FTTP and DSL competition, MSOs have more subscriber runway ahead for broadband than contemplated in prior forecasts.

Eurobites: BT Says Adios to Spain
News Analysis | 12/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice Europe sells almost half of its fiber Portugal unit to Morgan Stanley; Russian government seeks control of joint 5G venture; China stirs the Huawei pot in Germany; the Helsingør experiment.

How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2019

David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into new research that explores which new verticals, such as e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.

Podcast: The Big Cisco Silicon One Recap
The Philter | 12/13/2019

Mitch Wagner brings us coverage of the Cisco Silicon One announcement from San Francisco, where the company announced a single technology platform to serve all its networking customers.

Eurobites: Huawei Loses Telenor to Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Labour defeat brings relief for BT; MTS goes all holographic; Orange Belgium launches 5G hub.

Cisco Bets Its Business on 'Internet for the Future' Strategy
LRTV Documentaries | 12/12/2019

Cisco's audacious new "Internet for the Future" strategy, which comprises completely new silicon, operating system software and a new business model, is either going to drive Cisco's domination of Internet infrastructure for a generation to come -- or flop spectacularly. With a strategy as ambitious as Cisco's, there's no middle ground, says Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.

Cisco: Service Providers Are Getting Squeezed & We've Got the Cure
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Cisco claims it can help service providers break the trap of increasing bandwidth demands and declining revenue per user. Cisco's solution: a new networking architecture spanning silicon to software and services.

Ciena Soars on Bullish Outlook as Sales Top $3.5B
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Ciena stock rocketed as it reported year-over-year sales growth of more than 15% and predicted further market share gains and sales hikes.

Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2019

Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.

'Small Disruptions' Have Totally Changed Fixed Network Biz, Says Nokia CTO
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

The arrival of new technologies and growing interest in WiFi have spurred activity in the fixed broadband market, says the Finnish vendor's technology chief.

Eurobites: Russia's MTS Does TIP Run
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Keymile lands FTTB deal with Wobcom; BT Sport offers OTT monthly pass; KPN sells consulting arm; Deutsche Telekom nurtures 5G startups.

Cisco's SP Chief on 'Silicon One'
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2019

Jonathan Davidson, SVP and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business, outlines the key takeaways from the company's major new networking portfolio announcements, including the Silicon One chip launch, new router platforms, enhanced operating software and optical plans.

Cisco Wants to 'Build a New Internet' for 5G
News Analysis | 12/11/2019

Cisco unveiled new silicon, optics and network operating system software that it says will carry the Internet through the next decade – with its products forming the backbone.

Vienna views: Pics from the 2020 Vision executive summit
Slide Shows | 12/11/2019

Senior executives gathered in the Austrian capital for the latest Light Reading 2020 Vision Executive Summit to discuss what's right, what's wrong and what's next for the telecom sector.

AT&T Targets Labor, Wireline Footprint in New Cost-Cutting Effort
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

'Everything is on the table,' AT&T exec John Stankey says, with former Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow hired as the hatchet man to lead its cost-cutting efforts.

Eurobites: Orange Secures €700M Loan for High-Speed Broadband Expansion in France
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN outlines FTTH plans for Amsterdam; Amazon's NHS data deal comes under scrutiny; IoT and blockchain combine for green energy.

Bernie Sanders Threatens to Break Up Broadband Market With 'High-Speed Internet for All' Plan
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Presidential candidate claims wide-ranging plan will expand access, reduce pricing, eliminate data caps, codify net neutrality and move to 'break up Internet service provider and cable monopolies.'

Google Fiber dumps 100-Meg service
The Bauminator | 12/6/2019

Google is going 'All in on a Gig' and exclusively selling uncapped, symmetrical 1Gbit/s service starting at $70 a month, the same price as it's been since 2012.

Eurobites: Telefónica Awards 5G Core to Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Ireland trials 1.2Tbit/s transmission with Huawei; TIM and Open Fiber are daggers drawn; Deutsche Telekom enables 'holographic annotation' for field service engineers.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Orders 5G Freeze Until Heat Is off Huawei
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: InterDigital files Huawei patents suit in UK; ADVA leads optical research program; 2Gbit/s 5G in Helsinki; Ericsson reassures on corruption costs.

Cable Infrastructure Spending Slogs Through Another Tough Quarter
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Q3 spending on cable network tech improved but it's still well below historic levels, Dell'Oro says.

CityFibre's David Tomalin: Building a Fab Fiber Future
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2019

CityFibre's Group CTO David Tomalin discusses how an infrastructure provider, making long-term bets, is planning to enable service providers to reshape the UK tech landscape.

Nokia Naming Former Networks Boss Sari Baldauf as Board Chair
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Baldauf will succeed Risto Siilasmaa as Nokia's Board Chair at the company's annual meeting in April.

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