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Eurobites: 'Sick' Day for EE as 5G Switch Is Flipped in UK
News Analysis | 5/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telecom Italia claim European data speed record; Brits' online angst; Colt calls on ADVA for Ethernet encryption.

Frontier Unloads Some Wireline Assets & Operations for $1.35B
News Analysis | 5/29/2019

Sale of ops in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana serve about 350,000 residential and business customers, and could spark more M&A moves in the region.

Eurobites: Ofcom Opens Up BT's Ducts Some More
News Analysis | 5/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom and Vodacom form JV to buy rights to M-Pesa; Three drops Huawei 5G phone; Huawei warns of Berlin Wall effect; happy birthday to GDPR.

Senate Bill Offers Loans for Swapping Chinese Telecom Gear
The Philter | 5/23/2019

What's better than a Memorial Day weekend mattress sale? A new bill offers interest-free loans from the Treasury to help carriers with fewer than 6 million customers replace Huawei kit.

A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World
LRTV Interviews | 5/23/2019

Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.

CenturyLink Sharpens Up Its Ethernet Portfolio
News Analysis | 5/22/2019

CenturyLink broadens its Ethernet service portfolio as it tidies up loose ends from its Level 3 acquisition.

Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019
News Analysis | 5/22/2019

The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.

Eurobites: EE Gets to 5G First, Drops Huawei 5G Phones
News Analysis | 5/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's honeypots highlight hacker horrorshow; Ericsson sets up 5G hub in Moscow.

Optical's Shifting Sands
Shades of Ray | 5/21/2019

The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.

CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge
LRTV Documentaries | 5/21/2019

CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a 'great time to be wireline.'

Supersizing the C-Band
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/21/2019

The Super C-band development from Huawei adds an additional 50% to a standard C-band implementation.

Eurobites: Investment Up but Revenues Down for French Operators in 2018
News Analysis | 5/21/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ZTE opens cybersecurity lab in Rome; coaxial startup lands Vodafone Germany deal; payback time for UK mobile operators?

Marvell Goes Shopping to Sweeten 5G Story
The Philter | 5/20/2019

A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.

The Importance of Hardware to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2019

At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Gilles Garcia, EMEA comms business lead director at chip specialist Xilinx, suggests the hardware platforms needed to underpin 5G rollouts are being overshadowed by excitement over software developments.

Huawei vs. Trump & the Casualties of War
News Analysis | 5/17/2019

Putting Huawei on the trade blacklist would have dire consequences for the global supply chain and the operators that use its equipment.

Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink
LRTV Documentaries | 5/16/2019

CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.

Volta Bigs Up Its Cloud Router, Claims 90% Savings vs Legacy
News Analysis | 5/15/2019

Volta claims that moving routing intelligence to the cloud and running white boxes can slash costs compared with legacy equipment.

Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber
LRTV Documentaries | 5/15/2019

The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.

Arista Ships Smarter 400G Routers
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

Arista's second-generation 400G routers support built-in security, automation and telemetry for reduced capex and opex.

Ciena: We'll Stop 95% of Network Outages
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

Ciena's Proactive Network Operations is a closed-loop automation platform that service providers can use to predict and prevent service disruptions.

5G Potential Is All in the Timing
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.

Leading Lights Winners On Fire!
LRTV Documentaries | 5/8/2019

We invited our 2019 Leading Lights awards winners to share their thoughts with the Light Reading video crew. Here's what they had to say:

Eurobites: Orange Buys SecureLink for €515M
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: US consortium lands Ireland's National Broadband Plan gig; Telefónica sells 11 data centers; UK broadband speeds creep up.

Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019
LRTV Documentaries | 5/6/2019

We've added four names to the Hall of Fame this year. Find out who they are...

DOCSIS 3.1 Still Rules the Cable Roost
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

In our latest poll about cable's next-gen options, DOCSIS 3.1 barely nudged out DAA and FTTH as the industry's biggest tech priority for 2019.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/4/2019

There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).

Eurobites: Open Fiber, Fastweb Extend Fiber Network in Italy
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Pompeo heads for London to sound the Huawei alarm (again); Proximus revenue down in Q1; big-buttoned phones still rockin' it for Doro.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Acacia Communications, Finisar, ProLabs, Source Photonics and Xilinx all submitted standout entries for the Outstanding Components Vendor category in this year's Leading Lights contest.

Eurobites: Huaweigate Triggers Political Earthquake in UK
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Síminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.

Eurobites: UK Proposes Laws for a Safer IoT
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes farming; Inmarsat earnings slump in Q1; CityFibre breaks ground on Cambridge network expansion.

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