The new entrant has been making lots of noise about its forthcoming 4G launch, but how do its assets match up to those of its key rivals?
Comcast executives describe Stream as more of an introductory video service and say they don't expect 'meaningful results' for some time.
EPB's gigabit service in Chattanooga is more than a public relations success story; it's also a money-maker.
Vodafone boss takes aim at BT's G.fast plans as mobile operator's share price rises on service revenue improvements.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable consolidation in northern Spain; Telekom Austria's new CEO; Rovi loses appeal against Virgin Media; UK broadband providers may have to fund 'final 5%'.
"Silence Like Diamonds" is a 10-part science fiction story about the cloud, drones, network security and cats, here on Light Reading, starting Friday.
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform loses video customers for the first time as the company drops price discounts and focuses more on high-end customers and profitability.
Vendor's stocks bounced high in after-hours trading following strong second-quarter results.
Capex will remain in the $18 billion range for 2015.
Investment company joins forces with PE firm to buy out ExteNet's existing investors in a deal that will net the DAS and small cell vendor more than $1 billion.
New licensing fees proposed by HEVC Advance could hinder deployment plans for Ultra High-Definition TV.
Carrier joins consortium to study how cars can talk to other cars, pedestrians, infrastructure and more in mock city in Michigan.
Comcast plans to test the new cable broadband spec in pilot markets this fall as it places even greater emphasis on broadband products and services.
The set-top isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase in its life cycle.
Infinera clears $207 million in revenue as the metro market builds up and the long-haul market continues to yield opportunities.
The South African operator has boasted a strong set of results due to customer growth and soaring interest in mobile data devices and offerings.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission puts pressure on Sky over 'geo-blocking'; VPNs get round iPlayer viewing restrictions; Nokia helps roll out 3G in Ukraine.
Networks giant exits CPE business but strikes video, broadband and IoT partnership with Technicolor.
Chipmaker announced a strategic realignment plan along with its third quarter earnings as competition and chipset woes forces it to cut costs.
Plotting its launch of 4G services in December, RJio is busy adding new technology capabilities to its résumé.
Carrier is the first to offer RCS-powered messaging in the US, which it says will be a standard feature of all smartphones in the future.
UK-based Amino proposes to acquire set-top competitor Entone in the US for $73 million.
Aggressive sales strategy starting to gain traction as world's largest GPON maker focuses on the many hundreds of smaller rural players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky still complaining about BT's acquisition of EE; Nokia tests sub-6GHz 5G; Orange looks to exit Armenia.
A turnaround in India and the launch of a new business in Myanmar have helped Telenor to compensate for the loss of wholesale business in Norway.
Today's adaptive bitrate video (ABR) video protocol can respond well to changes in video, but still has limitations that operators need to overcome.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is seeking Commission approval of AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV with several major conditions.
The problems service providers face in implementing virtualization are similar to the challenges VMware has experience with in enterprise, CEO Pat Gelsinger said on an earnings call Tuesday.
The chipmaker could also undertake a strategic review.
Arris has a new hosted solution for managed WiFi services.
The growth of broadband is exposing the limitations of current OSS/BSS infrastructure and driving a shift to a new paradigm -- the business enablement system (BES).
Adding Salesforce.com to its IZO hybrid cloud platform is one step forward for Tata, but continual investments are making IP more cloud friendly.
The capex and opex savings that C-RAN brings are by far the biggest reason to deploy the centralized, virtualized RAN system, the Light Reading community says.
French operator emphasizes synergy benefits of buying units in West and Central Africa.
High demand for Verizon's new Custom TV packages proves the popularity of skinny bundles.
While its subscriber growth is still slowing, its churn is the lowest in three years, as Verizon continues to densify its LTE network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amino to buy Entone; Nokia nears HERE sale; Openreach boss vents.
Pan-European operator blames broadband woes and expenditure in the Netherlands for an earnings slide, as sales rise on mobile customer growth.
Join the conversation on promoting and empowering women in the communications industry on the new WiC site here on Light Reading.
The telecom industry could use alternate perspectives to question convention and push the boundaries of innovation, and women hold the key.
Indian authorities have tried striking a compromise between telecom and Internet players but appear to have left everyone complaining.
Satellite operator SES and Armstrong Cable are collaborating on a trial of live, linear UHD TV.
Thank you for joining us as we launch Light Reading's online presence for its Women in Comms initiative to promote and empower women in the communications industry.
Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
French incumbent enters exclusive negotiations with India's Bharti Airtel with a view to beefing up its presence in West and Central Africa.
Big data and analytics has been a hot topic for some time, but the value proposition is only now emerging from the hype cycle fully formed, with a mandate for commercialization.
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
Verdict in FilmOn case sets the stage for an FCC ruling this fall that is expected to classify some OTT companies as pay-TV providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss threatens legal action over proposed Openreach split; BT's G.fast trials; Tele2 does broadband deal with KPN.
Cisco apparently plans to lay off more than half of the 150 staff it acquired through Ubiquisys as it restructures its small cell focus, Light Reading has learned.
Video technology specialist replaces Tom Olson with Comcast veteran Steve Craddock as board chairman, while Shiva Patibanda departs as CTO.
Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
Slowly but surely, female technology entrepreneurs are beginning to make their presence felt in the Indian startup space.
When it comes to revenue growth, China's biggest equipment maker remains the envy of its Western peers.
Network automation and customer self-service are driving the Australian network wholesaler to SDN.
Light Reading has learned that Avago is looking to acquire Marvell, fresh off the semiconductor vendor's other acquisitions of Broadcom, Emulex and LSI.
Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
In a new report commissioned by Ooyala and Vindicia, MTM Research predicts that annual revenues for 'premium' US OTT services will more than double to well over $8 billion by 2018.
The UK telecom incumbent hopes to lure customers from Sky with a competitively priced UHD TV service it claims is Europe's first.
Is 'beige' a flavor?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: outlook flat for Telekom Austria; TeliaSonera's problems in Eurasia; mobiles made in Congo.
Analysts expect yet another strong quarterly earnings report from Infinera as its Transmode acquisition moves toward closure.
The Swedish vendor says restructuring remains on track but continues to depend on non-US business and favorable currency effects for sales growth.
One from our WTF department! Marshall -- the amp maker -- intros an Android smartphone.
C-RAN is a complicated topic, and all these technical terms can get pretty confusing. We're bringing it back to the literal for Cloud-RAN month.
Ericsson will bring its high-frequency MIMO know-how on 5G to Tokyo with SoftBank.
The semiconductor giant has beaten expectations for second-quarter earnings despite difficulties at its main computing business.
Physical server capacity becomes an on-demand item, integrated into single control user interface, along with integrated AppFog Cloud Foundry.
Now that it has closed its acquisition of Danaher's communication businesses, the service assurance vendor is looking to integrate all the various technologies, not run them separately.
Munich will host a classic combination of broadband, business cases and beer during this year's Oktoberfest.
By 2017, metro traffic is expected to increase dramatically. 16QAM modulation that provides 200G over 100G lines will be a significant market presence with potential substantial adoption.
A man has an opportunity to purchase the world's first working 5G phone. Imagine the possibilities...
Three independent US cable providers sign deals with Alianza to deploy its cloud-based VoIP platform.
The lesser-known 4G technology looks set to become a much bigger deal following developments at this week's Mobile World Congress Shanghai tradeshow.
Cinarra will deploy its mobile advertising and analytics platform in SoftBank's network to build better ads for its mobile customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: some call them TIM; CityFibre makes progress in Aberdeen; BT accused of phone-box neglect.
Germany's third-largest cable operator buys the number four player, PrimaCom, to gain scale and help ward off unwelcome bids.
The UK's regulator has indicated that it is still pondering a break-up of BT in order to improve conditions in the broadband sector.
The 600MHz TV spectrum auction in the US hits another bump in the road.
US District Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman rules against Cisco in two parts of its patent infringement suit against Arista. But there's more to come.
Online video king agrees to support Charter's proposed purchase of TWC in return for free carriage on Charter's broadband network through the end of 2018.
Study commissioned by NTT Communications finds that enterprise customers are warming to NFV-enabled services, with the Americas leading the way in terms of adoption.
Open source does not obviate all company secrets. It does, however, make it possible for companies to devote more of their precious resources on areas where they can truly differentiate and add value.
Seeking to expand into the over-the-top video space, Synacor strikes deal with Siemens to offer integrated OTT solution to video service and content providers.
New research paints a compelling picture of the cost savings and service-agility benefits associated with virtualization technology.
MTN's new IoT platform provides a more flexible way of addressing the sector.
Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN.
Vodafone Americas says that 93% of companies deploying M2M in the Americas are seeing an ROI on M2M, within six months if they are also attaching it to the cloud and analytics.
South Korean's deployment of Accedian's performance monitoring technology as part of an integrated mobile network assurance strategy is set to further raise the vendor's profile in Asia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT does data curation; MegaFon borrows to buy from Nokia; Finnish startups.
Move will more than double Digital Realty's colocation footprint and provide other opportunities for future growth, says the company.
Comcast finally launches the long-awaited beta trial of a video game service with EA that streams to the MSO's X1 IP video set-tops.
Time Warner Cable extends its network upgrade program to two more North Carolina metro areas as it continues to roll out all-digital and faster broadband services.
The world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer is reported to have big plans for India.
Cable providers are rolling out cloud-based user interface (UI) platforms that offer better TV guides, richer graphics, search features and branded experiences for video content.
Georgetown Center publishes what it calls an empirical look at the impact of regulation on broadband investment and concludes Title II rules will hurt.
New cloud-based storage lets AT&T's product and service developers turn up on-demand storage that meets their exact needs and saves money.
Hossein Moiin calls Ericsson's IP capabilities into question in advance of Nokia's $17.3 billion takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
SDN vendor also claims it will hit 10x revenue growth this year. Near term, it's launching a new switch.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson collaborates with Turkcell on 5G; Com Hem has a healthy second quarter; Apple Pay arrives in UK.
Wi-Fi Aware will give devices a way to communicate information to each other in close proximity without the need for an Internet connection.
Slacker Batman, a cross-dressing Han and Leia and one authentic superhero were the stars of Comic-Con 2015. Light Reading was there.
Long Term Evolution Device-to-Device (LTE D2D) technology is opening up exciting opportunities to operators. These opportunities may just lead to insane growth, possibly billions of dollars in revenue across the market.
The Internet of Things is getting a new networking protocol, and product certifications by the Thread Group will begin this fall.
Don't expect new Nokia smartphones before Q4 of 2016 as Microsoft's beleaguered partner looks for a new brand licensing partner to do its heavy lifting.
Group including BT, Level 3, Sprint and XO launches campaign to encourage the FCC to adopt rules that would protect smaller broadband competitors against "huge Internet gatekeepers."
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
Small cell pioneer is rumored to be looking for a buyer.
In an exclusive interview with Light Reading, Juniper's CEO Rami Rahim says the white box revolution is a business opportunity for his company.
Vendor is teaming with China Unicom Shanghai and China Unicom Research Institute to deploy IoT on what it's calling a "4.5G" M2M network in Shanghai.
Big cable/telco equipment supplier lowers Q2 financial guidance, warning of stronger than anticipated "headwinds" from industry M&A deals and stronger US dollar.
Comcast debuts testing of its new multi-gigabit service in a number of markets around the US but prices service much higher than rivals.
The Chinese operator will use Nuage's SDN technology for a private cloud DevOps architecture for internal apps.
Huawei has bought the next-generation management and orchestration technology assets of Amartus to boost its SDN and NFV capabilities, and is taking on board the Irish software specialist's senior team.
Cable giant latest to announce an OTT streaming service for live TV, to launch later this summer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobily announces new CEO; Huawei's 5G push in Europe; Telefónica bags La Liga matches.
Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the importance of automation and orchestration in cloud architectures and Juniper's role as a challenger.
India's state-backed mobile operator is hoping WiFi technology will help it to overcome cellular-related difficulties.
By removing a few roadblocks and working with wireless operators, WebRTC can become as easy as WebGL or any other Web API and, more importantly, become just as popular.
Mellanox has shaken up the data center market with a new range of Ethernet switching products that are ready to meet customers' open source needs.
Suddenlink launches new 1 Gig service in its first four markets, rolling out service in sections of Missouri, North Carolina and Texas as part of Operation GigaSpeed.
Zayo's infrastructure-as-a-service offering shows its ability to leverage its M&A moves into new services.
Lagging its rivals, the UK's second-biggest mobile operator has finally revealed plans for the launch of VoLTE services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone does deal with Mediaset on pay-TV content; Sky offers fiber for free (for a year).
UK incumbent responds to calls for its break-up by asking Ofcom to investigate Sky's grip on the pay-TV market.
The Global Connectivity Index (GCI), which ranks countries based on a wide range of financial and technology criteria, has identified a strong link between high GCI scores and GDP per capita.
What makes AME digital infrastructure markets tick? And why are they so important? Xalam Analytics, a research initiative being launched in partnership with Light Reading and Heavy Reading, is here to explain and inform.
In today's roundup of gigabit gobbets: Construction is underway for Google Fiber in several new towns, while smaller ISPs are taking up the gigabit gauntlet in regions ranging from Detroit to Brentwood, California.
New TDG Research study concludes that Netflix is actually not driving cord-cutting to any great extent, despite the rapid growth of the leading OTT service.
Carrier announces partnerships with Mexico and Canada operators to make North America one territory and pre-announces customer additions of 2.1 million in the second quarter.
Alexander Haväng, CTO of Procera Networks, talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the evolution of customer experience management and service metrics using advanced analytics.
Guy Zibi, managing director and chief analyst at Xalam Analytics, looks at the prospects for Nigeria under a new president.
Vodafone opens a customer experience center in NYC and talks IoT, PoPs and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German carmakers and Nokia in HERE stand-off; Salo gets help as Microsoft layoffs loom; Ericsson champions 5G work.
TeliaSonera International Carrier intends to deploy flexi-rate optical transport software, but doesn't see the demand just yet.
The FCC-appointed Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) is closing in on a deadline to offer recommendations for a CableCARD replacement, but there's no consensus in sight.
The UK's biggest mobile operator has confirmed it will launch a VoLTE service in the next few weeks.
Innovation, stability, manageability, new business models and vendor independence are common to SDN installments of any size.
The FCC and DOJ are working together to review Charter's proposed buyouts of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
The programmer OTT stampede continues with Showtime introducing its online video service several days early and AMC Networks gearing up to do the same.
Company says it will cut 7,800 positions from its phone business and write off $7.6 billion over its acquisition of Nokia.
BT made some progress towards its all-IP ambitions with the 21CN project, but it has a long way to go before the PSTN is finally a thing of the past.
Chipmaker plans to introduce Cat 1 LTE modems with Gemalto this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre trumpets sales progress; Jolla restructures; WeDo throws a SHAPE.
Charter is offering its brand new Worldbox set-top and a host of other promises to new customers if regulators approve its deal to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN
The Fort Worth data center will be Facebook's fifth, powered by a renewable energy partnership.
At the recent Open Networking Summit, carriers described how they're focused on increasing revenue rather than just improving technology. This requires cultural changes, which can be more difficult than technology changes.
Seeking to clinch FCC approval of its DirecTV purchase, AT&T promises to deliver both gigabit and low-cost broadband service to more US homes.
Regional carrier Nex-Tech Wireless replaced its DAS system at a Fort Hays stadium with Airvana's C-RAN small cell system for more affordable LTE coverage.
Broadcom SVP Rich Nelson offers a primer on DOCSIS 3.1.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN acquires IS Group; MTN CEO resigns; Deutsche Telekom wants women on its boards.
To unlock the virtual core opportunity, mobile operators need new service models, with associated revenue, to drive the business case.
Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.
Sprint slows spending but is expected to ramp up again later in the year.
Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
Well funded South Korean MVNO that went under in 2008 has quietly relaunched to try again with its low-cost wireless service on Sprint's network in the US.
IBM is building the foundations of a new business unit to focus on communications service providers, according to senior executives, and is set to unleash its SDN and NFV proposition.
The Austrian incumbent is due to announce that another of its eastern European subsidiaries has become an all-IP player.
Comcast has released an Open Cable Automated Test Solution, allowing licensees to test set-top features in a simulated real-world environment.
The Taiwanese operator is reported to be involved in a consortium looking to pay $2.3 billion for control of China Network Systems.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot disappoints; Proximus dismisses KPN takeover talk; UPC buys Irish broadcaster.
A public service announcement calling attention to the perils of a hyper-connected society.
Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how the analytics tools developed for telcos are applicable to the transportation industry.
In a bid to retain customers, incumbents are expanding their 3G networks before RJio launches 4G services in December.
With wireless traffic growing a staggering 100,000% 2007-14, AT&T has to adapt.
Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
The French incumbent has an ambitious target for the shutdown of its global PSTN networks.
Following the leads of CBS, HBO, Showtime and others, A&E Networks has become the latest major programmer to launch its own online video service, Lifetime Movie Club.
Alcatel-Lucent has struck frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom for fixed, mobile, IP, optical and NFV and SDN technology valued at up to US$1.3 billion.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bharti Airtel sells towers in Africa; EE hit by ₤1 million Ofcom fine; France and China get it on.
But the bar it has set is really, really low, according to a recent Dell study.
Bloomberg reports that the US Justice Dept. is ready to sign off on AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV with no conditions, leaving just the FCC to act.
The French incumbent has announced some ambitious growth targets and virtualization moves in Africa and the Middle East.
As part of its global carrier cloud expansion strategy NTT Communications is set to acquire a data center operator in Indonesia and is looking at adding to its assets in Europe.
Black Lotus buy will increase pace at which Level 3's DDoS mitigation services develop and help network operator move to predicting problems.
Gemalto adds a new product to its SafeNet family to address growing high-speed encryption needs in networking.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sees network virtualization as a tipping point that will make the impact of the Internet as great as that of railroad and telegraph networks of the 19th century.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; 'father of SMS' dies.
Procera delivers new data perspectives on SoftBank's LTE network in Japan.
The steady drumbeat of progress continues on as new groups are formed, R&D centers opened, timelines presented and strategies refined for making 5G a reality by 2020.
India's government launches an ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at digitally empowering Indian citizens.
Eight weeks in to getting gigabit Internet service over fiber-to-the-home, I still can't answer that question.
Time Warner Cable wins patent for targeted video advertising technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
Takeover to help Cisco address growing security threats as more devices become Internet-enabled.
Cries of foul play in network interconnection arrangements aren't always as simple as they seem.