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CEO Chat With Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson
Between the CEOs  | 
4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/23/2015  |  1 comment
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
China Unicom Loses 4 Million Customers
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  4 comments
China's second-biggest mobile operator is hemorrhaging subscribers and grumbling about a new tax regime.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/23/2015  |  3 comments
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
Qualcomm Slashes Revenue Forecast by $1B
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  4 comments
Chipmaker hints that outlook is worsening as Apple and Samsung continue to make strides in the smartphone sector.
Ericsson's Ewaldsson on the New IP
From the Founder  | 
4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the virtualization, standardization and the New IP.
Eurobites: Big 3 Push for German Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN sees data revenue growth; Mobistar Q1 core profits up 6.8%; BT misleads on superfast broadband.
The 5G Clubs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/23/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading outlines 13 groups that are working to influence the development of 5G, including its standards, spectrum and use cases.
Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
Amazon Earnings: What to Watch For
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2015  |  14 comments
Amazon plans to break out performance for its AWS cloud platform for the first time.
AT&T CFO Shrugs Off Google Fi as Limited
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  7 comments
John Stephens isn't worried about Google's new wireless MVNO as AT&T reports a strong first quarter, owing to strength in tablets and the Internet of Things.
Arris to Acquire Pace for $2.1B
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris has announced it intends to acquire competitor Pace in a deal worth $2.1 billion in stock and cash.
Adtran Loses Out at AT&T
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor confirms it no longer has a role at 'domestic Tier 1 program' as it reports its Q1 numbers.
Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  14 comments
But it will only be available on the Nexus 6 at launch.
Getting It Right: Utah, CenturyLink & Gig Nets
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  5 comments
By becoming the anchor tenant, the Utah Education and Telehealth Network is helping spur gigabit networks across Utah.
Comcast Merger May Hinge on Hulu
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  11 comments
If Comcast had a role in the decision not to sell Hulu in 2013, it could affect approval of Comcast's current bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Telekom Austria Cutbacks Fuel Profit Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Austria's incumbent operator managed to burnish its bottom line despite setbacks across most of its markets.
Telstra Goes Global With Pacnet's NaaS Offer
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  2 comments
Following its $700 million takeover of Pacnet, Telstra has launched a global NaaS offering that will increase the pressure on its network rivals.
Eurobites: Nokia's HERE Locates Potential Buyers
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes Altice cast-off; Slovakia hopes for $1.1 billion from IPO; Huawei gets Irish FTTH gig.
Avni Lets Carriers Offer Cloud Portability
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Avni Software Defined Cloud is designed to let enterprises move applications between private, hybrid and public clouds, and avoid lock-in to cloud providers.
Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2015  |  4 comments
Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.
Infinera Keeps Its Revenue Streak Alive
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
The optical vendor posts its fifth straight quarter of revenue growth, and has its eye on a sixth.
Sequans Routes LTE Broadcast to WiFi Devices
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  2 comments
LTE chipmaker says its LTE-to-WiFi platform, in partnership with middleware provider Expway, has been tested by Verizon and other operators and is commercially ready today.
Comcast Takes Its Gig to South Florida
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast is expanding its 2-Gigabit broadband service to parts of southern Florida in May.
Sky Boasts Record Customer Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  1 comment
The pay-TV provider is prospering in every one of its European markets.
Verizon Focuses on Cashing In on LTE
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  5 comments
As its LTE traffic continues to grow while the company loses lower-end subscribers, Verizon is expecting more revenue to come from IoT and its planned mobile video offers.
AlcaLu Takes Virtual UC to the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
New Rapport platform uses cloud-based software to deliver services or add capabilities to applications as virtualized functions that run on standard hardware.
White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators in the market.
CenturyLink Buys Into Database Simplification
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  2 comments
The latest addition to the CenturyLink Cloud is Orchestrate, which offers a single API into multiple databases for more rapid app deployment
Eurobites: Transmode Powers Liberty's 100G
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice-Oi deal gets EU approval; gigabits on trains; BT's cloud of clouds; ARM's up.
TeliaSonera Profits Dented by Device Costs
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator sticks to its full-year outlook despite economic and competitive challenges in some of its biggest markets.
Huawei Plots Public Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  2 comments
The Chinese equipment giant has unveiled plans for a public cloud service that could put it in competition with some of its customers.
ADVA Opens Up Its Security Umbrella
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA expands its network security offerings and collects them under the new ConnectGuard brand.
What If the Comcast Merger Fails?
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  13 comments
Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Ofcom Releases Its 5G mmW Band Play List
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  1 comment
UK regulator issues its recommendations on which above-6Ghz spectrum bands make the most sense for mobile operators building 5G networks.
China Mobile Profits Fall Seventh Quarter in a Row
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
China's biggest mobile operator is sacrificing profitability to grow its 4G customer base as quickly as possible.
Google Ready to Release Thousands of Loons
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  9 comments
Google's project lead for Loon, its plan to use LTE-powered balloons to bring connectivity to underserved regions, says it's ready to start launching thousands of balloons.
Etisalat Profits Lifted by Maroc Telecom Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Growth at UAE telecom giant Etisalat is fueled by a strong performance at home and takeover activity in Africa.
Eurobites: Brussels Wakes Up to OTT Threat
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel collaborate on security; BT helps protect connected cars; O2 Czech Republic spins off infrastructure assets.
Broadcasters Eye OTT Bonanza
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  1 comment
In the wake of OTT launches by CBS and HBO, industry experts see most, if not all, major broadcasters and programmers rolling out their own OTT services in the coming year.
Telenet Buys KPN's BASE in $1.4B Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Liberty Global-owned cable operator aims to create a major fixed and mobile challenger to incumbent Belgacom.
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
DoJ May Sue to Block Comcast-TWC Merger
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2015  |  4 comments
Bloomberg report says Justice attorneys are making a case that the massive merger would harm consumers and adversely affect video streaming competition.
Verizon Skinnies Down With FiOS
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2015  |  14 comments
New Verizon FiOS subscription packages will offer customers the flexibility to create skinnier pay-TV bundles.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
Zuckerberg Defends Internet.org Against Indian Critics
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook founder and CEO insists Internet.org does not violate net neutrality principles after Indian web companies quit the scheme.
Eurobites: Nokia Defends French Jobs Pledge
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM buys Bluetooth duo; French senate gets onto Google; O2 offers early-access TV.
The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
Column  | 
4/17/2015  |  3 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
Startup Avni Lets Apps Soar Between Clouds
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2015  |  5 comments
Product is designed to let apps scale from and between private to public clouds.
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