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The View From Huawei HQ
Shades of Ray  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
Broadcast TV Heads for IP & Competitiveness
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2015  |  4 comments
The ATSC 3.0 proposal took a big step closer to being ratified as a standard. It will make TV transmission IP-based, and that should give broadcasters the tools to take on cable, IPTV, DBS and wireless rivals.
Cisco's Robbins Foresees White Box Coexistence
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2015  |  2 comments
CEO Charles Robbins says he foresees proprietary and white box equipment coexisting with open source technology.
Eurobites: CityFibre Hooks Up With Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GCHQ deploys Smurf army, says Snowden; Safe Harbor ruling could spell trouble for Facebook and others; Telenet/BASE deal comes under scrutiny.
France's Bouygues Hikes Profitability Targets
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
France's number-three service provider has issued some bullish targets for profitability despite operating in one of Europe's most competitive markets.
Boffins Devise Promising Light-Based Memory
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2015  |  1 comment
The research device uses common electronic materials and behaves so much like silicon memory that it might make an all-optical processor actually possible.
Network Security in a Gigabit World
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
Indian 4G Hots Up With RCom-RJio Deal
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
A tie-up between RCom and RJio could have major repercussions for India's telecom market.
FCC Chair Wants to Take 5G Higher
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  5 comments
Wheeler pushes 24GHz and above rules for 5G, hints at possibility of US losing 4G 'lead' as world glides towards to next-gen mobile.
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Head of Telefonica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity but with right abstraction layer, it's possible to create an architecture focused on service delivery.
One Buck Chuck! T-Mob User Details Spotted on Dark Web
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  4 comments
Trustev, an Irish fraud protection group, has found T-Mobile customer details up for sale on the Dark Web for just a buck!
AT&T Asks FCC to Grant WiFi Calling Waiver
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  4 comments
But the main point of its letter to the FCC is to call out Sprint and T-Mobile for deploying WiFi calling in violation of the Commission's TTY requirements.
TiVo's Retail Fortunes Flag
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  4 comments
With only 150,000 new retail device activations last year, can TiVo recover its retail mojo?
Gigabit Europe Takeaways
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Kheradpir's Coriant Comeback
Shades of Ray  | 
10/5/2015  |  2 comments
Shaygan Kheradpir left Juniper under a cloud (not THE cloud) but has reappeared as CEO of transport vendor Coriant.
For Sale: Telenor's $2.4B Stake in VimpelCom
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  3 comments
Nordic operator follows TeliaSonera in deciding to end its involvement in various eastern European and central Asian markets.
Eurobites: UK Wants Closer Look at Hutchison/O2 Deal
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: management re-jig at Tele2; AlcaLu veteran heads for Technicolor; ADVA turbocharges DCI offering.
Mentor Monday: Clearfield's Cheri Beranek
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/5/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading's Women in Comms talked to Cheri Beranek, president & CEO, Clearfield, Inc., about her secret to success as a woman in the comms industry.
Amdocs: Ideas Are Easy – Value Is Hard
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
It isn't enough to come up with good ideas. Service providers also need to execute and make them produce business value, says Amdocs' head of innovation for IT and services.
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
10/5/2015  |  2 comments
Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
Identity Crisis Creates Comms Opportunities
News Analysis  | 
10/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Service providers can generate new business helping companies, government agencies and individuals solve the enormous problems of authentication and identity.
Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.
Sprint to Cut Up to $2.5B in 6 Months
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2015  |  9 comments
Sprint is planning cost cuts and layoffs, according to a memo from the CFO, obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
BT Updates on G.fast Plans
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/2/2015  |  2 comments
Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's G.fast trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
Civiq Smartscapes Builds 'iPhone for the Street'
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2015  |  2 comments
Civiq Smartscapes plans to use the LinkNYC project as a launch pad for future smart city initiatives.
Eurobites: Dunroamin'
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ad firm's IPO raises €400 million for Deutsche Telekom; quantum security breakthrough; Proximus rustles up €500 million on bonds market; new CMO at Nokia unit.
Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
10/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approach to SD-WAN.
Yo, CEO – Is Your Company Secure?
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  4 comments
AT&T's new security report and initiative is aimed at getting CEOs and board members more engaged in the security process.
Will Google Start a Euro Gigabit Gold Rush?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/1/2015  |  4 comments
Some in the broadband industry expect Google to make a gigabit move in Europe – it would be a much-needed catalyst.
McKinsey: Women Less Likely to Advance at Work
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  5 comments
But it's because of obstacles they face, not because they are leaving the workforce as is often suggested, McKinsey finds in a new report with Lean In.
Verizon's Go90 Is Live – Will Anyone Watch?
MariNation  | 
10/1/2015  |  10 comments
Does Verizon's new Go90 mobile video service have what it takes to draw an audience?
Orange: EU Too Fragmented for Cross-Border M&A
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  1 comment
France's Orange bemoans the lack of a digital single market in Europe but remains optimistic about the region's potential.
NBN's $1.3B Satellite Program Lifts Off
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  2 comments
The launch of its first broadband satellite gives Australia's NBN something positive to focus on amid ongoing financing and technology problems.
CityFibre's Gigabit Vision
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/1/2015  |  1 comment
Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
Google, Microsoft Bury the Patents Hatchet
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  2 comments
After five years of litigation over patents, Microsoft and Google say they will dismiss around 20 lawsuits and work together on certain patent matters.
AT&T: Corporate IT Attacks Up 48% in 2014
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  Post a comment
More than half of organizations are still not not re-evaluating their information security even after high-visibility data breaches.
New IP Spirit Saturates Startups
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Up-and-coming companies are looking to help comms providers improve their networks, security and customer care.
Eurobites: UK Minister Cool With BT/Openreach Relationship
News Analysis  | 
10/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets the go-ahead on 5G trials; Vodafone confirms Spanish job cuts; Netflix expands in southern Europe.
Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
10/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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