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How Amazon TV Could Own Christmas
MariNation | 11/30/2015

Amazon could pull off a coup in the living room this holiday shopping season.

The Business Case for Open Source
Wagner’s Ring | 11/30/2015

Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.

Bharti's $9B Network Splurge in India
News Analysis | 11/30/2015

India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.

Eurobites: Virgin Slams BT State Aid
News Analysis | 11/30/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA bags optical monitoring team; Orange in African energy deal; BT offers link to HP cloud.

China Mobile Picks Up TieTong Assets for $5B
News Analysis | 11/30/2015

A full merger between China Mobile and China Tietong represents another step forwards in China's broadband strategy.

Blows Against the Empire: Lidow's Radical GaN Logic
News Analysis | 11/30/2015

The co-inventor of the power MOSFET thinks it's possible to make CMOS logic in gallium nitride. If he's successful, everything really does change.

Syniverse CMO: Women Need P&L Roles
Mentor Monday | 11/30/2015

Mary Clark says to have a real seat at the table, women need to pursue career paths that lead to jobs that affect revenue at their companies.

Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
Breznick Unbound | 11/27/2015

As we'll explore at the Future of Cable Business Services event, business services keep producing big dividends for MSOs, even though fresh challenges loom.

Facebook in Africa: Beauty or Beast?
News Analysis | 11/27/2015

While some operators have warmed to Facebook's zero-rating model, others still see it as a threat.

4G Drives Telco Capex in India
News Analysis | 11/27/2015

India's operators are committing ever-greater sums to the expansion and modernization of data networks.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team on Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 11/27/2015

Also in today's 'Black Friday' regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves 500Mbit/s LTE; Altice lands rights to English Premier League.

Helping Streaming Video Steam Ahead
Column | 11/27/2015

Adding virtualized local content delivery capabilities to broadband networks would bring content closer to consumers and boost OTT quality.

Hong Kong Moments
Slide Shows | 11/26/2015

I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for a few days recently – here are a few views I managed to capture on my phone.

How to 'Get Rich Slowly' the enet Way
News Analysis | 11/26/2015

Alternative fiber network operator in Ireland has a 'get rich slowly' approach to building out its wholesale fiber network.

Eurobites: Glasgow Gets the Gigabit Treatment
News Analysis | 11/26/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS launches 3G in Kiev; Ericsson opens its 5G Garage; OTE looks to raise €350 million on debt market; Israeli big data startup bags $15 million in Series A.

Centec on Ethernet Switching
Between the CEOs | 11/26/2015

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.

Giving Thanks – Internet Returns to Aleppo
MariNation | 11/26/2015

Network traffic shows that Internet service returned to Aleppo, Syria in November.

Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
Column | 11/26/2015

As OTT video traffic soars, CSPs can use new probing tools to measure and improve their data customers' quality of experience more effectively.

Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

South Korean giant says no sale, cites continued investment in 5G, SDN and NFV.

What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Rewired | 11/25/2015

Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.

TiVo's Future Looks Nothing Like Its Past
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

TiVo's big growth is in international markets and new data analytics services.

DT Preps Fast Hybrid Routers Beyond Germany
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

Deutsche Telekom is looking at introducing its hybrid routers in markets outside Germany, where it also operates both fixed and mobile networks.

Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/25/2015

Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.

Eurobites: Orange Fine-Tunes IoT Vision
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?

Networking Shines in HP's Gloomy Final Earnings
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

Full-year revenues for 2015 came in at $103.4 billion, 7% less than in 2014, but networking sales were up 35%.

Wind River, Huawei Join Hands on NFV
News Analysis | 11/25/2015

Wind River gains a significant partner, while Huawei takes another step toward disaggregation.

Telefónica's Fiber Fix
Morris Lore | 11/24/2015

Telefónica faces both a surge in infrastructure-based competition and more intrusive regulations.

Unwrapping the White Box
From the Founder | 11/24/2015

Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.

Skyworks Leaves PMC-Sierra to Microsemi
News Analysis | 11/24/2015

Skyworks gets an $88 million fee and will move on -- possible to consider acquiring any of a number of other semiconductor companies that might be available.

Frontier Gives Telco TV a Boost
News Analysis | 11/24/2015

Frontier intros IPTV service in Durham, N.C. for customers on both its copper and fiber-to-the-home networks.

Eurobites: Accedian Wins Berth at Telefónica
News Analysis | 11/24/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks demos LTE breakthrough; AlcaLu upgrades Orange in Romania; European Commission nods through Avago/Broadcom deal.

How Might Open Source Fail?
Wagner’s Ring | 11/24/2015

Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.

DT's $1.1B Vectoring Plans Thrown Into Doubt After New Ruling
News Analysis | 11/24/2015

Draft regulations appear to have left Deutsche Telekom's latest vectoring plans in disarray.

New IP Boosts Brocade, But Trouble Lies Ahead
News Analysis | 11/24/2015

IP networking sales were up in the fourth quarter while SAN sales declined. And Brocade predicts a sharp downturn for the first quarter of 2016.

Samsung to Sell Wireless Networking Unit?
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

Samsung is said to be mulling selling its wireless networking business as the industry consolidates and competition gets hotter.

Zayo to Buy AllStream for $348M
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

Zayo continues its acquisition spree, this time picking up AllStream to build its Canadian presence.

Across Continents, Comcast & Liberty Align
MariNation | 11/23/2015

Comcast and Liberty Global share CPE strategies.

Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.

Meet the Queen of Laser Radio Tech
Mentor Monday | 11/23/2015

Christina Richards, AOptix's VP of Marketing, crossed the bridge from electrical engineering to marketing, and she shares her advice to women looking to do the same.

Intel Nabs Qualcomm Star Exec to Lead IoT, Computing
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

Chip-making giant recruits top executive from its biggest mobile rival.

Eurobites: Jolla Sails Into Choppy Waters
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei joins 5G Exchange project; Bulgaria's Vivacom sold; Cisco snaps up UK teleconferencing firm.

Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.

Sprint to Get $1.2B From New Leasing Venture
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

$1.2B deal, brokered by SoftBank and friends, should take the financial pressure off Sprint somewhat.

Broadcom Switches Support Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

The 802.11ac Wave 2 access points that are on the way are too fast for enterprise IT networks. Broadcom's 2.5G switches will be able to handle Wave 2's faster data rates.

Zayo Sees the Light in Europe's Dark Fiber
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

The acquisitive "bandwidth infrastructure" player sees a bright future in providing dark fiber services to Europe's mobile operators.

SDOs Do-Si-Do in Dallas
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

A parade of SDOs pledged cooperation in the effort to figure out service delivery over virtual and physical networks, but many questions remain.

Gigabites: Windstream Winds Up Gigabit Plans
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

Windstream is light on details, but says it will launch its first gigabit market in December.

Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi
Between the CEOs | 11/20/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.

Bell Labs Boasts Optical Eureka Moment
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

Prototype space-division multiplexed technology opens up the potential to dramatically boost optical network capacity, according to Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.

Eurobites: Vivendi Spooks Telecom Italia Shareholders
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir in talks to buy Setanta; lawyers smell TalkTalk blood; Deutsche Telekom bans phones for Christmas.

Sprint, Verizon Face Reorganization, Job Cuts
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

Competition in the US mobile business means cuts to more than just the cost of your data plan.

Google Makes VMware Co-Founder Cloud Boss
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

Diane Greene will head up Google For Work, Cloud Platform and Google Apps.

ViaSat Offering 25 Mbit/s With New Modem
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

The company gets back to broadband speeds with a new modem offered only to new customers and only in some markets.

WiC in London: The Highlight Reel
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 11/19/2015

NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.

BT to Unveil New Cloud Partners by Christmas
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

UK's biggest operator believes cloud services companies will continue to see the benefits of a partnership approach.

And ON to the Next Merger: Fairchild
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

Storied IC manufacturer Fairchild has agreed to be purchased by ON Semiconductor for $2.4 billion in cash. The combination will create a one-stop shop for power ICs.

Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 11/19/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.

Cable Embraces Skinny TV Bundles
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

Comcast's Stream TV and Charter's Spectrum TV Stream prove thin is in.

Data Center Interconnects in Desperate Need of SDN – AlcaLu
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

As Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang points out, it's the massive workloads that traverse the network between data centers that are driving SDN development.

Eurobites: Telefónica Casts Doubt on Spanish Fiber Rollout
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera connects cars; Ericsson connects ships; AlcaLu connects Cape Town.

Sprint Undercuts Rivals With Half-Price Offers
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

And you thought mobile price battles in the US couldn't get more cut-throat.

Fresh Opposition Threatens Charter Deals
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

Comments to the FCC highlight concerns over Charter's influence on the programming landscape if it succeeds in acquiring Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

CSP Network Security Becomes White Hot
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/18/2015

Network security is becoming an ever bigger deal for communications service providers and the vendor community is reacting accordingly.

White Box Networking: It's Not About Cost
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

White box networking helps service providers achieve flexibility and differentiation.

Routers Are Facing Extinction: Let’s Not Save Them
Column | 11/18/2015

The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.

Vodafone Plots Unlicensed Boost to 4G
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

Mobile operator carries out first carrier aggregation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum on a commercial 4G network.

Eurobites: Nokia Enters 'Final Phase' of Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei creates more R&D jobs in Ireland; French 4G auction closes; Sky bigs up new set-top box.

TiVo CEO Rogers Bows Out at Critical Time
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

CEO Tom Rogers is stepping down even as TiVo faces challenges ahead.

'Exploit Kit' Security Threats on the Rise, Warns Infoblox
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

An increase in the creation of 'security-threat-in-a-box' kits by skilled hackers is an alarming trend, according to vendor, which has just published its latest DNS Threat Index.

T-Mobile US Sells Off Another 600+ Towers
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

T-Mobile lines its coffers and asks the FCC to pull Verizon from 12 markets in the 600MHz auction in 2016.

Integration Key to Building 'White Cloud'
News Analysis | 11/18/2015

Orange exec Christos Kolias tells Light Reading audience that white boxes hold great promise but there are major integration challenges to address.

AT&T: White Box Networks Transform Procurement
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

White box networks disaggregate into software, hardware and maintenance; AT&T procures each separately.

Spirent Tools Verify Mobile Networks, IoT Services
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Spirent tools test network core and the network edge.

Packet Design Gives SDN the MANO Touch
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

New platform creates intelligence layer between SDN controllers and SDN-based applications using real-time route intelligence.

Ericsson Predicts 150M 5G Subs in 2021
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

The uptake of 5G will be even faster than 4G, predicts Ericsson's internal market research team – but what exactly is a 5G connection?

Eurobites: Facebook Expands Internet.org in Africa
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French spectrum auction bids reach €2.7 billion; Cellcom profits plunge; Vodafone Wallet teams up with MasterCard.

Archrivals Cisco, Arista Beef Up Cloud Support
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Cisco is enhancing its router operating system, while Arista adds router capabilities to its leaf and spine switches.

SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/17/2015

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.

A Few Minutes With Intel's Sandra Rivera
Wagner’s Ring | 11/17/2015

Intel is looking to comms networking to drive future growth, as its PC business flattens.

Liberty Global to Buy CWC in $5.3B Deal
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Move will bolster the cable operator's presence in the Caribbean and Latin America and could support further takeover moves in future.

AT&T Tests Data-Divulging Discounts for Digital Life
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Executive director of AT&T's Digital Life says trials on offering discounts to those home owners that opt in to share their data were well received and likely will be an option going forward.

Mobile Encryption Under Scrutiny After Paris Attacks
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Law enforcement officials fear that it is harder to monitor terror communications with encryption on mobile devices and apps.

IBM, Xilinx Team Up to Knock Intel Down a Notch
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

No one has yet been able to loosen Intel's stranglehold on the data center processor business, but IBM has been feverishly positioning Power as a legitimate option, especially at the high end. A strategic partnership with Xilinx announced today will help.

Telcos Beware: New Comcast WiFi Product Close to Launch
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Light Reading gets the scoop on new Comcast WiFi Pro product launching soon.

RJio Delays 4G Launch Yet Again
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

A delay to the launch of 4G services by India's RJio could be an opportunity for its rivals.

Global Capacity Signals App Aspirations
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Connectivity deal goes beyond the usual to offer an application delivery service.

What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
From the Founder | 11/16/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.

DT Eyes Gigabit G.fast in Germany
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Deutsche Telekom has recently warmed to G.fast, but could recent technology developments persuade it to make a firmer commitment?

Ericsson CMO: Diversity Is Critical to Transformation
Que Sera Sarah | 11/16/2015

Everything is changing in the comms space and Helena Norrman, Ericsson's CMO, says that having a diverse workforce is one way to ensure companies can transform and thrive.

Eurobites: Openreach CEO to Step Down
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson denies Cisco M&A rumors; Vivendi wants bodies on Telecom Italia board; Yandex takes Google case to EU.

Gigabites: 10-Gig Is the New Gigabit
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

Rocket Fiber in Detroit is beta testing a new residential broadband service with speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.

Mobily on Bringing Innovation to Saudi Arabia
Between the CEOs | 11/13/2015

Mobily CEO Ahmad Farroukh talks to Steve Saunders about the realities of being a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia.

Fueling the Distributed CCAP Debate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/13/2015

Even as MSOs roll out integrated CCAP systems, cable engineers are heating up the debate over next-gen approaches that would shift at least part of the CCAP gear and functions from the headend to the network.

Cisco + Ericsson: From Soup to Nuts
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015

If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.

Can Telecom Unite on Info Models for NFV?
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

The debate over whether to create a common information model for virtualization management is pushing some standards development organizations (SDOs) to come together and some vendors/SPs to try something else.

Eurobites: More Places Set at NokAlu Top Table
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu spreads the cloud in west Africa; Bouygues returns to revenue growth; former competition boss favors Openreach spin-off.

Sedona Systems: Multi-Layer Applications Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/13/2015

Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, on Sedona's multi-layer control solution.

'Community First' Drives Open Source Success
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

Successful open source communities cultivate people.

Mellanox Gets the Jitters Over EZchip Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

The planned acquisition of EZchip by Mellanox has resulted in a fractious war of words between EZchip and investors and a delayed shareholder vote.

The Threat to Telcos' Future: Malcolm Orr Just Nailed It
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015

If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.

Understanding T-Mobile's Free Video Play
Jonestown | 11/13/2015

T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier move is more strategic than altruistic.

Cisco Sanguine About Data Center Success
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

In its Q1 report, Cisco said it is still profiting from its hybrid cloud approach. And it expects sales of next-gen data center equipment to eclipse its previous line sometime in 2016.

Transit Wireless Subway Service Comes to the Bronx
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

WiFi and cell service coming to initial Brooklyn stations and downtown Manhattan next.

Lack of HDR Standards Threatens 4K Market
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Plunging into the 4K era despite a lack of HDR and WCG standards is risky, and might come back to bite the TV industry in the ass.

AlcaLu's Weldon Lands Nokia CTO Role
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Marcus Weldon will be the CTO of Nokia and continue as the President of Bell Labs once the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent acquisition is complete.

Colt: OSS Can Benefit From Microservice View
LRTV Interviews | 11/12/2015

Malcolm Orr, senior platform architect at Colt, says OSSs don't have to be microservices themselves but need to adopt some of those principles.

Magic Quadrant or Gartner 'Graft'?
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Gartner's Magic Quadrant still holds the tech industry under its spell but some companies have had enough of what they allege is a flawed process that at least one company describes as a 'pay-to-play' model.

Virtualization Challenge: Building Reliable Services From Unreliable Parts
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Components can go down but the service needs to stay up.

Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Claims More Victims at Telenor
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica offers Cyanogen phone; Iliad revenues up; Swisscom says 'get on myCloud'.

Carriers Need to 'Take Back Development'
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

The days of trusting vendors to provide innovation are at an end.

Why NFV Makes Sense for Cable Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/12/2015

With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.

NFV Made IoT Profitable for STC, Says Affirmed
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Will Saudi Telecom's experience of running live M2M services over a vEPC persuade it to make a much bigger push into virtualization?

Cox Takes Comcast X1 Platform National
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Comcast's X1 video solution is getting a major boost with news that Cox is licensing the platform and plans to deploy it nationally in 2016.

Is There Room for SpiderCloud in Ciscosson's Web?
News Analysis | 11/11/2015

Now that Cisco has Ericsson and its Radio Dot as a powerful partner, does it need its reseller agreement with small cell vendor SpiderCloud?

TI Reported Talking to Maxim
News Analysis | 11/11/2015

With rival Analog Devices said to be considering a linkup with Maxim, TI was bound to come sniffing around.

It Gets Contentious in London: OSS Event Pictures
Slide Shows | 11/11/2015

Service providers and vendors came together in London to tackle tricky issues around OSS for virtualized networks.

OPNFV Wins Hearts, But Faces Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/11/2015

OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.

Operators Blunder in Online Video Era
MariNation | 11/11/2015

There's no shortage of bad decisions in online video.

Telefónica Tears Up the R&D Rule Book
News Analysis | 11/11/2015

Tier 1 operator claims massive efficiencies from a new global approach to new product and technology R&D, starting with a new ONT that can be used for FTTH rollouts across Europe and Latin America.

Eurobites: Tele2 Plots Dutch Mobile 'Revolution'
News Analysis | 11/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: hack-soiled TalkTalk surprises with dividend; new MTN boss may challenge mega-fine; Google faces EU heat over mapping.

Ciscosson Out to Spoil NokAlu's Wedding
Morris Lore | 11/11/2015

Cisco and Ericsson have been dismissive of their rivals but their partnership could flounder in a number of ways.

Verizon CFO Dismisses Enterprise Sale Rumors
News Analysis | 11/11/2015

Speaking at the Wells Fargo Conference this morning, CFO Fran Shammo said the enterprise unit's efforts are still core to Verizon.

Web-Scale & Content Giants Seek Telco Partners
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Partnerships are all the rage and not just in the vendor community – Google and Time Inc. want to team up with telcos, while China Mobile is seeking international support.

T-Mobile Goes OTT With Free Video Streaming
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

For its latest trick, T-Mobile says that streaming video from HBO, Hulu, Slingshot and others won't eat into its users' available data bucket.

Battle for the Home Network? It's On
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

As broadband speeds rise, a shake-out looms in the home networking market.

'This Industry Will Be Won & Lost In the Next Three Years' – John Chambers
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.

Ingenu Races Sigfox for US IoT Network Firsts
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Who's king rat of the low-power, proprietary IoT networks in the US?

Vodafone Rules Out Emerging-Markets Spin-Off
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

UK-based operator says there is more value in remaining a single organization but hints it is still open to asset-swap talks with Liberty Global.

Startup Versa Announces 'Carrier-Grade' Multi-Tenant NFV Platform
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Designed to help service providers offer flexible networks and managed services to meet enterprise customer needs.

The Platform's Not Burning
Column | 11/10/2015

Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.

Eurobites: KPN Cashes In Its German Stake
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson forecasts growth; Orange sells Kenyan stake; posh watches get smart.

Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/10/2015

Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.

Microsemi + PMC-Sierra: Drama, Yes, But a Deal?
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Microsemi announced that PMC-Sierra's board said Microsemi's offer to buy the company is superior to the previous offer tendered by Skyworks.

Intel Aims Xeon at Data Centers
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

The new multi-core SoCs are designed to help accelerate data center communications, all in the service of network virtualization.

What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
LRTV Documentaries | 11/9/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.

Juniper Takes Haircut On 'Ciscosson' Team Up
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

Stock is down following announced team up of competitors.

Irony? Verizon Report Shows Cloud Biz Booming
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

At the same time Verizon is rumored to be divesting its enterprise operations, a regular report shows that cloud is being used to transform businesses.

Should CEO Pay Be Part of Sprint's $2B Shave?
Jonestown | 11/9/2015

Marcello Claure earned nearly $22M for fiscal 2014.

Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2015

Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.

Verizon Enterprise Sale Would Signal Big Shift
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

US giant's willingness to divest what was once a core business and key to profits is a sign of what web-scale competition is doing to this space.

BT Plays Down Microsoft-as-Carrier Threat
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

UK incumbent modifies its UC offering to include support for Skype for Business as OTT challenge grows.

'Ciscosson' Aims for Future-Proof Partnership
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

New partners Cisco and Ericsson will need to persuade customers they are committed to a long-term relationship and not just a brief encounter.

Content Security Battle Threatens TV Upheaval
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

The FCC is ostensibly tackling content security but it's really about to make a lot of enemies parsing how broader web access to content will happen.

How Will Cisco + Ericsson Be Viewed From the Front Line?
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

The global partnership between Cisco and Ericsson will require some very close and sensitive management, notes Heavy Reading's chief analyst.

Eurobites: Mega-Fine Topples MTN CEO
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government offers 10 Mbit/s for all; Telenor/VimpelCom latest; 3/O2 deadline pushed back.

Cisco & Ericsson Forge Killer Partnership
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.

Colt Dropping OSS Baton for Smarter Dance
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

Network operator seeks to replace centralized orchestration with less complex choreography of distributed domain intelligence.

Rules Change for Hyperscale Data Centers
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

Hyperscale data center equipment gets obsolete so fast, upgrades are upending the old rules about how markets develop and innovation gets deployed.

Mentor Monday: OPNFV's Kirksey Brings Men Into WiC
Que Sera Sarah | 11/9/2015

Kirksey, director of the OPNFV, is passionate about improving the gender balance in comms, and she's bringing men into the equation with an event with WiC next week.

It Lives! Supercomm to Ride Again?
News Analysis | 11/6/2015

TIA, USTelecom set to announce new North American trade show plans Monday, Light Reading hears.

Gigabites: Comcast Makes Gig Service a Community Affair
News Analysis | 11/6/2015

Comcast takes on more MDU customers with the option to offer gigabit broadband.

Cisco NFVi Evaluation: The Full Picture
Shades of Ray | 11/6/2015

The complete story of EANTC's independent test of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) is now available as a PDF download.

HP Defends NFV Smarts After Vodafone Attack
News Analysis | 11/6/2015

HP Enterprise insists it is playing a leadership role in NFV orchestration but admits it does not have a recipe to address all of the challenges that operators face.

Time to Cut Those Bloated Media Pay Checks
Breznick Unbound | 11/6/2015

At a time when the big traditional media companies are under assault from new-media upstarts, how can the fat compensation packages of top execs still be justified?

Quotas Wrong Way to Boost WiC – Panel
News Analysis | 11/6/2015

A WiC panel says that encouraging women to consider STEM careers and making it easier for them to enter the workforce may be better options than firm quotas to address the gender imbalance in senior technology jobs.

Eurobites: Ex-VimpelCom Boss Held Over Uzbek Deals
News Analysis | 11/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sees recovery in Spain; Telecom Italia disappoints; DT's down on the Farm 2.0.

YouTube Makes VR a Reality
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

YouTube's Android app offers support for virtual reality, even as Google and The New York Times kick off a new series of VR news stories.

5G: Verizon's New Home Invasion?
Jonestown | 11/5/2015

Verizon is getting creative with 5G, Light Reading hears, and examining new ways to deliver broadband to the home.

BT Wrestles With NFV Orchestration Confusion
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

The UK operator argues for more work on standardization and theory to aid NFV rollout.

Testing Times for Our Industry
Column | 11/5/2015

Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.

Vodafone Calls for End to Five Nines
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

One of the world's biggest operators says the 'five-nines' concept has no place in a virtualized world.

Netflix Nixes Streaming Sports Prospects
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

Netflix wants to win at the TV Everywhere game, but not when it comes to sports.

Major Change Afoot in Managing Virtualization
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

Heavy Reading Analyst Caroline Chappell sees telecom network operators moving away from centralized management toward smarter network elements.

Eurobites: Orange Sets Out Spanish FTTH Vision
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Deutsche Telekom soars in Q3; Cellcom Israel agrees to buy Golan Telecom; Finnish emojis.

Cisco Boosts Analytics, Security With Acquisitions
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

ParStream and Lancope provide tools for analytics and security for Internet of Things networks.

Facebook's Zuckerberg Defends Internet.org
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

The service has brought more than 1 million people online in India alone, but still has a long way to go, Zuckerberg says.

Telecoms Pushing NFV, Even Lacking OSS
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

Research shows CSPs haven't got an operations strategy for NFV yet, even as more of them say they are deploying.

Atos Enters UC Fray With $371M Unify Bid
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

Atos is making a play in the growing market for unified communications offerings with a takeover of Siemens' Unify business.

Cablevision Slides Ahead of Altice Buy
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

The Dolan family may be selling at the right time.

Chinese Operators Start Unwinding WiFi
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

China's operators are moving away from WiFi as 4G adoption continues to rocket.

Eurobites: Virgin Sticks 300 Mbit/s Up to BT
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: trouble in Uzbekistan; surveillance laws revamped in UK; Vivacom boss slams EU 'hodgepodge.'

CEO Chat With Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems
Between the CEOs | 11/4/2015

On a recent visit to Israel, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders had a chance to speak with Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, about Sedona's multi-layer control solution.

Yes, We GaN! New Chips for Cable Networks
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

Anadigics, Macom, and Qorvo are turning to gallium nitride to support the performance improvements that MSOs need to add bandwidth to their HFC networks with a minimum of fuss.

Sprint to Take $2B Shave
News Analysis | 11/4/2015

No stone will be left unturned in Sprint's quest to cut operating expenses.

Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2
Slide Shows | 11/3/2015

Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.

LTE-A Components Deliver on Bandwidth, IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/3/2015

The latest LTE components support the LTE-A functions required to deliver high bandwidth up to 600 Mbit/s at one extreme, and very low-power, sub-1 Mbit/s for IoT/M2M applications at the other.

FreedomPop & Intel Take On Google Fi
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

FreedomPop will use a GSM partner -- either AT&T or T-Mobile -- to support Intel's SoFIA's phones in the US.

Comcast Seeks to Learn From Descartes
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Descartes is a new machine-learning system developed by Comcast. Call it algorithms for innovation.

Intel's Sckipio Investment Could Pave Way for Takeover
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Sckipio plans to use funding from Intel Capital to make G.fast improvements, allowing operators to use the technology over much longer distances.

Juniper Bets Big on White Box & NFV
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Juniper threw ambivalence to the wind Tuesday and fully embraced white box networking and NFV.

NFV Startup Could Challenge Incumbents
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Core Network Dynamics is one of a new breed of virtualization suppliers whose technology could spur a shake-up in the mobile sector.

Eurobites: MTN Shares Suspended After $5.2B Fine
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Volvo boost for Nokia's HERE; TDC's profits down in third quarter; 'blingphone' company sold to Chinese.

Testing Times for Our Industry
From the Founder | 11/3/2015

Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.

Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015
Slide Shows | 11/2/2015

UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.

New Star Trek Series Beaming to Streaming
MariNation | 11/2/2015

A new Star Trek series is boldly going to CBS All Access, with access only available to subscribers.

Cable Opens Up to Open Source
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

Once the very definition of closed and proprietary, the cable industry is slowly coming around to open source technologies.

NFV – a Catalyst for Business Services Growth
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/2/2015

Watch Justin Paul, Head of Network Product Marketing in Amdocs, talk about the opportunities cable operators have in the business services domain leveraging NFV (network functions virtualization) technology. Hear about the challenges operators face in introducing, delivering and operating services for their enterprise customers and how great opportunities await those who act quickly to roll out virtualized services. Find out more now.

Eurobites: Kudelski Unit Sues Verizon
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone customers exposed in UK; M&A moves in Israel; Nokia's cmWave trial; movie-streaming heaven.

SK Telecom Pays $440M for Cable Stake
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

South Korean operator is looking to strengthen its broadband and TV services as revenues from traditional service offerings decline.

MTS India Merges With RCom
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

A long-awaited tie-up between Reliance Communications and MTS India could trigger a wave of consolidation in India's telecom market.

Metro 100G In Demand
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2015

Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.

Mentor Monday: SAP's Lise Tcheng
Que Sera Sarah | 11/2/2015

Quotas backed up by KPIs are the best way to level the playing field for women in comms, SAP's SVP says as she provides a global perspective.

How Secure-24 Keeps Employees in Michigan
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

Keeping talented tech staff local is a predicament when 60% of college graduates leave Michigan within 60 days.

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