RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Here are a few of the technicalities behind the FCC's set-top proposal, from the people who helped design the technical solution.
There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.
Not content to disrupt the TV industry, Aereo founder Chet Kanojia is back with Starry, a new company that plans to launch gigabit wireless Internet service.
Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief executive officer, bids Cisco adieu in the second half of 2016.
Cable has grown dramatically in the small- and midsized business (SMB) market, hitting the $12 billion mark, and is now heading into the enterprise business market.
For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.
Google's most prolific security researcher found 70 vulnerabilities on Google last year.
Swedish telecom incumbent recognizes difficulties of selling Eurasian assets in current conditions but says it needs to focus on its Nordic and Baltic operations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky reveals first-half figures, brings James Murdoch back; Orange offers more APIs; Tele2 bags spectrum in Lithuania.
Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.
New kind of edge network will enable content caching and compute processing to bloom at the neighborhood level for greater efficiency.
Acquiring ISPs with fiber assets could make sense for India's mobile operators.
Azure revenue up 140%, Surface devices drive $1.35B in sales, but Windows phone revenues are down nearly 50%.
Despite growing profits and revenue both overall and in in its AWS business, Amazon failed to hit analyst results and Wall Street punished it.
A change of administration in Washington could signal fresh opportunities in the US for Huawei and ZTE.
Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.
Speaking on his company's Q4 earnings call, TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus questions need to mandate open set-tops.
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Struggling chipmaker reports sharp falls in sales and earnings and says device shipments will drop in the current quarter.
Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.
Beating analyst estimates again, Facebook reported sky-high earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk's latest security scare; Tele2 profits slip in fourth quarter; Nokia pushes 'pop-up' network.
Juniper isn't looking to build a big optical business but rather to take advantage of the DCI and metro market, said CEO Rami Rahim on an earnings call Wednesday.
The company's AI operation licensed Movidius's light-spectrum vision ICs, auguring devices that can 'see' and react to the environments in which they find themselves.
Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.
Deloitte's survey of 7,700 Millennials suggests that their motivations and priorities are different from those of their older colleagues, as is their sense of loyalty to their employer.
Business services growth is just one of the benefits the Danish incumbent operator is expecting from the upgrade of its cable network to DOCSIS 3.1.
AT&T has increased its 4G girth by expanding into Mexico.
Exhausted by flagging business for semiconductors for advanced set-top boxes, the company will cease developing new products and reassign hundreds of employees to other units.
Sprint will put up spectrum and more to get $3B-plus to fund network buildout.
A setback on set-tops for the pay-TV industry.
AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, EE, SK Telecom, and Verizon are among those joining the new Open Compute Project Telco Project launched today.
Light Reading has a new report on video innovation in the pay-TV market.
Six months after gobbling up DirecTV, AT&T plots launch of several 'mobile-centric' TVE services designed to reach all video devices.
Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.
Interconnect giant is going aggressively after enterprise market, promising to make hybrid clouds and outsourced data centers easier.
Telstra has been on the acquisition trail in Asia once again.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shoots, SCOREs; eir rises in second quarter; Orange forms biometrics partnership; Lycamobile in UK tax trouble.
Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.
As part of the decline in its on-premises computing business and shift to cloud and networking, the company is laying off 800 employees.
Juniper is jumping into the data center interconnect (DCI) market and adding to its cloud portfolio with its acquisition of BTI Systems.
The bidding war for Anadigics grinds on, with a revised offer from an unidentified Chinese suitor exceeding a bid from II-VI Inc.
The OneOps cloud and app management platform is now available for three cloud platforms as open source software for general use.
With optical layer encryption set to be a hot network security topic in 2016, Ciena has unveiled its metro and long-haul solution, and already tried out its tech with Telstra.
New managed WiFi offering shows how serious Comcast is about the business services market.
UK's telecom incumbent takes wraps off SD-WAN service and unveils Walgreens Boots Alliance as its first customer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 400G in Cape Town; Orange to sell secure smartphone; Dixons Carphone makes hay in the holidays.
Sky is using AirTies mesh technology for better in-home video streaming.
Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.
Can Spotify stand out from the video crowd?
African fiber operator wants to expand its network presence outside its core East African markets.
A landmark interconnection agreement with Google validates Level 3's bit mile measurement model, but the model won't work everywhere.
EXCLUSIVE! Sprint still has Huawei equipment in its network, despite telling the US government in 2013 it would rip and replace the Chinese gear.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR's new grand fromage; taxing times for Google and others in UK; Olive secures funding.
Lisa Rhodes, a VP at Verne Global and a 25-year telecom veteran, shares her top 10 lessons for women to survive in the industry.
Dell looks to provide the platform for NFV while other companies provide the application software.
Optical and Ethernet equipment maker is already piloting SDN and NFV technologies with Indian operators.
UK's former state-owned monopoly should be carved up to spur broadband competition, say politicians.
LinkNYC kicked of an ambitious project this week to bring gigabit WiFi to New York City. The first hotspots are now live.
New funding round of $25M includes three major operators but isn't a sign the bandwidth doubling technology will be commercial any time soon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon creates jobs in Europe; Sky clinches Showtime deal; ARCEP warns on removal of roaming charges.
Although it's still in the early stages, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is changing and beginning to mature. This is leading to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform usage and falling prices.
Nordic operator, in partnership with Ericsson, aims to be testing next generation services in 2018, with the 'industrial Internet' one of the key development areas.
Network operator not ruling out other open source involvement as it tries to speed up SDN and NFV deployments.
At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
Verizon continues to see 'decline in linear video demand.'
European authorities are set to approve Liberty Global's $1.44 billion acquisition of Dutch incumbent KPN's Belgian mobile operation, according to a report.
BT is its flagship trial partner but there are many others, according to the access equipment vendor.
New partnership deal between Imagine Communications and Hewlett Packard Enterprise pairs upgraded TV infrastructures with enterprise tech.
The MVNO is adding a 'global hotspot' for free European roaming for US and UK users, and plans to expand further worldwide.
Google joins as an investor for Plexxi, while Cumulus scores a $35 million C round.
Swedish vendor says new technology will help TV companies derive insights from customer behavior.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK watchdogs get their teeth into broadband ads; TalkTalk customers WalkWalk; Davos latest.
At CES 2016, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
Acacia is swimming treacherous waters with its $125 million IPO, but having one of the few offerings out there might work in its favor.
Company increases its commitment to hiring and retaining more women and underrepresented minorities, as well as to improving the pipeline for the entire industry.
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney reveals plans to hire at least 18 new staffers for his organization's innovation push after laying off 27 employees last Friday.
Cox's Flare MeTV OTT service has quickly disappeared. Is it because the company is now heavily invested in Comcast's X1 platform?
Deutsche Telekom says demand for its data center offerings is soaring amid concern about the security of data stored with US technology players.
The IP technology middleweights are going head-to-head in an intellectual property punch-up and Genband just won Round 1 on points.
Enterprise software company chooses CenturyLink as one of its IaaS partners for key cloud enablement of its core product.
Containerization is at last enabling CSPs to cost-effectively serve smaller customers with individualized network features – as early NFV supporters envisaged more than three years ago.
The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.
Dell announced Linux-based Operating System 10, facilitating unified networking, compute and storage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels approves proposals to end geo-blocking; ARM's 4K chip; Swisscom pushes ID-by-video service for banks.
Netflix beats the street as it goes for global reach.
Nexius VP of Software Solutions and Strategy Johnny Ghibril discusses how an efficient data analytics program helps network operators translate the voice of the customer into meaningful action for improved business results.
The iPhone maker says its own efforts are sufficient, although its workforce diversity only just barely improved over the past year.
New reports suggest how Layer3 TV will offer something both like and unlike traditional cable service.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes on KCOM deal; HBO goes OTT in Spain; Viber gets chatty in Africa and Middle East.
Operator's international business adds new on-demand capabilities to the PEN offering it has developed since acquiring Pacnet last year.
Plans to put the money toward international expansion and R&D.
The UK government's conclusion that there is no consensus over the need for FTTP has angered the altnet.
Improving performance and manageability in big, hybrid clouds.
Swedish equipment maker announces intention to acquire FYI Television as part of its strategic push into the broadcasting sector.
Cable industry's R&D group is reportedly laying off at least 30 workers as it switches its emphasis to longer-term, 'game-changing' innovation projects.
Spanish giant is reported to be interested in a $10 billion acquisition of the Latin American assets that AT&T brought on board when it acquired DirecTV.
Following a trial with Telstra, vendor claims it's on track to introduce a commercial implementation of Nyquist subcarriers that, along with other advances, will boost both network reach and capacity.
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
A spectrum agreement between the two operators is fueling speculation they are planning a merger.
Deutsche Telekom's biggest German rival has slammed its vectoring strategy as anti-competitive and argued for sweeping regulatory changes.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.
The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.
Helping all employees achieve a productive work-life balance can yield positive returns for the company and its workforce, Vodafone Americas' Megan Doberneck says.
At CES in Las Vegas, we sat down with Cisco's Kelly Ahuja, SVP of Service Provider Segment. He discusses how the consumer electronics market will affect future networks and provides an update on Cisco's partnership with Ericsson.
HPE Service Director is designed to help comms companies manage services across hybrid networks comprising physical and virtual elements.
The company's expansion into the IoT, data center, memory and security markets is buffering it from shrinkage in the PC market.
Analysts predict AT&T will reach more households than Google with gigabit service by the end of 2017.
Deutsche Bank flags concern about the company's IP routing business and risks posed by emerging markets.
Take a walk on the Vegas side.
The long-awaited merger is set for completion at the end of this month, with major implications for the country's other service providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bosnia & Herzegovina telco sell-off plan; Sky strikes content deals; top Tweetery on BT/EE deal.
While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.
In part 2 of our interview with F5 Networks CTO Karl Triebes, we focus on security and F5's relationship with Amazon Web Services.
Unified access, security, and performance are barriers to organizations going all in on hybrid clouds.
The Finnish vendor is still thriving in India, thanks partly to a new 4G deal with Vodafone.
CMO Patrick Joggerst will serve as President of Global Sales & Marketing in an effort to better align the company's sales and marketing organizations, the company says.
Want to shine? Kanouff believes the scarcity of women in telecom means new females in the business have an opportunity to stand out.
Much of the video innovation taking place today is behind the scenes.
Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.
Orange's deputy CEO reckons customers are clamoring for an alternative to traditional banking players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera takes a Q4 hit on Eurasian withdrawal; UK fiber moves; NetCracker flags European contract wins.
If the consequences of a data breach are trivial -- if there are any consequences at all -- then why should anyone make security a priority?
VeloCloud's technology allows network operators to provide QoS over mixed public Internet and private connections.
Brian Protiva talks up ADVA's NFV potential following the acquisition of Overture.
Optical and Ethernet specialist ADVA says it is creating an 'NFV powerhouse' by acquiring Overture.
Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive get the nod. No Arris modems yet.
A strategic partnership between China's second- and third-biggest operators could help them close the gap with market leader China Mobile.
Cloud Consumption as a Service monitors enterprise networks to find unauthorized cloud connections.
French operator says it has sealed deal for Airtel assets just a day after announcing its planned takeover of Cellcom Liberia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 gets a loan; new role for Swantee; Ooredoo expands mobile money platform; email snooping.
Accedian's Patrick Ostiguy talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about how his company's network performance assurance products help service providers differentiate themselves in today's super-competitive market.
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson outlines why the enterprise cloud sector offers a major opportunity to communications service providers, telecom vendors and Light Reading.
Striking the balance between relying on trusted processes and security policies and achieving operational agility, especially when subscriber data is at stake, is crucial.
VP Scott Boyarsky opens up on possible international expansion for Comcast, competing with rival service providers in video program guides and Comcast's struggle with the bring-your-own-device movement.
With Deutsche Telkom set to become BT's biggest shareholder, strategic opportunities in the all-IP and cloud services areas could beckon.
Sixty percent of women in the Valley say they've been sexually harassed, according to a new survey of senior level executives in the tech industry.
Gambling? Booth babes? 24-hour buffets? It must be time for CES, when the entire tech industry descends on Las Vegas. Although this show is known for consumer product launches and gadgets, Light Reading went to speak with industry luminaries about how a future of connected cars, smart homes, virtual reality and 4K TV will impact on the networks they help to build.
Exact Ventures forecasts that the overall market for IMS core networking equipment will grow by 30% in 2016 to reach $3 billion as VoLTE drives investments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bags utility contract; exec changes in the Nordics; OTT in the UK; Euro boffin boost for Infinera.
French incumbent's takeover of Cellcom Liberia will enlarge its growing footprint in West and Central Africa.
NeuLion is introducing so-called 'casting' technology that makes transferring UHD video from a phone or online storage account to a 4K TV as easy as streaming Netflix to a Google Chromecast stick.
Reuters reports that the Spanish service provider is creating a new unit that includes some of its towers, undersea cable and data center assets.
With its streaming video service now available in an astounding 190 countries across the globe, Netflix is close to ruling the world. So what will it do for an encore?
Bowie founded his own Internet service provider in 1998 and was in the vanguard of distributing music online.
Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.
There are many products launched at CES that could forever change the future of mankind. These gadgets are not on that list.
Critical appointment for UK incumbent as it once again adds mobile to the mix and takes its first steps towards a virtualized cloud infrastructure.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: broadband boost for Cameroon; Telenor upgrades in Norway; Vivacom sale approved.
Kentik's Avi Freedman talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's CEO and founder, about his company's analytics and network visibility tools, and how they differ from what's already on the market.
Selley will replace Joe Garner before the end of March and takes over at a transitional time for BT and the Openreach business.
Network-based security services represent a big opportunity for service providers if they are able to create distributed, intelligent threat detection.
The key to success is self-awareness -- figuring out the group you want to associate with and what you want to accomplish, says Cisco's senior VP of operations.
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses where cable is heading with DOCSIS, SDN, NFV, software-based networking, 5G, open source and other new technologies.
A CES stream of insights.
ADN is a principle for building networks that adapt to the needs of the application, based on open components.
Company plans to upgrade the NetScreen Screen OS in the first half of 2016 to eliminate code that could be used to introduce a serious security vulnerability.
Nokia executives will take ten of the 13 top spots in the newly merged company.
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries expects more deals in both Europe and Latin America as the global MSO seeks more cable and mobile growth.
Sprint will concentrate on adding capacity instead.
Most LR readers say the new name is neutral at best and confusing at worst, but then aren't we all afraid of change?
Despite recent consolidation, India will have a hard time attracting foreign telcos.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to keep EE brand; Enea buys Centred Logic; carrier aggregation testing breakthrough; Slovak Telecom converges its billing.
Microblogging giant is taking legal action to quash a fine imposed by Turkey's communications watchdog.
World's biggest smartphone maker thinks conditions will be tough this year.
In Part 1 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to discuss perimeter defense, the new boundary of DNS and the new security threat to service providers.
In this video interview, SCTE President & CEO Mark Dzuban discusses DOCSIS 3.1 training, energy standards, virtualization and much more.
After a two-decade arms race to ever greater bandwidth and speed, 2015 saw a bifurcation in the mobile industry.
Shaw's new Free Range IPTV service is all Comcast X1.
Broadband equipment maker is poised to secure work with CAF beneficiaries and CenturyLink this year, according to MKM Partners.
Just like AT&T, Verizon wants to get hot – oh, wait – smart in the city.
Deutsche Telekom's smart home platform appears to have missed targets of recruiting service provider partners and may be floundering amid growing competition from other platform providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's latest IoT offerings; Italian government goes it alone on high-speed broadband; Deutsche Telekom's US worker trouble.
The deployment of 700MHz spectrum by China's cable operators poses a dilemma for the telecom sector.
The company's Fan TV Platform aims to provide content discovery across multiple sources of content. It is available on a SaaS basis, or providers can integrate elements into their own guides.
The biggest advantage that SD-WAN provides carriers is end-to-end control over services to the customer premises.
AT&T's network performance is now improving at a pace that exceeds the classic measurement of computing performances, thanks in part to SDN, says John Donovan.
The carrier has added 16 million new subscribers in just two years, to exceed a total of 63 million customers.
The TV industry just went global.
India's new entrant has taken the wraps off its 4G service, but only for employees of its parent company.
Readying a 'hyperconverged' appliance in partnership with a software startup, according to reports.
Cisco's new CDN platform traces its roots back to Comcast's open sourced CDN technology.
Operator is said to have put 48 data centers up for auction just weeks after dismissing reports it was looking to sell its enterprise unit.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Partner split in Israel; new boss for Truphone; Serbian incumbent manages devices with AlcaLu.
In this interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Paul McNamara, VP of Cloud Strategy at Ericsson, to discuss the vendor's new product, configuration files and the new trends of 2016.
HopperGO solves the security problem to make recorded content portable and sharable.
CPLANE will provide service and orchestration software for PCCW's global cloud service.
Ma Bell extends Connected Car relationship with Ford through new multi-year 4G on wheels deal.
The Ultra HD Alliance has published its specification that defines the minimum requirements for what qualifies as ultra HD.
Operator announces aggressive push, starting with Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas, and including partners such as Cisco, Ericsson, IBM and Intel.
The French telecom operator plans to launch a range of banking services in France in 2017.
It's not all robots and Star Wars at CES 2016.
The two operators have taken their strategic alliance on to new turf with the formation of a joint venture in China that focuses on big data.
There's more to broadband performance than throughput.
Network Packet Brokers are key to mitigating enterprise network blind spots -- but unless chosen wisely, they can compromise visibility.
AT&T has a cat 1 LTE module for low-power LTE applications coming out ahead of CES.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 to use AT&T's smart home platform in UK; Intel buys German drone company; TDC and Huawei open technology showcase.
Integrated, multi-layer approach will be used to strengthen BT's network defenses and enable its new managed security services portfolio.
The FCC is suspending the clock for two weeks in order to digest documents submitted by the two companies.
The carrier partners with enterprise customers to generate ideas for New IP transformation.
Video represents yet another dead end for the company still trying furiously to make itself more relevant.
Overture's VP of Product Management Houck Reed discusses how his company's NFV solutions are helping customers to deploy new services.
UK mobile operator's chief commercial officer will become the new boss, following the completion of BT's $18.4 billion takeover.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Olaf Swantee to leave EE; Ericsson, Volvo collaborate on streaming for self-driving cars.
HaLow is a new IoT networking specification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the first HaLow product certifications aren't expected until 2018.
After moving up the ranks at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, Gee Rittenhouse is now Cisco's cloud guru. In part one of this interview with Steve Saunders, he discusses how he consolidated the efforts of over 1,500 developers working on Cisco's move towards the cloud. Now he's focused on helping service provider customers develop new business opportunities from virtualized networks.
France's telecom incumbent has reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement with Bouygues as it looks to acquire the country's number-three operator.
Finding a place to run your apps is like shopping for real estate.
As part of its cost-cutting program ahead of its acquisition by Dell, EMC has started a headcount cull that will cost $250 million in charges.
This entrepreneurial unit is expanding its responsibility to include wholesale services and agents, but keeping its agile method of operating within the bigger AT&T.
It should be a standard practice throughout the organization, not a one-off thing, the soon-to-be head of Nokia's NFV strategy says.
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown says the wireless industry needs to come to consensus on some key decisions regarding 5G in 2016.