Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone signs small cells deployment deal with JCDecaux; Deutsche Telekom's IPO backlash; Sky's rethink on Now TV.
Communications service providers are looking to play an integral role in the M2M (machine-to-machine) value chain, but it's not easy.
Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
AT&T has added three more names to the growing list of vendors engaged in its cloud/SDN/NFV program and reiterated that it expects its capex spend to go down as it build out its next-gen network.
Ciena will look to distance itself from carrier capex concerns as it reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings.
Bay Area residents are suing Comcast over the cable company's home-based WiFi hotspots.
Hosting specialist's special mix of commercial technology and home-grown software allows its enterprise customers to mix-and-match cloud with bare metal servers.
Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.
EOS+ is designed to allow network operators to use off-the-shelf and custom EOS apps to make networks more flexible.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens mobile security center in Berlin; AlcaLu's new EMEA man; KPN cuts jobs in business unit.
TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
Charter is turning off its last analog TV signals this week, bringing an end to its all-digital transition.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon shares all fall on concerns about the impact of holiday pricing deals in the US.
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
It's good news for insight-seeking telecom execs but bad news for puffins as Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit hits town.
Verizon says promotional offers and high customers volume will hit at its wireless margins in Q4.
Security is the most important trend for future networks, according to Heavy Reading's 2020 Vision survey, but it requires organizational changes and a change in mindset.
The vendor adds support for OpenDaylight, OpenStack and other standards to its venerable SDN fabric.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.
Finisar eyes the potential for consolidation in the optical components sector, with many believing JDSU's optical unit could be an M&A target for Finisar.
Huawei's latest R&D push on silicon photonics is a reminder that vendors still want to differentiate on hardware.
Speaking at Light Reading events, Christer Swartz cautions against trying the bolt-on security approach after-the-fact.
A select group of industry executives has gathered in Iceland to discuss the future of networks, services, skills, strategies and the role of service provider IT.
Comcast has unveiled a new Ethernet @Home service that extends Ethernet services over HFC lines to employees working at home.
Carrier acquires Canadian-based software firm, DataGardens, with which it had been partnering.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC looks at Com Hem; Nokia speeds up TDD-FDD LTE; big-name BT shareholder happy with mobile plans.
Fixed broadband access specialist banks a new round of funding as standards-based products head to the market.
Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland.
Energy efficiency has long been vital to service providers because of its large and growing effect on their operating costs and earnings.
Interoperability testing expands for both the OPEN Alliance approach to single-pair Ethernet and what is likely to be new IEEE standards.
The lawsuits charge Arista ripped off Cisco features and documentation, then bragged about it.
Standard gets final approval, lining up a scrap for chip and system-level traction.
President Obama formally ended the CableCARD mandate by signing into law the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR).
Verizon's early IoT efforts are focusing on enterprises in areas such as smart cities, energy and intelligent transportation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU probe into Orange's Jazztel bid; 4G in Kenya; Belgacom makes a difference in Brussels.
The regulatory review clock resumes on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV deals even as the public rhetoric heats up again over net neutrality concerns.
All four of the big US operators have changed their tune on iOTT messaging providers, blocking their services and demanding increased fees, HeyWire says.
The ETSI NFV Industry Specifications Group has met for the final time in its 'Phase 1' and has set some objectives for Phase 2.
Larger businesses and carrier services, including small cell backhaul, will get more attention in 2015, says SVP Steve Rowley.
Verizon is starting to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE, but it will be a slow, gradual death for its 2G and 3G networks.
SDN can play a significant role in helping operators offload data traffic via WiFi.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy regulation debate; UK introduces Diverted Profits Tax; Finland cables up for data center market.
Scoring its first European win, Black Arrow strikes deal with largest UK cable operator to insert ads in on-demand, multiscreen video programming.
Luxembourg carrier Join Experience looks to network virtualization to provide its customers with flexible service.
Ericsson says data security must move beyond a perimeter-centric approach.
New Amdocs research suggests carrier-grade WiFi connections will jump from 14% of total WiFi hotspots today to 72% in 2018.
Carrier now using software-based security to 'shrink-wrap' micro-domains inside its broader network perimeter.
With network and device threats, infections and attacks all on the rise, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan urges mobile operators to boost spending on security measures.
The AWS-3 auction has pulled in more than double the total bids that the 700MHz auction did in 2008.
Ciena deepens its software strategy with offerings to help service providers sell VNFs on demand to enterprises.
Industry attention on 2.5GBit/s and 5Gbit/s Ethernet is heating up, but the emergence of two vendor groups, one boasting Brocade and the other Cisco, threatens to slow down interoperability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Skype co-founder launches new multimedia-messaging app; Swisscom's network wins praise, and prize; Gulf contracts row.
China commits to private broadband networks – but with limits.
New Heavy Reading research shows that service providers still have work to do in improving order management for business services customers.
When it comes to Gigabit broadband, CenturyLink means business.
Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.
Time Warner Cable has passed the $3 billion mark for business services revenue in 2014.
Commercial services revenues are flowing for cable operators, but VIP customers in segments such as healthcare still need convincing that MSOs can deliver the business services they need.
UK mobile operator plans to reach connectivity-starved remote villages with wireless links that make use of its existing licensed spectrum assets.
Vendor will provide its dual-mode LTE small cell system for Verizon's enterprise customers and public venue deployments.
NTT DoCoMo loads up the crustacean cannon for a really blazing 4G ad.
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland gets LTE in the 450MHz band; Sky prepares for possible M&A action; Millicom seeks new CEO.
Heavy Reading prediction kicks off annual New York event for cable business services sector that highlights continued market growth and success.
Video startup Layer3 TV has signed a deal to implement SeaChange's Nucleus video gateway software, which is built on top of RDK.
Vendor's rebranded mobile malware software, Motive Security Guardian, is now being offered in the cloud.
The soaring bids for the FCC's AWS-3 auction will likely impact its planned Incentive auction and carrier capex plans, among other things.
Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.
Alticast provided much of the software and systems integration work behind Videotron's new X8 multi-room DVR.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice confirms offer for Portugal Telecom; Orange tests three-carrier aggregation in Poland; AlcaLu's 400G job in Algeria.
Fast-growing cloud service platform providers such as AppDirect bring telcos closer to their business customers.