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Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018
The Philter | 12/31/2018

Everything from enterprise strategies to 5G devices caught our audiences' attention during 2018. At a time when so many changes are bearing down on the telecom world, it's clear that a lot of us still have our heads in the cloud.

DoJ Won't Pursue Comcast-NBCU Merger Probe – Report
News Analysis | 12/28/2018

Trump had drawn attention to American Cable Association's call for the US DoJ to open antitrust investigation into Comcast's ownership of NBCUniversal.

Light Reading's 22 Most Popular 5G Stories of 2018
News Analysis | 12/28/2018

2018 is the year that the next-generation wireless technology went viral.

5G Will (Almost) Make Smart Cities Possible
Column | 12/28/2018

The reliability of 5G networks is critical to the success of smart cities applications. This puts network testing back into the communications technology spotlight.

Why SCTE Is Plunging Into Patent Pool
News Analysis | 12/28/2018

Seeking to expand its role in the cable tech sector, the industry training and standards group is now looking to patent new products in the energy management and system operations areas.

Light Reading's 23 Most Popular TV Stories & Interviews of 2018
News Analysis | 12/28/2018

Light Reading's on-camera coverage during the year spanned a wide range of topics and technologies, from 5G and 4K to HDR, AI, automation, edge computing and more...

SSIMWAVE Makes Waves in Video Quality
News Analysis | 12/27/2018

Canadian video tech startup apes human perception to track video quality on any screen.

Trump to Ban Huawei, ZTE in US in January?
News Analysis | 12/27/2018

The Trump administration reportedly could bring an emergency ban on US companies buying Huawei & ZTE equipment in January 2019.

Huawei Expects 2018 Revenues of $108.5B
News Analysis | 12/27/2018

In its annual message to the industry, a defiant Huawei boasts of an annual sales increase of 21%.

Digital Transformation: Telcos Face the Future
Column | 12/27/2018

How MEF's work impacts telco businesses, SD-WAN and digital transformation, from the perspectives of AT&T, PCCW and Verizon.

Light Reading's 23 Most Popular Cisco Stories in 2018
News Analysis | 12/26/2018

Cisco transformed its service provider business, fended off VMware and white box threats and beefed up network automation.

Digital Transformation: Telecom Executives Sound Off
Column | 12/26/2018

Thought leaders from AT&T, PCCW and Verizon Partner Solutions talk with MEF about their priorities for now and the coming year.

This Olde Website
News Analysis | 12/26/2018

Fire up the Flux Capacitor! It's time for another jog down Memory Lane of the Web to visit sites from yesteryear and the sepia-tinged digital storefronts of Apple, AOL, Huawei, Netflix, TiVo... and many more.

Light Reading's 22 Most Popular Huawei Stories in 2018
The Philter | 12/24/2018

Why have it your way when you can have it Huawei?

Cloud Constellation Banks $100M for Space Laser Cloud Security
News Analysis | 12/24/2018

Christmas came early for Cloud Constellation, which scored $100 million in funding toward its dream of building a network of orbiting satellites to secure cloud data.

Vendors Ready Themselves for 5G Capex Influx
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/24/2018

Auctions of 5G-suitable spectrum are now generating billions. Meanwhile, vendors are waiting on a different bounty — the further billions operators will need to spend to finally realize their 5G ambitions.

Huawei Preps 'Security Transparency Center,' Gets Vote of Confidence From 5G Customer
News Analysis | 12/21/2018

Huawei is continuing its push-back against its international critics with details of security testing facilities, while one of its customers in Korea talks of its confidence in the embattled vendor.

AT&T's Nighthawk 5G: Potential Download Could Cover a Wide Range of Speeds
Jonestown | 12/21/2018

Expect a wide range of download speeds from AT&Ts Nighthawk 5G unit as you use the hotspot in AT&T's initial 5G cities.

Masergy's Ray Watson: Customers Want Security but Pay for Performance
LRTV Interviews | 12/21/2018

Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in on how to handle corporate hacks as well.

Liberty Global's European Shrinkage
News Analysis | 12/21/2018

The cable giant is selling more European assets – how far might it go? And what might it do with its prime asset, the UK's Virgin Media?

WiCipedia: Israeli Tech Flounders, CIOs Make Change & How to 'Bust Down Those Doors'
WiCipedia | 12/21/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Israel struggles to find techies; CIOs have diversity sway; the visibility lynchpin; and more.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Offloads East European DTH Ops
News Analysis | 12/21/2018

In today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global sells eastern European satellite TV operations; 5G in Estonia; Vodafone needs a new auditor; taxing times in Finland for freelance Santas.

What Is Comcast Doing With VivaLiveTV?
The Bauminator | 12/20/2018

SEC filings claim that company behind a skinny-bundle, subscription OTT-TV service has notched a content and tech partnership with Comcast Technology Solutions that kicks in January 2019.

Private 5G Networks to Be Enabled in Next Major Release of 3GPP Standard
News Analysis | 12/20/2018

Unlicensed 5G NR could open up a world of possibilities for companies wanting their own private 5G networks.

Verizon Invites Independent Filmmakers to Explore 5G Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 12/20/2018

A cohort of independent filmmakers and storytellers will have access to a working 5G network in their next project thanks to a collaboration between Verizon's RYOT studio and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP).

India's RCom in Distress as Jio Backs Away From Spectrum Deal
News Analysis | 12/20/2018

India's Reliance Communications is exposed and its prospects aren't good.

Eurobites: Analyst Upgrades Ericsson as Huawei Backlash Intensifies
News Analysis | 12/20/2018

In today's regional roundup: Huawei's troubles could be good news for Ericsson; Enea lines up another acquisition; Orange Business Services lands smart meter IoT deal; Ciena heads to the UK countryside; and more Ericsson.

T-Mobile Dumps Plan to Debut New OTT-TV Service in 2018 – Report
News Analysis | 12/19/2018

Launch delayed to 2019 reportedly due to unforeseen complexities and desire to avoid launching a me-too video offering.

Podcast: Ciena CEO Gary Smith Plans for More Growth
The Philter | 12/19/2018

With its competitors stumbling, its largest customers remaining stable and its markets outside of telecom growing, Ciena is enjoying relatively smooth sailing in CEO Smith's 17th year at the helm.

Charter Invests in Online Gaming Startup
News Analysis | 12/19/2018

MSO forms partnership with Blade, the company behind a cloud-based computer gaming platform called Shadow.

3GPP NR Spec Delay Will Not Affect Initial 5G Launches
News Analysis | 12/19/2018

Qualcomm and Samsung tell Light Reading that 3GPP 'late drop' delay won't hold up 5G launches in 2019.

CableLabs Unit Morphs Something Old Into Something New
The Bauminator | 12/19/2018

Kyrio has turned Go2Broadband service locator into a digital, hyperlocal service locator for cable resellers with plans to extend that capability to other service-oriented industries.

Telecom Italia Stands by Huawei as Peers Waver
News Analysis | 12/19/2018

Italy's biggest operator says it will continue to work with Huawei unless it is told not to by government authorities.

Eurobites: €1.75B Plan for IoT, Connected Car R&D Gets EC Green Light
News Analysis | 12/19/2018

In today's EMEA regional roundup: Euro giants to collaborate on multi-billion euro IoT and connected car chip/sensor developments; TIM and Sony Mobile forge 5G pact; Telefónica Germany and Nokia build their joint 'Early 5G Innovation Cluster' in Berlin; Open Fiber lands another broadband rollout tender; G+D Mobile Security boasts of Orange eSIM engagements; Altice and KKR have a Hivory; and more.

SoftBank's Stock Slides After $23.6B IPO
News Analysis | 12/19/2018

Japanese mobile operator's shares dipped by more than 14% during the first day of trading on the Tokyo exchange.

Cisco Sees Optics Innovation, Manufacturing Automation in Luxtera
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

Why spend more than $600M on a company that makes optical transceivers? It wasn't just one product, but an entire automated manufacturing process that may help Cisco stay ahead of future bandwidth bottlenecks.

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Passes Major US Security Reviews
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

On track to completion in the first half of 2019.

AT&T's 5G Switches On in 12 US Cities, but Only for 'Early Adopters'
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

The service is initially available to select business 'early adopters,' with 5G to become available to the wider public next spring.

Charter to Pay $175M to Settle Broadband Speed Suit
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

Settlement stems from 2017 suit claiming that systems formerly run by Time Warner Cable in New York had under-delivered on promised Internet speeds.

Eurobites: CityFibre Secures £1.12B for Fiber Rollout
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

In today's regional EMEA roundup: CityFibre celebrates fiber funds; BT revamps its CEO bonus assessment scheme; ETSI launches a blockchain group; and more.

Oracle's Ellison: No 'Normal Person' Would Move From Us to Amazon
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

Even Amazon, with all its resources, is having difficulty with the transition, says Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison. Give that man a microphone and he trashes AWS, every time.

How Long Will Oracle Just Tread Water?
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

While Oracle's revenue and cloud growth is nearly flat, despite a booming cloud market, its application growth is 'spectacular' and cloud database is poised to take off, the company says.

Huawei's Hu Hits Back
News Analysis | 12/18/2018

Vendor is on the counter-offensive, claiming strong 5G momentum, a clean security record and expected milestone revenues.

FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Hits $688.7M
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

The 28GHz auction continues, as the FCC expects to open up almost 5GHz of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G in 2019 and beyond.

Virtual Reality Gets Real Gimmicky
The Bauminator | 12/17/2018

Sling TV, ESPN, Fox bring video streaming apps to the Oculus Go.

Analyst: AT&T Made 'Major Strategic Error' on SVoD Plan
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

Decision to launch a trio of direct-to-consumer services and continue to license content is the wrong move, analyst says.

Google Splashes $1B on New York Expansion
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

Google came to New York in 2000 with a one-person sales office operating out of a Starbucks.

DT, Orange Prove Europe Remains Hostage to US, Chinese Tech
Morris Lore | 12/17/2018

Two of Europe's biggest operators are desperate to wean Europeans off US and Chinese technology, but they are uncomfortably reliant on it themselves.

Here's What VMware Paid for Kubernetes Startup Heptio
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

VMware paid a hefty premium over Heptio's funding to advance its open source containers strategy.

GE: Digital Transformation Gone Wrong
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

GE is spinning off its $1.2B industrial IoT business, and selling its majority stake in ServiceMax, as the floundering industrial giant looks to right the ship.

Orange Exec Talks Digital Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 12/17/2018

Orange's VP of Digital Innovation, Patrice Slupowski, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris on the sidelines of our recent 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Lisbon about the potential for digital services, the use of open source code and the future of telco services.

Eurobites: Telenor Uses Nokia for Cloud-Native Core
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

In today's regional round-up: Nokia secures core role at Telenor; Elliott Management eyes Telefónica; mobile subscribers in the EU have made the most of the abolition of roaming charges; Tele2 banks a NIM loan; and Synamedia tackles 'credentials sharing.'

How RJio Changed the Rules of the Game
News Analysis | 12/17/2018

India's youngest operator has turned the industry upside down since it first launched mobile services just over two years ago.

Cable 5G Transport Shows Promise & Complexity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/14/2018

US cable providers are gearing up to play a crucial role by supporting transport of 5G communications, but their aspirations are clouded by the complexity of 5G itself.

Anti-Huawei Forces Focus on Sprint/T-Mobile Deal
The Philter | 12/14/2018

A new report suggests that the US is using its merger approval process to pressure Sprint and T-Mobile's parent companies to back away from Huawei.

Infinera Restructures as It Absorbs Coriant
News Analysis | 12/14/2018

The optical networking vendor said in a filing with the SEC that it will take a charge against earnings related to severance and other related costs.

Full-Duplex DOCSIS Not One-Size-Fits-All
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2018

Node+0 requirement of FDX is a deal-breaker for some MSOs, and could open the door to other, less-limiting alternatives, Daniel Etman, cable consultant at Switzerland-based Quickline, says.

CableLabs Open Source IoT Project Shoots for Scale
News Analysis | 12/14/2018

MSO-backed group sees no 'one clear winner' in LPWAN market.

Arista Extends Its Reach Into Containers
Column | 12/14/2018

Networking containerized environments is tough; Arista wants to help.

WiCipedia: Hardwiring Sexism, Brogrammer Culture & Wall Street Fearmongering
WiCipedia | 12/14/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Brogrammers are still thriving; TPG puts the spotlight on a female hire; Wall Street's fear of women; and more.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Joins Caravan of Concern Over Huawei
News Analysis | 12/14/2018

In the spirit of German Christmas markets, where supersized hot dogs are sold from souped-up garden sheds in snow-starved town squares across Europe, today's Eurobites is mainly about Deutsche Telekom. Oh, and there's a bit about UK broadband.

Migration Strategies for 5G Core Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/14/2018

Many operators are expected to initially deploy 5G RANs in non-standalone mode on an LTE network, migrating later to standalone mode. But that migration is less than straightforward, and there are multiple options to consider.

5G Standard Hits Unexpected 3-Month Delay
News Analysis | 12/14/2018

3GPP drops 'mini bombshell' at meeting in Italy this week, says an observer, with its announcement of unexpected delays to the 5G standardization process.

Apple to Build $1B Austin Campus & $10B Nationwide Data Center Expansion
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

Apple plans to spend $10 billion over five years on new data center facilities, as well as expanding its facilities in Austin, Seattle, San Diego and beyond.

Oracle: Legacy Customers Are Our Secret Weapon
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

Oracle debuts a hybrid platform as it looks to catch up from far behind in the cloud.

Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.

Cable One Gets Credit for Putting Pipes Ahead of Programming
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

Top analyst upgrades the stock as Cable One banks on high-margin broadband, de-emphasizes its declining pay-TV biz.

Robocall Fix Not a Silver Bullet
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

Shaken/Stir holds promise to authenticate calls and improve blocking services, but there are challenges and complexities to consider.

Orange Rules Out Huawei for 5G in France
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

French telecom incumbent deals the latest blow to China's biggest equipment vendor amid an international backlash.

The Long Goodbye Finally Ends
Rewired | 12/13/2018

Two years after first announcing my retirement plans, I'm really doing it. No, really.

Vodafone Ireland's Kiss Kallo on Edge Computing's Potential
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2018

Can mobile operators take advantage of edge computing's potential? At Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, Csaba Kiss Kalló, Vodafone Ireland's Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, says they can.

Eurobites: Do Look a Huawei Gift Horse in the Mouth, UK Universities Told
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues forms FTTH provider; Telia legs it from Kazakhstan; Ericsson demos 5G NR in South Korea; VEON gets new CEO.

Where Huawei Fears to Tread
News Analysis | 12/13/2018

Growing restrictions on Huawei by governments and operators outside China could swiftly diminish its role in the global equipment market.

Telia Carrier's Evangelist on Internet Traffic Trends
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2018

On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.

CableLabs Sues Buckeye Over Delinquent Dues
The Bauminator | 12/12/2018

MSO notified CableLabs of intention to terminate its membership in January 2018, but CableLabs cites that it requires at least three years notice.

FCC Plans Major Spectrum Auction in 2019
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

FCC wants an incentive auction to sell upper 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands in 2019, opening up more mmWave bands, as the global 5G 'race' gets real.

Djingo Unchained: Orange, DT Take AI Fight to US Tech Giants
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

Unveiling a new smart speaker in Paris today, the CEOs of Deutsche Telekom and Orange hope growing concern about data privacy will provide a spur to Europe's homegrown technology expertise.

Amdocs CTO: How 5G Will Enable Charging for Specific Services, Rather Than Just Data
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2018

Amdocs CTO on how the company will play a role in the move to 5G services.

European Commission Digs Into Vodafone-Liberty Global Deal
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

Regulatory group opens 'in-depth investigation' amid concerns that the deal could reduce competition and lead to higher prices in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Powder Offering Powerful Wireless Testbed
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.

Huawei CFO Posts Bail in Canada
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou is free on about $7.5 million in bail following a Canadian court ruling on Tuesday. President Trump offers to intervene if China will do a trade deal.

Verizon Gives Fios TV a Facelift
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

Upgraded, multi-room 'Fios TV One' platform adds support for 4K video, voice search & navigation, Netflix integration, WiFi-connected video clients.

Eurobites: Orange Preps 5G Launch in 17 European Cities
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

In today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange unveils initial 5G plans; the latest boardroom shenanigans at TIM; Turkcell builds TV App Store with Metrological; ADVA unveils its Ensemble Controller.

Cisco: 5G Transforms Data Center Networks
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2018

Communications networking developments, such as IoT, edge computing and now the introduction of 5G services, has a "profound impact on the data center," says Ishmael Limkakeng, Cisco SVP data center business, who talked with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.

GSMA Loses Two Top Execs
News Analysis | 12/12/2018

Long-time marketing chief Michael O'Hara and the head of LatAm Sebastian Caballo are out the door — GSMA head calls for calm as MWC approaches.

Open RAN, Open Innovation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/12/2018

Next-generation networks need innovation in the radio access network and Open RAN developments are set to disrupt the market – in a good way.

Podcast: The Heat Is on Huawei
The Philter | 12/12/2018

If Huawei catches a 5G cold, how many operators around the world will suddenly feel a little sick and stay in bed? 'Tis the (flu) season for rampant, worldwide speculation on the Light Reading podcast.

Survey Says: Midsized Businesses Hyped on Digital Transformation
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

Survey sponsored by CenturyLink shows they are enthusiastic about its benefits even if almost half of them have yet to start the process.

Roller Coaster Ride for Lumentum
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

Optical components vendor will never forget December 2018.

More Pain for SeaChange
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

Deal delays cause the video software company to slash revenue guidance for full-year 2018, and note that Liberty Global divestitures could put a 'dent' on future numbers.

Google Extending Managed Kubernetes With Istio Support
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

Google is launching beta support for Istio, the open source software for managing communications between Kubernetes containers, in its Google Kubernetes Engine.

Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.

Zodiac Names Former Comcast Exec as CEO
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

New boss for the set-top software specialist involved in Charter's Spectrum Guide and WorldBox efforts.

Japan Next in Line to Block Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

Japanese government has issued guidelines that effectively lock Huawei and ZTE out of the country's public networks and look set to influence 5G network decisions by the country's operators.

Eurobites: Tele2 & Telenor Extend 5G Collaboration, Bag 700MHz Spectrum
News Analysis | 12/11/2018

In today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 and Telenor go big on 5G in Sweden; Vodafone takes its 5G network to the street level; Liquid Telecom attracts $180 million investment; and more.

Cisco: Fast-Evolving Enterprise Networks Create 'Huge' Telco Opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 12/11/2018

Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.

The FCC's 5G Auction Rolls On
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

The FCC's first 5G millimeter wave auction is nearly a month into active rounds of bidding.

Verizon Buyout Offer Will Cull More Than 6% of Employees by July 2019
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

CEO Vestberg said the loss of more than 10,000 employees will be seamless to customers.

Qualcomm v. Apple: Court Ruling in China Could Block iPhone Sales
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

A court in China has told Apple to stop infringing on Qualcomm patents and, in doing so, it called for Apple's subsidiaries to halt sales of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Australia's 5G Auction Nets More Than $600M for Govt.
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

Spending values mid-band airwaves at a higher level than in any country bar Italy, with the three existing operators and a new entrant picking up 5G licenses.

How the West Can Hurt Huawei
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

The arrest of Huawei's CFO on charges of fraud dominates headlines, but US hawks could seek to cripple Huawei in several ways.

VMware Climbs On the Istio Train for Kubernetes Management
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

Updates NSX to manage and secure containerized, microservices native cloud apps anywhere.

Eurobites: Telefónica Seeks Outage Compensation from Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and friends deploy liquid-based basestation cooling in Helsinki; Liquid Telecom invests in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom launches 5G in Warsaw.

PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2018

On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.

Open RAN, Open Interfaces
LRTV Documentaries | 12/10/2018

We spoke with leading global operators to find out how Open RAN initiatives can accelerate deployment of innovative radio technology in mobile networks.

Cisco: Here's How 5G Accelerates Service Provider Opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2018

Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers -- and Cisco -- to reinvent their business.

FCC 5G mmWave Auction Hits $677.4M
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

Interest heats up as remaining available 28GHz licenses dwindle.

Huawei CFO Committed Sanctions Fraud, US Alleges – Reports
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

Huawei, with Meng Wanzhou's involvement, allegedly used an 'unofficial' Hong Kong-based subsidiary called Skycom to trick US banks into clearing transactions for Huawei linked to companies in Iran.

CommScope Still Hazy on Arris's CPE Biz
The Bauminator | 12/7/2018

CFO Alex Pease says broadband CPE is viewed as a 'strategic differentiator,' and struggles in the video set-top sector can be cost-managed.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cloud, Huawei, 5G Phones & Orange
LRTV Documentaries | 12/7/2018

Live from a shiny hotel in Lisbon, the podders hint at what's been discussed at LR's hush-hush 2020 Vision event, before moving on to Huawei's horrorshow, 5G smartphones and Iain's lunch.

Comcast Finds More Work for X1
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

Cloud-powered video platform is in 'extended trial period' with hotels, with more business- and sports-venue deployment models in the works.

Nokia Sitting Pretty After Week of Turmoil for Huawei, Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

A backlash against China's biggest vendor and problems with Ericsson's software could translate into a glorious opportunity for the Finnish firm.

Can Telecom Ward Off Robocall Regs?
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

As the volume of annoying robocalls continues to rise, an industry-wide effort to authenticate calls across carriers hopes to satisfy regulators.

WiCipedia: 'Bull in a China Closet' Spirit & Unconscious Bias Is No Excuse
WiCipedia | 12/7/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts make STEM their mission; Forbes' list of 50 women in tech; unconscious bias is no excuse; and more.

Eurobites: Nokia & China Mobile Seek 'More Open' 5G Ecosystem
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Montreal startup wins Nokia's IoT challenge; Tele2 and Deutsche Telekom strike roaming agreement; Ericsson fixes Telefónica's extended outage.

Red Hat Simplifies Kubernetes on AWS, Cuts Prices
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

Users can bring their own AWS accounts to reduce hassles deploying OpenShift Direct in the public clouds, and enjoy price cuts starting at 25%.

Huawei: The Signs Were There
News Analysis | 12/7/2018

The US is ratcheting up the pressure on China with the arrest of one of its most senior technology executives.

IBM Sells Off Notes & Other Software You Barely Remember for $1.8B
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

IBM bought Lotus Notes to help turn around its company culture; now it's looking to Red Hat for the same.

Ciena Positioned to Profit From Huawei Backlash – Analyst
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

NeoPhotonics' exposure to China and Huawei is at 50%-plus of sales, Raymond James analyst says.

5G Demos Show the Tech's Spectrum Achilles Heel
Jonestown | 12/6/2018

For 5G, the bigger the bandwith the better!

Adtran Buy Adds On-Prem Visibility
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

New end-to-end view of customer network, including in-home WiFi, will speed troubleshooting and offer proactive service and sales potential, vendor says.

How AI Is Being Put to Work at Vodafone
LRTV Interviews | 12/6/2018

Jayshree Kottapalli, group head of Analytics CoE (AI, Automation and Analytics) at Vodafone, talks about how Vodafone is using AI tools to mine the enormous volumes of data the operator collects.

Comcast Is First Major Pay-TV Player to Support 'Movies Anywhere'
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

Move puts Comcast on platform that's also supported by major digital distributors that include Apple iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu, FandangoNOW, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video.

Ericsson Problem Leaves Millions Without Smartphone Services
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

Swedish vendor says it is working with customers to identify root causes and solve the problem.

Eurobites: Swisscom Rolls Into Private Blockchain
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei finds solace in Portugal; French fiber pushes on; Colt expands in central and eastern Europe; VEON's new man in Ukraine; Nokia gets busy in China and Brazil.

China Slams Huawei CFO's Arrest, Huawei 'Not Aware of Any Wrongdoing'
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

China and Huawei respond with anger and denials after one of the Chinese company's most senior executives, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is arrested on North American soil.

Here's How CenturyLink Is Cutting Capex
News Analysis | 12/6/2018

'Robust' spending scrutiny combined with synergies from its Level 3 merger is helping CenturyLink significantly reduce capital expenditure, its CFO says.

Cisco, Open RAN & Multivendor 5G Networks
LRTV Interviews | 12/6/2018

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses multivendor interoperability, x-haul transport and xRAN management interfaces for 5G with Cisco's global director of mobility.

Inside Secure Puts Up $143M for Verimatrix
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Deal brings consolidation to the video and entertainment security market and a combined company that is eyeing opportunities in the IoT and connected cars.

Canada Arrests Huawei CFO – Report
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Wanzhou Meng faces extradition to the US on suspicion of violating US trade sanctions against Iran.

5G Phone Designers Coping With 'Human Blockage'
Jonestown | 12/5/2018

Fingers can block signals from the phone antenna, so phone designers will have to work around that.

Charter Unit Checks In With Up-Market Video Move
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Spectrum Enterprise teams with Moviebeam to beef up video offering for hotels.

European Cable Has Reached 'Inflection Point,' Liberty Global CEO Says
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Divestitures will enable Liberty Global to be a 'national challenger' in parts of Europe where it has scale.

Sprint CFO: No Rationing on Capex as Merger Looms
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Sprint's spend will benefit a combined network with T-Mobile, Sprint's Andrew Davies says.

ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.

Eurobites: Smart Homes Making Botnets Feel Welcome – Nokia Report
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telia test 5G in Stockholm; ADVA makes itself small; Safaricom trials tubular basestations; Yandex has a smartphone.

Huawei Cut Out of BT's Mobile Core, Optical & Edge Plans
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Following a Financial Times report this morning, the UK telecom incumbent has confirmed it will not use Huawei in multiple parts of its network.

Kubernetes Security Flaw Is a 'Really Big Deal' – Patch Now
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

Attackers can take over any node running vulnerable Kubernetes version, turning it into a 'zombie sock puppet.'

Altice USA's Mobile Service to Be 'BYOD-Heavy'
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

But cable operator is still evaluating its pricing and business model for mobile as it prepares to launch service in 1H 2019.

BT Is Stripping Huawei From its Mobile Core Network – FT Report
News Analysis | 12/5/2018

The UK telecom incumbent is tearing out Huawei equipment in apparent response to growing security concerns about the Chinese vendor.

Now AT&T Promises Samsung 5G Phone in Spring 2019, Too
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

AT&T horns in on the 5G smartphone game with Samsung too!

Verizon's Vestberg Mum on 2019 Capex but Ebullient on 5G Prospects
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

Verizon CEO doesn't want to name a 'killer app' for 5G, but he has a few ideas.

AT&T CEO: Our SVoD Service Won't Be 'Another Netflix'
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

Trio of direct-to-consumer services launching next year will center on HBO, not become a content 'warehouse.'

ONAP's Casablanca Focuses on Deployability
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.

We Need to Talk About Prepaid
Column | 12/4/2018

The emergence of the eSIM will make it easier for customers to change operators and force the industry to have a proper conversation about the largely overlooked prepaid side of the business.

Comcast CFO: 5G No Threat to Our Broadband Business
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

'We're staying tuned' to the potential danger, and Comcast itself might use 5G technologies in some instances, CFO says.

How BT Delivers Services at Scale
LRTV Interviews | 12/4/2018

Rich Oliver, BT's head of IT and managed services, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about delivering services at scale by leveraging repeatable use cases and complete packages, rather than individual technology.

RJio Builds Customer Base at Rivals' Cost
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

RJio's rivals are responding to its aggressive move into lower-income segments, but their strategy could backfire.

Eurobites: Nokia & Qualcomm Trumpet 5G NR 'Milestone'
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre teams up with Arqiva on small-cell infrastructure in London; Sky falls in on Skyworth; Deutsche Telekom tops network test in Germany; Amazon Prime lands on TIM set-tops.

Golly! Linux Code Patched to Replace F-Bombs in Comments With 'Hugs'
News Analysis | 12/4/2018

Developers complain about gosh-darn censorship.

5 Ways AWS Is Reinventing Itself
Column | 12/4/2018

AWS is transforming to reach beyond its hardcore developer base, says analyst Zeus Kerravala.

Arris Flirted With Handful of Potential Suitors
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

Since early 2017, The Carlyle Group and five other entities pursued M&A discussions with Arris before CommScope deal was consummated last month, filing shows.

FCC 5G Auction Now at $490.7M in Bids
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

Auction 101 keeps on trucking, with 355 licenses still outstanding.

SMB Mobility: Cable's Next Big Chance?
LRTV Interviews | 12/3/2018

In this video interview, Independence Research's Matt Davis examines the potential for cable operators to deliver mobile services to small-to-midsized businesses.

Cisco's Security GM: Managed Security Services Are a Big Telco Opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 12/3/2018

Cisco security head Gee Rittenhouse talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about how network operators can use AI, machine learning, blockchain and other emerging technologies to protect against threats.

Verizon Plans to Offer Samsung 5G Phone in H1 2019
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

Verizon adds a fully integrated 5G smartphone to its line-up for 2019.

South Korea's 5G Lead May Bring Industrial Advantage
Morris Lore | 12/3/2018

All three mobile operators in South Korea have now launched 5G networks, and their focus is on the business rather than the consumer market.

Eurobites: FTTH Council Takes 'Fake Fiber' Fight to Brussels
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Accenture revives Telefónica; Telia's 5G robot; BT tees up new security boss; Deutsche Telekom digitizes breakdown recovery.

Nokia Gets €250M 5G R&D Boost From Nordic Lender
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

Finnish equipment vendor says loan will help to make the Nordic region more competitive in the forthcoming 5G era.

Court Upholds Sprint's Victory in Old Patent Spat With TWC
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

Decision arrives more than a year after a court ordered TWC to pay Sprint almost $140 million.

Orange Bank Job Is Going Europe-Wide
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

The French telecom incumbent is taking its AI-powered, digital banking service outside France, with launches planned in Romania and Spain next year.

US, China Agree to Delay Tariffs Hike
News Analysis | 12/3/2018

A higher, 25% tariff slated to take effect in 2019 is postponed for 90 days as the sides try to iron out a long-term trade arrangement.

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