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Arista Addresses White Box Threat
News Analysis | 5/15/2015

Arista says it competes on its software.

Gigabit States Anyone?
Breznick Unbound | 5/15/2015

At the Gigabit Cities Live confab in Atlanta, speakers and participants float suggestions for the nation's first Gigabit State.

Crown Castle Sells Australia Business for $1.6B
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Proceeds will support Crown Castle's $1 billion takeover of Sunesys and help to pay off debts.

Rovi Rues Loss to Activist Investors
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Rovi lost two of three Board of Director seats in a fight with activist investment firm Engaged Capital.

Title II: What Chilling Effects?
Breznick Unbound | 5/14/2015

Despite the dire warnings of top telco and cable execs, Gigabit service rollouts and announcements have only sped up since the FCC passed its Title II rules less than three months ago.

Ozone Plans Ubiquitous WiFi in India
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

A WiFi service provider called Ozone Networks is banking on a surge in demand for WiFi-offload services among India's mobile operators.

Telefónica Boosted by German, UK M&A
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Spain's biggest operator saw takeover activity in other parts of Europe bolster first-quarter earnings but says conditions are improving at home.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Raises Growth Forecast
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Technologies cuts jobs; Orange under competition scrutiny in France; AlcaLu sells optical plant.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative IoT (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Find out more about the companies that made it onto our first awards shortlist for most innovative IoT vendor.

Verizon Says Focused Cloud Strategy Working
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

By not targeting all clouds equally, Verizon Enterprise is growing its cloud business significantly.

Cisco Earnings: Carriers Cast Shadow Over Sunny Quarter
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

But outgoing CEO John Chambers is optimistic the company is well positioned to grab business when the service provider market inevitably bounces back.

Hutch, VimpelCom in Talks About Italian Job
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Hong Kong conglomerate confirms plans to merge 3 Italia and Wind, creating Italy's biggest mobile operator.

AT&T Adds Hulu, Gets Sued by Cox
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

AT&T becomes the latest pay-TV provider to resell Hulu service, but gets sued by Cox for patent infringement on the same day.

How Cisco Will Compete Against White Box Switches
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

Selling outcomes — architecture, security and business value — will be the key to Cisco's future prosperity, outgoing CEO John Chambers says.

Cisco: Chambers to Be 'Wingman' to Robbins
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

If Cisco doesn't work out, Chambers and successor Chuck Robbins can take their comedy act on the road.

Comcast Goes N+0 in Gigabit Markets
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

Comcast is reducing serving group sizes to around 100 subscribers in some markets targeted for gigabit services and is adopting a 'node-plus-zero (N+0)' approach.

AT&T: Building Gigabit Connections Is Just the First Step
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

At the Gigabit Cities Live! Event in Atlanta, Eric Small of AT&T GigaPower talks about what happens once a Gigabit broadband network is built and notes the importance of wireless in the gigabit trend.

CEO Chat With Rod Naphan, Fujitsu Network Communications
Between the CEOs | 5/13/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Rod Naphan, the CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.

Nuage Connects Dots Between SDN & Fabrics
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

The new Virtualized Services Assurance Platform helps correlate flaws on the SDN software overlay and networking fabric underlay.

LTE Upgrades Support Verizon's AOL Move
Jonestown | 5/13/2015

Verizon's AOL buy is its latest push in an ongoing strategy to deliver more mobile video to its customers.

Eurobites: Bouygues Wants to Go It Alone
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison and VimpelCom allocate merger jobs; Deutsche Telekom bids for Slovakian stake; FreedomPop brings free offer to UK.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Security Strategy
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

Our annual awards shortlist of companies that are taking an innovative, effective approach to security.

Deutsche Telekom Buoyed by US Growth
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

The German incumbent is still riding high thanks to the turnaround at T-Mobile US and a strong performance at home.

Hydro-Electric DC Fuels CenturyLink Growth
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

New data center in central Washington will have significantly lower costs, which CenturyLink can use to attract new customers.

Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.

Gigabit Cities Live Hits Atlanta
Breznick Unbound | 5/13/2015

New Light Reading conference in Atlanta will feature talks by senior execs from AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink and Cox, as well as major city CTOs and CIOs.

Comcast Opens Up the Smart Home
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

Comcast is building a broader device ecosystem for its smart home service, and it isn't the only one.

Blockchain: The Light Hidden Under Bitcoin's Bushel
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/12/2015

Blockchain has the potential to help telecom vendors increase security and value to their solutions -- if they are willing to invest in its development.

Level 3: Analytics Unlocks SDN Potential
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Network analytics lets customers programmatically provision network services.

Verizon's AOL Buy Completes Its Content Story
Que Sera Sarah | 5/12/2015

AOL answers the question of how Verizon will monetize all its planned video offers, and it also indicates the carrier is becoming a content provider, whether it calls itself one or not.

Verizon: Telecom Needs to Solve SDN Problem
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Entire industry needs a standard version of SDN to which it can build, in order to quickly get programmability into its networks.

Revenue Beats Reduced Costs for SDN
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Different carrier business units have different needs when you ask them what they want from SDN.

Cablevision Deals in Set-Top Data With ESPN, Disney
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Through an agreement with Cablevision, ESPN will reportedly offer advertisers access to set-top usage data for developing targeted ad campaigns.

Telefónica: SDN Vendors Need to Interoperate
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Telefónica has been one of the most aggressive operators when it comes to SDN and NFV, but one exec says the technologies are still stymied by a lack of vendor interoperability.

DroneComm 2015: Pics Above the Clouds
Slide Shows | 5/12/2015

A slide show from Light Reading's first ever commercial drone event in Atlanta.

Numericable-SFR Raises Profit Targets
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

French quad-play aspirant's stock rises in European trading after it posts strong earnings results for the first three months of the year.

Split BT to Lessen Regulation, Says CityFibre
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Carving up BT would ultimately create a more level playing field in the UK's broadband market while lessening the need for future regulation, says one of the incumbent's emerging infrastructure rivals.

Verizon's $4.4B AOL Buy a Digital Media Play
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Telecom giant is doubling down on digital media and video content for its broadband and wireless networks with a $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.

Eurobites: Baksaas to Step Down at Telenor
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom tests driverless cars; EE racks up complaints; Nokia gets the party started.

Comcast Joins OpenDaylight – First SP Member
News Analysis | 5/12/2015

But several service providers use the SDN code.

Can an App Make Campuses Safer?
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

BlueLight, a new company with a new smartphone app, is using Bandwidth.com's intelligent network platform to enable a campus security service.

OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2015

In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.

CEO Chat With Eric Pratt, Taqua
Between the CEOs | 5/11/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Eric Pratt, the CEO of Taqua.

India's Aircel Plots Path to 4G
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

Aircel CTO Sameer Dave highlights the technical challenges that India's operators face in launching 4G.

US Pay-TV M&A Plot Thickens
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

Bright House wants to remain independent, while the FCC appears poised to restart its review of AT&T's proposal to buy DirecTV.

FCC Rejects Title II Stay Request
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

The Commission turns down petitions from cable, telco and wireless interests to delay implementation of the new Title II regulatory regime for ISPs.

SoftBank's Son Names Arora New President
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

Former Google executive to co-lead a new-look Japanese operator prioritizing investments in overseas and Internet ventures.

A Guide to G.fast
Slide Shows | 5/11/2015

Light Reading's quick primer on fixed broadband access technology G.fast.

Eurobites: Tesco to Put Mobile Biz on Special Offer?
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS uses vendor financing for Huawei deal; Tele2 erects IoT Portal; Safaricom upgrades with Ericsson.

UK's Gigaclear Raises $46M for Rural Gigabit
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

A fresh injection of funds from Prudential and Woodford will help Gigaclear accelerate the rollout of a 1Gbit/s fiber network for rural homes and businesses.

Rovi Knowledge Graph Signals Future of Metadata
News Analysis | 5/11/2015

New Rovi Knowledge Graph combines curated metadata with real-time information from 100,000 online sources.

Wheeler Wants Pay-TV Status for OTT
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells cable executives that he favors broadening the definition of an MVPD to cover online video providers.

Geeking Out Over Gigabit
Rewired | 5/8/2015

After almost three decades of writing about fiber-to-the-home, I'm finally getting it and I'm going for the whole gig.

Equinix Confirms $3.55B Bid for UK's Telecity
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

An Equinix takeover of Telecity would create Europe's biggest data center player, but it might scupper Telecity's own move for Dutch player Interxion.

INTX Verdict: Still a Cable Show
Column | 5/8/2015

Cable companies still dominate the scene at INTX, the event formerly known as The Cable Show.

The Case For Pure Play Virtualization
Column | 5/8/2015

What is the best way to support both layer 2 and layer 3 services at the edge of the network that incorporates virtual network functions?

Comtek Revives Sorrento for Another Run
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

Following its acquisition by Comtek, Sorrento Networks returns to a greatly changed optical sector with plans for new products.

Telecom Italia Sees Domestic Recovery
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

Italian incumbent says spending on fiber networks and mobile data services is already starting to pay off.

Eurobites: Uber Bids $3B for Nokia's HERE
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison Whampoa lines up investors for O2 takeover; Ericsson files suits against Apple; mixed fortunes for Liberty Global.

Verizon: Reliability a Key SDN Concern
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

Making networks more dynamic and automating the provisioning process is great, but not if it threatens the five-nines reliability of telecom.

The Need for Speed
Column | 5/8/2015

How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?

Digital Illiteracy Hinders India Internet Adoption
News Analysis | 5/8/2015

The modest efforts of India's operators to educate consumers about the benefits of Internet services may ultimately benefit 4G players.

Facebook Puts Photos in Cold Storage
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Social network built custom-designed open storage hardware to accommodate photos its users shared a long time ago.

Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray | 5/7/2015

The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…

Getting Nitty-Gritty on Carrier Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

A featured workshop at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event will dig deep into the details of Carrier Ethernet's evolving role in the cloud era.

Cisco to Acquire API Specialist Tropo
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Networking giant wants to make a bigger push into the API economy by acquiring Tropo and its real-time voice, video and messaging APIs.

The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/7/2015

What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.

BT Flags Best-Ever Fiber Broadband Quarter
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

UK incumbent's earnings are buoyed by impressive growth at its consumer division and the launch of 4G services in March.

Pics: Women in Tech & Cable Meet in Chicago
Slide Shows | 5/7/2015

Snaps from Chicago where women from Microsoft and the Women in Cable Telecom both held events to promote women in the industry and the good work they are doing for others.

Women in Tech: People Skills Trump Tech Skills
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Executives from Microsoft joined Chicago CIO Brenna Berman in a roundtable discussion on how technology changes are creating new opportunities for women in the industry.

Eurobites: EC Spells Out Digital Single Market
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei opens R&D command center; Nokia upgrades GSM-R in Greece; Interoute facilitates cross-border current account.

Wheeler to Cable: Suck It Up
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Speaking to skeptical cable execs at INTX Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Title II regulatory regime will help make US broadband market more competitive.

Cablevision Chief Plays the Dating Game
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

In an unexpected twist, Cablevision CEO James Dolan jumps into the industry's M&A action by calling for the consolidation of the New York metro market.

Service Innovation to Drive NFV
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Quality-of-service demands will delay NFV adoption for existing services, carrier executives said. But new services, such as 5G and machine-to-machine communications, will be able to jump in.

Alcatel-Lucent Outperforms Rivals in Q1
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Shares in Alcatel-Lucent rose in early-hours trading after the French equipment maker appeared to outperform its chief European competitors.

Comcast Plans 4K & HDR Set-tops
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Comcast will introduce a 4K set-top and 4K service for its X1 IP video platform later this year, followed by the launch of an HDR set-top in 2016.

Level 3 Stays Ahead in the On-Demand Race
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Level 3 Communications is capitalizing on early work in automating its network to advance an SDN agenda but it wants to see more commercial software as well.

Cable Makes No Small Plans for SDN
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Move to virtualization seen as key to faster service deliver, collapsing of silos, delivering video from the cloud and more.

Comcast on Service: Why It's Different Now
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Comcast has promised to improve customer service in the past. Is this time any different?

T-Mobile Expects LTE-U to Feature Listen-Before-Talk
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Operators aren't required to implement the good neighbor protocol for LTE-U to coexist with WiFi, but a T-Mobile exec expects it to be built into the design anyway.

Eurobites: Nokia May Hang On to HERE
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor numbers get a lift from Myanmar; Swisscom impresses in Q1; Sky versus Skype.

Open Source Router Connects US, Australia
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

The connection validates the vision of disaggregated routers, SDN, open source software and ON.Labs' open source ONOS OS.

Cisco Rolls Out New CCAP Chassis
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Playing comeback against Arris and Casa, Cisco finally launches its new cBR-8 CCAP box with announced deployments by Comcast and Numericable.

OPNFV Release Taking Longer Than Planned
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

The first version of the NFV reference implementation, named "Arno," is still due in the spring.

HP Launches NFV-in-a-Box
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

NFV software on a standard server, configured for service providers and ready to go.

Comcast Readies D3.1 & RDK-B
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Comcast reveals new details on its DOCSIS 3.1 trial plans and RDK-B devices.

Cablecos Going Gaga Over Gigabit
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Cox and Comcast reveal new gigabit plans at INTX.

Cyan Says It Wasn't Starving Before Ciena Bid
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Cyan argues that its prospects were bright before Ciena offered to acquire, and presents a first-quarter revenue jump as evidence.

Sprint Maps Out Its Next-Generation Network
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Forget Network Vision – Sprint's now planning to densify via its Next-Generation Network, as the carrier reports fourth-quarter earnings that show improvements.

Infinera, Arista Team to Conquer DCI Space
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Integrated solution targets fast-growing market of metro connections that need high capacity, flexibility, scalability and more.

Comcast Seeks to Leave TWC Behind
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Comcast officials say they have now moved on after the collapse of their $45.2 billion deal to buy out Time Warner Cable two weeks ago.

SDN: It's All About the Apps
Column | 5/5/2015

There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

Eurobites: Swisscom Claims G.fast First
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot revenues up 4.4%; EU takes its time over Apple/Amazon tax probe; Abertis lists masts business.

Chambers's Legacy: A Resurgent Cisco
Wagner’s Ring | 5/5/2015

John Chambers leaves Cisco challenged by SDN and NFV, but in a good position to compete.

Cable Cozies Up to TiVo & OTT
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

The cable industry is showing its newfound love for both TiVo and OTT services at this year's Internet & Television Expo in Chicago.

A Cable Show By Any Other Name?
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

As the cable industry continues to consolidate, NCTA launches rebranded Cable Show as INTX in Chicago to stave off further attendance declines.

Amdocs: Pay-TV Can Play With OTT
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

A new study by Amdocs and IE Market Research finds that pay-TV providers could better retain subscription revenue by offering unified search and discovery for pay-TV and OTT services.

Equinix Plugs In to Microsoft Office 365
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

Expanding from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Cablevision Talks Up Internet in Q1 Earnings
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

Cablevision stresses connectivity first as video subscriber numbers continue to slide.

Level 3's SDN Play Focused on Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

Network operator aggressively integrated dynamic capacity abilities acquired from tw telecom to roll out nationally and globally.

Ciena's Cyan Buy: It's All About the Software
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

Ciena looks to buy its way into the SDN/NFV revolution by acquiring fellow packet-optical vendor Cyan.

Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

After years of talking about it, Cisco CEO John Chambers will finally retire this July, to be replaced by Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Chuck Robbins.

INTX: A Viewing Guide to Cable's New Show
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

As INTX -- formerly known as The Cable Show -- opens its doors in Chicago this week, here are some of the hot technologies to watch for.

Charter Explores OTT Options
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

Fourth-largest US MSO is investigating ways to use skinnier OTT-based video bundles to draw in more cable subscribers.

Oracle Watch: New Server, New Rumors
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

Rolls out a new communications application server but the big news is whether it will add Salesforce.com to its cloud effort.

Bright House May Be Kingmaker
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

The sixth-largest US MSO has now emerged as a key player in cable's ongoing M&A soap opera as both Charter and TWC try to woo it.

Tata Teleservices on Hunt for WiFi Partners
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

Like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Tata Teleservices is now exploring WiFi partnership options.

Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore | 5/1/2015

Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.

Eurobites: KVH Props Up Colt's Q1
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom.

Public-Private Partnerships & the Gigabit City
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/1/2015

As the quest toward the Gigabit City continues, it is becoming clearer that public-private initiatives may be the key to success.

TWC Enjoys Victory Lap in Quarterly Results
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

Strengthening its case for remaining independent or commanding a higher takeover price, the No. 2 US MSO racks up its best subscriber gains ever in first quarter.

No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
Slide Shows | 5/1/2015

Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.

Are You Ready to Rock?
From the Founder | 5/1/2015

Then pick up your axe, put on your spandex trousers and get yourself down to Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE). Kerrang!!!

OTT Apps: Time To Beat 'Em or Join 'Em
Column | 5/1/2015

CSPs have to devise a strategy either to monetize third-party OTT services or develop and deliver their own OTT-telco service offering.

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