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Eurobites: Orange Sells Off Jazztel Assets
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat completes Nigerian towers sale; du does vCPE; CERN collides into New IP.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2015

It's software all the way down.

Google Looking for SON Skills
News Analysis | 8/11/2015

Google could be getting deeper into cellular network design.

Google Sings 'Alphabet' Song
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

The company's surprise reorganization will allow it to both focus and dream big.

NFV Gets Real – Finally
Column | 8/10/2015

New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.

What DirecTV's Big Sub Loss Means
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

Does DirecTV's loss of 133,000 customers in the second quarter mean that pay-TV cord-cutting is accelerating like mad? Well, yes and no.

CEO Chat With Doug Suriano, Oracle
Between the CEOs | 8/10/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Oracle's Doug Suriano, who talked about why Oracle bought Tekelec and Acme Packet, how it's creating tailored cloud services for different vertical industries, the state of virtualization, why Oracle won't get into systems integration and more.

Pics: A Tour of Chattanooga's Gigabit City
Slide Shows | 8/10/2015

From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.

Eurobites: Cyber Attack Hits UK Mobile Giant
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Opera sizes up a sale; Batelco tests TWDM-PON with Huawei; Orange agrees sale of Armenian unit.

Mentor Monday: AT&T's Brooks McCorcle
Que Sera Sarah | 8/10/2015

As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.

Liberty Global Preps for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis | 8/10/2015

With tests of the next-gen broadband technology now underway in its labs, Liberty Global is gearing up for several field trials early next year and commercial deployments shortly after that.

Gigabites: Ting Scouts NC for New Gig Sites
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

Ting wants to bring gigabit services to new cities, and it's hinting that sites in North Carolina may be on the roadmap for 2016.

Cablevision Chief Sees OTT Shift
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

While it won't happen overnight, Cablevision CEO James Dolan sees OTT video steadily capturing more of the pay-TV market over the next 5 to 10 years.

Verizon Builds Toward OTT Launch
MariNation | 8/7/2015

All of Verizon's work with customers through its digital media services business amounts to a rehearsal for the company's own mobile-first video service launch.

Eurobites: Italian Mobile Rivals Plan JV
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia's H1 hit by one-off charges; tough times for TDC in Denmark; Tele Columbus preps for M&A action.

What if Encryption Just Stopped Working?
Wagner’s Ring | 8/7/2015

That's one of the premises of Light Reading's original science fiction serials, "Silence Like Diamonds."

GM Goes 'All In' on 4G Connected Cars
Slide Shows | 8/7/2015

GM brings two connected Corvettes with Apple CarPlay to Chicago and talks up the success of LTE via its partnership with AT&T.

Arista Sees Weak Demand for White Box Switches
News Analysis | 8/7/2015

CEO Jayshree Ullal says single-digit numbers of its 3,390 customers are looking at white boxes.

CenturyLink Extends Gig, IPTV Services
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

With gigabit service now available in 16 markets, the third-biggest US telco plans to expand its reach to about 700,000 homes by year-end.

Arista: Cisco 'Very Much Like a Patent Troll'
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal and top lawyer Marc Taxay use a couple of minutes of the company's earnings call to trash-talk the company that's suing them.

Ciena Absorbs Cyan for New IP Onslaught
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Ciena closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.

Dish's Losses Are Sling TV's Gains
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Dish Network reports overall loss of 81,000 pay-TV subscribers in second quarter but that total masks a much bigger loss in satellite TV subs and a gain in Sling TV customers.

Competitors Cheer FCC's IP Transition Rules
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Interim rules require incumbents to get approval before shutting down copper lines that are in use by competitors.

Industry Coalition Agrees on IP Interconnection
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

The policy debate is under discussion in DC but the technical aspects of interconnecting in the all-IP world are being resolved by a coalition.

UEI Targets Smart Home With Ecolink Buyout
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

UEI, maker of universal remote control technology, intends to acquire smart home solutions provider Ecolink in a deal worth approximately $12.4 million.

DT CEO Sees No Need to Dump T-Mobile
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Deutsche Telekom is pleased with its US subsidiary and doesn't plan to reduce its stake or sell the carrier, focusing instead on getting more low-band spectrum.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Q2 Boosted by US Unit
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OTE hit by redundancy costs; online Brits ditch laptops, pick up smartphones; EE recalls overheating charger.

Mobile Hotspot Hotshot Stars at CableLabs
News Analysis | 8/6/2015

Startup wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase contest for its 'Internet of Moving Things' solution that turns cars, buses and other vehicles into mobile WiFi hotspots.

VMware May Buy Its Parent EMC – Report
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Activist investors Elliott Management are pressuring EMC to improve.

Windstream Ramps Up TV & Commercial Biz
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Windstream has awarded contracts for its IPTV service to Arris and Synacor, and has won its own deal to deliver voice and Ethernet services to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

DSTAC Still Seeking Common Ground
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

The Downloadable Security Access Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) has one more month before it has to present its official recommendations to the FCC.

Netflix Ups the Ante on Parental Leave
Que Sera Sarah | 8/5/2015

Streaming video company says both new moms and dad can take unlimited parental leave, up to one year, without sacrificing pay.

SDN Security Holes Surface in Cisco & White Box Switches
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

The vulnerabilities discovered could allow attackers to take control of a network.

US Wireless Operators' Q2 2015 Scorecard
Que Sera Sarah | 8/5/2015

T-Mobile was the big winner in the second quarter, as it surpassed Sprint in total subscribers, captured the postpaid phone growth and improved its financials.

Eurobites: Ziggo Drags Liberty Down in Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia looks at wholesale business re-jig; Slovenian sale on ice; BT deploys the zombies.

When Will Telco CFOs Say the 'F Word'?
Column | 8/5/2015

Fraud should be part of the risk assessment every telco makes.

Charter Plots Post-Deal Future
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

With its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts now under regulatory review, Charter is planning its strategy for upgrading and integrating those two MSOs' networks into its own.

STMicro Debuts D3.1 Chip for Multi-Gig Speeds
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

New 'Barcelona' DOCSIS 3.1 chipset from STMicroelectronics is now ready for the market.

IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2015

One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.

Suddenlink Shrugs Off Video Sub Losses
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

Despite higher video sub losses in Q2, Suddenlink shrugs off dropping Viacom networks and contends it has moved on since the big programming dispute.

Sprint Promises Better LTE on Lower Capex
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

With help from SoftBank, Sprint will deploy thousands of new macro sites and tens of thousands of small cells to improve its network without upping capex.

How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2015

Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.

Eurobites: Work Starts on Cameroon-Nigeria Link
News Analysis | 8/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: deadline set for Serbian bids; WiTCOM chooses ADVA's ROADM tech; Telecom Italia plugs into smart metering program.

Sprint Swaps in a New CFO, COO & CTO
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Carrier brings in a new CFO and COO and promotes John Saw to CTO in the latest of a string of shake-ups as it looks to regain its footing in the US.

ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.

Apple MVNO Rumors Resurface With a Twist
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Analyst suggests that Apple MVNO rumors are likely true, but that the company will only be offering data service for its iPads and Macs, not iPhones.

FCC Plan Could Stymie Rural Broadband
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Proposed model for cost recovery produces widely varying and unpredictable results, leaving rural companies uncertain about buildouts.

CEO Chat With Hans Vestberg, Ericsson
Between the CEOs | 8/3/2015

Steve Saunders met up with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, who talked about using next-generation comms tech as a force for good, as well as a foundation for good business.

OpenDaylight Summit in Pics: Behold, the Beard Is Resplendent
Slide Shows | 8/3/2015

The conference was splendid. Accommodations were not.

AT&T Starts DirecTV Era With New Bundles
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Carrier offers a bundle of four HD and DVR receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines and 10GB of shareable wireless data for $200 per month.

Hitron Snags 2 MSOs for New D3.0 Modem
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Equipment maker signs up Suddenlink & GCI for its new 'gigabit cable modem,' which bonds 32 channels to support downstream speed bursts as high as 1.2 Gbit/s.

Video Pre-Processing Promises Bandwidth Boost
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Vantrix has integrated InterDigital's perceptual pre-processing technology with its Vantrix Media Platform, promising to reduce bandwidth needed for video delivery by up to 50%.

NFV's Unexpected Bonus
Column | 8/3/2015

Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.

Eurobites: Nokia Seals HERE Sale
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobily swings to a Q2 loss; mobile boosts Telkom's fiscal Q1; BT launches 4K sports content.

JDSU's Viavi Emerges With Broader SDN Focus
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

JDSU has officially split into two companies, Viavi and Lumentum, with the former expanding its focus beyond telcos and into software-based service assurance.

TechTown Trains Future Techies
News Analysis | 8/3/2015

Best camp ever! Chattanooga is famous for its gigabit network, but it also just opened up a new TechTown facility for teaching kids how to code for Minecraft, use a 3D printer and more.

Mentor Monday: Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf
Que Sera Sarah | 8/3/2015

Styf, Telecom Italia's VP of engineering and de facto 'idea woman,' shares her experiences as a woman in comms and advice for other women in the industry.

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