Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat completes Nigerian towers sale; du does vCPE; CERN collides into New IP.
It's software all the way down.
Google could be getting deeper into cellular network design.
The company's surprise reorganization will allow it to both focus and dream big.
New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.
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.
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.
From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Opera sizes up a sale; Batelco tests TWDM-PON with Huawei; Orange agrees sale of Armenian unit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That's one of the premises of Light Reading's original science fiction serials, "Silence Like Diamonds."
GM brings two connected Corvettes with Apple CarPlay to Chicago and talks up the success of LTE via its partnership with AT&T.
CEO Jayshree Ullal says single-digit numbers of its 3,390 customers are looking at white boxes.
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 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 closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.
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.
Interim rules require incumbents to get approval before shutting down copper lines that are in use by competitors.
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, maker of universal remote control technology, intends to acquire smart home solutions provider Ecolink in a deal worth approximately $12.4 million.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OTE hit by redundancy costs; online Brits ditch laptops, pick up smartphones; EE recalls overheating charger.
Startup wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase contest for its 'Internet of Moving Things' solution that turns cars, buses and other vehicles into mobile WiFi hotspots.
Activist investors Elliott Management are pressuring EMC to improve.
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.
The Downloadable Security Access Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) has one more month before it has to present its official recommendations to the FCC.
Streaming video company says both new moms and dad can take unlimited parental leave, up to one year, without sacrificing pay.
The vulnerabilities discovered could allow attackers to take control of a network.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia looks at wholesale business re-jig; Slovenian sale on ice; BT deploys the zombies.
Fraud should be part of the risk assessment every telco makes.
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.
New 'Barcelona' DOCSIS 3.1 chipset from STMicroelectronics is now ready for the market.
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.
Despite higher video sub losses in Q2, Suddenlink shrugs off dropping Viacom networks and contends it has moved on since the big programming dispute.
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.
Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.
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.
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's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
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.
Proposed model for cost recovery produces widely varying and unpredictable results, leaving rural companies uncertain about buildouts.
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.
The conference was splendid. Accommodations were not.
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.
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.
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%.
Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.
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 has officially split into two companies, Viavi and Lumentum, with the former expanding its focus beyond telcos and into software-based service assurance.
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.
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.